Woodford Reserve has released its annual limited-edition expression Woodford Reserve Batch Proof, which is part of the Master’s Collection series.

Bottled at 123.6 proof, it follows the Spring 2019 release of the Batch Proof 123.3, which was named number six in the Top 20 Whiskies of 2019 list. It is available in selected US and international markets, including travel retail, at US$129.99 for a 750ml bottle.

This new product is crafted using the same grain and process as Woodford Reserve Kentucky Straight Bourbon, offering consumers what the brand owner claimed is “the purest form of Woodford Reserve’s trademark range”.

“Most people do not get to experience Woodford Reserve at such a high proof presentation, so we are honoured to share this special bourbon with the public,” said Woodford Reserve Master Distiller Chris Morris. “The intensity and depth of flavour found in Woodford Reserve Batch proof is remarkable.”

Tasting notes: The new line features a rich chestnut hue, aromas of dried cranberry and raisin fruit spiced with sandalwood, clove, aged leather and a hint of spearmint blend together with a dusting of cocoa and dark chocolate. The flavour is a blend of raisin and brown sugar sweetness balanced with a spicy leather character on a rich layer of oak, almond and cedar wood notes. It leaves behind a long finish of raisin fruit and malty sweetness, said Woodford Reserve.

Original source - The Moodie Davitt Report

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