Woodford Reserve Distillery has released its annual limited-edition, high-proof expression – Woodford Reserve Batch Proof. This latest expression is built upon Woodford Reserve’s traditional bourbon mash bill 72% corn, 18% rye and 10% malt. The recipe balances the sweetness of corn with the spice of rye, and the nuttiness of malt to build on the traditional Woodford flavor profile.
The 2022 Batch Proof release is barreled at 118.4 proof. This expression is part of the annual Master’s Collection series, which celebrates Master Distiller Chris Morris and Assistant Master Distiller Elizabeth McCall and their commitment to craftsmanship. Batch Proof is made by blending barrels into a batch and then bottling the whiskey at its actual proof.
Batch Proof takes Woodford Reserve’s trademark flavor range of sweet vanilla and toasted oak to a whole new level offering consumers the privilege of tasting Woodford Reserve in its purest form, not the standard 90.4 proof for which Woodford Reserve is known.
“Barrels drawn from the first floors of our heat-cycled warehouses routinely possess lower proof presentations due the more relaxed angel share process found there,” said Master Distiller Chris Morris. “This batch had more of these barrels in its composition, and therefore a lower batch proof presentation than past releases.”
The 2022 Woodford Reserve Master’s Collection Batch Proof bourbon is bottled at 118.4 proof (59.2 ABV) and has a suggested retail price of $129.99 for a 750ml bottle. Batch Proof is available starting today in select U.S. and global markets and at the distillery.