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Woodford Reserve Distillery Select Barrel Finished Rye

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  • Intro:

    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.

  • Nose:

    Vanilla bean, rich cinnamon and toffee. Oak. Cherry, blueberry and some pepper. Chocolate, cocoa.

  • Taste:

    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.

  • Finish:

    Short but pleasant - lots of honey, oak, pepper and tobacco.

  • Overall:

    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.

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