Woodford Reserve Double Oaked
Woodford Reserve // Kentucky, USA
Woodford Reserve is known for aging their bourbon in heavily charred oak barrels, which give the whiskey a distinctive, deep, rich flavor and feel. Double Oaked is the same bourbon, given a second maturation, or finish, in barrels that have been toasted twice as long, but charred much more lightly than the other casks, for an additional 9 months. A package redesign was introduced in late 2016, featuring a shorter and wider bottle. It is still bottled at 45.2% ABV.
BourbonProduced anywhere in USA; Mash bill of at least 51% corn; aged in new, charred oak containers.
Cask Typenew charred oak, seasoned oak
"The classic Woodford flavors are there - bing cherry, pumpernickel, vanilla, caramel, leather and sweet spice. There's an additional sweet bread quality to this one (not pancreas, but cake, literally bread that is sweet) with some pleasant citrus, like a lemon poppy seed muffin. Very rich and complex. If anything, this tastes like classic Woodford, but more spruced up. In a good way."