Woodford Reserve

Woodford Reserve

Price: $35 for 750ml

Distilled/Owned By: Woodford Reserve & Brown-Forman Distillery / Brown-Forman

Region: Kentucky

45.2% ABV

Mashbill: 72% corn, 18% rye, 10% malted barley

Aged For: NAS, Average around 7 years

Cask Type: New charred oak

Chill Filtered: No, paper filtered



Color: Auburn

Drank: Neat, in a glencairn.

Nose: Sweet banana sugar, corn mash, oak, and caramel

Mouthfeel: Intermediate but flat

Palate/Taste: Caramel and vanilla. Cinnamon, cracked pepper, leather, milk chocolate, and banana

Finish: Surprisingly warm, with tobacco, cinnamon, and chocolate oak

Thoughts: The flavors are decent, but safe and not overly complex. The palate doesn’t pop, but it’s easy to drink. Slightly above average.

Score: 78 out of 100

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