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  • 89

    Woodford Reserve Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey (700ml)

    Kentucky, UNITED STATES
    $76. 99 Bottle
    $923.88 Dozen
    ABV: 45.2%
    Tasting note: Bright polished copper-penny colour. Linseed oil gives way to pine needle, peppermint and sawn oak on the nose. Very low-key rye. Sedate on entry with delicate dried coconut and supporting apply rye accents on the finish. Medium long with subtle mint refreshing the aftertaste. Highly accessible. Should appeal to Bourbon drinkers more so than hardcore rye devotees. 45.2% Alc./Vol.

    Other reviews... Distilled from a relatively low-rye mash of 53% rye, 33% corn, 14% malt; true to Woodford Reserve form, a mingling of whiskeys distilled at Woodford and at Brown-Forman in Louisville. Nose of leather, cinnamon, rye snappiness, and hints of red raspberry. Hot and lean on the palate, spicy/sweet until rye’s bitter layering floats in, making for a dry finish as the oak comes on stronger. Balances drinkable and elegant quite nicely, and it’s real Woodford. 88 points
    - www.maltadvocate.com, (Summer 2015) Reviewed by: Lew Bryson