Woodford Reserve
Distiller's Select Kentucky Straight
Bourbon Whiskey

70cl | 53.5%

Rich and full-bodied, Woodford Reserve is a delicious bourbon, triple distilled for extra smoothness, and loaded with notes of dried fruit and sweet spice. Ideal served as a digestif after dinner, on the rocks, or as the basis for a cocktail.

Woodford Reserve Distiller's Select

Tasting Notes

Appearance: Clean, brilliant honey amber.

Nose: Heavy with rich dried fruit, hints of mint and oranges covered with a dusting of cocoa. Faint vanilla and tobacco spice.

Taste: Rich, chewy, rounded and smooth, with complex citrus, cinnamon and cocoa. Toffee, caramel, chocolate and spice notes abound.

Finish: Silky smooth, almost creamy at first with a long, warm satisfying tail.

Nose: Rich aromas of cinnamon and nutmeg, with fresh mint running underneath. Then cookie dough, brioche and honey, along with apricots and sultanas, a touch of vanilla and candied citrus peel.

Palate: Great balance between sweet fruit, toasty oak and warm spices. Juicy sultanas, cinnamon-dusted pastries and Demerara sugar, freshened up with mint and caraway seed. Deliciously soft mouthfeel.

Finish: The soft dried fruit and sweet spice linger in harmony.

Woodford Reserve Distiller's Select and Glass



    Woodford Reserve

    Labrot & Graham distillery has been the home of Woodford Reserve since 1996, but distilling has been taking place on site since 1780 – the current building was erected in 1838. The ever-popular Distiller’s Select is the mainstay of the Woodford Reserve range, but the limited-edition Master’s Collection bottlings have proved very popular with whiskey fans.

    Woodford Reserve Reviews

    87 Customer Reviews

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    • 5
      21 February

      My go to bourbon. I struggle to find a nice dram for 30 quid. Sweet and deep in flavour. I always have a bottle in the house!

    • 5
      31 December 2019

      This bourbon is absolutely delicious. No other words about it. Incredibly sweet and spicy, smooth on the palate and wonderful on the nose. Neat is best for me but a few drops of spring water really accentuates the sweetness, IMO. Easy drinking.

    • 5
      26 April 2019

      Nailed it

    • 5
      15 March 2019

      Very impressive from start to finish.

    • 5
      21 January 2019

      Great to drink, its my favorite daily dram

    • 4
      27 December 2018

      Taste a little like Jameson's

    • 5
      27 December 2018

      Very nice. I doubt if I'll go back to my usual.

    • 5
      19 October 2018

      Very smooth, with a rich flavour profile. It stands up very well, in my view, to more expensive bourbons like Blanton's and Michter's.

    • 3
      1 September 2018

      If aged a further 4-6 years this would be excellent

    • 5
      17 August 2018

      If you are looking for an amazing whiskey for a good price then this is definitely it! The nose on this is crazy complex, in my opinion. Sweet peppermint with hints of citrus dipped in the vanilla pudding with cocoa shavings placed in a cigar box. On the palate, it's very rich, chewy and smooth. An intense citrus wave followed by chocolate, cinnamon, toffee and caramel. The finish is a long spice train that settles into a satisfying smoothness. I recommend this highly and will be buying another bottle.

    • 3
      12 January 2018

      Tried it. Did the Micheal Doubl?. Got no connotations of mint or ginger. Side by side with Monkey Shoulder, I think this time it’s the Woodford Reserve that gets the cold shoulder.....

    • 5
      10 November 2017

      I've always loved top shelf bourbons, this is smooth and an enjoyable to hve after work or with a nice big steak!!

    • 4
      8 November 2017

      I recently tied this and boy was i surprised. I wish i had not. Now the other bourbons i used to like a great deal; ie. Jack, jim knobb even my old fav makers mark dont stand a chance. Sad and true i love the finish a slight sweetness on the back of the toungue. Quick fiery begining then transforms thru a wave of fading notes n tones with a tingling on the lips signsture of a good bourbon. Awsome is the word!

    • 4
      14 October 2017

      This is my "decanter whiskey" at home. It always impresses me and any guests I might serve. A very full bourbon that makes other whiskeys in this price range seem more like diet RC Cola. Not a dram that you need to search for tasting notes, they present themselves without fear. If you haven't left the plastic bottle "bourbons" behind yet....it's time my friend.

    • 5
      13 September 2017


    • 5
      5 July 2017

      Smooth, hints of fruit with a nice spicy kick. Love to drink a two finger measure with two ice cubes to,bring out the initial sweetness. Worth the money. This is a great bourbon.

    • 5
      1 July 2017

      Had this delicious bourbon with ginger ale loved it ....

    • 4
      22 May 2017

      Smooth bourbon - just add a single cube of Ice to enjoy good sipping or a dash of ginger for a tasty mixed

    • 5
      15 May 2017

      Extremely drinkable, very smooth and easy to drink; lovely flavour too.

    • 5
      8 April 2017

      This is hands down my go to bourbon if I want to get something on a budget of 30-35. My favourites are Blanton's Gold and Four Roses Single Barrell (in that order) but WR isn't far behind, and for the price difference it's saying a lot for WR. It's just a great example of a really good all round classic bourbon. Robust flavours of caramel, vanilla and cherries and a lovely 'chewy' aroma and taste. And by the way, Jack Daniels is not a bourbon; it's a Tennesy whiskey.

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