Woodford Reserve New Cask Rye
Added on Sunday, Dec 4, 2011 at 04:35 PM
  Bottler: Brown Forman
  Age: N/A Type: American
  Vintage: N/A Subtype: Rye
  ABV: 46.20 % Region: Kentucky
  Price: $90 Availability: Specialty Stores

This is a straight rye whiskey aged in the traditional new charred oak casks.  It is triple distilled from a 100% rye mash.  It is sold in a set with the Aged Cask Rye. 

Member Ratings and Notes
The nose on this actually has some bourbony sweetness, followed by a big hit of rye spice.  The palate has a lot of rye but is a bit tinny.  The finish is fairly bitter with medicinal notes. 

Reminds me of some of the craft ryes I've had more than a traditional straight rye (which makes sense since it is 100% rye and made in a pot still). 
Ahhh I like that nose, forward bourbony sweetness and downright inviting.

Palate is kinda nice, if weak. Doesn't fully hit the spot but it does the trick. But the finish is a bit too bitter, and that's the main problem here.

N: A bit thin, piney and slightly resinous. Some prickle from the alcohol. White pepper and cinnamon. 


P: Thin. Initially bitter. Wood is pretty strong on this one. The rye comes up with some light floral notes after a few seconds. The heat keeps picking up too. Faintly metallic. 
F: Dry, slightly bitter. Light cinnamon, faint hint of cherries. Woody but not overpowering. 
The wood is out of balance on this one and really pushes against the better parts of a rye whiskey.  

N: Light rye, toothpics, and a bit of rubbing alcohol but settles down and wood spice emerges.

P: Spicy and one note but enjoyable

F: Long, fades with hint of sugar and vanilla.

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