Woodford Reserve Master’s Collection 1838 Style White Corn: Review

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45.2% alcohol/Vol 90.4 Proof, Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Woodford Reserve has been releasing the Master’s collection since 2005.  I’ve been lucky enough to taste several and 1838 Style White Corn is one of my favorites (limited to 30,000 bottles).  In several other lines, I’ve enjoyed the throwback recipes and switching to white corn is a wonderful experiment.  Since Maker’s has been distilling on the same site since 1812, I’m sure they have several recipes they could reach back and reintroduce.

Appearance:

The coloring is light golden honey, it’s thick with long slow legs.

Nose:

The aroma is that of butter sweet corn and apple sugar cookie with some cedar smokiness and a faint hint of cloves.

Taste:

The mouth feel is warm, dense and buttery.  The initial taste is apple buttered popcorn with some rye spice.  The underlying flavors of those of peppered shortbread.  There is dry vanilla buttered pepper finish that lasts a good while.  This bourbon seems like it would pair magically with a grilled steak.

Rating: 🥃🥃🥃

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