Woodford Reserve Master's Collection Batch Proof Kentucky Straight Bourbon (2020 Release), 61.8%

Price: $130 Issue: Summer 2020 Reviewer: Jeffery Lindenmuth

Lovely lavender-like florals and sweet Bit-O-Honey candies introduce this whiskey, with secondary aromas that suggest the vivid spice and earthy leather that lurk on the palate. Pleasantly sweet pineapple and citrus keep things bright on the palate, along with flavors of chocolate-covered banana. The final show of dusty oak tannins is laced with bitter espresso, then cocoa powder, ending with hints of furniture polish. An intense volley of flavors, skillfully integrated.