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    WR introduces new "Double Oaked"

    LOUISVILLE, Ky., Jan. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Woodford Reserve® announces that it will introduce its first permanent line extension with Woodford Reserve Double Oaked.
    http://www.marketwatch.com/story/woo...ory-2012-01-18

    Cliffs: WRDO is WR finished in a new barrel with a heavy toast and light char

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    Re: WR introduces new "Double Oaked"

    We had a preview taste of this when I was there in October. It was after lots of other tasting, but it was good. It reminded me a little of the seasoned oak masters collection bourbon.

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    Re: WR introduces new "Double Oaked"

    That's funny. I just drank 1/4 bottle of the Seasoned Oak on Monday and I thought it was trash. I just can't get over those &(%^!$ banana flavors

    Why did I drink a 1/4 bottle of something I thought was trash? Because the next best option was Finlandia Grapefruit vodka

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    Re: WR introduces new "Double Oaked"

    I'm a big fan of the Seasoned Oak, so here's hoping this one makes it Downunder

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    Re: WR introduces new "Double Oaked"

    I am underwhelmed, as I had the doubled oaked Pritchards recently and didn't like it much.

    I get that the barrel process is different in this case, but I guess I was hoping for something a little bit different from Woodford. It just doesn't strike me as all that creative. But then again, what do I know?

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    Re: WR introduces new "Double Oaked"

    The WRDO was mentioned in a Dec. 25, 2011 NY Times article:

    For Woodford Reserve Double Oaked, he said, “we take a batch
    of mature Woodford Reserve, reduce the proof to 110 proof and
    rebarrel in a second brand-new barrel.” The barrels are stored in
    the Versailles, Ky., warehouse for a year, batched together and
    bottled.

    He held up a sample and pointed to the rich dark color. “Now you get
    honey, butterscotch notes,” Mr. Morris said, sampling it. “Woodford
    has nice citrus notes, the balance of many flavors. This is going to be
    out of balance on purpose. At 90.4 proof, it will be even smoother,
    softer than Woodford. Woodford is known for being smooth.”
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    Re: WR introduces new "Double Oaked"

    I for one liked the Seasoned Oak.

    At any rate, I'm looking forward to trying the double oaked. It was on the most recent Michigan supplemental list so it should be hitting the stores by summer.
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    Re: WR introduces new "Double Oaked"

    Quote Originally Posted by Josh View Post
    I for one liked the Seasoned Oak.

    At any rate, I'm looking forward to trying the double oaked. It was on the most recent Michigan supplemental list so it should be hitting the stores by summer.
    I liked the Seasoned Oak as well, but then I went back to my bottle the other day which has been open for a while and somehow that oak note lost its oakiness in favor of a less pleasant popsicle stick note and now that bottle is looking awfully huge.

    I'll be interested in WRDO for a try but my expectations are nonexistent.

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    Re: WR introduces new "Double Oaked"

    It doesn't sound like it will be in international markets anytime soon, so hopefully I'll come across some in Hawaii when I vacation there in May.

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    Re: WR introduces new "Double Oaked"

    One thing I'd lke to try, is regular WR aged longer, say another two years.

    Gary

 

 

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