Woodinville Straight Bourbon Port Cask Finish
Bourbon — Washington, USA
Reviewed July 16, 2022
I gotta give over to the fact that Woodinville in any capacity just ain’t my thing. I didn’t like their straight bourbon much - too astringent to my tongue - but liked it okay enough in a Boulevardier to feel compelled to try this port finish after reading (breath intake) So. Many. Hyper-excellent. Reviews. But the joy experienced by so many found no purchase on my palate. The port finish added a musty funk that, like in a bad marriage, both fought with and pulled out the worst in that astringent young corn of the bourbon base. Also like in a bad marriage, I keep trying it again, like if I just get it at the right time it will be transcendent. No dice. Now after half the bottle, this is a drain pour for me, an exceptionally rare decision. In fact, the only reason I gave this a 1.75 is because I included 1.5 points to recognize that it’s probably not you, Woodinville; it’s probably just me.