This is a new release from Woodford, and surprisingly one of my first Woodford reviews in a long time. This is their new Distillers Select Barrel Finished Rye, which is a rye that undergoes a secondary finishing in a newly charred barrel. Let's see how it is.
Vanilla bean, rich cinnamon and toffee. Oak. Cherry, blueberry and some pepper. Chocolate, cocoa.
Medium mouth feel, no heat. Sweet oak, vanilla bean and some berry. Not a ton going on, but the oak is prominent. Some clove and allspice.
Short but pleasant - lots of honey, oak, pepper and tobacco.
Certainly not bad, but also nothing super impressive. Really chocolate-y. Overall, I am surprisingly enjoying this the more I drink this - and I think it deserves a nice bump up from the 5 I was going to give it. It opens up nicely and has a bit more complexity than I usually get from Woodford, and the finish really is pretty nice.