Woodford Reserve Distillery in Versailles, Woodford County, Kentucky is ringing in the holiday season with its 2021 Limited Edition holiday bottle. This year’s bottle features the artworld of British architect Nick Hirst.
The setting for this year’s artwork is the famous Woodford Reserve’s collection of copper pot stills. Looking down the row the collection includes the 2,500 gallon beer still, the 1,650 gallon high wine still (in the center) and the 1,650 gallon spirit still. And in a related story, Woodford is in the process of doubling its distilling capacity in Versailles so you will soon see duplicates of each of these stills.
Hirst, who specializes in historic buildings, depicts Woodford Reserve’s “Still Room” which is at the heart of the distilling process. Titled “Copper and Stone,” this serene scene is painted in watercolor, and shows the three copper pot stills, lit from the skylights above, in the iconic interior of the distillery building. This is the second year for Hirst’s artwork to be featured on the annual holiday bottle.
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Woodford will also be releasing a seasonal mixer at the same time as the holiday bottle.
“A Woodford Reserve holiday bottle along with the Spiced Apple cocktail mixer make the perfect holiday pairing — and a great gift item,” Woodford Reserve Master Distiller Chris Morris said.
“The 200 flavors in the bourbon combined with the Spiced Apple make for the perfect crisp, holiday cocktail,” added Woodford Reserve Assistant Master Distiller Elizabeth McCall.
The bourbon in the bottle is the same that Woodford fans have come to expect, only the label has changed. The one-liter holiday bottle of Woodford Reserve Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey is on sale across the United States and and around the world with a suggested retail price of $50.
Click to enlarge the 2021 or 2020 bottles below featuring the artwork of Nick Hurst.