Woodford Reserve Double Oaked
Added on Wednesday, Apr 25, 2012 at 05:41 PM
  Bottler: OB
  Age: N/A Type: American
  Vintage: N/A Subtype: Bourbon
  ABV: 45.20 % Region: Kentucky
  Price: $45 Availability: Better Stores
The Double Oaked is made by taking the regular Woodford Reserve bourbon and rebarreling it in a barrel which has been toasted for twice as long as the first barrel prior to being charred.
Member Ratings and Notes
The nose on this is very Woodford with medicinal pot still notes. The palate starts sweet and then hits mint and quickly transitions into that Woodford medicinal flavor which turns quite bitter; the bitterness lasts into the finish which is also a bit astringent. 
N: Pepper and cinnamon, a touch of allspice and a lot of wood. A black cherry darkness that is just on the right ide of syrupy. The wood flirts slightly with becoming green and popsicle-sticky for a moment but doesn't commit. Some orange and a touch of vailla.  

P: A lightly charred note, very strong wood presence. Pepper, light cinnamon. Some light orange and heavier black cherry presence. The wood is right up at the line of being bitter and too strong.  

F: Black cherry leads and is followed by oak. Lots and lots of oak. After a while this starts to sit on an uncomfortable triad of tart, bittter and sweet. 
It's less aggressively woody than Seasoned Oak, but the sweetness almost gets away from it a little too often. Somewhat better than regular Woodford.  

n: more oak on the nose and amplified character. Corn cake and maple candy.


t: intense oak and baked cinnamon roll. Middle is vanilla bean, semi-sweet, but a bit more bitter. Finish is dry with toasted caramel. This is a decent standard bourbon with a heavy lean towards wood.  [B-/C+] 

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