Woodford Reserve Seasoned Oak Finish
Top 10 Bourbons
Woodford Reserve is the official bourbon of the Kentucky Derby and always makes us feel like we're in the winner's circle. But every once in a while, the distillery — based in Woodford County, Kentucky — puts out a limited edition that surpasses the original. Our favorite Woodford Reserve's Masters Collection is a bold and spicy concoction, which is finished in seasoned oak barrels that have been exposed to the outdoors for three to five years — as opposed to the standard three to five months — resulting in a complex flavor profile that combines hints of wood and pepper with smooth and satisfying caramel. The 100.4-proof bourbon is also noticeably stronger than the distillery's classic 90.4-proof product, providing a substantial bite while still finishing smoothly.