Score: 87 points
This is the 2014 edition of the Woodford Reserve Masters Collection, and is normally-matured Woodford Reserve Bourbon finished in Pinot Noir casks from California’s Sonoma-Cutrer Winery.
The nose is smooth with dark chocolate, honey, a touch of tobacco smoke, and a hint of freshly-baked berry cobbler. The taste is dry and fruity with dark stewed fruits, dark chocolate, red grapes, and a slight hint of bitter lemon along with touches of oak. The finish is dry and dark with stewed fruits, berry cobbler, and a touch of molasses. (December, 2014)