Woodford Reserve Kentucky Derby 146 Limited Edition
  • Category Bourbon
  • Country United States
  • Region Kentucky
  • Distillery Woodford Reserve
  • Style Bourbon Whiskey
  • Alcohol 45.2%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • caramel
  • toffee
  • chocolate
  • spicy
  • orange zest
  • cherry
  • candied
  • vanilla sweetness
  • tobacco

Woodford Reserve

Kentucky Derby 146 Limited Edition (1l, 45.2%)
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Woodford returns with their signature Bourbon in an annual Kentucky Derby limited edition bottle.

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.

The Kentucky Derby is the biggest event in The Bourbon State each year. So, it’s not surprising that Woodford pulls out all the stops with their commemorative editions. Woodford Reserve Kentucky Derby 146 Limited Edition starts with their famous mash bill — 72% corn, 18% rye, and 10% malted barley. And all Woodford Bourbons are aged in new, #4 charred American white oak. The Whiskey is the classic, sweet Woodford dram we all love delivered in a limited edition, one-liter commemorative bottle featuring art by noted sports painter Richard Sullivan.

Smartass corner:
Woodford began the special Derby edition bottle program in 1999, making this the 21st release. They have become hot collector’s items — full and empty — and each release sells out quickly.
  • Category Bourbon
  • Country United States
  • Region Kentucky
  • Distillery Woodford Reserve
  • Style Bourbon Whiskey
  • Alcohol 45.2%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
Appearance / Color
Dark Amber

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Classic Woodford aromas greet you with dried cherries, candied oranges, mint, vanilla, pipe tobacco.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
The flavor profile is rich and thick with the classics — toffee, caramel chocolate, baking spices, and orange zest.

Finish
The finish is medium length and creamy with a lingering warmth.
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  • caramel
  • toffee
  • chocolate
  • spicy
  • orange zest
  • cherry
  • candied
  • vanilla sweetness
  • tobacco
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Woodford is the “Official Bourbon” and its sister brand Old Forrester, is the part of the “Official Mint Julip Cocktail,” during the famous Kentucky Derby horse race at Churchill Downs racetrack.
Bourbon only needs to be placed in a new oak container for a few seconds to be called Bourbon. Fresh from the still and unaged Bourbon is called a White Dog. Recently, many of the larger distillers have started packaging this harsh, clear grain spirit for sale.
At any given time, there are more barrels of Bourbon in Kentucky than there are people. The population of the Bluegrass State is about 4.4 million. Today there are more than 5 million barrels of Bourbon sitting in the rick-houses of that Old Kentucky Home. That’s nearly 300 bottles of Bourbon per person, or about 60 gallons each.
"Remember that iconic poster from World War II showing Rosie the Riveter as a patriotic American woman doing her part for the war effort? Well, hundreds of businesses did their part too, and the Bourbon distillers stepped right up with ‘em.

Distilleries all over Kentucky and Tennessee were re-tooled to distill fuel alcohol and ferment penicillin cultures to treat wounded soldiers."
Bourbon matures quicker than Scotch due to higher temperatures in American warehouses.
Sure, Kentucky gets all the press when it comes to Bourbon. And with good reason—nearly 95% of it is produced there. But Bourbon can be made anywhere as long as it's within the United States. Just ask states with budding distilleries like Illinois and New York.
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Character Dogson
Woodford is the “Official Bourbon” and its sister brand Old Forrester, is the part of the “Official Mint Julip Cocktail,” during the famous Kentucky Derby horse race at Churchill Downs racetrack.
Bourbon only needs to be placed in a new oak container for a few seconds to be called Bourbon. Fresh from the still and unaged Bourbon is called a White Dog. Recently, many of the larger distillers have started packaging this harsh, clear grain spirit for sale.
At any given time, there are more barrels of Bourbon in Kentucky than there are people. The population of the Bluegrass State is about 4.4 million. Today there are more than 5 million barrels of Bourbon sitting in the rick-houses of that Old Kentucky Home. That’s nearly 300 bottles of Bourbon per person, or about 60 gallons each.
"Remember that iconic poster from World War II showing Rosie the Riveter as a patriotic American woman doing her part for the war effort? Well, hundreds of businesses did their part too, and the Bourbon distillers stepped right up with ‘em.

Distilleries all over Kentucky and Tennessee were re-tooled to distill fuel alcohol and ferment penicillin cultures to treat wounded soldiers."
Bourbon matures quicker than Scotch due to higher temperatures in American warehouses.
Sure, Kentucky gets all the press when it comes to Bourbon. And with good reason—nearly 95% of it is produced there. But Bourbon can be made anywhere as long as it's within the United States. Just ask states with budding distilleries like Illinois and New York.
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