At 128.3 proof and housed in a new bottle, this expression is part of the annual Master’s Collection series, which celebrates Master Distiller Chris Morris and Assistant Master Distiller Elizabeth McCall and their commitment to craftsmanship.
Batch Proof is a celebration of Woodford Reserve’s proprietary process – blending barrels into a batch and then bottling the whiskey at its actual proof, straight from the barrel. Batch Proof is crafted using 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 form (and not the standard 90.4 for which Woodford is known).
“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 depth of flavor found in Woodford Reserve Batch Proof is truly remarkable.”
PRICE AND AVAILABILITY
This limited-edition collection is available in select U.S. and global markets and has a suggested retail price of $129.99 for a 750ml bottle. It’s available at Woodford Reserve Distillery starting Wednesday, March 17.
Style: Straight bourbon
Mashbill: 72% Corn, 18% Rye, 10% Malted Barley
Proof: 128.3 / 64.15% ABV
Release: March 2021
Availability: Annual / Limited
More info: Woodford Reserve
Nose / Aroma / Smell
A complex medley of rich tea leaf, oak and dried leather notes are underpinned by delicate hints of peppermint and fresh cedar.
Flavor / Taste / Palate
Dry tea notes are balanced by slightly sweeter dark caramel and cocoa notes. Traces of peppermint brighten a potpourri of dried berries.
A long subtle dryness is highlighted by a lingering dark chocolate espresso fade.