Woodford Reserve Kentucky Derby 142
Woodford Reserve // Kentucky, USA
May 7, 2016 marks the 142nd Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs Racetrack in Louisville. As the "official bourbon of the Kentucky Derby," Woodford Reserve released this limited-edition bottling of their flagship bourbon. The commemorative 1L bottle features artwork by equine painter Thomas Allen Pauly. Inside, is still the original Woodford Reserve Bourbon at 45.2% ABV.
BourbonProduced anywhere in USA; Mash bill of at least 51% corn; aged in new, charred oak barrels.
Cask Typenew, charred American oak
"Nose runs the gamut of vanilla, sweet corn, orange, and oak. Palate begins with strong notes of varnish, oak, alcohol heat, but gives way to charred orange, brown sugar and dried fruits. The finish is long and brings back the astringent notes on the nose."