Launched in 2012, the creamy toasted flavours reminded me and my friend Emily of Malva pudding. Woodford Reserve Double Oaked vs Woodford Distiller’s Select is a hotly debated topic in my house. The tasting is done blind and neat, and on my usual scale outlined below. While both claim to be unique in this aspect, both Old Forester and Woodford Reserve are under the Brown-Forman umbrella. I much prefer the more earthy and robust flavors of the Double Wood whereas my wife likes the softer sweeter flavors of the Distiller’s Select. The second barrel used is deeply toasted before being lightly charred. Woodford Reserve Double Oaked is an interesting bourbon. There is no right or wrong answer really, but I like to think I’m right (because I am). Both Woodford Reserve Double Oaked and Old Forester 1910 are non-age stated bourbons that are matured a second time in new charred oak barrels to give additional sweetness. Woodford Reserve Double Oaked Bourbon During 2017 I attended an afternoon with Jack Daniel’s & Woodford Reserve and got to taste the Woodford Reserve Doubled Oak Bourbon Whiskey .

While a growing number of bourbons are being finished in wine, rum, or brandy, a few are also finishing bourbon in a second virgin charred oak barrel, hence the term double oak (double barrel can also mean the same thing). Woodford Double Oaked is produced by re-barreling Woodford Reserve Distiller’s Select in a second virgin charred oak barrel for a little under a year. Woodford Reserve Double Oaked Bourbon vs. Old Forester 1910 Old Fine Whisky Review In early 2019, I found my first bottle of Old Forester 1910 as they suddenly hit the shelves and then just as suddenly sold out and disappeared for over half a year when the inventory ran out.