Woodford Reserve Double Oaked

Woodford Reserve Double Oaked
Whisky Woodford Reserve Double Oaked
Country United States
Type Bourbon
Cask American Oak
Abv 43.2%
Rating 81/100
Reviews of Woodford Reserve Double Oaked
says on January 24, 2021
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 84/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

very good

says on January 14, 2021
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 83/100
Color: Mahogany, Henna notes

General description

lots of caramel, oak, leather, cinnamon, some pepper, figs and nuts too

says on June 19, 2020
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 80/100
Finish strength: Short
Color: Gin clear

General description

Very nice drop... Vanilla and spice were the main notes for me.. Nice and smooth

says on August 12, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 84/100
Finish strength: Short
Color: Tawny

General description

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.

says on April 26, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 81/100
Finish strength: Short
Color: Brown sherry

General description

super smooth and deliciously oaky. dark and warm.

Nose

buttery, smokey

Palate

woody, dark chocolate, oak

Finish

mild, sweet

says on March 25, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 88/100
Finish strength: Medium
Color: Brown sherry

General description

"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.

VITAL STATS:
Region: Kentucky, USA
Company: Brown-Forman
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).

Nose

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.

Palate

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.

Finish

Woodford Reserve Double Oak's finish is warm, sweet and medium-long.  Its aromas and flavours are well blended.   This is a fine bourbon.

says on March 13, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 75/100
Color: Old gold

General description

Damn good bourbon. Easy.

says on February 9, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 92/100
Finish strength: Long
Color: Old oak

General description

spicy with caramel and chocolate finish. Woody.

Nose

fruit and caramel

Palate

spicy with full taste and chocolate and caramel notes. Woody.

Finish

chocolate

says on December 29, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 85/100
Color: Russetmuscat

General description

Full flavored, spicy bourbon. Notes of leather, pepper and old wood.

says on December 2, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 88/100
Color: Tawny

General description

very smooth spicy wood caramel nose. palate follows suit with some cinnamon and cardamom. nice toasty medium finish

says on November 27, 2018
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 88/100
Color: Tawny

General description

Fantastic Bourbon. Very woody.

says on October 27, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 84/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

Syrup. Good. Want waffles.

says on October 6, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 91/100
Color: Burnt umber

General description

deep flavor profile. very sweet

says on August 22, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 70/100
Color: Amber

General description

very oaky

says on July 24, 2018
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 77/100
Finish strength: Medium
Color: Auburn, Polished Mahogany

General description

Has a really interesting nose that becomes too intense after a while. Taste is not so nice, too bitter, too simple, too thin.

Nose

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.

Palate

Very strong, but a little flat. Just plain bourbon with few complexity.

Finish

Smooth finish with a light oaky bitterness. Rather tingly around the tongue tip.

says on June 24, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 80/100
Color: Mahogany, Henna notes

General description

great flavor. I enjoyed the sample and am looking forward to a full bottle

says on June 11, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 85/100
Color: Mahogany, Henna notes

General description

Smooth, cherry forward with oak finish

says on May 27, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 85/100
Finish strength: Medium
Color: Mahogany, Henna notes

General description

Oaken cherry nose with an explosion of cherry flavor that simmers to a smokey oak finish

Nose

Cherry, sweet, almond, banana?

Palate

Full bodied cherry explosion, builds to a mild heat and transitions to woody

Finish

Soothing smokey oak

says on March 31, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 86/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

I like it better than the original Woodford, smoother and better wood flavor, sweeter too.

says on March 23, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 95/100
Color: Old oak

General description

Very smooth with excellent flavor

says on February 16, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 82/100
Color: Russetmuscat

General description

Great balance of wood and sweet. Pricey though.

says on February 5, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 83/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

excellent but pricey

says on January 1, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 100/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

surprisingly smooth very good tatse

says on December 22, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 83/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

soft to the nose. smooth. finish is short.

says on October 8, 2017
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 75/100
Color: Old oak

General description

nice nose, strong short finish

says on September 18, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 95/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

wow. nose is soft and the taste is smooth. a little too smooth. No burn and short finish

says on October 8, 2016
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 100/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

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Flavour profile

  • Spice
  • Oak
  • Cinnamon
  • Sweet
  • Dark chocolate
  • Bourbon
  • Toffee
  • Clove
  • Caramel
  • Tobacco
  • Rye
  • Pepper
  • Peach
  • Orange
  • Old
  • Mint
  • Milk chocolate
  • Milk
  • Long finish
  • Leather
  • Intense
  • Heavy
  • Harsh
  • Good
  • Full body
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