Star.

4 Gold Medals

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Rye Bottle.

Rye Whiskey

Woodford Reserve Rye uses a preprohibition 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.

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.

Grain

  • Malt
  • Rye

Wood

  • Almond
  • Cedar
  • Soft Oak

Fruit & Floral

  • Apple
  • Pear

Spice

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

Sweet Aromatics

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

Awards & Accolades

2018

1st Place

International Whisky Competition

Excellent, Highly Recommend

Ultimate Spirits Challenge

Gold Medal

Class Bartender Awards

2017

Gold Medal

American Whiskey Masters

1st Place – Best American Rye Whiskey

International Whisky Competition

2016

Best in Class Gold Medal

Whiskies of the World Awards

Gold Medal

San Francisco World Spirits Competition

2015

Excellent, Highly Recommend

Ultimate Spirits Challenge