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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

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    About
    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

    61 Customer Reviews

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    • 5
      12 days ago

      Very smooth and so easy to drink! My favourite bourbon, and I've tried nearly them all, but keep going back to Woodford reserve!!

    • 5
      15 November

      Excellent!!! Would make a great Christmas present

    • 5
      24 October

      This is one of the best sipping bourbons around. Nose, palate and finish are just a but under Blanton's Single Barrell but WELL above Jim Beam, Jack Daniels and all other common mid-shelf bourbons. It is readily available and priced to fit any budget. Along with Blanton's, W.L. Weller 12 and Elmer T. Lee, this is true top-shelf bourbon. Give it a try with a good cigar-------you'll NOT be sorry.

    • 5
      2 October

      Fine scotch whisky is a beautiful experience, whether it's peaty mellow flavour you prefer as I do, or the full on hairy chested granite infused rocket fuel. The fact is they need to be sipped with an accompanying Cuban cigar after a fine game meal enjoyed with a full bloodied merlot or naughty French Sauvignon. Bourbon however is the whisky you neck back on a night out, it's raw, it's raucous, it's a loud mouthed American burger munching uncouth libation........or is it? This bourbon has certainly broken the mould. It's smokey and smooth, it's Aretha Franklin, Etta James and Billie Holiday backed by the Vienna Philharmonic orchestra.......if you've ever tried No7 or Jim Beam this is a Lamborghini compared to a Lara. Six stars I'm converted for sure........sadly I'm now looking at an empty bottle.

    • 5
      10 September

      My first experience of bourbon whiskey - what an introduction. It's fantastically smooth, ideal night-cap. I'll just pour myself another. Thanks James.

    • 5
      13 July

      The prince of Bourbons . Smooth and packs a mouthful of flavour . It's great neat , over rocks or sublime in an Old Fashioned cocktail

    • 5
      4 July

      Moved away from Irish and Scottish single malts recently, tried Jd,Gentlemen Jack ,and some others - This is special, subtle, not over burning as it goes down. My new favourite.

    • 5
      28 May

      Excellent so smooth, little bite, my friends thought a great choice. I will be getting more.

    • 5
      22 January

      I can't drink my old friend Jack again after trying this Bourbon... The only Bourbon I've been able to sip without having to be a yearly treat.

    • 4
      20 January

      Pleasantly surprised

    • 5
      27 December 2015

      Beautiful rich flavour with the depth of a single malt. I've been a whisky drinker for many years now and tend towards the heavily peated medicinal whiskey. I do like the bourbons but they tend to dissappear rather fast once the bottle is open. A good friend bought me this for Christmas and on opening the nose was intensely caramel with sweet overtones. glass later and it's definitely one to savour rather than chuck down your neck. It's got a lovely citrus balance on the tongue and the aftertaste is green leaves with hints of tobacco and liquorice. Highly recommended and I will definitely buy again

    • 5
      20 November 2015

      One of the best bourbons I've ever tried, especially in its price range. Very full-bodied and meaty.

    • 4
      16 November 2015

      Easy drinker, very full bodied

    • 5
      24 October 2015

      Have never been a big fan of bourbon, but was introduced to this whilst in the U.S. last year and have been won over. Probably not one for the conoseurs, as the flavours aren''t that complex or heavy, but if you''re after something smooth and satisfying this ticks the boxes. For the small premium on your mass produced rubbish this is more than worth it and can easily measure up to bourbons twice the price. Needless to say I recommend it.

    • 5
      5 October 2015

      I''ve purchased this around 4-5 times and each time I''ve had it it has never failed me, it can easily beat out some of the more higher priced bourbons like wild turkey rare breed

    • 5
      18 September 2015

      I''d recommend this too anyone who likes a nice rye kick in their bourbon, and a long, pleasing finish in their whisk(e)y in general.

    • 5
      10 September 2015

      Quite simply my favourite bourbon. First tried it in 2010 and loved it. Superbly smooth and balanced.

    • 5
      21 February 2015

      I''m certainly a bourbon virgin, (having drunk single malt for many years) so I thought I would give one a go! This lovely whiskey satisfies my sweet tooth whilst providing a sophisticated array of flavours that make this a fantastic sipping whiskey - I would highly recommend this drink to anyone. P.S. goes brilliantly in an old fashioned.

    • 5
      24 January 2015

      I had my first Woodford Reserve experience on a British Airways flight in 2010 and it remains my favourite. Easy to drink neat even at 43%.

    • 5
      28 December 2014

      Recommended by a wine merchant in Washington DC who knew his products & he said he had Bourbon twice the price but not twice the flavor & I was not disappointed I asked if he drunk Bourbon & which would he drink on a mid budget & this was it .

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