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Woodford Reserve Distiller's Select | 43.2% | USA
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Meet #61   |   28/03/15   |   Hosted by Giles
Not only was it the first inaugural Southside Whisky Club Sports Day, but Giles had put on a feast of American whiskies for us to try. Could we cope with 5 bottles after some sandy exertion?
Other bottles sampled:
#122 Dry Fly Wheat CS | SSWC review 61a
#123 Balcones Brimstone | SSWC review 61b
#124 Elijah Craig 12yo | SSWC review 61c
#125 FEW Single Malt | SSWC review 61d
Apple Sourz (why does this come up so often?), nail varnish and boiled rice made it not-so-delicious sounding, but it also smelled like some kind of mad honey distillery: warm copper with metallic wafts, sawdust on the floor and honey in the air. Then cherry sweets, 'smells nice' and 'good, solid, vanilla bourbon' wrapped it all up.
We've moved from 'good, solid, vanilla bourbon' on the nose to 'standard, good bourbon' on the taste. We're really going out there with this one... "Lemony Snickets", tears, corn and chili. It was said to have a tartness to it, but frankly, too many people had succumbed to 5 bottles of whisky by this point and lots went unrecorded.

  Meet 61   |   Things got blurry, and so did the photos..   (5 photos)
Finish & Comments
Sadly undocumented, no doubt due to over-consumption. Let's just say it had one. A note from our host: "Not our finest whisky club moment here. I think a combination of drunkenness and people going home resulted in people not returning scores here. Sorry Whisky Club."
~£29 (70cl)
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WhiskyBase: Woodford Reserve Distiller's Select   |
We've always scored out of 10 in our group (see number in red box, below), with scores regularly given across that spectrum. The value out of 100 below is adjusted to the scale most commonly used for whisky reviews, to allow for better comparison.

72 / 100

Average score

Detailed scores (out of 10)
Ali: 5.5
Calum: Null
Charlotte: Null
Christina: Null
Fran: Null
Giles: Null
Hamish: Null
Iain: Null
Jamie: Null
Laura: Null
Martin: 6
Nicola: Null
Phil: 6.6
Scott: Null
Tasting Game Points (out of 0)
No scores available.


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