About Woodford Reserve Master's Collection Straight Malt Whiskey
Woodford Reserve Straight Malt Whiskey represents the eighth expression in the Master's Collection series. "Our legal department would not let us call it "˜single malt' because it's not made in Ireland or Scotland,"Morris says. The whiskey is made exclusively from malted barley and then triple distilled through traditional, copper-pot stills. Following distillation, Woodford Reserve Straight Malt Whiskey is aged for nine years in casks composed of new, American oak. These types of casks are traditionally used to mature American whiskies such as bourbon or rye. As a result, they contribute more tannins to the whiskey, and give the whiskey an aroma of oats, rich oak and caramel. The aroma gives way to notes of spicy cinnamon and cloves on the palate, which are balanced by hints of citrus, bananas and pears. The finish is long and warm, with a touch of sweetness. Woodford Reserve Straight Malt is a limited edition whiskey, and we have only a select number of bottles available. Pick up a bottle today!
About Woodford Reserve
The Woodford Reserve Distillery sits on what was once an old Distillery founded by Elijah and his son, Oscar Pepper, in the 1800s. Years later, under the stewardship of Oscar and Master Distiller James Crow, their distillery reformed and modernized producing whiskey in the United States — the distillery revolutionized the concepts of sour mash and yeast propagation.
Today, the distillery is among Kentucky's oldest and smallest bourbon distilleries. Nestled in the heart of the Commonwealth's thoroughbred country, it's the only place you'll find bourbon and horses maturing side by side. It's also one of a handful of spirits companies in the world to own a cooperage and craft its barrels, allowing for ultimate precision when creating exact toast and char specifications.
About American Whiskey
There are two main representatives of the American whiskey family, bourbon, and rye, but some other spirits don't fall into those two strictly regulated categories.
There's equally strictly regulated American single malt, made from 100% malted barley, Tennessee whiskey, essentially bourbon filtered through maple charcoal and aged in new charred oak barrels.
And then there's moonshine, a high proof (150- 170 proof) distilled spirit mainly made out of corn which gained popularity during the prohibition.
Check out our impressive selection of American single malts, or find your new favorite in our rich whisk(e)y selection, and get familiarized with what the world has to offer.