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    Woodford Reserve Double Oak Single Barrel?!

    Anyone see or hear about this? Odd, right? Wondering the source of the 1B, myself.

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    Re: Woodford Reserve Double Oak Single Barrel?!

    It's all explained on the Woodford Reserve web site here.

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    Re: Woodford Reserve Double Oak Single Barrel?!

    Kinda all explained. But I'm probably just dense. So it's all Versailles distillate in the 1B?

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    Re: Woodford Reserve Double Oak Single Barrel?!

    Think about what 'double-oaked' means.

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    Re: Woodford Reserve Double Oak Single Barrel?!

    Okay, it's official. I'm just dense. I thought both Woodfords were blends of itty Woodford and loads of BF. So I was just wondering which element this 1B was.

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    Re: Woodford Reserve Double Oak Single Barrel?!

    My point is that double-oaked is just Distiller's Select that has been rebarreled, so a 'single barrel' of double oaked already has the mixing of the two distillates done before the second barreling. That's why they can do a Double Oaked single barrel but they only offer 'Personal Selection' for Distiller's Select buy-a-barrel customers. 'Personal selection' is whiskey from two different barrels that you select, although you don't know the source of the distillate. In theory, it could be two Woodford barrels.

    Overall, the products are certainly more BF than Woodford, but the ratio varies by batch. It is not accurate to say "itty Woodford and loads of BF." Some batches contain more Woodford than BF. All batches contain some of each.

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    Re: Woodford Reserve Double Oak Single Barrel?!

    See? Dense. Guess I never knew when they batched the Woodford and BF juices together. Prior to barreling, I see. Guess I was hoping this was all Versailles juice that had undergone the DO finish. Nope. Nothing to see here. Thanks!

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    Re: Woodford Reserve Double Oak Single Barrel?!

    Those clever little marketing tykes, what won't they think of next.

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    Re: Woodford Reserve Double Oak Single Barrel?!

    Quote Originally Posted by squire View Post
    Those clever little marketing tykes, what won't they think of next.
    Fancier labels that make you think the juice inside is highly superior to the regular. I still remember seeing the regular WR distiller select bottling on the tour and having to ask the gift shop worker 3x "so it's the same?". To her credit she explained it basically was.

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    Re: Woodford Reserve Double Oak Single Barrel?!

    At least I'm (somewhat) smart enough to ask here first before rushing out and buying one! :P

 

 

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