Review #1248 – Woodford Reserve Batch Proof 2018

The Schtick: I tasted this dram blind and then got the reveal at a later time, so keep that in mind as you read through these notes.

Review #1248 | Bourbon Review #585

Distiller: Brown-Forman

Bottler: Brown-Forman

Selection: N/A

ABV: 62.9% ABV

Age: NAS

Nose: Strong oak, cocoa, pepper, some cherry. Strong ethanol but nothing too wild.

Taste: Thick, rich, but hot. Powerful oak, honey, cherry and toffee. A little oakier than I would expect, but the heat is there. Peanuts, tobacco.

Finish: Long, hot and rich. Oaky, pepper, spice. Some vanilla, some tobacco but mostly ethanol and oak.

Overall: This is good but a bit tannic and a bit hot. That said, I’m certain this is a barrel proofer, and on the oakier side, so I don’t find either of those qualities to be excessive.

Thanks for reading!

Rank: 6

10 Most Recent Brown-Forman Expressions I Have Reviewed:



1 | Disgusting | So bad I poured it out.

2 | Poor | I wouldn’t consume by choice.

3 | Bad | Multiple flaws.

4 | Sub-par | Not bad, but many things I’d rather have.

5 | Good | Good, just fine.

6 | Very Good | A cut above.

7 | Great | Well above average

8 | Excellent | Really quite exceptional.

9 | Incredible | An all time favorite

10 | Perfect | Perfect

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