Woodford Reserve Releases New Distillery Series: Toasted Bourbon

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Woodford Reserve has released a new limited-edition bottle as part of its annual Distillery Series – Woodford Reserve Toasted Bourbon.

The bourbon was created by happenstance. In 2017, Woodford Reserve Double Oaked barrels were accidentally delivered to the distillery and filled with new-make bourbon distillate. Unlike standard bourbon barrels, which are lightly toasted and heavily charred, the Double Oaked barrels are heavily toasted and lightly charred.

After filling 18 barrels, the distillery team noticed they had the wrong barrel. But Master Distiller Elizabeth McCall had an idea—keep the barrels and see how the whiskey matures.

Woodford Reserve Toasted Bourbon
Woodford Reserve Toasted Bourbon | Photo Credit Woodford Reserve

They were moved to historic Warehouse C where the flavor development was closely monitored for more than six years. This was a great opportunity to learn how Woodford Reserve’s bourbon distillate matures in a heavily toasted and lightly charred barrel.

“Toasted Bourbon resulted in a delicious whiskey that blends the flavor profile of both Woodford Reserve’s Bourbon and Double Oaked,” McCall said. “After more than six years of patiently waiting, we’re thrilled to share this one-of-a-kind bourbon with our fans.”

This limited-edition bourbon, with a suggested retail price of $64.99 for a 375ml bottle, will be available at Woodford Reserve Distillery and soon at select Kentucky retailers.

For more information on the Distillery Series and Woodford Reserve’s portfolio, visit www.woodfordreserve.com.

‍Woodford Reserve Toasted Bourbon Tasting Notes

Color: Golden honey
Aroma: Sweet toasted oak, cinnamon graham cracker with dark cherry, cooked banana, and a dusting of nutmeg
Flavor: Cinnamon brown sugar, raw honey, baking spice, and toasted oak
Finish: Warm baking spice and citrus

About Woodford Reserv
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Woodford Reserve, “Presenting Sponsor of the Kentucky Derby,” is crafted at the historic Woodford Reserve Distillery, tucked in the heart of thoroughbred country in Versailles, Kentucky. 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, Korbel, Tequila Herradura, Old Forester, and Chambord. Please enjoy your bourbon responsibly. To learn more about Woodford Reserve, visit us www.woodfordreserve.com  or check us out on Facebook at www.facebook.com/woodfordreserve.

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