Woodford Reserve Distiller's Select Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Woodford Reserve Distiller's Select Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

(0.75l, 43.2%)


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$39.99
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The Bourbon that’s been making history for more than two-hundred years.

There has been distilling on the Woodford Reserve Distillery 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 the beginning, 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. 

We do not have enough room here to list all the awards and accolades. People just LOVE Woodford Reserve Bourbon. We do too. But let’s be perfectly clear… there are definitely some higher end Bourbons out there. Heck, Woodford has a few top-end offerings that are wonderful. But when it comes to that magic combination of producing a high-quality Whiskey that consistently tastes great, has superior mouth-feel and texture, smells like the tears of angels, AND is affordable to most folks as a daily dram… Woodford Reserve is hard to beat.

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Woodford Reserve Distillery is named after the county where it’s located. But two-hundred odd years ago, founder Elijah Pepper named the distillery after his son, calling it the Oscar Pepper Distillery. 
  • Category
  • Style
    Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • Region
    Kentucky
  • Country
    United States
  • Alcohol
    43.2%
  • Distillery
  • Age
    NAS
  • Chill Filtered?
    No

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caramel
pepper
black chocolate
orange zest
sweet
mint
tobacco
cherry
zesty
What does Woodford Reserve Distiller's Select Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey taste like?

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Bourbon was designated "The Official Spirit of America" by an Act of Congress signed by President Lyndon Baines Johnson.

Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Dark Amber

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Dried cherries, candies oranges, mint, vanilla, pipe tobacco

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Rich and thick with the classics — toffee, caramel chocolate, baking spices, and orange zest

Finish
Creamy with a lingering warmth

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Ratings & Reviews
Marc
Marc,
Classic bourbon. So smooth, but you do pay for the name.
 
K
K,
My go to bourbon.
 
James
James,
My everyday bourbon of choice.
 
Devin
Devin,
Dark Amber/ Red color with medium thick and slow tears. The nose is floral sweet with notes of honey, toffee and licorice, like being at a fair. The taste has fruity sweetness up front that transitions into candy sweet before delving into a more spicy and woody flavor. The mouthfeel was creamy and delicate and the finish was short and smooth with notes of black pepper, oak, caramel and toffee. A classic and very enjoyable bourbon!
 
Dale
Dale,
Great all round taste a go to
 
Ro
Ro,
My go-to bottle of bourbon when on budget.
 
Denise
Denise,
Super sipping bourbon. I’m newer bourbon drinker, but this is always my go to!
 
Jeffrey
Jeffrey,
Bourbon. Whats not to like??
 
Rick
Rick,
Very smooth and creamy finish
 
Todd
Todd,
It's not revolutionary or a standout, but it is a solid/reliable Bourbon. It has an enjoyable flavor profile and is better than a lot of others at that price point. While it's not something I would personally crave to sip neat, it makes a decent gulit-free old fashioned or manhattan and has enough variety in the notes to play well with several different types of bitters.
 
Anthony
Anthony,
A very fine bourbon. Perfect, of course, for use in a seasonal mint julip, or to enjoy neat. Just the right sweet undertones to warm you in winter thinking of spring, or to enjoy on a nice day in the sun. As someone who usually switches to Gin in the summer, this is one of the few bourbons that have year round staying power.
 
JAMES
JAMES,
Everybody loves this very smooth- vanilla and caramel nose. Not overly complex and no real heat
 
Mike
Mike,
Solid entry level bourbon
 
cory
cory,
kind of overpriced for the flavor profile.
 
Daniel
Daniel,
Very good bourbons for the person starting out, all three are different in their own rights and readily available. I think maybe $37 is a tad overpriced but it’s the convenience factor. Overall pretty good I’d say.
 
Kevin
Kevin,
Always top notch pour with a great finish
 
Chris
Chris,
My main whiskey, hands down a favorite!
 
Courtney
Courtney,
One of my favorite bourbons. Small bite but, smooth finish.
 
John
John,
Really nice balance. Nice with the block or straight. Silky smooth
 
Mike
Mike,
Love this whiskey
 
Dave
Dave,
My fiancee is not a bourbon expert, so she bought this for me because she liked the way the bottle looked. Maybe I'll trust her to buy me other whiskeys based on that (!) as this is among the best-tasting bourbons I've had. Smooth, silky, caramel-ly... I can't imagine putting ice or water in it.
 
Jacob
Jacob,
This is my go to whiskey, it sets the bar for standard whiskey in my house.
 
Thomas
Thomas,
My favorite to make a Manhattan or drink straight.
 
Michael
Michael,
Liked the oakiness
 
Mauro
Mauro,
once you taste it, you get addicted,
 
Ron
Ron,
This is the bourbon that got me into bourbon. The right balance of sweetness and a smooth finish.
 
