It’s a 50% stronger version of the Bourbon everyone loves.
There has been distilling on the Woodford Reserve Distillery site for more than 235 years, making it the oldest Bourbon distillery in Kentucky. Now owned by Brown-Forman — one of America’s largest wine and spirits companies — it has been refitted and set to expand. Since the beginning, the folks at Woodford have been influential in the development and codifying of Bourbon production. In short, they helped invent the spirit as we know and love it today.
We’ve got to admit, we have a soft spot in our hearts for Woodford. The consistent quality, rich palate, and velvety mouth-feel make it one of our go-to recommendations for a great daily dram. But Woodford Reserve Batch Proof Bourbon 2020 Release takes that up to an entirely different level.
It starts with the traditional Woodford Bourbon mash bill — reportedly 72% corn, 18% rye, and 10% malted barley. It is aged in the normal way, which mean #4 charred American white oak. The difference is that this annual, limited edition gem is bottled right out of the cask without cut and with minimal filtration. So, this year you get all the flavor and texture of Woodford at 61.8% ABV.