Woodford Reserve Four Wood
Added on Friday, Dec 7, 2012 at 12:25 AM
  Bottler: Brown Forman
  Age: N/A Type: American
  Vintage: N/A Subtype: Bourbon
  ABV: 47.20 % Region: Kentucky
  Price: $110 Availability: Better Stores
2012 Master's Collection Release. Matured in American Oak Wood, that has been finished in barrels made from Maple Wood, Sherry Wood, and Port Wood.
Member Ratings and Notes
Kevin
 

N: Cherry Jolly Rancher, new toy, peanuts, red curry

P: Hazelnut, more cherries, caramel. Nice thick, chewy, syrupy mouth feel. Deep and rich.

F: Abrupt drop & hit of alcohol - kinda ruins it a bit.

 

Compared to what's on the market at this price now (& readily available), this is very good. I like it a lot despite those comparisons though. 

B+/A- 

 
Adam
 

Nice nose if light. Stained oak cabinetry, apple cider, cinnamon toast, stale buttered popcorn, and something like spiced zuchinni bread from Mrs. Beasley's.

 

Weird palate. Yeah, definitely kinda weird. Overly sweet on the attack, then bitter, but still with lingering sweetness fighting. A total mishamash of bourbony fruit wood stuff. A little chocolate. And something like a strange corn and bran sweet muffin which I imagine must exist somewhere. Medium intensity finish, chewy and long.

 

This is really all over the place, imbalanced, and all very "engineered," and the purist in me screams because... well, I do enjoy it. Sure the flavors are all f'd up, but I like those flavors. It's pretty drinkable and I'd happily enjoy some if served. Seems great for a party.

 
Chris
 
Perhaps not suprising for a whiskey matured in four woods, I found this to be overly woody.   There were some big bold flavor notes, but overall too much going on. 
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