Woodford Reserve Rye

Woodford Reserve Rye
Whisky Woodford Reserve Rye
Country United States
Type Rye
Abv 45.2%
Rating 77/100
Reviews of Woodford Reserve Rye
says on May 5, 2021
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 80/100
Color: Chestnutoloroso sherry

General description

Maybe I'm biased but it smells very similar to the Sazerac Rye. Lots of vanilla and wood on nose and paladar, sweet but not too spicy which it makes a very easy whiskey to drink. Definitely it has a bourbon character!

says on April 19, 2021
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 87/100
Color: Tawny

General description

2021-04-18 Whiskey Tasting with Jim in Ohio. Very tasty and smooth. Strong flavor profile

says on November 30, 2020
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 90/100
Finish strength: Medium
Color: Auburn, Polished Mahogany

General description

good rye, keep it around

Palate

sweet, caramel,black pepper, fresh rye bread

Finish

cinnamon, sugar, vanilla, bread

says on June 17, 2020
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 40/100
Color: Burnished

General description

tast and smell do not correspond. great smell funky tast and finish. not a noticable rye.

says on February 18, 2020
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 80/100
Finish strength: Short
Color: Tawny

General description

very smooth and forgiving. not a ton of rye spice, with a hint of menthol and oil that adds body. overall a very pleasant sipper. wouldn't hate a little more character though. definitely more spice and less sweet than normal Woodford reserve. the 53% rye mash bill definitely makes the rye flavor somewhat subtle

Nose

rather light nose, slight astringency. menthol and rye spice

Palate

smooth with a slightly oily mouth feel. light spice. rather subtle. maybe a hit of eucalyptus

Finish

short finish with a bit of oil

says on September 17, 2019
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 75/100
Finish strength: Medium
Color: Auburn, Polished Mahogany

General description

My first rye whisky so not much to compare with. I like the flat bottle type.
Some relation to bourbon whiskeys.

Nose

Nose is sweet with butterscotch, only slighty spicy.

Palate

Smooth with butterscotch, hint of mint included.

Finish

Slightly nutty, disappears quickly.

says on July 2, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 82/100
Color: Russetmuscat

General description

Menthol, citrus and oak on the nose. Warming, spicy rye bread with caramel, chilli covered butterscotch and vanilla cream. A slightly dry finish with a faint note of dill at the end.

A tad watery and the barely legal rye mash bill of 51% rye doesn't improve it either. It's a very decent rye, but doesn't excell.

says on May 16, 2019
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 68/100
Finish strength: Short
Color: Auburn, Polished Mahogany

General description

I love rye whiskey and this is an ok example, but not great. Buying in the UK I’d say it’s not worth the money and there are much better examples out there in the same price bracket (think e.g. Rittenhouse). This has those lovely earthy, spicy cereal notes that every rye lover is familiar with, but they are relatively low key compared to some. It is however very well balanced on the nose with promising complexity (that doesn’t deliver), including cherry cola, ripe pear, vanilla toffee and heather honey notes. Could be a good one for those who prefer a more toned down, subtle rye experience though.

Nose

The nose is where the complexity is in this whiskey. The earthy, spicy rye notes are complemented well by undercurrents of cherry cola, vanilla toffee, ripe pears and heather honey that develop throughout.

Palate

A slightly watery, thin mouthfeel, disappointing for a 45.2% ABV bottling. The spicy rye fills the initial palate, with slightly bitter dandelion and burdock (root beer) notes developing through the mid.

Finish

After a reasonably satisfying spicy rye swallow, the finish dies spectacularly and is probably the worst aspect of this whisky for me. A slight oak sweetness lingers, but I’d hardly call it a finish, more of an aftertaste.

says on March 22, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 82/100
Color: Auburn, Polished Mahogany

General description

Nice and smooth as you would expect from Woodford with a bit of spiciness.

says on March 8, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 83/100
Color: Russetmuscat

General description

Granted, my experience with rye is still limited, but I really enjoy this one. Spicy, some marzipan and notes of eucalyptus and/or fresh dill. I prefer this over their standard bourbon.

says on January 20, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 80/100
Color: Russetmuscat

General description

Smooth, with a sweet flavor, leaving spice tones but easy to drink.

says on January 13, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 89/100
Color: Russetmuscat

General description

Super smooth rye and a good price

says on January 2, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 83/100
Color: Deep copper

General description

smooth rye with a little spice, but not much compared to other higher ryes. easy to drink and a nice overall profile. would recommend to someone who wants to try a rye that isn't too spicy.

says on December 4, 2018
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 75/100
Finish strength: Long
Color: Tawny

General description

Mild spicy, marzipan notes.

says on December 2, 2018
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 78/100
Color: Burnished

General description

Mild rye Bourbon.

says on May 10, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 82/100
Color: Brown sherry

General description

Distinct almond and marzipan like note on the nose with some added allspice. Not as spicy on the taste as other rye whiskies but smooth with a molasses and caramel quality on the taste. Finish is typical of rye and has a little added punch on the back end. Value for quality is definitely an attractive pro for this rye.

says on May 10, 2018
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 85/100
Finish strength: Short
Color: Deep copper

General description

mash bill light on rye makes for a lighter less spicy rye. The nose in this whiskey is perhaps is best feature it is floral,fruity and wonderful. On the palate The whiskey shows an expanse of floral and fruity flavors. Melon, honeysuckle, and a light licorice predominate. what it lacks is the pepperyness, and fire of a rye with a higher the mash bill. Bottling with a higher Proof may have helped. It has a wonderful interplay of flavors, but it lacks the Dilly, rye notes of the rye styles I prefer...

Nose

floral, with fruit and a hint of melon

Palate

honeysuckle, light oak, melon, green pepper and licorice

Finish

not terribly long w/ licorice and stone fruit.

says on January 3, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 84/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

Pretty good rye. Average cost. I'm a fan. Woodford doesn't make much that isn't good

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