I picked up a bottle of Woodinville Whiskey Co.’s bourbon to sample. I like bourbon, preferring it neat. Currently my “go to” bourbon is Maker’s Mark “46”, a great bourbon for the price in my opinion. I tend to drink bourbon neat, unless the alcohol content is high then I cut it with a bit of water,
The bourbon from Woodinville is 92 proof, on the edge of where I drink it neat or cut it. I tried the first glass neat and was hit with an overpowering alcohol taste. Okay, that isn’t going to work. The next day I tried cutting it with a bit of water. That handled the alcohol burn so I could experience the taste of the whiskey. And the taste? Bland, no depth to it at all. Huge disappointment. I’m chalking it up to lack of aging. Woodinville uses the smaller casks to age their whiskey, which does shorten the aging time as more whiskey is in contact with wood, but It doesn’t help the flavor at all.
I’ll advise people to be weary of this bourbon. For the price there are many other choices out there that have more character then this one. Even cheaper whiskeys are available that have a better taste profile. This goes on my do not buy again list.