Unlike your typical 100% malt, Woodford Reserve is a Kentucky Straight Malt Whiskey crafted from 51% malt and then aged in new charred oak barrels, making it the perfect malt whiskey for bourbon drinkers.
The base of 51% malt, brings a whiskey that is rich, flavourful and complex. It amplifies the nutty characteristics found in the original Woodford Reserve, and using malt grain allows the woody characters to play a big role in its final flavour.
Chocolate shines through first on the nose, with oak, vanilla pudding, and spice. The palate showcases chocolate malt balls and more spicy oak, along with cornbread, and spearmint. The finish is short and tame, with tannic oak and chocolate tones remaining the common thread, along with bits of black pepper. Very much a retooled, malt-forward take on Woodford's classic profile.