Master Distiller from only the finest maturing whiskey. Long years of slumber in the oldest surviving aging house in the Commonwealth have produced a bourbon of exceptional depth and character, with a complex, full-bodied taste and uniquely smooth finish. Since its inception, Woodford Reserve has developed an international following, culminating in its coveted Gold Medal award at the 2001 International Wine & Spirits Competition in London. And it is already the best selling super-premium bourbon in Kentucky, the homeland of bourbon. Woodford reserves typical bourbon finished in four barrels: virgin oak, maple, sherry and port. This shows a lot of bravery and skill from master distiller Chris Morris.
The bouquet shows fresh wood, sweet wine, sugar, corn, shaved coconut. The palate is corn and oak, like any good bourbon, fresh red berries, cherry lollipop and peach flesh. Theres a little maple sugar floating around with dark rum and vanilla. Nice candy shop feel, full of hard cooked sugar treats, and soft foamy candies. a surprising depth of vsop cognac; pipe tobacco, gold fruits, cigar box and tannic pull. The finish is a little nutty, with hot white pepper. The finish lasts long and is quite smooth.