Price Point: $30 – $40 for 750 ML
Distiller: Woodford Reserve Distillery
People’s buying habits (including my own) are very interesting. Depending on the situation, what, how, and why we purchase can drastically change.
I received a request to review Woodford Reserve, which is when I realized I had never bought a bottle. However, I’ve probably had Woodford Reserve close to fifteen times, not at home but at the bar. For whatever reason, this always stood out as a good choice when I’m out with friends, but never when I’m at the liquor store. Well, I decided to pick up a bottle and put it to the test at home.
The nose is a little intense, but still nice. Woodford Reserve seems heavy on rye, with lots of caramel and oak.
The taste is pleasant; pretty well aged (mature). The caramel comes back here with some cherries to follow. This is a nice bourbon in the mouth, but nothing to separate it from the rest of the pack.
Woodford Reserve concludes with some big oak for a tasty finish..
Rating & Recommendations
I like Woodford Reserve, but not enough to rate it higher than an 82 out of 100.
I will probably continue to order this at the bar, but it’s just not special enough for me to buy a bottle for myself again.