Woodford Reserve Double Double Oaked (Winter 2017)
Woodford Reserve // Kentucky, USA
As implied by the name, Woodford Reserve's Double Double Oaked spends even more time in barrel than the Double Oak expression. This entry in the Distillery Series begins with the Double Oaked ageing process, ageing in both new American oak and then finishing in a second heavily toasted, lightly charred new oak barrel. Compared to the main Double Oaked release, this one spends an additional year finishing in the second barrel. Winter 2017 release.
BourbonProduced anywhere in USA; Mash bill of at least 51% corn; aged in new, charred oak containers.
Cask Typenew, charred American oak
"Woodford Reserve Double Double Oaked takes the defining flavors imparted by maturation in new oak barrels and amps them up even higher. This is one rich bourbon, with intense flavors of vanilla, leather, pipe tobacco, and flamed orange zest. It's sweet but balanced, with plenty of spice to keep it all from being overwhelming. Is it subtle? No. But it's complexly layered, and all of those layers come out in a big way."