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Woodford Reserve Barrel Finish Select

Overall rating
84.85/100
votes
88
Whiskybase ID
WB150540
Category
Bourbon
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Double Oaked
Casktype
New Heavily Toasted, Lightly Charred Barrel
Strength
43.2 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5099873008522
Added on
06 Mar 2020 10:07 am
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 49.62

17 × in wishlist

88 × member ratings

260 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Woodford Reserve Barrel Finish Select

16 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.85 points

  1. Xaver did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    I really like the smell. In the taste, he then surprised me with its spice and all the wood.
    • Nose
      At first the colleague smells like a mega-sweetened chamomile tea in which some mint leaves float. Plus a good load of caramel and vanilla. Wet wood and marzipan in a chocolate coat. In the background I find some gingerbread spice and roasted aromas. A pinch of pepper and some solvent. If it stands a little longer, I think I can find something like grated coconut. The sweetness clearly dominates here.
    • Taste
      Surprise ... spicy start. Neat wood taste. Only then does it become bitter and brings with it some bitterness. Before the sweetness sneaks through with caramel and vanilla. A little black tea is added.
    • Finish
      Rather short. But what sticks is a sweet, creamy mouthfeel with a hint of spice.

  2. Rebeltesi did not rate this whisky Member Junior

    Great dark-strong bourbon!
    • Nose
      93 93
      Dark caramel, oak, fruit, forest honey, intense, a little espresso.
    • Taste
      93 93
      Caramel, coffee, marzipan, rye flavor, slightly sweet, slightly fruity, slightly nutty (oak), dark and strong.
    • Finish
      92 92
      Becoming drier, slightly fruity-sweet (apple), somewhat spicy, warming.

  3. Malthead90 scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
      Very spicy with fresh oak, caramel, cardamom, roasted malt, honey and marzipan.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Tingles on the tip of the tongue, sweet vanilla, caramelized hazelnuts, cloves and fresh oak.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Long, warming, butterscotch, popcorn and fresh coal.

  4. larswehmeier scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    The double barrel influence can be clearly felt - in the nose as well as on the tongue.
    I like that because it goes well with the mild spirit of Woodford.
    • Nose
      Tobacco, cocoa, looks ripe and sedate. Dry and heavy. Banana.
    • Taste
      Miller's milk banana. Creamy and velvety on the tongue. Lots of tannins, good fur. Dry on the palate.
    • Finish
      Long, heavy and dry.

  5. Foudos scored this whisky 73 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      73 73
    • Taste
      73 73
    • Finish
      72 72

  6. Sebastian113 scored this whisky 83 points Newbie

    "Double Oaked". Straight to the point.
    Slight glue/plastic note for me in the nose.
    Once you move it around, you get punched in the face with the entire oak tree. Intense and complex oak all the way.

  7. momomojo scored this whisky 87 points Newbie

    Slight adhesive note. Complex oak aroma.

  8. nikolajsa@inbox.lv scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
      Sherry, wood
    • Taste
      83 83
      Vanilla, caramel, cinnamon, pepper
    • Finish
      81 81
      medium, vanilla, caramel, spice

  9. Mapl scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  10. Malzbrenner scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    A Woodford matured in two barrel types: after maturing in the usual bourbon barrels, a finish was carried out in particularly heavily toasted oak barrels. A very dark and mahogany-colored bourbon with 43.2% vol.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Strong caramel, milk chocolate, marzipan, honey, peanuts; dark fruits and some cinnamon complete the picture and make the Woodford appear mild, sweet and slightly spicy. Delicious!
    • Taste
      88 88
      Fruity / sweet with nice hints of mocha, caramel, vanilla, cinnamon and nuts. Sweetness, fruit and spice are clearly defined and a fresh mint note gives the bourbon a sweeping drink. A certain dryness suits the whiskey very well.
    • Finish
      87 87
      The medium length finish shows caramel, dark fruits and rosemary as well as a slight bitterness of wood.

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