Tara
Tara,
This is a good solid bourbon that is a go to when needing a basic delicious bourbon. Or go to for one that is not too pricey.
 
guest
guest,
The best bourbon i have tasted!
 
Michal
Michal,
Must-drink in USA.
 
Siobhan
Siobhan,
Good for a classy celebration or a really bad day, just a nice drink to mellow out with
 
Adrian
Adrian,
Smooth, strong notes of cheery, great after taste.
 
Spencer
Spencer,
Super smooth, rich caramel flavor. Has a nice finish with just a little bit of bite. Hands down my favorite ‘everyday’ bourbon.
 
John
John,
LOOOOVE it
 
Carrie
Carrie,
Love it love it , very smooth with lots of caramel
 
Cress
Cress,
Very nice finish. Love the taste.
 
Matt
Matt,
Solid bourbon that never disappoints
 
Kevin
Kevin,
Incredibly smooth and drinkable. Lots of caramel up front.
 
Will
Will,
Great bourbon (especially for the price) that can be used for cocktails or sipping.
 
Scott
Scott,
Smooth with citrus notes
 
Kelly
Kelly,
My go-to Bourbon. Very sweet and smooth.
 
Branden
Branden,
Initial smells of vanilla. Tastes of raw honey, vanilla and earth. Sherry finish.
 
George
George,
Loved the taste.
 
Scott
Scott,
My got to bourbon. Great for Manhattans or Old Fashioneds. Smooth enough to go neat or with a cube.
 
guest
guest,
Little bit to sweet for my taste
 
Tristan
Tristan,
One of my favorites at its price point. It's a bourbon that will never let you down. A must for every bar and newcomer.
 
Mostafa
Mostafa,
Just Perfect
 
Matthew
Matthew,
This was my first bottle ordered on Flaviar and I must say it is excellent. I enjoy a good bourbon or scotch but I am not good at giving taste reviews. I will say that this bourbon is very smooth and I enjoyed every last drop.
 
John
John,
My first bourbon and forever my favorite.
 
Michael
Michael,
This was a very delightful drink smooth and good tasting
 
Brandon
Brandon,
Very good taste. Easy to drink.
 
Stephen
Stephen,
My go to drink on airplanes. Very good for a “big” name distillery
 
Dakota
Dakota,
A bit of a bite but one of my go to drinks. For the price you can’t beat it.
 
Brent
Brent,
It’s are second favorite to date.
 
Anton
Anton,
Tough to beat regardless of price. (But the price here is on the high side.)
 
Richard
Richard,
Really love the flavor of this bourbon.
 
Patrick
Patrick,
A lot of people love it especially for its price point. The color is amazing. I find it a little harsh and it's not balanced to my likings. Great value for when I need a fix.
 
John
John,
Great for sipping. Smooth.
 
Bret
Bret,
Great Bourban for the price!
 
Thomas
Thomas,
It's just such a simple, good drinkable bourbon. We always have it in the house. it isn't the greatest but it sure is better than average and for a good price.
 
Matt
Matt,
Strong caramel flavors and good body.
 
Rafael
Rafael,
Good all around house bourbon
 
Eduardo
Eduardo,
My go to bourbon.
 
Ransome
Ransome,
Not a fan; price does not match the value
 
Kerry
Kerry,
A solid bourbon at the $35-40 price point. Very well balanced.
 
Thomas
Thomas,
My favorite
 
Richard
Richard,
Solid
 
Matt
Matt,
Good go to bourbon
 
Lee
Lee,
Perfect neat but also great in cocktails. So smooth with a great nose, great vanilla and caramel notes, and a smooth finish. A very good bourbon to keep in the home bar.
 
John
John,
A very smooth sipping bourbon. Served on Delta Air Lines.
 
Michael
Michael,
I always have a bottle on hand. One of my go to's.
 
Don
Don,
Smooth
 
roberto
roberto,
medium and smooth
 
Pete
Pete,
One of my go-tos.
 
Drew
Drew,
Pretty much my go to
 
Christopher
Christopher,
My current go-to for Bourbon. A little sweeter than I'd like, but smoother than most.
 
guest
guest,
Nice and smooth. A little bold, but not over powering. Comfortably warm finish. It's good for sipping when the old timers come visit.
 
Kevin
Kevin,
Very Smooth, pairs wells with a splash of anything. Even better neat.
 
Shawn
Shawn,
goto. good taste
 
Will
Will,
Love it
 
Mark
Mark,
Enjoyed on the rocks. Found it to be quite bold.
 
Amie
Amie,
Great sipping whiskey.
 
guest
guest,
A little smoke up front with a good bit of spice. Then toasted nuts and caramel.
 
guest
guest,
Nearly perfect. So incredibly smooth.
 
guest
guest,
Strong oak and smoke flavor, nice sweet aftertaste.
 
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