Woodford Reserve Very Fine Rare Bourbon
  • Category Bourbon
  • Country United States
  • Region Kentucky
  • Distillery Woodford Reserve
  • Style Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • Alcohol 45.2%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • toffee
  • blackberry
  • butter
  • vanilla
  • toasted oak
  • tobacco
  • raisin
  • red apple
  • spicy

Woodford Reserve

Very Fine Rare Bourbon (0.75l, 45.2%)
Price $401.99

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Character Goatson
A blend of classic Woodford Bourbons spanning seventeen years for the win.

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.

Several years ago, Woodford began annual releases of what they call the "Master’s Collection." This is the fifteenth installment and our favorite so far.

So, what do we have here in the Woodford Reserve Very Fine Rare Bourbon? This is a blend of 100% Woodford Bourbon juice. That means that it follows the traditional Woodford mash bill of 72% corn, 18% rye, and 10% malted barley. The dram spans across age groups. But importantly… significantly… it includes Woodford Spirit that is seventeen years old. We don’t remember any Woodford of that age in the past. So, even though it is a portion of this blend, we can taste the age in the profile and we like it, a LOT. And it is also worth mentioning that the bottle design is totally NOT traditional Woodford, and it is pretty slick too.
  • Category Bourbon
  • Country United States
  • Region Kentucky
  • Distillery Woodford Reserve
  • Style Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • Alcohol 45.2%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
Appearance / Color
Dark Amber

Nose / Aroma / Smell
The aroma is almost active, entering the nose with hot butter toffee notes followed by blackberry, vanilla, toasted oak, and warm tobacco.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
On the tongue, classic notes of caramel and vanilla lead the pack followed by Rum-raisins, red apple, sandalwood, baking spices, and a hint of honey.

Finish
The finish is long and lightly drying with a lingering, pleasant spice.
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  • toffee
  • blackberry
  • butter
  • vanilla
  • toasted oak
  • tobacco
  • raisin
  • red apple
  • spicy
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Character Dogson
"Remember that iconic poster from World War II showing Rosie the Riveter as a patriotic American woman doing her part for the war effort? Well, hundreds of businesses did their part too, and the Bourbon distillers stepped right up with ‘em.

Distilleries all over Kentucky and Tennessee were re-tooled to distill fuel alcohol and ferment penicillin cultures to treat wounded soldiers."
At any given time, there are more barrels of Bourbon in Kentucky than there are people. The population of the Bluegrass State is about 4.4 million. Today there are more than 5 million barrels of Bourbon sitting in the rick-houses of that Old Kentucky Home. That’s nearly 300 bottles of Bourbon per person, or about 60 gallons each.
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."
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.
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.
Bourbon was declared "The Official Spirit of America" by an Act of Congress signed by President Lyndon Johnson in 1964.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
"Remember that iconic poster from World War II showing Rosie the Riveter as a patriotic American woman doing her part for the war effort? Well, hundreds of businesses did their part too, and the Bourbon distillers stepped right up with ‘em.

Distilleries all over Kentucky and Tennessee were re-tooled to distill fuel alcohol and ferment penicillin cultures to treat wounded soldiers."
At any given time, there are more barrels of Bourbon in Kentucky than there are people. The population of the Bluegrass State is about 4.4 million. Today there are more than 5 million barrels of Bourbon sitting in the rick-houses of that Old Kentucky Home. That’s nearly 300 bottles of Bourbon per person, or about 60 gallons each.
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."
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.
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.
Bourbon was declared "The Official Spirit of America" by an Act of Congress signed by President Lyndon Johnson in 1964.
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