Finally… a Wheat Whiskey comes to the Woodford portfolio, and it’s about time.
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.
Woodford is famous for their Bourbon. But they have produced a Rye and Malt Whiskey before — and done a mighty good job of it, too. The missing piece? Obviously, a Wheat Whiskey. And as you have likely guessed, that is a missing piece no longer. Woodford Reserve Wheat Whiskey is their newest release at 52% wheat, 20% corn, 20% malt, and 8% rye as formulated by maser distiller Chris Morris. And while there is no age statement, we know it qualifies as a Straight Whiskey and is bottled at a tasty 45.2% ABV — every drop comprised of solid Woodford quality.