Woodford Reserve Master's Collection Seasoned Oak Finish

Woodford Reserve Master's Collection Seasoned Oak Finish


The Brown Forman company (producers of Jack Daniels, Old Forrester and Woodford Reserve) remains the only major distiller in the world that owns and manufactures its own barrels from its cooperage in Louisville, Kentucky. It not only gives them a competitive edge in terms of cost, but enables total control when refining or experimenting with its most valuable commodity, the 'American White' oak.

It became no surprise when the Woodford brand announced its 'Master Distillers' collection. A series of whiskeys based on the five sources of flavour in the production of Bourbon Whiskey, those being grain, water, yeast, distillation, and wood-aging or oak - With these elements, the distillery looks to traverse experimental styles not found in current industry.

The fourth of these limited edition bottlings is the 'Seasoned Oak Finish' and was released on the 1st of November in 2009. In the company's own words, "...the highest quality barrels have a degree of "seasoning" to their wood prior to cooperage; seasoning is the natural drying process that actually changes the wood by reducing tannins (that create astringency) and creating a range of new flavour compounds. Typical seasoning for Bourbon barrel staves is three to five months; for the Master's Collection Seasoned Oak Finish we've taken fully matured Woodford Reserve Bourbon and "finish aged" it in barrels made from staves seasoned between 3.5 and 5 years! The longest such seasoning known in the industry, the re-barreling resulting in a Bourbon of amazing depth and complexity..."

700ml | 50.2% ABV

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