Woodford Reserve just unveiled the 2023 edition of its Double Double Oaked Bourbon. The annual series celebrates Master Distiller Chris Morris’ commitment to innovation and craftsmanship.
Made by finishing fully mature Woodford Reserve Double Oaked for an additional year in a second, heavily toasted, lightly charred, new oak barrel, Double Double Oaked offers a distinctly spicier taste than its original counterpart, a whiskey known for its sweeter taste and finish.
“We are excited to once again offer one of our most-coveted annual bourbon releases,” Morris said. “This is the perfect winter bourbon with tasting notes of burnt marshmallows, cranberry and bittersweet chocolate.”
A dark roasted coffee bean in color, the whiskey delivers a robust medley of rich maple syrup, dark butterscotch, brittle caramel, bittersweet chocolate, burnt marshmallow, and sweet hickory smoke aromas. The palate finds rich dried cherry and cranberry fruit alongside a blackberry jam brightened with hints of ripe apple. Chai tea and warming clove notes develop to spice up the palate. The finish features a warm and drying clove character.
Bottled at 90.4 proof, Woodford Reserve Double Double Oaked Bourbon 2023 costs $59.99 per 375ml bottle and available at the distillery as well as select Kentucky retailers.
For more information, head over to the brand’s official website.
In September, Woodford Reserve unveiled the latest edition to its annual Distillery Series, Woodford Reserve Honey Barrel Finish.