Woodford Reserve Wheat Whiskey Review | Whiskey Raiders
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Woodford Reserve Wheat Whiskey

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  • Distiller:

    Woodford Reserve

  • Bottler:

    Woodford Reserve

  • ABV:

    45.2%

  • Age:

    NAS

  • Price:
    $$$$$
  • Raided Score: 85
  • Publication: The Whiskey Wash
  • Excerpt: I imagine it would be yummy mixed into an adult milkshake with pumpkin and caramel, or paired with some warm apple cider and sweet pumpkin pie spices.
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  • Raided Score: 88
  • Publication: Distiller
  • Excerpt: The finish is more astringent, with pistachio shells, bitter baking chocolate, barrel char, cedar wood, and menthol.
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  • Raided Score: 77
  • Publication: Breaking Bourbon
  • Excerpt: For those who are interested in trying a wheat whiskey, don't expect a whiskey that tastes as unique as you might like it to be.
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  • Raided Score: 88
  • Publication: Drinkhacker
  • Excerpt: On the whole, it’s a fun addition to the Woodford line that definitely showcases its “fruitier” side.
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  • Raided Score: 85
  • Publication: Whiskey Raiders
  • Excerpt: There's a bit going on here and all of it is pleasant. Woodford isn't typically the place that one looks for a wheated whiskey, but this could duke it out with other wheated favorites like OWA and Bernheim with ease.
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  • Intro:

    Produced with a 52% wheat mashbill, Woodford Reserve boasts a 4 grain recipe in the release of their Wheat Whiskey.

  • Nose:

    Honey, pears, dole fruit syrup and other lively, fruity sweets.

  • Taste:

    Sweet apple crisp, honey, and some cinnamon. Light, fruity, with a hint of cream and clove.

  • Finish:

    Short finish, sweet once again with peach rings, honey, a hint of cocoa and some drying oak.

  • Overall:

    There's a bit going on here and all of it is pleasant. Woodford isn't typically the place that one looks for a wheated whiskey, but this could duke it out with other wheated favorites like OWA and Bernheim with ease.

  • Score:

    6

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