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Woodford Reserve Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey

Woodford Reserve Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey

Size: 0,7 l
(45.2% ABV)
£47.02
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  • BrandWoodford Reserve
  • CategoryRye
  • CountryUnited States
  • RegionKentucky
  • DistilleryWoodford Reserve
  • AgeNAS
  • Style Straight Rye Whiskey
  • Alcohol45.2%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 Warning.

Old George Brown himself would be proud.

There has been distilling on the Woodford Reserve Distillery site for more than 235 years, making it the oldest Bourbon distillery in Kentucky. Now owned by Brown-Forman — one of America’s largest wine and spirits companies — it has been refitted and set to expand. Since the beginning, the folks at Woodford have been influential in the development and codifying of Bourbon production. In short, they helped invent the spirit as we know and love it today.

Smooth, pleasantly spiced, and bursting with flavor, Woodford Rye is a Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey that is at least four years old. The mash bill comes in at 53% rye, 33% corn, and 14% malt. Why 53%? Because that what it needs to be. And it’s bottled at an interesting 45.2% ABV. It wasn’t until 2015 that Woodford even made a Rye Whiskey, and the oddly precise numbers in the grain mix and ABV are evidence that they were focused more on taste and less on the math. And we think that they got the taste spot-on.

SmartAss Corner:
Woodford Reserve Distillery is named after the county where it’s located. But two-hundred odd years ago, founder Elijah Pepper named the distillery after his son, calling it the Oscar Pepper Distillery.

Flavor Spiral TM
  • spicy spicy
  • black pepper black pepper
  • burnt caramel burnt caramel
  • apple apple
  • butter butter
  • vanilla sweetness vanilla sweetness
  • toasted oak toasted oak
  • rye rye
  • sweet sweet

Appearance / Color
Warm Amber

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Cedar wood, cassia, almond paste, apple and black pepper

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Rye grain, spice, brown butter, toffee, with more tart apple

Finish
Long with plenty of baking spice

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Old George Brown himself would be proud.

There has been distilling on the Woodford Reserve Distillery site for more than 235 years, making it the oldest Bourbon distillery in Kentucky. Now owned by Brown-Forman — one of America’s largest wine and spirits companies — it has been refitted and set to expand. Since the beginning, the folks at Woodford have been influential in the development and codifying of Bourbon production. In short, they helped invent the spirit as we know and love it today.

Smooth, pleasantly spiced, and bursting with flavor, Woodford Rye is a Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey that is at least four years old. The mash bill comes in at 53% rye, 33% corn, and 14% malt. Why 53%? Because that what it needs to be. And it’s bottled at an interesting 45.2% ABV. It wasn’t until 2015 that Woodford even made a Rye Whiskey, and the oddly precise numbers in the grain mix and ABV are evidence that they were focused more on taste and less on the math. And we think that they got the taste spot-on.

SmartAss Corner:
Woodford Reserve Distillery is named after the county where it’s located. But two-hundred odd years ago, founder Elijah Pepper named the distillery after his son, calling it the Oscar Pepper Distillery.

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  • BrandWoodford Reserve
  • CategoryRye
  • CountryUnited States
  • RegionKentucky
  • DistilleryWoodford Reserve
  • AgeNAS
  • Style Straight Rye Whiskey
  • Alcohol45.2%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 Warning.
Flavor Spiral TM
  • spicy spicy
  • black pepper black pepper
  • burnt caramel burnt caramel
  • apple apple
  • butter butter
  • vanilla sweetness vanilla sweetness
  • toasted oak toasted oak
  • rye rye
  • sweet sweet

Appearance / Color
Warm Amber

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Cedar wood, cassia, almond paste, apple and black pepper

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Rye grain, spice, brown butter, toffee, with more tart apple

Finish
Long with plenty of baking spice

Customer Reviews

Based on 462 reviews
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Not My Cup of Tea

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guest
One of my favorite and go to r...

One of my favorite and go to rye’s. Always will be in stock at my bar.

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Eric
It's Alright, I Guess

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Sam
Pretty Darn Good!

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Jake
I had been trying ryes for a l...

I had been trying ryes for a little while, enjoying the strong spice and what I've come to think of as a "rye kick" that distinguishes it strongly from bourbon and whiskey. I'm not a bourbon drinker, but I knew Woodford Reserve was a quality distiller, so I picked up a bottle of this rye -- and I'm so glad I did. It's a little sweeter and smoother than other ryes, but with a rich flavor and a rye kick (that has been tempered a little bit) that makes it really satisfying to drink. This is now a go-to for me.