An eclectic line of one-of-a kind expressions, Distillery Series pushes the creative boundaries of whiskeys to the extreme. Each selection is masterminded by Master Distiller Chris Morris, and is available for purchase at the Woodford Reserve Distillery and select Kentucky retailers.



 

Barrel Finish Rye

The Barrel Finished Rye is Woodford Reserve Rye that has been finished in a custom second barrel made of new American oak that has been lightly charred and heavily toasted.

Tasting Notes

Color: Rich sienna leather.

Aroma: Seasoned leather and aromatic cedar notes enhance a rich port and sherried fruitcake character highlighted by a nut and dark chocolate underpinning.

Taste: Ware baking spices enliven in a rich nutty and roasted coffee character enriched by a deep fruit character.

Finish: A dark caramel molasses-like sweetness atop a dried fruit lingers on.



Double Double Oaked
Double Double Oaked is the result of finishing mature Woodford Reserve Double Oaked for an additional year in its second, heavily toasted lightly charred new oak barrel. The extra year in the barrel creates a bourbon that is distinctly spicier than its original counterpart, known for its sweeter taste and finish.

Tasting Notes
Color: Roasted coffee bean

Aroma: A robust medley of rich maple syrup, dark butterscotch, brittle caramel, bittersweet chocolate, burnt marshmallow and sweet hickory smoke notes dominate the nose.

Taste: Rich dried cherry and cranberry fruit swim in a blackberry jam brightened with hints of ripe apple. Chai tea and warming clove notes develop to spice up the palate.

Finish: Warm and drying with a lingering clove character.



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French Oak Cask Finished Rye

Whiskey distilled from rye mash, finished in used French oak barrels.

Tasting Notes

Aroma: Buttery shortbread with hints of nuttiness and kiwi fruit coated with drizzled honey resting atop a plank of toasted cedar.

Taste: Brown butter and honey brushed on grilled pineapple.

Finish: Finishes like a mouthful of soft Key Lime Pie.



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Toasted Oak Rye

Rye mash distillate matured in used Woodford Reserve Bourbon barrels, and re-barreled (finished) in new Woodford Reserve Double Oaked barrels for two years.

Tasting Notes

Color: Rich orange brown.

Aroma: Intense brown sugar glazed citrus notes rest atop a layer of warm tobacco spice, toasted oak, tea leaves and an almond nuttiness sweetened with a touch of marzipan.

Taste: Caramelized citrus peel and cedar mingle together with toasted oak, rye spice and delicate floral and orchard fruit notes.

Finish: Softly sweet with a lingering five-spiced apple character.



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Blended Rye

The Rye mash distillate used in the Masters Collection had matured in used Woodford Reserve Bourbon barrels. After bottling the Masters Collection in 2009 there were barrels still remaining in inventory. These continued maturing until 2017 when blended with the last four of the original Distiller’s Select Straight Rye barrels to create this unique rye whiskey flavor profile.

Tasting Notes

Color: Golden Honey.

Aroma: Spicy with hints of poached pears and apples sweetened with a touch of graham cracker, dusted with cracked black pepper and cedar sawdust.

Taste: Spicy rye grain notes dominate a subtly sweet medley of pear and apple fruit with a delicate note of mint lurking in its depths.

Finish: Long with a pronounced rye grain and apple peel fruitiness.



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Five Malt

Inspired by the popularity of micro-breweries to explore malted grains typically used for beers when crafting whiskey, Five Malt’s distinctive flavor profile is established within the grain recipe and aging process. The five malts included in the grain recipe are 2 row, wheat, pale chocolate, kiln coffee, and carafa. To obtain the desired sensory elements, minimum wood exposure is required. Five Malt is a whiskey distilled from malt mash then aged in recycled Double Oaked barrels for a span of six months resulting in warming malt notes with a coffee flavored finish.

Tasting Notes

Color: Pale Honey.

Aroma: Rich malty coffee, caramel and chocolate notes lightly spiced with anise.

Taste: Toasted malt with traces of coffee, caramel, vanilla and soft oak explode with a burst of honeycomb sweetness.

Finish: Long warming malt notes with a hint of coffee linger on.



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Frosty Four Wood

Frosty Four Wood is a unique batching of mature Woodford Reserve bourbon, aged in American Oak and finished in barrels made from Maple Wood, Sherry Wood and Port. The original Four Wood whiskey, the 2012 Master’s Collection release, was exposed to record-low temperatures during the 2013 Polar Vortex, resulting in flocking, or mineral precipitation. Filtration techniques produced a more fruit-forward whiskey with maple hints, which you can taste in every bottle of Frosty Four Wood.

Tasting Notes

Color: Rich orange honey.

Aroma: Full, with rich holiday spice notes and a dried fruit medley (fig, raisin, dried cherry, dried apricot) character with hints of maple syrup and coffee.

Taste: Warm and full-bodied with dried fruit character that layers over a nutty, spicy range of honeyed oak and maple syrup.

Finish: Long, warm, and spicy.



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Double Double Oaked

Double Double Oaked is the result of finishing mature Woodford Reserve Double Oaked for an additional year in its second, heavily toasted lightly charred new oak barrel. The extra year in the barrel creates a bourbon that is distinctly spicier than its original counterpart, known for its sweeter taste and finish.

Tasting Notes

Color: Roasted coffee bean
Aroma: A robust medley of rich maple syrup, dark butterscotch, brittle caramel, bittersweet chocolate, burnt marshmallow and sweet hickory smoke notes dominate the nose.

Taste: Rich dried cherry and cranberry fruit swim in a blackberry jam brightened with hints of ripe apple. Chai tea and warming clove notes develop to spice up the palate.

Finish: Warm and drying with a lingering clove character.



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Sweet Mash Redux

Sweet Mash Redux, with prominent fruit and herbal flavor notes, is not new to Woodford Reserve, who in 2008 released Sweet Mash Finish as part of its Master’s Collection series. While traditional Woodford Reserve Distiller’s Select is a sour mash bourbon, modifying the fermentation process to include a non-soured mash creates a bourbon of higher pH effect and heightened fruit notes throughout.

Tasting Notes

Color: Burnished gold

Aroma: Softly sweet with delicate notes of anise, cedar and a subtle cassia bark note mingle with an overripe apple fruitiness. A malty shortbread note dusted with brown sugar and glazed with caramel combine to suggest a slice of Dutch apple pie.

Taste: Soft and sweet with hints of malt sharpened with a spice medley and cedar.

Finish: Subtle spice, oak and fruit notes gently fade in a warm farewell.



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