In the 1830s, our Woodford County distillery was the setting for a series of discoveries and innovative practices that today define the bourbon industry. For this 2022 Master’s Collection release Master Distiller Chris Morris and Assistant Master Distiller Elizabeth McCall have drawn upon that rich history and their interests for inspiration.
This 2022 Master’s Collection was made with newly-distilled whiskey that went into the barrel at 100 proof. The barrel entry proof of “new make” plays an important role in the maturation process, and the standard for barrel entry proof has changed over the past two centuries. The result is this Historic Barrel Entry, a rich and darkly robust expression of Woodford Reserve Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey.
Presented at 90.4 proof in its final form, this Master’s Collection release features the 100-proof entry of the 19th century. This Historic Barrel Entry is a rich and darkly robust expression of Woodford Reserve Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey.
Color: Deep russet orangeAroma: An alluring medley of vanilla bean and dried apple dusted with nutmeg, clove, and cinnamon with a hint of cocoa. Roasted coffee and hazelnut soften into dark cherry and plum notes muddled with spearmint.Taste: Rich toasted oak is tempered by overripe banana and a medley of cooked berry fruits—hints of leather, coffee, and baking spice trail into minty dark chocolate.Finish: A lingering finish of charred oak, leather, and orange oil.
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