Woodford Reserve Double Double Oaked Bourbon (Summer 2015)
Woodford Reserve // Kentucky, USA
Woodford Reserve's Double Double Oaked is one half of the new Distillery Series which debuted summer 2015, with a third release due for later in the year. With this lineup, Master Distiller Chris Morris has intended to push the boundaries of whiskey to extreme variations. Double Double Oaked takes Woodford's Double Oaked and ages it for an additional year in the heavy-toasted, lightly-charred new oak barrel it's moved into after its initial aging period. The Distillery Series will only be available for purchase at the distillery, sold in 375ml bottles.
BourbonProduced anywhere in USA; Mash bill of at least 51% corn; aged in new, charred oak containers.
Cask Typenew, charred American oak
"You’ll find vanilla, oak and a subtle sweetness of dried and candied fruits on the nose. There's also dark chocolate, toffee, and a touch of cigar-smoke mustiness. Double Double Oaked is dry and spicy on the palate with a viscous mouthfeel and notes of oak, leather, tobacco and cloves. The bourbon is very hot and spicy on a long lasting finish with baking spices, black pepper and more oak. An intriguing expression, although the "double double" oak characteristics overpower the whiskey a bit at times."