Whiskey Dreams – Woodford Reserve

This was the only bourbon the flight had when I was heading out to Seattle. I splurged as I had ten hours of travel in front of me, and an Uber ride after that – so I wasn’t going to be driving. What better way to spend a travel day than day drinking right?

Woodford Reserve

Sadly, it is hard to enjoy day drinking when they want $13 bucks for this 50ml bottle. Was it worth it?

The Nose

The nose was underwhelming but for some woody notes. Granted, by this time I was at 30k feet and that may have impacted my olfactory senses, but the nose wasn’t anything special.

The Palate

The palate is where things really fell apart. When I asked if this was worth the $13 bucks, the answer is no, absolutely not. I know I paid more because I was on a plane, and maybe the altitude effected my taste, but I did not enjoy this Woodford Reserve at all. It was all bite and sharpness. It was so rough I had to ask for a can of soda to mix it with, and even then my plan to day drink fell apart because I could not bring myself to order another bottle.

The Score

Overall I’m giving this Woodford Reserve a 29/100. I drank it, and I might again if it is the only thing available, but by god I’m not going to enjoy it.


Toffee colored river water.


45.2% ABV


  • If it is the only bourbon they have on the plane, well, I guess it’s better than nothing.


  • Super expensive when bought on a flight.
  • All sharp edges and hit you in the face alcohol strongness.
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