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Woodford Reserve Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey Tasting notes and reviews

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Woodford Reserve Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Brand
Woodford Reserve
Expression
Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Type
American Whiskey ~ Bourbon
Abv
45.20%
Produced at
Labrot & Graham Distillery
Region
Kentucky
Website
www.woodfordreserve.com
Availability
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Michael Jackson

Nose
Restrained black chocolate. Cigar boxes. Hint of charcoal.
Palate
Very firm. Full of flavours, tightly combined. Whole almonds, marzipan. Root ginger. A touch of fresh oak, and some charcoal.
Finish
Very long. Flowery: violet.
Comment
Perhaps encouraged by the dark orange colour, the descriptors sound sweet, but the overall effect is one of flowery dryness, with great finesse.

Jim Murray

Nose
Cream-toffee and honeycomb. Vanilla and other gentle oaky tones waft through. Brilliant.
Palate
Subtle spices warm the palate only for the honey to calm things down again. Sweetcorn, and brilliant, toasty brown-sugared depth.
Finish
Some deft rye; the oak adds dryness.
Comment
A bourbon of stunning complexity that really has improved in the last year or so as the depth has intensified. Easily among the best on the market in the UK.
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