Woodford double oaked is about as good a low proof bourbon that you can get on a regular basis. But does the double double oaked add enough to justify 50 bucks for a 375? I can tell you resoundingly, I've had a batch that was worth it. But 2020? Nose - Smoked oak with some spice comes off right away. It's reserved and muted, notes of what I'd call "I just added water to my bourbon" coming through. Digging in the oak notes really rise up, almost as if you're in a slightly burned/charred oak room 6 months after a fire. Surprisingly, the sweetness I think of on woodford double oaked, the vanilla and butter scotch and caramel and chocolate, and frankly that "this would go well on pancakes" flavor profile is somewhat muted. The oak however doesn't overpower anything. It's just the more dominate note. Still I get the general profile of woodford still here, it's just not as sweet and more neutral in nature. It's a nice spin on woodford and it's a bit more deep and refined than a standard woodford. Taste - Here the double oaked comes out. Classic woodford through and through with a heavy char more than oak to me. There is a fruity note that I'm not placing right away. Spicy notes and a burned some kind of danish or croissant with some kind of rich cream and chocolate. Mouth feel - paper thin, it's water. There's plenty of nice spice but it's killing me here with how thin it is. Finish - It's actually longer and much more impressive than you'd have thought. But there's not really much to speak of I didn't mention on the taste. This at CS, even if that were 48-50% would score pretty well, but ultimately it needs more sweetness and richness and some proof. 1.75 out of 5. Good enough but not great. I'm not sure I buy in the future, but I have had some really good double double oaked.
50.0 USD per Bottle