sarlaac says on January 24, 2021
|Whisky||Woodford Reserve Double Oaked|
lots of caramel, oak, leather, cinnamon, some pepper, figs and nuts too
Very nice drop... Vanilla and spice were the main notes for me.. Nice and smooth
The nose is delightful, oak, barrel spices, orange and a little cherries jubilee, I get similar on the sweet, silky palate, the finish is medium length with a little spice.
super smooth and deliciously oaky. dark and warm.
woody, dark chocolate, oak
"Double Oaked" is Woodford Reserve Distillers Select finished in toasted and lightly charred barrels for an additional year beyond what is believed the original seven years it spent new, charred American oak barrels.
This is a solid and well blended bourbon. It presents almost excessively sweet, and the aromas do pass through to the palete, but slightly dimminished. To my taste it is better than Woodford Reserve Distiller's Select, which is also quite good.
Region: Kentucky, USA
Distillery: Woodford Reserve Distillery / Brown-Forman Distillers
Classification: Straight Whiskey
Age: NAS, believed to be about 7-8 years
Mashbill: 72% Corn, 18% Rye, 10% Malted Barley
Barrel Char: #4 for the first aging; Toasted and lightly charred barrels for an additional year.
Barrel entry proof: 125
ABV: 45.2% (90.4 Proof)
No batch or bottle number identifiers
FOR THE REVIEW:
I drank it neat, from a Glencairn glass.
The rating below compares to mine of 1792 Sweet Wheat, Elijah Craig Barrel Proof C917, and Maker's 46 (also an "extra" wooded bourbon).
Brown sugar, maple syrup, and molasses explode from the bottle when opened. When poured and brought to the nose, Woodford Reserve Double Oak is warm confections of brown sugared pastry, Christmas cake, butterscotch and maple sugar candy. Subsequent nosing brings forth sweet aromas of caramelized sugar, buttery caramel, more molasses, and nutty toffee. During my first tasting, this bourbon was simple and gentle but less so and less sweet during my second. There is a distinct and pleasant roasted walnut and piney aroma during the first, but the dram presents more woody and has a strong oakiness during the second.
During my first tasting, Woodford Reserve Double Oak was warming in the mouth but a strong alcohol bite presented during second. There are traces of sweet maraschino cherries and Christmas cake and the aromas of caramelized sugar, buttery maple syrup, dark molasses, and toffee pass through to the tongue but are less pronounced during subsquent drams. The bourbon's piney woodiness and roasted walnuts give way to macadamia nuts and strong oak. Woodford Reserve Double Oak is at once complex and well blended.
Balance, Body, Feel and Look:
This bourbon is pleasant and full, rich and buttery, but above all its mouthfeel is oily. In the Glencairn, its dark colour is regally attractive. Its clinging droplets fall in long legs.
Woodford Reserve Double Oak's finish is warm, sweet and medium-long. Its aromas and flavours are well blended. This is a fine bourbon.
Damn good bourbon. Easy.
spicy with caramel and chocolate finish. Woody.
fruit and caramel
spicy with full taste and chocolate and caramel notes. Woody.
Full flavored, spicy bourbon. Notes of leather, pepper and old wood.
very smooth spicy wood caramel nose. palate follows suit with some cinnamon and cardamom. nice toasty medium finish
Fantastic Bourbon. Very woody.
Syrup. Good. Want waffles.
deep flavor profile. very sweet
Has a really interesting nose that becomes too intense after a while. Taste is not so nice, too bitter, too simple, too thin.
The bourbon lacquer, but creamy and light, with menthol and spices. Very sweet and intriguing smell. More and more intense glue/lacquer nose! Something fruity, yellow, maybe apricot or an overripe honey melon.
Very strong, but a little flat. Just plain bourbon with few complexity.
Smooth finish with a light oaky bitterness. Rather tingly around the tongue tip.
great flavor. I enjoyed the sample and am looking forward to a full bottle
Smooth, cherry forward with oak finish
Oaken cherry nose with an explosion of cherry flavor that simmers to a smokey oak finish
Cherry, sweet, almond, banana?
Full bodied cherry explosion, builds to a mild heat and transitions to woody
Soothing smokey oak
I like it better than the original Woodford, smoother and better wood flavor, sweeter too.
Very smooth with excellent flavor
Great balance of wood and sweet. Pricey though.
excellent but pricey
surprisingly smooth very good tatse
soft to the nose. smooth. finish is short.
nice nose, strong short finish
wow. nose is soft and the taste is smooth. a little too smooth. No burn and short finish
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