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Maple-Finished Woodford Reserve

Jack Bettridge
Posted: February 11, 2011

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AROMA: The nose includes a striking toffee note, crème brule, plums, cinnamon toast and just a bit of the maple sugar one expects.

PALATE: A velvety mouthfeel that suggests olive oil chimes in before the flavors even register. Then the spice announces itself with cinnamon and licorice, followed by dried fruit (especially prunes) and root beer. It is at the tale of the palate that the maple sugar sweetens up the flavor ride.

FINISH: The whiskey seems to take forever to end, bringing on toast, nuts, a baseball-bat woodiness and more of the maple candy.


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Comments   2 comment(s)

Bob Jones — Oak Forest, IL, USA,  —  March 5, 2011 3:03pm ET

Any suggestions for cigars to accompany this bourbon?
Thanks


James White — Chicago, IL, USA,  —  April 12, 2011 5:02pm ET

I always find that any Partagas Black goes well with a great Bourbon. My favorite size is the Classico


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