Ultimate Beverage Challenge 92 points - Rich and hearty. Aromas are salty and sweet, kettle corn and cracker jacks. It is rich and smooth in the mouth, dry and leathery with a dusty finish. Notes of sweet spice and vanilla linger. (Mar 2013)
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.