Woodford Reserve Master's Collection Brandy Cask Finish Bourbon Whiskey (700ml)

$220. 00
$2640.00 Dozen
ABV: 45.2%
Master Distiller, Chris Morris releases a special edition of Woodford Reserve every year. This is the 11th in the series. The approach sees some aspect of the whiskey making process manipulated to introduce a slightly different flavour profile. In this case, the Bourbon has been finished in x American Brandy barrels. According to Brown-Forman, “Unlike bourbon, brandy does not have the new, charred barrel requirement allowing their barrels to be used multiple times. Therefore, this release is technically not a bourbon but rather a finished whiskey.” Stocks are extremely limited.

Other reviews... Surprisingly, I’m walking away from my experience slightly pleased. Sure the whiskey in this year’s release isn’t mind-blowing, but it isn’t too bad either. It takes standard Woodford Reserve and pulls out more fruit-filled flavors than what you normally find. It may not be the best example of how barrel finishing can enhance a whiskey, but it’s at least much better than recent Master’s Collection releases. Here’s hoping that this sets a precedent for future releases and things start looking up for this series.
45.2% Alc./Vol. - www.breakingbourbon.com