Woodford Reserve Brandy Cask Finish 700ml
Warm red in tone with an aroma of chocolate, maple syrup and toasted hazelnuts drizzled with caramel. Dark raisins and dried canberries with soft notes of oak and spice can also be found on the nose. Toffee-covered dried fruit and toasted hazelnuts warmed by delicate wood spice notes can be found on the palate with a long and warm touch of caramel to finish.
One of Kentucky’s oldest and smallest distilleries, Woodford Reserve Distillery is built on history, sitting on Kentucky’s oldest distilling site where Elijah Pepper began crafting whiskey in 1812. It was on these same holy grounds that years later Master Distiller James Christopher Crow perfected his whiskey-making methods,
Woodford Reserve Brandy Cask Finish 700ml honours the pioneering work of Pepper and Crow, applying their handcrafted methods to a variety of grain recipes, fermentation styles and maturation processes to create a range of unique whiskeys.
The Woodford Reserve Master’s collection Brandy Cask Finish is the latest and 11th release in the series. As the first whiskey to be finished in an American brandy cask, this new expression is yet another product of Woodford Reserve’s continued appreciation and commitment to innovation and craftsmanship.
Brandy, a spirit distilled from wine or fruit, is often aged in oak barrels. These may be used a number of times because Brandy does not have the new, charred barrel requirement that our Kentucky Bourbon does. Finishing fully matured Woodford Reserve in these barrels does not add any new flavours to the whiskey, but instead accentuates Woodford Reserve’s rich dried fruit and nut characteristics that come from our grain recipe and long fermentation process. Distillery Notes