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Review of Woodford Reserve Master’s Collection Historic Barrel Entry

Review of Woodford Reserve Master’s Collection Historic Barrel Entry
Reader Rating859 Votes
9.4
10

Overview

Woodford Reserve Master’s Collection Historic Barrel Entry

The 18th release in the Woodford Reserve Master’s Collection, this bourbon focuses on barrel entry proof levels, a standard that was set in 1962, which the company states in their press release is 125 proof. Woodford Reserve Master’s Collection Historic Barrel Entry is well-composed, however the asking price could be seen as quite steep compared to the overall sip.

Tasting Notes

NOSE

Brown sugar | Creme brulee | Fresh oak | Hint of raisins | Fain syrup | Dab of oatmeal | Really pleasing opening

Palate

Hint of tannic oak | Bland oatmeal with raisins | Dry cinnamon powder | Light baking spices | Dash of rye spice

Finish

Dry oak | Faint rye spice | Spiced raisins in syrup | Dash of green peppercorn spice | Light lingering heat

Uniqueness
Value
Overall

Woodford Reserve Master’s Collection Historic Barrel Entry delivers a slightly elevated sip that struggles to justify its price tag.

Conclusion

While Historic Barrel Entry delivers a slightly elevated sip compared to the standard Woodford Reserve and is well-composed, the asking price doesn’t match the overall sip. For those who are fans of the series or the brand overall, this will be a subtle but pleasant hit, for everyone else though, the asking price may be a bit too steep.

Review of Woodford Reserve Master’s Collection Historic Barrel Entry
Review of Woodford Reserve Master’s Collection Historic Barrel Entry
Bottle Info

Classification: Straight Bourbon

Company: Brown-Forman

Distillery: Woodford Reserve Distillery/Brown-Forman Distillery

Release Date: February 2023

Proof: 90.4

Age: NAS (Aged at least 4 years based on TTB regulations)

Mashbill: 72% Corn, 18% Rye, 10% Malted Barley

Color: Rust

MSRP: $130 (2023)

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Reader Rating859 Votes
9.4
10

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    Finish

    Medium-long finish | Lingering spicy oak | Touch of caramel | Hint of black pepper | Slight alcohol burn

    “The Woodford Reserve Master’s Collection Historic Barrel Entry is a well-composed bourbon with a pleasing opening on the nose and a medium-long finish. However, some may find the asking price to be steep compared to the overall drinking experience.”

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