(June 22, 2020 — Versailles, Ky.) — Woodford Reserve today released a new, limited-edition whiskey that has been aged in five different styles of barrels, creating a unique profile that bursts with rich fruit flavors.
Woodford Reserve Five Wood began as standard bourbon aged in a standard oak barrel. Then, that same liquid was finished in four other barrels — Oloroso Sherry barrel, Amontillado Sherry barrel, Ruby Port barrel, and Tawny Port barrel.
It is available at Woodford Reserve Distillery starting on Friday, June 26. The distillery and gift shop is closed due to the pandemic, but people may order online and pick up their product each Friday from noon to 4 p.m. Details here
Five Wood, with suggested retail price is $49.99 for a 375 ml bottle, is also available at select Kentucky retailers.
“This is the first time in Woodford Reserve’s history that we’ve blended whiskeys that have been finished in five different barrels,” Master Distiller Chris Morris said. “The result is a rich taste and a bright finish.”
Morris created the Distillery Series to highlight Woodford Reserve’s creative line of complex offerings and to showcase the brand’s commitment to innovation and premium craftsmanship. There are three annual releases of the distillery series.
Woodford Reserve Distillery Series – Five Wood
Color: Deep Black Cherrywood
Aroma: An intense medley of rich blackberry, dark cherry, dates, raisin, prune and red fruit
reduction notes sweetened with Damara sugar and caramel-coated walnuts. Dark
leather, oak and black licorice spice develop slowly.
Taste: Rich dark chocolate and espresso coffee caramel icing coated with a raspberry and cherry reduction.
Finish: Long, mouthwatering rich red fruit brightened with a drop of orange oil
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About Woodford Reserve:
Tucked in the heart of thoroughbred country in Versailles, Kentucky lives the historic Woodford Reserve Distillery, the birthplace of Woodford Reserve. A National Historic Landmark, the Woodford Reserve Distillery represents craftsmanship with a balance of historic heritage and modern practices. Woodford Reserve is a product of the Brown-Forman Corporation, a premier producer and marketer of fine quality beverage alcohol brands including Jack Daniel’s, Finlandia, Korbel, Tequila Herradura, Sonoma-Cutrer, and Chambord. Please enjoy your bourbon responsibly. To learn more about Woodford Reserve, visit us www.woodfordreserve.com or www.facebook.com/woodfordreserve.
Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, 50% Alc. by Vol., produced by the Woodford Reserve Distillery, Versailles, KY ©2020