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L&G Woodford Reserve

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One of our readers, Ryan, gladly offered his help to review some of his favorite bourbons; here goes his first review. Enjoy the read!

As a bourbon lover, I feel it is my duty to spread the word about new bourbons that I have tried whenever possible. As an avid reader of this site, I’ve noticed that most of the reviews concern drinks made in the UK, and I thought I would review one of my favorite bourbons since I have a wide array of different choices here in the United States.

One Friday night, I was bored and decided that I hadn’t tried a new bourbon in quite some time. It had been a long day and I was looking for something mid-range in price to tie over my taste buds, so I hopped in my Honda Civic that my wife made me buy (so long as I could still enjoy the occasional bourbon on the rocks), and headed to the liquor store just down the street from my house. I don’t drink as often as I’d like to, so when I get the chance I always try to find someone new.

Walking around the store, something new caught my eye. It was L&G Woodford Reserve. As someone who frequents the whisky fan-sites around the Internet I had heard a bit about Woodford Reserve, but had never had the chance to try it out for myself. Having only had good reviews, I decided that I should give it a shot.

I purchased it, grabbed some mixers at the market on the way home in case I decided to dilute it a bit, and headed home to give it a try. I have to say, L&G Woodford Reserve, for the price, is a superb bourbon that is easily one of the best that I have had.

Woodford Reserve is full of flavor, but is able to provide a bite that is completely unique. It manages to maintain a full bodied flavor that new tasters and seasoned veterans alike would enjoy. It’s much smoother than most other bourbons of comparable price and has a lingering after taste that adds to the experience.

For the price, you really can’t do much better than L&G Woodford Reserve. The smooth bite it provides along with its vanilla scent make it unlike any other other bourbon that I have had and at only a few dollars more expensive than Bulleit, it is well worth your time.

Color: Pale Red, very telling of its taste.

Nose: An enticing, unique vanilla smell.

Taste: Smooth, full-bodied ginger bite with pleasant, sweet aftertaste.

Want to buy this bourbon? Available in: USA & World (click)UK & Europe (click)

About Ryan

My name is Ryan, and I joined Martin to share my passion about bourbon. I live in America, but enjoy traveling as much as possible, especially to visit bourbon distilleries (of course!). Not only do I enjoy bourbon, but I also love whisky, wine and premium cigars.

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2 Comments

  1. Ron

    November 1, 2011 at 7:59 pm

    Woodford is at the top of my favorite bourbon list. KC is my favorite, but Woodford is a good everyday drinking bourbon. It is refined, complex, and also strong enough at 90.4 proof. I live near the distillery, and it is a wonderfully classy bourbon that makes one think of the good old days. It is great for cocktails but I also like it neat, which is how I judge any bourbon. Bourbons should be able to hold up however they are consumed! Woodford is more complex and refined than Makers Mark at the same strength. I really like it!

  2. Garret

    March 27, 2013 at 2:24 am

    Have not had the joy of woodford reserve yet, getting it this weekend but I look forward to it since my elmer t lee didn’t wow me and I hope to replace it with woodfords.

    Good review keep it up.

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