Monday, 27 June 2016

Competition: Woodford Reserve – The Handcrafted American Whiskey



Woodford Reserve is a Kentucky straight bourbon with a reputation as a solidly exceptional whiskey.

Crafted at the Woodford Reserve Distillery, Kentucky’s oldest, smallest and slowest working distillery, circa 1812, It is also the only distillery in Kentucky today making bourbon using copper pot stills, the traditional method of distillation.

Tasting Notes:

  • Colour: Clean, brilliant honey amber.
  • Aroma: Heavy with rich dried fruit, hints of mint and oranges covered with a dusting of cocoa. Faint vanilla and tobacco spice.
  • Taste: Rich, chewy, rounded and smooth, with complex citrus, cinnamon and cocoa. Toffee, caramel, chocolate and spice notes abound.
  • Finish: Silky smooth, almost creamy at rst with a long, warm satisfying tail.


The mashbill for Woodford Reserve features a high percentage of rye: 72% corn, 18% rye and 10% malt. Unusual also for being triple distilled and having the lowest proof upon entering the barrel where it matures. A MUST-HAVE Kentucky bourbon. Makes a wonderful drink, on the rocks or in a cocktail!

We are giving away a bottle of Woodford Reserve to one lucky reader! See below for more details on how you can win the bottle:

How to enter:

You can enter on either Twitter or Facebook or by signing up to the Swag Craze newsletter.

On Twitter

  • Follow Swag Craze
  • Copy and paste the link of the article using the following hashtag #WoodfordReserve



  • Like the Swag Craze Page
  • Copy and paste the link of this article using the following hashtag #WoodfordReserve


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Please note, it is vital that you use the #hashtag so that we can track down your entry. When the competition is done running, we will randomly draw the winner from all the entries and the winner will be contacted through the platform where the winning entry came from.

Competition is only open to South African readers.