piechefguy

Woodford Reserve Double Oaked

Bourbon — Kentucky, USA

Tasted
2.75
2.75 out of 5 stars
A sample from dthom as part of the "Whiskey Transfer Program". Excited to try this. Nose: Dark almost burnt sugars, toasted wood, yeasty bread notes, vanilla, and clove. Flavor: More dark sugars but I'm hit right away with super bitter burnt sugar wood notes that are a little off putting and shove all of the rest of the flavors aside. Finish: More dark bitter wood with a little spice, kind of a short finish. I wanted to like this more. Maybe it's a weird barrel? So much bitter burned barrel that I couldn't get much else out of this. It's not bad but just...weird.
  • BDanner

    @dhsilv2 I’m hoping it grows on me after some time open, but you’re right, Brown Foreman bourbons are not my profile.

  • dhsilv2

    @BDanner well then I'd pass and that's a shame. To me woodford double oaked is what 1910 wants to grow up and be (and it's good!). But we all have our profile.

  • BDanner

    @dhsilv2 that’s the thing...it’s the opposite. Not crazy about the store pick I have.

  • dhsilv2

    @BDanner well my 2 cents is if you've had a store pick and liked it, get the regular you'll be fine. It's one of the few bourbons I know I'll buy 5 of a year.

  • BDanner

    @dhsilv2 Interesting! I should pay more attention. I've been wanting to try a "regular" bottle, but at $55 I think I'll try it in a bar first.

  • dhsilv2

    @BDanner believe it or not, Woodford doesn't do "single barrels" of any kind. The store picks are just smaller batches that the stores can sample and pick from. I don't really get it, but they do drink differently.

  • BDanner

    I’ve got a bottle I’m trying to like. It was a single barrel store pick so I’m hoping it’s an outlier, but it is just so bitter.