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

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 | Whisky – ABV | 43,2% – Formats | 70cl