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Cpdaddyo
02-20-2012, 12:23
Just heard that Woodford will have a new offering on March 1: "Double Oaked". The theory is, twice the wood, twice the flavor. Rather than a special, like the ryes from this year and the four grain offerings in the past, this is supposed to be the first extension of the brand. Woodford is one of my "go to" drinkers and the new offering sounds promising.

Parkersback
02-20-2012, 13:04
Just heard that Woodford will have a new offering on March 1: "Double Oaked". The theory is, twice the wood, twice the flavor. Rather than a special, like the ryes from this year and the four grain offerings in the past, this is supposed to be the first extension of the brand. Woodford is one of my "go to" drinkers and the new offering sounds promising.

The search engine is your friend!

http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/showthread.php?t=17126&highlight=oaked

Although, the OP of the above link could have made it a wee bit easier by not abbreviating in the thread title.

bourboncc
02-20-2012, 13:05
It sounds interesting to me as well, as long as it isn't an oak bomb.

Bmac
02-20-2012, 13:06
Yup, they have been using their master collection series to test market new techniques.

The double oak is standard Woodford that's been aged an additional year in new oak. However, the new oak has been treated differently. It's been toasted twice as long and lightly charred. This should give it more buttery, caramel notes.

They say its due for release in March. It's on my radar. :)

Gentleman Racer
02-20-2012, 13:52
On my radar too. Not a big fan of regular Woodford, or most of the Master's Collection, but the Seasoned Oak release was my favorite of those. I this Double Oak is going to emulate that.

Bourbon Boiler
02-20-2012, 18:12
I think I'd really be looking forward to this, if not for the low (90.4) proof.

JayMonster
02-20-2012, 19:28
wondering if I would get the same overall effect by vatting the WR I have languishing in the cupboard with some Devil's Cut.

BigRich
02-21-2012, 06:45
BF was kind enough to send over a review sample and it is quite nice. I'm not sure if it's $50 bourbon or not but it's much improved over regular Woodford.

Enoch
02-21-2012, 06:53
Current WR is a mix from the WR distillery and BF distillery. I had heard that they would eventually offer a straight WR bourbon. I wonder if this will still be a mix or all WR pot still bourbon.

mrviognier
02-21-2012, 07:13
When I heard about this, I was instantly reminded of what I used to tell my winemaking clients..."Oak is wood. Wood is a picture frame, not the picture." That said, had a taste of this over last weekend and was pleasantly surprised. Very nice, well-integrated, too. I'll grab a bottle when it comes out.

Tucker
02-21-2012, 07:47
Current WR is a mix from the WR distillery and BF distillery. I had heard that they would eventually offer a straight WR bourbon. I wonder if this will still be a mix or all WR pot still bourbon.

Since the Double Oaked will be a permanent line extension and not a limited edition (such as the Master's Collection) I can't imagine that this would consist of all Versailles pot still product.

Lazer
02-21-2012, 08:39
Current WR is a mix from the WR distillery and BF distillery. I had heard that they would eventually offer a straight WR bourbon. I wonder if this will still be a mix or all WR pot still bourbon.

I've been disappointed with WR lately, so I'm going to pass on this one too. I would try a bottle that was exclusively from the WR distillery. I wonder why they've never released any. Is it not that good alone?

SMOWK
02-21-2012, 08:46
It sounds interesting to me as well, as long as it isn't an oak bomb.

Some of us like our wood. :grin:

Fullbuck
02-22-2012, 16:16
There is a tasting here in Louisville on March 3. party source in prospect

TheDude
02-22-2012, 20:53
Just received an email from Woodford that bottles will be available starting tomorrow. Only catch is you have to pick them up at the distillery's visitor center in Versailles.

Fortunately, I work 20 minutes from there!! :grin:

Old Lamplighter
02-23-2012, 08:16
I've been disappointed with WR lately, so I'm going to pass on this one too.

After the last 2 bottles some time ago, I have been on the same bus for a while now. In fact, it has held me back from giving Angel's Envy a try....which probably is a bit unfair on my part since it is a totally different animal.

camduncan
02-23-2012, 14:49
Just received an email from Woodford that bottles will be available starting tomorrow. Only catch is you have to pick them up at the distillery's visitor center in Versailles.

Fortunately, I work 20 minutes from there!! :grin:

Damm! I'm a 26 hr flight plus at least an hour drive away :(

If you get along to pick one up, let us know what you think.

Bourbon Boiler
02-23-2012, 18:40
Is the distillery offering a tasting of this along with (or instead of) the regular WR on the tour?

StraightNoChaser
02-29-2012, 09:42
I'm sure I'll be tasting this at work soon. However, I'm also sure I'll hate it like all other BF whiskey :hs:

Moretorque05
02-29-2012, 11:40
I ordered 2 bottles online the other day. Hopefully they will get here tomorrow. I am very excited to give it a try.

Bmac
03-05-2012, 13:05
BTW, for you folks in Texas, I spoke to a distributor source this afternoon and we won't be seeing this release until next month :(

Ugh...Texas is just not lucky for bourbon releases.:hot:

mosugoji64
03-05-2012, 14:03
I was able to sample this over the weekend and enjoyed it quite a bit. Always thought regular WR was a little flat and uninteresting, but this one has some character. The wife thought I should go ahead and pick up a bottle, so who am I to argue? :grin: