The use of fresh, 'virgin' American Oak barrels is one of the key contributors to the overall flavour of Kentucky Bourbons, bold with spice, vanilla and a strong woody influence.
America has seen a considerable growth of craft and small-scale producers, many of which are eschewing the traditional styles, offering a more diverse range of grains, casks and types of whiskey being produced.
American Whiskey — Woodford Reserve
Woodford Reserve 40%
Rich, luminous mahogany with honey tints. Elegant and creamy, with strong notes of vanilla that overlap a rich dark fruit medley, along with butterscotch, cinnamon and a dash of black pepper. Mouth-filling spice, vanilla, caramel and fruit flavours, with a touch of mint. The finish is long, smooth and clean, with slight spice and pepper - refres...
Woodford Reserve Rye 45.2%
Made in the traditional style, Woodford Reserve's new Kentucky Straight Rye delivers bold flavours of cracked pepper and tobacco with a long fruity and sweetly spiced finish.
Woodford Reserve Double Oaked 43.2%
A slightly different approach to 'double maturation', this twice-barreled bourbon creates the rich and colorful flavor of Woodford Reserve Double Oaked. Uniquely matured in separate, charred oak barrels the second barrel deeply toasted before a light charring extracts additional amounts of soft, sweet oak character.