Woodford Reserve Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey is the official Bourbon of the Kentucky Derby and served in Mint Julep’s served at Churchill Downs.

Producer: Woodford Reserve is a subsidiary of Brown-Forman Corporation. The company was established in Lousiville, Kentucky in 1870 by George Brown and was known as the first distiller to sell whiskey in sealed glass bottles, which allowed customers to view the consistent quality of their product. In 1890, Brown partnered with George Forman, a friend and accountant, to expand the company under its new name Brown-Forman. Today the company produces and distributes a wide range of famous drinks brands that include Jack Daniels (Bourbon), Old Forester (Bourbon), Coopers (Bourbon), Benriach (Scotch), Herradura (tequila), Chambord (liqueur), Korbel (wine), and more.

Description: Woodford Reserve Distiller’s Select Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey. 90.4% proof.

Price: Bottle shown retails around $55 (1.75 L).

Tasting Notes

Appearance: Honey amber.

Nose:  Hint of citrus, mint, cocoa, vanilla and tobacco spice.

Taste: Cinnamon, cocoa, toffee, caramel, chocolate and spice.

Finish: Smooth with flavors true to the end.

Complexity: Medium depth.

Other Comments: Enjoy straight or in cocktails (Mint Julep, Old Fashioned, and more).

Disclaimer: Author has no professional or personal relationships with the producer of this product and received no compensation for publishing this review.