Woodford Reserve Kentucky Straight Malt Whiskey showcases the five sources of flavour with an emphasis on the nuttiness of grain and toasted oak of the barrel delivering a more buttery expression than the bourbon. By using Malt grain, the wood is able to play a bigger role in the flavour.
Nose: Soft nutty notes drizzled with light caramel and milk chocolate coat a light layer of tropical fruit character. Delicate hints of brown spice, mint, brown sugar and soft oak float beneath.
Palate: Dark chocolate and caramel covered nuts are dried out with a sprinkle of cocoa and brown spice. Faint ripe tropical fruit brighten a trace of toasted coconut and oak.
Finish: Nutty and subtly sweet chocolate malt notes linger on.