Woodford Reserve Double Oaked
Woodford Reserve Double Oaked, NAS, 43,2 %
Time now to have a look at a double matured bourbon from Woodford Reserve. The Woodford Reserve Double Oaked is described as followed on the official website:
"An innovative approach to twice-barreled bourbon creates the rich and colorful flavor of Woodford Reserve Double Oaked. Uniquely matured in separate, charred oak barrels – the second barrel deeply toasted before a light charring – extracts additional amounts of soft, sweet oak character."
You can pick up a bottle of the Woodford Reserve Double Oaked in the UK at around GBP 46. It is currently not available to buy in Norway or Sweden.
Nose: This is a dram that welcomes you arms wide open. Very comforting and assured. Deep and rich notes of fudge, vanilla, toasted oak. I also find roasted almonds, marzipan and raisins that have been singed at the edges. After a time in the glass I pick up cinnamon sticks and deep, deep vanilla notes. Very nice!
Taste: Soft mouthfeel and medium body. Toasted oak again, mixed with caramel and sugar with bits of bitter chocolate.
Finish: Medium long finish. Caramel sauce and maple syrup on toast. Orchard fruits and toasted oak. Creamy mouthfeel now. Honey and dark chocolate right at the end.
Comments: I love the way the deep toasted oak notes come through. This might not be for everyone, but I found it very intriguing in a good way.
Image from Master of Malt.
Sláinte! - Thomas