Woodford Reserve has a modest rye content in its mashbill, sitting around 18%. Made from a combination of pot and column still distillates, Woodford is aged for 6 to 7 years before being bottled. This distillery boasts one of the only heat-cycled barrel houses in the world, ensuring the highest quality and consistency from their whiskey.
Appearance: Amber honey.
Nose: Vanilla and cocoa with fresh orange zest and hints of peppermint.
Taste: Caramel, candied orange and buttery toffee.
Finish: Smooth vanillas and warming cinnamon, hint of oak.
Overall: An exceptionally aromatic American whiskey.
Woodford reserve makes an exceptionally good base for a Mint Julep, one of the Southern States’ most iconic classic cocktails. Get a bottle of this for any budding mixologist.
If the person you’re buying for is a fan of the Woodford Reserve, you could also try Blanton’s Gold or Maker’s 46.
The Woodford Reserve distillery are able to manage the climate in their barrelhouse to better control the heat and humidity. As whisky matures in the barrel it flows in and out of the cask, leaching flavour and colour from the wood. Woodford are able to control the rise and fall of the temperature rather than let the natural heat cycle take control.
Woodford Reserve Distillery.
ABOUT THE LIQUID
Woodford Reserve has a modest rye content in its mashbill, sitting around 18%. Made from a combination of pot and column still distillates, Woodford is aged for 6 to 7 years before being bottled.
Corn 72%, Rye 18%, Barley 10%.