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This blog will feature tasting notes, reviews, distillery visits and whisky news with focus mainly on Scottish single malts. This will sometimes be accompanied by politically incorrect (whisky) opinions. You have now been warned! :-)
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Wednesday, 21 August 2013

WOODFORD RESERVE RYE - NEW AND AGED CASK - WOODFORD DISTILLERY

Moving back to Kentucky, just south of Frankfort for a visit to the Woodford Distillery.
Using only copper pot stills made in Scotland, Woodford produces both Bourbon & Ryes on those stills... and they something fun for maturation, something anoraks will appreciate, I'm sure!

They matured some of their Rye in both new and aged oak barrels, the latter previous holding bourbon! Its a bottling set done in their 'Woodford Reserve Master Collection'

Here's what I think of it...

Again, Before reading reading the review, please read the 3rd paragraph in my first US whiskey review.

Bottles come in a set of 2x35cls containing an aged and new oak matured Rye.




Woodford Reserve New Cask Rye, 46,2%, 35cl, Distillery bottling (left)

Colour is mahogany

Nose:
Creme brulee, spice, pepper, orange, floral

Taste:
Spicy yet sweet rye, oily and gentle wood influence, crisp corn and cloves.

79/100!


Woodford Reserve Aged Cask Rye, 46,2%, 35cl, Distillery bottling (right)

Colour is straw

Nose:
Hint of juniper, grass, peach/apricot and hint of Irish pot still character

Taste:
Herbal note, grass , very fresh, grape chardonnay style, mint, anise, fruit and perfume

Reminds me of a very sweet Irish whiskey

78/100!

A nice experiment they've done here and fun to try the same spirit in both new and aged casks. I would love to try this with alot of Scottish malts as well...

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