The perfectly balanced taste of this

Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

WOODFORD RESERVE 

The art of making fine bourbon first took place on the site of the Woodford Reserve Distillery, a National Historic Landmark, in 1812. 

The perfectly balanced taste of this Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey is comprised of more than 200 detectible flavor notes, created through 5 key steps: iron-free, limestone filtered spring water, which is full of rich minerals that are key in WR unique fermentation process. The unique mash bill 72% corn, 18% rye, and 10% malted barley: the high rye percentage gives WR a spicy character. The fermentation process happens in traditional cypress huge fermentors and lasts for up to 3-5 days, which is among the longest in the industry. Slower fermentation allows Woodford Reserve to develop a complex range of flavors.
WR uses a dynamic flavor combination in the distillation process, crafted using both triple pot (3 stills produced in Scotland by Forsyths) distillation and double distillation in a column thumper still. Last but not least maturation in one of the oldest steam-heated barrel houses in Kentucky: here the hot and dry weather influences the wood/whiskey interaction and helps compounds to create flavors and complexity over the years of aging.

WOODFORD RESERVE

The art of making fine bourbon first took place on the site of the Woodford Reserve Distillery, a National Historic Landmark, in 1812. 

The perfectly balanced taste of this Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey is comprised of more than 200 detectible flavor notes, created through 5 key steps: iron-free, limestone filtered spring water, which is full of rich minerals that are key in WR unique fermentation process. The unique mash bill 72% corn, 18% rye, and 10% malted barley: the high rye percentage gives WR a spicy character. The fermentation process happens in traditional cypress huge fermentors and lasts for up to 3-5 days, which is among the longest in the industry. Slower fermentation allows Woodford Reserve to develop a complex range of flavors.

WR uses a dynamic flavor combination in the distillation process, crafted using both triple pot (3 stills produced in Scotland by Forsyths) distillation and double distillation in a column thumper still. Last but not least maturation in one of the oldest steam-heated barrel houses in Kentucky: here the hot and dry weather influences the wood/whiskey interaction and helps compounds to create flavors and complexity over the years of aging.

TASTING NOTES

Appearance | Clear


Color | Brilliant honeyed amber


Aroma | Heavy with rich dried fruit, hints of nuts and oranges covered with a dusting of cocoa. Faint vanilla and tobacco spice


Taste | Rich, chewy, rounded and smooth, with complex citrus, apple, cinnamon
and cocoa. Toffee, caramel, chocolate and spice notes abound


Category | Bitter – ABV | 43,2% – Formats | 70cl