Tonight, one of my first bourbon purchases, which I have not pulled out in awhile...Woodford Reserve - batch 15 - bottle 02199 "Approved by Lincoln A Henderson" 90.4 proof. I think I bought this in 2002 at the distillery.
Mild nose, it seems drier that some my other bourbons even at 90.4 proof, fairly lively mouth but the taste is not as complex as some. It does have a unique flavor quality...maybe leather I am of mixed mind on this whiskey....it is ok.
I don't pretend to be good at tasting notes...for comparison here are some:
Woodford Reserve Tasting Notes:
Color: Sharp, brilliant dark honey amber
Nose: Strong, powerful vanilla overlays a rich fruit medley, with mint, sweet Cocoa and a dash of black pepper spice
>> Yes, vanilla, the rest I guess if I take a nice long inhale....power of suggestion?
Taste: Rich, rounded and smooth, with complex hints of mint, tobacco, leather, and fruit. Toffee and spice notes abound.
>> I would not call it rich...not that smooth...possibly ok on the flavors.
Finish:* Smooth, long, spicy and warming, but with a noticeable absence of heat.
>> Again, not that smooth...yes to warming...not a long finish.