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Woodford Reserve Distiller's Select

Overall rating
81.34/100
votes
413
Category
Bourbon
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Strength
43.2 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
10 Nov 2014 4:45 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 35.34

16 × in wishlist

413 × member ratings

991 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Woodford Reserve Distiller's Select

24 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 81.34 points

  1. Svarttt scored this whisky 72 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      73 73
      Best on the nose. But very subtle for a bourbon. A little vanilla, caramel.
    • Taste
      72 72
      Despite the 43. x percent, it comes across quite thin. Rather woody, little sweet.
    • Finish
      71 71
      Very short and unspectacular

  2. erwinnlim scored this whisky 74 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Nice nose, not overly sweet. Caramels and vanillas with some fruity pear notes as well.
    • Taste
      Oak spice and vanilla sweetness. Easily drinkable
    • Finish
      Short finish, continuation of the palate

  3. KOQ24 scored this whisky 71 points Expert Junior

    Nose:

    Orange, caramel, vanilla,pickles,mint,mango,almonds

    Taste:

    Orange,vanilla,pickles,mint chocolate,caramel,banana,

    oak, mildly bitter, coconut

    Finish:

    short and smooth

    Overall:

    Woodford Reserve is an always reliable Bourbon that is a perfect option for Bourbon Beginners or folks that abandoned Bourbon because they had bad experiences with the Jim Beam White label.
    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      60 60

  4. Dre73 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      86 86

  5. Dre73 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Haribo experience! Delicious sweet notes on a stimulating background.
    • Nose
      Sweet, vanilla, honey. Fruity too, orange, some banana, and candy-like.
    • Taste
      Lightly tingling, sweet, candy! Gummi bears or something. Soft, little orange again.
    • Finish
      Light pepper, sweet, also gummi bears and orange, slightly bitter. Mid-length

  6. Achany scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    sweet, caramel, some candy, some herbs, hints of spices, oaky, leather at the end. finish could be longer but for this dram all right. quite good actually
    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      76 76

  7. markjedi1 did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Well, that was a pleasant surprise. And very affordable as well.
    • Nose
      Very soft and accessible nose on all kinds of fruit like plums, cherries and pears – I was not expecting that last bit – with loads of caramel and some toasted oak up front, while some soft spices and some wood glue join at the back. New leather too. After a few moments it turns a bit floral. Violets. Honey blossoms! I must say, I quite like this.
    • Taste
      The body is good. The strength as well. The sweetness kicks in from the get-go – with the caramel in the lead and the fruit in second place – supported by a lovely spiciness. Think cinnamon, nutmeg and a little peppery note. Nice balance.
    • Finish
      The finish is not bad either. Medium long, gently spicy with some roasted nuts at the death;

  8. fileosoph scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      77 77

  9. Dris scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Spirit triple distilled in pot stills.
    Mash of 72% corn, 18% rye, 10% barley.

  10. Mephisto scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      84 84

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