Woodford Reserve Distillery, Versailles, Kentucky, United States
It's like that every year, you can't really publish on July 4th anything other than a good old American whiskey. Let's not go dead hand with a Woodford Reserve Four Wood Selection.
This special 2012 edition is called the Four Wood due to its stay in four different types of casks, a very rare thing in the bourbon industry. This blend of American oak, sherry cask, port cask and maple wood offers us a whiskey that packs a nice big fruit punch.
As the actor, director, composer and producer of American cinema so well said Clinton "Clint" Eastwood (1930-) ,published in the daily Le Devoir, put it so well:
Un Smith & Wesson Beat four aces
Bourbon red, almost red.
Out of the ordinary, we would think of something else than an American whiskey. Oak and biscuits style "Social Tea", bread and corn. Vanilla and grapes, black cherry. Burnt caramel.
Always oak and spices, dusty wood, cherry, corn and pears. Apple and nectarine. Really unique.
Short but punchy with notes of port, apples and wood.
A superb example of a special refining for a bourbon, something unusual in the industry.
Note: ★ ★ ★ ★★