oak
caramel
dark chocolate
vanilla
cinnamon
toasted
charred
cherry
sweet
Spiral Woodford Reserve Double Oaked
Woodford Reserve
Double Oaked
Tasting Notes
Appearance / Color
Dark amber.

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Oak, cherry, chocolate.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Vanilla, caramel, cinnamon.

Finish
Long, slow and smooth.
Price:
$55.99
Make mine a Double.

The Woodford Reserve Distillery has been distilling on the same site for more than 235 years, making it the oldest Bourbon distillery in Kentucky. Now owned by Brown-Forman—one of America’s largest wine and spirits companies—it has been refitted and set to expand. Since their founding in 1780, the folks at Woodford have been influential in the development and codifying of Bourbon production. In short, they helped invent the spirit as we know and love it today!

To their credit, Brown-Forman are protective of this valuable brand. They are keeping all of the corporate “suits” out of the way and letting the Bourbon-loving employees at Woodford continue to do the Whiskey Voodoo that they do so well. Despite the recent industry boom and new Bourbons appearing all over the place, there are a few premium brands that have been delivering something special forever and a day. Year after year. In the case of Woodford Reserve, that’s century after century. The distillery is still breaking new ground when it comes to crafting truly unique expressions of Whiskey.

Case in point – the Woodford Reserve Double Oaked Bourbon. A twist on the classic Woodford Reserve proves once again that the distillery is still well set in its trailblazing ways. The Bourbon begins its journey like they normally do, in heavily charred oak barrels, before it’s further matured for nine months in new barrels which have been deeply toasted and lightly charred. That adds an entirely different depth of soft, sweet oak character to the expression. The Bourbon is rich, complex and thoroughly enjoyable.

When it comes to combos of tradition, quality, and originality, it doesn’t get much better than this. If you’re a Bourbon fan, you’ll surely appreciate all the subtle flavor nuances that develop because of the “double oaked” procedure plus the tradition and craftsmanship that come with this prestigious brand. Although this is one of the more expensive Bourbons out there, you’re getting your money’s worth, no doubt about it. Sometimes you got to pay a premium to get what you want. And you want the very best, don’t you? 
  • Category
  • Style
    Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • Region
    Kentucky
  • Country
    United States
  • Alcohol
    43.2%
  • Distillery
  • Age
    NAS

Woodford Reserve Double Oaked

(0.75l, 43.2%)


8.2/10
Ratings & Reviews
Member Reviews and Ratings of Woodford Reserve Double Oaked
Robert
Robert,
Carmel and spice. It’s oh so nice!!!
 
Brian
Brian,
Excellent flavor and so so smooth.
 
Derek
Derek,
Although I'm just a beginner in this club, I have tried and liked quite a few different bourbons/whiskys, but I would put this right there at the top.. I am saving the very top spot, however for something I haven't tried yet, but that will blow me away.
 
Ro
Ro,
Lots of depth. Very solid bourbon and one of my favorites typically below $50
 
Matthew
Matthew,
It’s a good whiskey. Sweet and smooth. Not an everyday thing, but one to have and relax every now and then.
 
Kevin
Kevin,
Very smooth, doesn’t give you a harsh burn on the back of your throat. The aroma is strong but the flavor is much lighter. This is my typical sipping bourbon.
 
Aaron
Aaron,
This stuff in incredibly unique. Think Werther's Original caramels, or creme brulee. Wonderful. This is the whiskey you have for dessert after sipping other whiskies.
 
David
David,
Excellent bottle!
 
David
David,
This is my favorite bourbon in the collection right now. The nose is incredible with a nice and sweet vanilla oak. Very, very smooth on the palate with a nice toasted oak, more vanilla, dark chocolate cinnamon and honey. Finish is still smooth but spicy. A must have.
 
Crow
Crow,
Wow, very vibrant oak and caramel notes hit the palate immediately followed by a sweet vanilla “chaser”. Ends with a pleasant heat....I am impressed
 
JAMES
JAMES,
More oak the regular Woodford - very good
 
Marcus
Marcus,
Better than Four Roses.
 
Mike
Mike,
This is a really good bourbon. Much more complex than regular Woodford. Less fruit more oak.
 
Jonathan
Jonathan,
"Nose - 4.50 Taste - 4.00 Aftertaste - 3.50 Overall - 3.90 2 Metal Cubes"
 
Charles
Charles,
I taste notes of toasted coconut, vanilla, and even toasted marshmallow, which makes this bourbon one of the staples in my cabinet. I tend to like higher proof bourbons, and Double Oaked does not disappoint.
 
