Woodford Reserve Master's Collection 1838 Style White Corn Bourbon, 45.2%

Price: $100 Issue: Winter 2015 Reviewer: Lew Bryson

Fresh-shucked sweet corn on the nose, a wisp of hot clove spice, some fresh grassiness; a clean aroma. True on the palate, with a bit of fresh cob as well, and firm oak. Lean and a bit leathery in the Woodford style, but lighter in the mouth; is the lightness from the white corn? I like this; I tend to give Woodford a bit more latitude in these essays.