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Apr 9, 2007 01:49 PM

Woodford Reserve Bourbon

Has anyone else here tried Woodford Reserve? I haven't had bourbon in years, but I tasted Woodford on Saturday night when a friend ordered it...absolutely amazing...velvety smooth, slightly sweet. It could give my beloved martinis a run for their money! :)

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  1. It is lovely. I got some as a gift, and relished every drop.

    1. If you really like bourbon then you must try some of products from Buffalo Trace. They are a little pricey but well worth the money.

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      1. re: Scott M

        Second Buffalo Trace. I was a happy Woodford drinker but after having some Trace, I don't think I can go back. The regular BT bourbon is subline and only about $25 per bottle, though it is not widely available. The others can run you up into the $50s.

        Still, Woodford is a fine sipping bourbon and I prefer it to a lot of the other widely available small batch bourbons.

      2. its great stuff. My brother sends me a bottle every year from the Kentucky Derby. Each year they have a different label. I have 4 now (I'm a scotch guy at heart). Its owned by the Jack Daniels people.

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        1. re: NY Wine Guy

          It isn't owned by JD, it is owned by Brown-Forman who own JD among several other companies like Canadian Mist, Southern Comfort, Early Times Kentucky Whisky, Old Forester Bourbon whiskey, Korbel champagne, Fetzer wine, Finlandia vodka, and Bolla wine.

        2. It's ok, but doesn't have enough heat for me- I use it a lot as a mixing bourbon or for infusions.

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          1. re: jpschust

            The hardcore will tell you WR's taste has changed for the worse due to recent recipe alterations. I can't really tell myself, even though as far as the hard stuff goes, I only drink bourbon (doesn't mean I'm an expert, I just like the stuff). I probably don't remember the taste of the early batch WR, if I ever had it all...

            I'd definitely recommend Woodford Reserve as a smooth, mid-priced bourbon.