Woodford Reserve Master's Collection Maple Wood Finish, 47.2%

Price: $90.00 Issue: Winter 2010 Reviewer: John Hansell

Finished in toasted maple wood. I love the nose on this: complex notes of rum, golden raisin, maple syrup, nougat, polished leather, and warming cinnamon. The love continues on the palate, but toward the finish the flavors turn a bit aggressive (leather, tannins), which somewhat tarnishes an otherwise exciting, well-orchestrated whiskey.