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Whisky Magazine Issue 153

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Woodford Reserve

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Woodford Reserve Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 45.20%
8 Perhaps encouraged by the dark orange colour, the descriptors sound sweet, but the overall effect is one of flowery dryness, with great finesse.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Woodford Reserve Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 45.20%
8 Perhaps encouraged by the dark-orange colour, the descriptors sound sweet but overall effect is one of pithy dryness, with great finesse.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Woodford Reserve Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 45.20%
8 Seductive. I found myself using such post-prandial language. Will she respect me in the morning?

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Woodford Reserve Master's Collection 1838 Style White Corn
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 45.20%
9 Copious eulogising is definitely deserved, but to be brief… wow!

Woodford Reserve Master's Collection 2016 Brandy Cask Finish
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 45.20%
8 Chocolate and spice and all things nice.

Woodford Reserve Master's Collection Maple Wood
Single Malt - U.S.A. - 47.20%
7 Deep, rich. The final recommendation from a cracking bunch.

Woodford Reserve Master's Collection Seasonsed Oak
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 50.20%
8 A brilliant example of an old bourbon. Wood influenced but in the most refined way.

Woodford Reserve Masters Collection Rare Rye
Rye - U.S.A. - 46.20%
7 Not all that well balanced.

Woodford Reserve Mater's Collection Rare Rye Selection New Cask
Rye - U.S.A. - 46.20%
7 A little unyielding on the palate.

Woodford Reserve Sonoma-Cutrer Finish
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 43.20%
5 Very poor. Still, after this and the Buffalo Trace experiments we can say that bourbon and Chardonnay don't mix. So, let's move on.

Woodford Reserve Sweet Mash 1838
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 45.20%
7 This would make a great cocktail whisky and that's not being dismissive!

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Woodford Reserve Double Oaked
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 43.20%
8 A liquid apple pie, just ask for more.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Woodford Reserve Kentucky Straight Rye
Rye - U.S.A. - 45.20%
8 Shows how wonderful rye can be. Sweet and spice vying for attention.

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