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Woodford Reserve Bourbon is a classic whiskey that has a strong vanilla-forward profile. It also has a long racy finish that consists of oak. There are quite a few foods that go well with the Woodford Reserve. The first food item is cheese.
Cheese goes well with Bourbon because the high-fat content in the cheese coats the mouth and highlights the woody and nutty characteristics that is presented by Woodford’s Bourbon’s Distillery’s one-of-a-kind process of maturing the bourbon. A person that drinks this bourbon can taste pecan, almond, or a hint of oak. When someone eats cheese with this bourbon, it brings out the pecan and nutty flavors of the bourbon. Hazelnuts are also a good food to eat when you drink this bourbon.
Hazelnut goes well with this bourbon. However, if you do not have hazelnuts, you can substitute toasted pecans, cashews, or Brazil nuts. The reason that nuts go well with this bourbon is because the tannic acid in the nut brings to light what the carefully chosen toasted oak provides Woodford Reserve Distiller’s Select Bourbon barrels. The nuts also bring out the wood flavor of the bourbon. Cranberries taste good well with when you eat with them with this great tasting bourbon.
Cranberries also bring out the flavor in this bourbon. The tart cranberry ignites the fruit and floral aromas in the sense of smell system. These notes come from Woodford Reserve’s yeast strain and the very long six-day process of fermentation. A person may taste cherry, blackberry, and cooked peach in a sip after this pairing. Oranges are a good fruit to serve with this bourbon due to the fact that the citrus flavors can be found in Woodford Reserve. The oranges bring out the flavors of orange, lemon, and peach. When it is time for dessert, chocolate is what is needed to go along with this bourbon.
Chocolate goes well with this bourbon because dark chocolate brings out the spicy taste of Woodford Reserve, that comes from the mashbill, very long fermentation time, and handcrafted barrels that are used to mature the whiskey. The rich dark chocolate can bring out the notes of chocolate, coffee, clove, and tobacco leaf. The last food that goes well with this whiskey is Sorghum. The reason for this is the Sorghum Syrup brings out the sweet aroma characteristics that are in Woodford Reserve. The grassy notes in the finish stem from the corn, rye, and malted barley grain recipe. A person may also taste caramel and honey.
Any of these foods will make Woodford Reserve more flavorful. They taste so good alone, but also go really well when served with Woodford Reserve.