Woodford Reserve Batch Proof 2018 Review | Whiskey Raiders
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Woodford Reserve Batch Proof 2018

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  • Distiller:

    Brown-Forman

  • Bottler:

    Brown-Forman

  • ABV:

    62.9%

  • Age:

    NAS

  • Price:
    $$$$$
  • Raided Score: 93
  • Publication: Distiller
  • Excerpt: Lots going on with the aroma beginning with toasted oak, sweet vanilla, caramel, smoke, and coconut. Dry on the palate, but not too astringent.
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  • Raided Score: 85
  • Publication: Breaking Bourbon
  • Excerpt: As one of the last major high proof holdouts, it doesn’t completely disappoint, but it isn’t a complete winner either.
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  • Raided Score: 85
  • Publication: Whiskey Raiders
  • Excerpt: This is good but a bit tannic and a bit hot. That said, I'm certain this is a barrel proofer, and on the oakier side, so I don't find either of those qualities to be excessive.
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  • Intro:

    I tasted this dram blind and then got the reveal at a later time, so keep that in mind as you read through these notes.

  • Nose:

    Strong oak, cocoa, pepper, some cherry. Strong ethanol but nothing too wild.

  • Taste:

    Thick, rich, but hot. Powerful oak, honey, cherry and toffee. A little oakier than I would expect, but the heat is there. Peanuts, tobacco.

  • Finish:

    Long, hot and rich. Oaky, pepper, spice. Some vanilla, some tobacco but mostly ethanol and oak.

  • Overall:

    This is good but a bit tannic and a bit hot. That said, I'm certain this is a barrel proofer, and on the oakier side, so I don't find either of those qualities to be excessive.

  • Score:

    6

  • By t8ke
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