About – An innovative approach to twice-barreled bourbon creates the rich and colorful flavor of Woodford Reserve Double Oaked. Uniquely matured in separate, charred oak barrels – the second barrel deeply toasted before a light charring – extracts additional soft, sweet oak character. Woodford Double Oaked is widely available, bottled at 86.4 proof, and sells for $43-$50.
Nose – This does not have a typical bourbon nose. I am getting dark sweet notes of oak, chocolate, toasted marshmallow, and a hint of coffee. Very dark and decadent.
Palate – Loads of vanilla accompanied by marshmallow, very creamy with a nice toastiness running throughout. A sweet toasted oak carries into a medium nearing long finish.
Score – A-
Verdict – The biggest mistake Woodford Reserve has made is in naming this bourbon. The name Double Oaked leads many people to think this is will be a complete oak bomb. I know this is the reason that I have passed on it until now, and many of my friends have said the same. If this was named Woodford Reserve Toasted it would fly off the shelves. This is the epitome of an after dinner bourbon. It isn’t something I could drink multiples of regularly, but is a great night cap. You need to try this.