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Woodford Reserve Master's Collection Oat Grain Straight Bourbon, 42.5%

Price: $130 Issue: Spring 2019 Reviewer: Jeffery Lindenmuth

The oak juts out a bit in this otherwise fresh and pleasant bourbon, where toasted oak meets cake batter, Honey Nut Cheerios, and porridge with pecans. It's lacking much in the way of a ‘wow factor,' but following the slightly tart fruit palate is a redeeming finish, balancing tasty apricot and bright citrus peel with drying oak tannins.