Madison
Madison,
This is at the perfect price-point; you pay the right amount for every beautiful drop, though I could be convinced to pay more for a drink of this quality. If I gave it an overall vibe, it would be a very dark dessert. Oaky and butterscotch. The corn takes a backseat to the other complexities in this dram. This bottle will have a saved place on the shelf.
 
Chad
Chad,
Beautiful!
 
CHARLIE
CHARLIE,
Definitely a must for any bar! Oak flavor notes are perfectly done.
 
Patrick
Patrick,
For the price, there is nothing better! It's my go-to for a mixed drink as well as over ice.
 
Brian
Brian,
Nice smooth bourbon. Double Oaked is dark and full of vanilla notes. A palate pleasing smooth flavor rolls over your tongue and then a slight hint of spice in the finish. The aroma is the first hint of the taste - strong but even-toned.
 
Scott
Scott,
Take it from a bourbon novice like me...this is excellent. I really like that the flavors aren't hiding behind the "bourbon" taste. Really, really nice. Mostly sweet on the nose and the tongue.
 
Matthew
Matthew,
Dark chocolate, caramel, sweet, woody, one of the best bourbon’s I’ve had. Excellent neat or in a boozy stirred cocktail.
 
Shawn
Shawn,
My absolute favorite. Very smooth. I drink it with ice or without.
 
ERIC
ERIC,
Sweet Caramel front. Smooth citrus end.
 
Nick
Nick,
Love this, is one of my regular purchases.
 
Patrick
Patrick,
Very smooth; Great neat or on the rocks.
 
Eric
Eric,
A nice Bourbon! Great sipping whiskey.
 
Tr
Tr,
This is a go to Bourbon.
 
Kristen
Kristen,
Oh my. This was sooooo good.
 
Annette
Annette,
Perfect for Manhattan
 
Carla
Carla,
Love it!!!
 
guest
guest,
You can definitely tell it’s been double oaked
 
Steve
Steve,
Very smooth
 
Wes
Wes,
Good stuff!
 
Patrick
Patrick,
Received wrong bottle
 
Andrew
Andrew,
Pretty Good Smoother than the Rye.
 
Brian
Brian,
My new #2. Rich and full bodied. Reasonably priced and easy to find.
 
Tyrel
Tyrel,
One of the smoother, oakey bourbons I've tried. Always my go to.
 
Bobby
Bobby,
Big money bourbon for a very reasonable price.
 
Shawn
Shawn,
A very tasty everyday drinker, not as expensive as others but not as much full flavor. All in all this is a favorite of my 80 proof bottles
 
Jeffrey
Jeffrey,
The Woodford family is my go to for bourbon. It is smoother and less sweet. This particular bottling is my favorite of their production runs.
 
Daniel
Daniel,
Very smooth with notes of cherry. Perfect with a medium bodied cigar.
 
Benjamin
Benjamin,
Really nice, deep, smooth bourbon. Potent but balanced. Tried it at the Craft Spirits Celebration and need to get my hands on a bottle soon....
 
guest
guest,
Deep, rich, and very Oaky. In a good way. Top 3 bourbons. For sure.
 
guest
guest,
Solid Bourbon
 
Marlon
Marlon,
One of my Go To sipping bourbon
 
Chris
Chris,
Very smooth bourbon
 
Will
Will,
One of the best for the price (though your website is about 20% above market level)
 
John
John,
Love it!
 
Rob
Rob,
Love the nose on this. It's exceptional. One of my favorite bourbons.
 
Darren
Darren,
Smooth, silky and tasty.
 
Tracy
Tracy,
Nice oak flavor. Smooth drinking
 
Behnam
Behnam,
Very nice, very smooth & a great price point. A lot more going on from the regular Woodford
 
guest
guest,
Excellent
 
Joseph
Joseph,
Chocolate. Smoky oak. Full bodied with long finish. Great after dinner. Reminds me of a warm campfire.
 
guest
guest,
Complex. Strong but balanced.
 
Louis
Louis,
Awesome smoked flavor
 
Barry
Barry,
Oaky front, not excessive bite, sweet finish
 
Shawn
Shawn,
Much smoother than the Woodford Reserve Distillers Select. Strong notes of oak, as to be expected from the name. In my top 5 bourbons.
 
Greg
Greg,
Tart with apple resonating throughout. Bitterness lingers however and is a bit too sharp for my liking. Fairly good drink overall tho.
 
Marc
Marc,
Good
 
guest
guest,
Great sipping bourbon.
 
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