Woodford Reserve Distiller's Select

Overall rating
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey
45.2 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Batch 008
Added on
14 Jun 2016 4:04 pm by Bachess

Average value

€ 49.50

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Whisky Reviews for Woodford Reserve Distiller's Select

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.10 points

  1. FritzeKrautman scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    In principle, it is a typical bourbon, which I like better than most "classic" bourbons due to its spiciness, the restrained solvent notes and the not so intrusive sweetness.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Orange, corn, vanilla, dust, mint, solvent. Later barbeque sauce
    • Taste
      86 86
      clearly rye, sweet, then slightly soapy. Later spicy-bitter. The alcohol is well integrated
    • Finish
      83 83
      rather short than medium-long finish. Above all, spiciness.

  2. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Sweet, clear rye notes without becoming extreme. In the mouth a nice spice and bitterness, all carried by a solid bourbon sweetness. In the end harsher than expected, spicy rye. Delicious, classic, the extremes of the High Rye Mash Bill's are missing, pleasing and sweet, but clearly Rye. It fits

  3. valery77 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      85 85

  4. Dramned! scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      86 86

  5. Mr.Edradour scored this whisky 73 points Connoisseur

    Just gave it a try. Did NOT like it at all and will probably never try rye whiskey again.

  6. Mr.Edradour scored this whisky 73 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      75 75
    • Taste
      70 70
    • Finish
      70 70

  7. Dramned! scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    The new Rye from Woodford Reserve is not a completely different whiskey than the other Woodford standards, which may be because it is not a pure Rye. The nose is much more complex than the normal Bourbon, on the palate it surprises with a dry dryness, which makes the departure but then the flavors of the nose room again. This Rye is a very nice variety, which comes along harmoniously and voluminous and can convince, above all, with a very complex bouquet. Many complain about the extreme dryness in the mouth - I like it when I find on the palate other things, as in the nose. Overall, I like him almost better than the Double Oaked, especially in the nose.
    • Nose
      In contrast to the Double Oaked, I do not have any typical adhesive notes at the beginning - very pleasant! Otherwise, the bouquet is malty, creamy, sweet and sour and fruity, I have mainly prunes, raisins, dark cherries and dried apricots. The oak is also very dominant, similar to the Double Oaked. I also have a lot of spicy floral notes and hearty herbs in my nose, and from below, dark spices like cinnamon sticks, cloves, bourbon vanilla sticks (beautiful!), Some hearty cardamom, and a little freshly ground white pepper spill into my nose - all together looks very harmonious and full-bodied and reminds a bit of a spicy Christmas bakery. But then a few very discreet adhesive notes are quite noticeable. Alcohol is not disturbing at any time.
    • Taste
      In the mouth it is hardly fruity, but comes very warming, spicy and very dry - almost astringent. The sweetness is only initially available and gives way to very beautiful strong oak notes. And again come many spices and freshly cut cereal.
    • Finish
      In the finish I have the creamy sweetness and the fruits from the nose again, in addition spicy grass and oak. It all lingers for a long time, even after half an hour I can still taste it in the back of my throat.


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