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Woodford's New Bourbon Doubles the Oak

Jack Bettridge
Posted: February 17, 2012

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PALATE: Starts with bread dough notes and immediately gets a second wind of caramel, maple and olive oil. Then come black tea, fruits and honey, and finally some vanilla and a distinct spiciness.

FINISH: At the long back end is more toast and bread dough, plus wood and a sweet apple note.

CIGAR PAIRING: We smoked a succession of full-bodied cigars with this and found the lighter of the three, a Romeo & Julieta Short Churchill, to be optimal. The respective bodies matched well, and the Bourbon brought out almonds and cedar on the cigar. The smoke returned the flavor by imparting a bit more zip on the Woodford.

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Comments   3 comment(s)

George C — Commack, NY, USA,  —  February 21, 2012 11:14pm ET

Jack I love the bourbon reviews. I look toward to getting a bottle.
Jack I'm sure when your tasting for a review you have it straight, but for pleasure do you drink it with a couple of cubes or water?

John LaPorta — port charlotte, florida, usa,  —  April 4, 2012 4:43pm ET

I bought a bottle of Woodford Reserve last nightand am having it today with a Punch Rare Corojo very very nice pair

Ted D — Paducah, KY, USA,  —  April 27, 2012 4:07pm ET

A good bourbon should be enjoyed "neat"

...with a good cigar

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