Versailles, KY (February 7, 2024) — Woodford Reserve has released its annual limited-edition, high-proof expression — Woodford Reserve Batch Proof.
At 121.2 proof, this expression celebrates the commitment to craftsmanship of Master Distiller Elizabeth McCall.
Batch Proof showcases the flavor nuances created from batching 100+ different Woodford Reserve barrels together, then presenting that bourbon at the exact proof from the barrels. The barrels used to create Batch Proof are drawn from many different dates of production and matured in various warehouses and different floors within those warehouses.
The liquid showcases a range of sweet aromatics, fruit, spice, wood and grain characteristics at its purest form, not the standard 90.4 proof.
“Barrels drawn from the upper floors of our heat-cycled warehouses tend to possess higher proof presentations including this limited-edition batch,” McCall said. “Batch Proof allows consumers to taste Woodford Reserve exactly as it comes out of the barrels.”
This limited-edition collection is available in select U.S. and global markets and has a suggested retail price of $149.99. It’s available in limited quantities at Woodford Reserve Distillery starting at 9 a.m. on February 7.
Color: Burnt Umber
Aroma: Vanilla bean, brown sugar pecans, tropical citrus fruits with a dusting of cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove
Taste: Sweet toasted oak, cocoa, juicy pineapple, dried strawberry, and spiced berries.
Finish: Dried strawberry, toasted oak, and raw honey
About Woodford Reserve
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, Sonoma-Cutrer 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.