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.
Finished in toasted maple wood. I love the nose on this: complex notes of rum, golden raisin, maple syrup, nougat, polished leather, and warming cinnamon. The love continues on the palate, but toward the finish the flavors turn a bit aggressive (leather, tannins), which somewhat tarnishes an otherwise exciting, well-orchestrated whiskey.