Woodford Reserve Straight Rye

Rye — Kentucky, USA

3.5 out of 5 stars
Golden color. The pour smells like walking into a bakery - toasted rye and yeast hit the nose. In the glass the aroma is sweeter, more caramel with the rye in the background. The palate is lively and spicy with classic Woodford tannins in play as well. Another nosing with the palate tingling gives more hints of vanilla. The second sip gives rise to more new oak and plum sweetness. The spice is still there but plays out as a constant tingle on the tongue. The third sip is sweater yet with baking spice on the back. Relatively smooth, there’s never much burn or ethanol. In a lot of ways this represents what Woodford should have been all along for me. The copper pot stills and short finish remind me of Irish whiskys in a way. The spice is well balanced, not what I’d expect fro a rye wiskey but also a very easy sipping pour.
35.0 USD per Bottle