Woodford Reserve Rare Release Double Oaked XO is a limited edition bourbon whiskey produced by the Woodford Reserve Distillery in Kentucky, USA. The release was first introduced in 2019 and is highly sought after by bourbon enthusiasts. The whiskey is a blend of two Woodford Reserve bourbons, both of which have been aged in new charred oak barrels. The first bourbon has been aged for 17 years, while the second has been aged for 7 years before being transferred to heavily toasted new oak barrels for additional aging. The double maturation in the heavily toasted barrels imparts the whiskey with a rich and complex flavor profile. On the nose, it has aromas of vanilla, caramel, and toffee, with hints of cinnamon and nutmeg. The palate is full-bodied and rich, with flavors of dark chocolate, dried fruit, and a subtle smokiness. The finish is long and warming, with a lingering sweetness and a touch of spice. The whiskey is bottled at 90.4 proof (45.2% ABV) and comes in a sleek and elegant bottle, with a gold and black label that distinguishes it from regular Woodford Reserve releases. Woodford Reserve Rare Release Double Oaked XO is highly regarded for its exceptional quality and complexity, and is a must-try for any bourbon lover looking for a unique and rare expression.