Woodford Reserve has announced the latest in their Distillery Series expression, Frosty Four Wood. Unveiled in July 2015, the Distillery Series is Woodford Reserve’s latest line of complex offerings. The series showcases Woodford Reserve’s continued commitment to providing an unmatched whiskey experience, innovation and craftsmanship.
Frosty Four Wood brings to life Woodford Reserve’s creativity and dexterity. Developed and perfected by Master Distiller Chris Morris, Frosty Four Wood is a unique batching of mature Woodford Reserve bourbon, aged in American Oak and finished in barrels made from Maple Wood, Sherry Wood and Port. The Maple Wood barrels bring in additional layers of maple syrup and baking spice; the Oloroso Sherry barrels contribute notes of walnut and caramel and the Ruby Port barrels add rich berry fruit. The result is a whiskey with an unsurpassed depth of fruit character that is easily savored neat or over ice.
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The original Four Wood whiskey, the 2012 Master’s Collection release, was exposed to record-low temperatures during the 2013 Polar Vortex, resulting in flocking, or mineral precipitation. Filtration techniques produced a more fruit-forward whiskey with maple hints.
“Frosty Four Wood is the last of a historic whiskey specialty, as the original Four Wood was the first of its kind to touch four different barrels,” said Woodford Reserve Master Distiller Chris Morris. “It represents a rare moment that extends beyond bourbon and amplifies current flavors found in Woodford Reserve.”
Tasting Notes for Frosty Four Wood
- Color: Rich orange honey.
- Aroma: Full, with rich holiday spice notes and a dried fruit medley (fig, raisin, dried cherry, dried apricot) character with hints of maple syrup and coffee.
- Flavor: Warm and full-bodied with dried fruit character that layers over a nutty, spicy range of honeyed oak and maple syrup.
- Finish: Long, warm, and spicy.
Frosty Four Wood is available for purchase at the Woodford Reserve Distillery and select retailers in Kentucky. Frosty Four Wood is presented at 90.4 proof with a suggested retail price of $49.99 for a 375ml bottle. The Distillery Series expressions are small-batch offerings ranging from finished whiskies to straight bourbons and other unique spirits.