Each year Woodford Reserve releases small quantities of bourbon that push the limits of creativity. In 2020, Master Distiller Chris Morris created three distinct bourbons only available from their on-site gift shop.
Nose: A sweet nose pops with the warm flavors we all expect in good bourbon—Vanilla, Carmel, and a hint of spice complete a very welcoming nose.
Taste: Smooth and very mellow on the tongue. I love the sweetness that comes through. The wheat comes through on the initial taste, with hints of the rye flavors arriving much later. I find this four-grain to be a very well balanced bourbon. Additionally, this bourbon coats the entire mouth and has a silky texture to it.
Finish: The finish on this four grain is all rye. A mild linger of the rye spices left me wanting more.
Recommendation: Overall, I give this bourbon 4 barrels out of 5. The fifth barrel is elusive because of its minimal availability.