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Here's a review of Blanton's bourbon...I check these guys out on YouTube sometimes, 'Bourbon Junkies', they have a few good videos on whiskey, reviews and whatnot...
WowThe most expensive Woodford Reserve ever released is finally available in the U.S.
The Baccarat Edition, previously only available to overseas travelers, is the most expensive Woodford Reserve ever released, with a suggested $2,000 price tag.
And the bad news is that it tastes pretty good.
Woodford Reserve launched the Baccarat edition last year in duty-free shops in airports around the world at $1,500. Master distiller Chris Morris said that sales there have been a huge success, so they’ve gone ahead with the full-scale launch, despite the upheaval caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
And, regardless of the price tag, bottles are selling here too: At least three have sold in Kentucky this week, Morris said. It’s available at the distillery gift shop in Versailles, Kentucky, and will be online at Reservebar.com later this month. Partnership with Baccarat
The release, part of a partnership with the French maker of luxury crystal products, will be an annual one, with a limited amount for sale. One reason for the limitation: Baccarat can only make so many of the fancy bottles, which take five days for a single artisan to complete, Morris said.
“This takes Woodford Reserve to the next level with a luxury presentation,” he said. Where can you taste Woodford Reserve Baccarat? About 2,000 bottles are available around the country this year, mostly at fine retailers. But a few will end up in bars.
How does it taste?
What makes this whiskey so special? It’s aged for three to five years in 30-year-old XO cognac casks from France, giving it a finished flavor that enhances Woodford Reserve’s fruit and spice characteristics. The result, according to the tasting notes, is “a balance of crisp American and French oak notes, complex fruit character, subtle spiciness, and a creamy confectionery finish.”
Journalists were sent small bottles of the bourbon to sample during an online tasting led by master taster Elizabeth McCall.
“I get a lot of red apple, pepper, apricot, mint, clove and even leather,” McCall said. The cognac enhances Woodford’s bold notes of dark chocolate and dark caramel, she said.
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It’s rather young at 3 years old. Let us know what you think.About an hour up north of here there's a local Hudson Valley microdistillery. At some point this year I'd like to try a small bottle of this stuff. Apparently it was a big deal to allow them to call it bourbon, understandably. Maybe next time those aliens come back to slurp our water they'll try some of this and we'll finally get Disclosure - and won't be able to shut them up
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