Woodford Reserve Releases Limited Edition ‘Four Wood’ Bourbon
Woodford Reserve release “Four Wood” – the seventh in the Woodford Reserve Master’s Collection series following Four Grain, Sonoma-Cutrer Finish, Sweet Mash, Seasoned Oak, Maple Wood Finish and Rare Rye Selection offerings. Released periodically at the master distiller’s discretion, the Master’s Collection whiskeys are extremely limited in quantity and bottled only once, in a proprietary package inspired by the copper pot stills of The Woodford Reserve Distillery.
With each release, one of the five sources of flavor is changed for the Master’s Collection expressions. These five sources – grain, water, fermentation, distillation, and maturation – are unique to bourbon whiskey, and altering just one of them creates a totally new flavor profile.
“By changing the way Woodford Reserve is matured we have created a distinctly unique bourbon for this year’s Master’s Collection,” said Brand Manager Laura Petry . “As far as we know, Woodford Reserve is the first and only Kentucky Whiskey to use four unique barrels in the maturation process.”
Four Wood is a batching of mature Woodford Reserve bourbon which has been aged in American Oak and has been finished inbarrels made from Maple Wood , Sherry Wood and Port Wood. In 1999 Woodford Reserve began to experiment with wood finishing.
This Fall Woodford Reserve introduced also Bourbon Barrel Aged Cocktail Bitters. The new bitters enhance cocktails with an infusion of herbal essences, the bitterness of natural gentian root, the sweetness of cherry and spice notes all enriched by aging in barrels that previously matured Woodford Reserve bourbon.