Woodford Reserve Master's Collection Batch Proof 118.4, 59.2%

Price: $130 Issue: Fall 2022 Reviewer: Shane English

At batch proof, Woodford's bourbon is layered and rich, opening with decadent tiramisu, café latte, and hazelnut coffee. With time and a little water, this whiskey unfolds with stewed fruits, berry compote, milk chocolate syrup, and a wide range of baked goods, like cinnamon rolls, blueberry muffins, and chocolate croissants. The finish is long and spicy, introducing black pepper and dark chocolate with sea salt, plus a healthy amount of toasty oak.