Woodford Reserve brings back Double Double Oaked

Woodford Reserve has released its annual expression of Double Double Oaked Bourbon,  which is part of an annual series that celebrates Master Distiller Chris Morris’ commitment to innovation and craftsmanship.

In 2015, Double Double Oaked released as a one-time-only offering. There was such demand for the product that it’s now released each January, and it quickly sells out each year.

bourbon: a rose gold cup that says Woodford Reserve and a blurry building in the background

Photo by Austin Johnson/Proof

Double Double Oaked is the result of finishing fully mature Woodford Reserve Double Oaked for an additional year. The extra year in the barrel creates a bourbon that is distinctly spicier than its original counterpart, known for its sweeter taste and finish.

“People love this product for its unique style and rich flavor profile — and they start calling and emailing in December, anticipating its arrival in January,” says Morris.

The tasting notes for Double Double Oaked includes a roasted coffee bean color with the aroma of a robust medley of rich maple syrup, dark butterscotch, brittle caramel, bittersweeet chocolate, burnt marshmallow and sweet hickory smoke notes.

The taste is like a Rich dried cherry and cranberry fruit swim in a blackberry jam brightened with hints of ripe apple. Chai tea and warming clove notes develop to spice up the palate drying with a lingering, warm clove character finish.

The product is now available in limited quantities at Woodford Reserve Distillery and in selected liquor stores in Kentucky.


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