Unlike a typical 100% malt whiskey, Woodford Reserve is a Kentucky Straight Malt Whiskey crafted from 51% malt and aged in new charred oak barrels, making it the malt whiskey for bourbon drinkers.
The base of 51% malt results in a whiskey that is richly flavorful and complex and amplifies the nutty characteristics found in the original Woodford Reserve.
Appearance: Warm Umber.
Nose: Soft nutty notes drizzled with light caramel and milk chocolate coat a layer of fruit character (apple, dried fruit, tropical fruit). Hints of brown spice, savory mint and brown sugar mingle with a rich note of freshly milled toasted oak.
Taste: Dark chocolate and caramel coated nuts are dried out with a dusting of cocoa power and brown spice. A fruit medley brightens a trace of toasted coconut and rich, bright oak character.
Finish: Nutty and subtly sweet chocolate malt notes.