Woodford Reserve Kentucky Straight Malt Whiskey
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • marshmallow
  • biscuit
  • leather
  • fruit
  • walnuts
  • caramel
  • toasted
  • grain
  • oak

Woodford Reserve

Kentucky Straight Malt Whiskey (0.75l, 45.2%)
Price $31.99

Flaviar Members get free shipping on qualifying orders.

Join the club
Character Goatson
This is NOT a Single Malt — it’s an American style Straight Malt Whiskey with all that this entails.

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 and they have raving fans all around the world to show for their effort.

If you are a fan of Woodford products — and a lot of us are — then you think you know what to expect. And to be clear, the bottle of Woodford Reserve Malt Whiskey sitting on my desk looks a LOT like the Bourbons in their normal line up. But this is different.

Even though there are no official rules and regulations about the production of Malt Whiskies, we can use the langue of Whiskey to describe it. This is an American Straight Malt Whiskey. So, that should tell you that the mash bill is 51% malted barley. The rest is 47% corn and only 2% rye. And you also know that it is at least two years old — but Woodford routinely ages their Spirits more than seven years. In short, this is the Woodford you’re looking for, but with a new, innovative grain combination.
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
Appearance / Color
Warm Chestnut

Nose / Aroma / Smell
There are fewer caramel notes than normal Woodford, but more nuts and toasted grains with light florals and plenty of oak shining through.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
The palate is smooth and hotter than we expected with notes of toasted granola and s’mores and a hint of orchard fruits in the distance.

Finish
The finish is long — longer than "normal" Woodford and rich with leathers and walnuts.
Flavor Spiral TM
About the Flavor Spiral
What does Woodford Reserve Kentucky Straight Malt Whiskey taste like?

The Flavor Spiral™ shows the most common flavors that you'll taste in Woodford Reserve Kentucky Straight Malt Whiskey and gives you a chance to have a taste of it before actually tasting it.

We invented Flavor Spiral™ here at Flaviar to get all your senses involved in tasting drinks and, frankly, because we think that classic tasting notes are boring.

Back to flavor spiral
  • marshmallow
  • biscuit
  • leather
  • fruit
  • walnuts
  • caramel
  • toasted
  • grain
  • oak
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Rye Whiskey is made from mash that is at least 51 percent rye. The grain gives Rye Whiskey its spicy, sometimes peppery, and bitter flavor. It was a big seller before Prohibition, and after decades in obscurity, it’s fashionable again. Fun fact: George Washington distilled Rye Whiskey at Mount Vernon.
Bourbon rules refer to manufacturing methods rather than location. Bourbon must be matured in new and charred American white oak casks for at least 2 years. If the bottle has no age statement, the Bourbon is at least 4 years old. No coloring or flavoring of any type is allowed, and the mash bill must contain at least 51% corn.
Woodford is the “Official Bourbon” and its sister brand Old Forrester, is the part of the “Official Mint Julip Cocktail,” during the famous Kentucky Derby horse race at Churchill Downs racetrack.
An un-aged American Whisky is often called “white dog.”Sour Mash is the fermentation process by which a percentage of a previous fermentation is added to a new batch as a "starter" to get the fermentation going and maintain a level of consistency from batch to batch. A sweet mash means that only fresh yeast is added to a new batch to start fermentation.
The Woodford Distillery is the oldest distillery in Kentucky still operating today, but not necessarily continuously. It closed during prohibition while a few other managed to get permission to remain open for “medicinal production."
Moonshine Whiskey is distilled from a varied mix of corn and sugar and is aged in Mason jars and jugs for the length of time it takes the customers to get home.
Similar drinks
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Rye Whiskey is made from mash that is at least 51 percent rye. The grain gives Rye Whiskey its spicy, sometimes peppery, and bitter flavor. It was a big seller before Prohibition, and after decades in obscurity, it’s fashionable again. Fun fact: George Washington distilled Rye Whiskey at Mount Vernon.
Bourbon rules refer to manufacturing methods rather than location. Bourbon must be matured in new and charred American white oak casks for at least 2 years. If the bottle has no age statement, the Bourbon is at least 4 years old. No coloring or flavoring of any type is allowed, and the mash bill must contain at least 51% corn.
Woodford is the “Official Bourbon” and its sister brand Old Forrester, is the part of the “Official Mint Julip Cocktail,” during the famous Kentucky Derby horse race at Churchill Downs racetrack.
An un-aged American Whisky is often called “white dog.”Sour Mash is the fermentation process by which a percentage of a previous fermentation is added to a new batch as a "starter" to get the fermentation going and maintain a level of consistency from batch to batch. A sweet mash means that only fresh yeast is added to a new batch to start fermentation.
The Woodford Distillery is the oldest distillery in Kentucky still operating today, but not necessarily continuously. It closed during prohibition while a few other managed to get permission to remain open for “medicinal production."
Moonshine Whiskey is distilled from a varied mix of corn and sugar and is aged in Mason jars and jugs for the length of time it takes the customers to get home.
from From the flaviar times