Woodford Reserve Straight Rye
Added on Thursday, Feb 19, 2015 at 04:02 AM
  Bottler: Woodford Reserve
  Age: N/A Type: American
  Vintage: N/A Subtype: Rye
  ABV: 45.20 % Region: Kentucky
  Price: $38 Availability: Wide

mash of 53% rye, 14% malted barley, and 33% corn, bottled without an age statement.

Member Ratings and Notes

n: vanilla with a soft Christmas spice. Cinnamon butter on soft rye bread. Caraway seeds and caramel. 


t: quite "bourbony"; the rye spice is very subdued and hits towards the back of the tongue. Some all-spice and cinnamon but not too deep. This has a light body with green apple sauce and raw bread dough in the middle. Quick to the finish with light oak spice and wax.


Tasted blind I would have a hard time to identify this as a rye whiskey. It's good as a drink, but if you're looking for that rye kick, this isn't the one...


[batch 003, C+] 


The nose has a nice rye spice on it, a promising beginning. The palate comes on with nice, sweet rye spice, then the spice starts to fade a bit and it gets very sweet and settles into a candy finish with a touch of spice.


All in all, this is pretty decent. The nose and early palate are great, but it gets a little too sweet for me by midpalate. Still, a good rye that offers a slightly different profile from the other standard ryes that are out there. It's certainly worth trying.

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