Woodford Reserve Distillery in Versailles, Kentucky has announced the 2020 release of their annual limited-edition, high-proof expression – Woodford Reserve Batch Proof Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey. This latest release comes in on the high end of the proof scale as it was bottled at 123.6° proof (61.8 % ABV) well over Woodford’s standard 90.4° proof.
Woodford’s annual Master’s Collection series celebrates Master Distiller Chris Morris’ vision and commitment to innovation and craftsmanship within the bourbon and whiskey category.
Morris blends barrels into a batch and bottles the whiskey at its actual proof, straight from the barrel. Batch Proof uses the same grain bill and process as Woodford Reserve Kentucky Straight Bourbon. Batch Proof, however, takes Woodford Reserve’s trademark flavor range of sweet vanilla and toasted oak to a whole new level offering consumers the privilege of tasting Woodford Reserve in its purest high proof form.
“Most people do not get to experience Woodford Reserve at such a high proof presentation, so we are honored to share this special bourbon with the public,” said Master Distiller Chris Morris. “The intensity and depth of flavor found in Woodford Reserve Batch proof is truly remarkable.”
2020 Woodford Reserve Limited Edition Batch Proof Tasting Notes
These tasting notes are provided by Master Distiller Chris Morris.
Color: Rich chestnut
Aroma: Dried cranberry and raisin fruit spiced with sandalwood, clove, aged leather and a hint of spearmint. A dusting of cocoa and dark chocolate adds to its deep character
Flavor: Rich raisin and brown sugar sweetness balanced with a spicy leather character atop a rich layer of oak, almond and cedar wood notes
Finish: A long finish of raisin fruit and malty sweetness
This Winter 2020 release of Batch Proof at 123.6 proof follows the Spring 2019 release of Batch Proof 123.3. This limited-edition Woodford Reserve Master’s Collection Batch Proof Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey is available in select U.S. and global markets with a suggested retail price of $129.99 for a 750ml bottle.
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Woodford Reserve Master’s Collection Batch Proof Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey