Woodford Reserve Distiller’s Select
Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey | 1.0 L. | 90.4 proof
- SP Wine Spectator
- WE Wine Enthusiast
- VN Vinous
- RP Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate
- ST Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar
- OT Other Review Service
- Gold Premier Gold - Best Value*
- Plat Premier Platinum - Our Highest Recommendation
- * as rated by our staff
93 pts.Wine Enthusiast: September, 2014
Look for a gorgeous copper hue with orange highlights, a butterscotch-like aroma and soft feel. This Bourbon offers lots of fruit on the palate — orange, apricot, tropical fruit — that finish long, with caramel and a bracing burnt-orange peel note.
90–95 pts. Wine Enthusiast: May, 2004
The first sniffs detect restrained, lightly roasted kernel/bean-like scents; bouquet opens up as aromas of saddle leather, tobacco leaf and walnut come to the fore. Palate entry is semisweet, candied and creamy; by midpalate, the taste includes pepper, welcome spirity heat, oak resin and caramel corn. Ends showing the delicate side of Bourbon.
90 pts. Wine Enthusiast: September, 1999
An intense vanilla-caramel nose also bears a rich backdrop of old leather. The body is huge and almost chewy, and the palate offers toffee notes, a touch of butterscotch and, just like the nose, notes of rich leather with a hint of tobacco thrown in for good measure. The finish is very long and smooth.
Wine & Spirits: June 1, 2004
Woodford is a drier, leaner style of Bourbon, its flavors leathery and masculine. It makes a terrific Manhattan, perhaps the best of all of these.
A premium Bourbon aged in hand selected barrels and produced from the famous limestone water of the Bluegrass region. The result is a finely crafted Whiskey that consists of sweet citrus aromatics, and complex flavors of vanilla, cinnamon and smoke that finish with a mellowing sensation.