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Woodford Reserve Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey Bottle

Rye Whiskey

Woodford Reserve Rye uses a pre-prohibition style ratio of 53% rye in its mash bill to pay homage to history’s original rye whiskeys, making spice and tobacco the dominant note among a sea of fruit, floral, and sweet aromatics, which yields a nice sweetness and overall balance. Our rye whiskey can deliver complex flavors – neat, on ice, or in a cocktail. A balanced rye makes a more balanced cocktail.

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Tasting Notes

90.4 °

Rich honey

Spicy with distinct notes of rye, black pepper, cedar and cassia bark sweetened with a dusting of marzipan. Hints of pear, apple and almond dance in its depths.

Clove, rye, mint, molasses, sorghum and honey mingle together with hints of apple and malt.

Long and sweetly spiced

Rye Whiskey

Explore the Flavor Wheel

Tap to explore the unique flavor breakdowns of each Woodford Reserve expression. Every whiskey has its own special Flavor Wheel reflecting the diverse tasing notes you’ll experience with every sip.


  • Malt
  • Rye


  • Almond
  • Cedar
  • Soft Oak

Fruit & Floral

  • Apple
  • Pear


  • Anise
  • Black Pepper
  • Cardamom
  • Cinnamon
  • Clove
  • Mint
  • Tobacco

Sweet Aromatics

  • Caramel
  • Cocoa
  • Dark Chocolate
  • Honey
  • Marzipan
  • Molassis
  • Vanilla

Awards & Accolades


Gold Medal

San Francisco World Spirits Competition


1st Place

International Whisky Competition

Excellent, Highly Recommend

Ultimate Spirits Challenge

Gold Medal

Class Bartender Awards


Gold Medal

American Whiskey Masters

1st Place - Best American Rye Whiskey

International Whisky Competition


Best in Class Gold Medal

Whiskies of the World Awards

Gold Medal

San Francisco World Spirits Competition


Excellent, Highly Recommend

Ultimate Spirits Challenge


At this time we are only shipping spirits to Kentucky, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Dakota and Washington D.C.