Today, we're reviewing one of our favorite oaky bourbons from Woodford Reserve. As far a Kentucky Straight bourbons go, Woodford Reserve is about as Kentucky as bourbons get. Woodford Reserve has been the official bourbon of the Kentucky Derby since 1996, and it even produces a limited-edition bottle each year specifically for the horserace.
Hibiki is a blended whisky from Suntory, the makers of Yamazaki. The components are aged in a variety of casks, including plum liqueur casks, before being filtered through bamboo charcoal.
Hailing from the oldest distillery in Japan, which was started over 90 years ago, Yamazaki has gained notable accolades as of late, receiving the coveted "Whisky of the Year" award in Jim Murray's "Whiskey Bible 2015" for their 2013 Single Malt Sherry Cask Whisky.