GSN Review: Woodford Reserve Frosty Four Wood

326228Woodford Reserve announces the latest Distillery Series expression, Frosty Four Wood. Following the 2015 release of Double Double Oaked and Sweet Mash Redux, Frosty Four Wood is Woodford Reserve’s latest offering available for purchase at the Woodford Reserve Distillery and select Kentucky retailers.

Developed by Master Distiller Chris Morris, Frosty Four Wood is a batching of Woodford Reserve bourbon, aged in American Oak and finished in barrels made from Maple Wood, Sherry Wood and Port. The original Four Wood whiskey, the 2012 Master’s Collection release, was exposed to record-low temperatures during the 2013 Polar Vortex, resulting in flocking, or mineral precipitation. Filtration techniques produced a more fruit-forward whiskey with maple hints.

“Frosty Four Wood is the last of a historic whiskey specialty, as the original Four Wood was the first of its kind to touch four different barrels,” said Woodford Reserve Master Distiller Chris Morris. “It represents a rare moment that extends beyond bourbon and amplifies current flavors found in Woodford Reserve.”

Woodford Reserve Frosty Four Wood (90.4 proof)
Visual: Copper-orange.
Nose: Apple, cherry, apricot, cloven orange, smoked wood, new saddle leather.
Taste: Tightly bound and intensely compact with a lot of solera effect on the top of the spectrum.  The blend of woods makes this a highly unusual bourbon, but there is something else here which defies logic.  Almost a baked quality.  Intriguing.
Finish: Medium long with a dry and slightly sweet tone.  Thought provoking in character.
Overall: Expressive and original.  A sipper for special occasions and one that should be enjoyed with a fresh palate.
GSN Rating: A-

For more information go to: Woodford Reserve

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