Made in the traditional style of Kentucky Ryes, Woodford Reserve Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey delivers bold flavors of pepper and tobacco with a long fruit and sweetly spiced finish. Light golden honey in appearance. Aromas are soft and nutty with a malty shortbread grain note sweetened with apple fruit, hints of spun sugar, cooked sugar, and vanilla. Glimpses of cedar and clove spiciness can be seen through a delicate veil of oak smoke. Shortbread and subtly cool lemon custard notes are lightly spiced and dried with a dash of white pepper.
Finish is long and slightly drying with a lingering shortbread note.
The latest addition to the Woodford line has a sweet aroma, evoking allspice, root beer and caramel. The palate shows plenty of vanilla and caramel but finishes bracingly dry and spicy, with bitter chocolate, clove and a tongue-numbing touch of cayenne.