Woodford Reserve Master's Collection 1838 Style White Corn Bourbon

Bourbon

Woodford Reserve // Kentucky, USA

  • Cost

  • Distiller Score

    94
  • Avg. Rating

    3.64
    3 out of 5 stars
    ( 85 )

Woodford Reserve's annual “Master's Collection” release is produced in honor of Woodford's early 1800s distillery owner Oscar Pepper and master distiller James Crow. Its 1838 Style White Corn, the tenth release in the series, replaces the typical yellow corn used for bourbon with a white corn, along with other grains.

  • age
    NAS
  • abv
    45.2
  • Bourbon
    Produced anywhere in USA; Mash bill of at least 51% corn; aged in new, charred oak barrels.
  • Cask Type
    new, charred American oak

Tasting Notes

"In comparison to some past Master's Collection releases, such as those aged in Sonoma-Cutrer wine barrels, this year's (2015) bourbon made with white corn instead of yellow is a subtle departure from tradition. “Subtle” is a good descriptor for this bourbon, too. It's soft on the palate, light-bodied, a little bit floral, and has a lingering vanilla finish. It's a restrained bourbon, not bombastic in any dimension, and a delightful whiskey to sip neat."

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Flavor Profile

Sweet