Ultimate Beverage Challenge 93 points - Bold and deep, dried figs, and campfire smoke mingle with leather and bacon fat. Quite robust on the palate, with sweet baking spices and dried apricot maintaining a balanced freshness. A lingering finish rife with cinnamon ensues. (Apr 2014)
Woodford Reserve has released a new bourbon called Double Oaked in the last couple of months. The whiskey starts with standard Woodford, which is distilled in both copper pot and column stills before aging in heavily charred white oak barrels. Double Oaked starts off with standard Woodford Reserve before undergoing an inventive finishing process. Once the standard Woodford is dumped, itâ€™s then placed in a second barrel for an additional 9 months of aging. These barrels have been toasted twice as long, and charred far more lightly, than the first barrels. The result is a different type of â€śseasoningâ€ť to the wood that is designed to provide a dramatic impact on the flavor of the finished whiskey.