WOODFORD RESERVE BOURBON WHISKEY
70cl / 43.2%
Rich and full-bodied, Woodford Reserve is a delicious bourbon, triple distilled for extra smoothness, and loaded with notes of dried fruit and sweet spice. Ideal served as a digestif after dinner, on the rocks, or as the basis for a cocktail.
While the brand Woodford Reserve is modern, the distillery itself is said to be the oldest in Kentucky, and where Elijah Pepper perfected the art of distillation. The distillery was the site of many an innovation, changing the methods of making whiskey for the better, including developing the use of Sour Mash, where the acidic residue of the stills is added to the fermenting vessels, helping to create character and prevent bacteria forming. They have the only heat cycled warehouse in the area, where they heat and cool the warehouse to maximise the barometric pressure, ensuring the whiskey penetrates the barrels to their fullest. They also host, unusually, some large copper pot stills in their distillery. Most bourbon is made on the more efficient continuous still, but Woodford incorporates the oilier, heavier spirit that a pot still gives, in a more historic fashion of distilling. Along with their 100 year old Cypress wood fermenters, they go about business honouring the methods developed at their distillery as many as 200 years ago, albeit with a modern twist.
TASTE: This deep amber whiskey has a complex aroma of vanilla, mint and molasses. Pleasantly sweet to the taste with notes of brown sugar and spice that give way to oak, toffee, dark fruit and anise. This whiskey finishes long and smooth with serious depth. will make a superb classic Old Fashioned, with traditional sugar and citrus twists.