Woodford Reserve has unveiled the most recent release in its Distillery Series family: Five Malt.
Introduced in 2015, The Distillery Series is Woodford Reserve’s line of small-batch, experimental expressions available for purchase at the Woodford Reserve Distillery and select Kentucky retailers.
Inspired by the popularity of micro-breweries to explore malted grains typically used for beers when crafting whiskey, Five Malt’s flavor profile is established within the grain recipe and aging process. To obtain the desired sensory elements, minimum wood exposure is required, the company says. Five Malt is a whiskey distilled from malt mash then aged in recycled Double Oaked barrels for a span of six months, resulting in warming malt notes with a coffee flavored finish, the company says.
Five Malt is available for purchase beginning June 16 at the Woodford Reserve Distillery and select retailers in Kentucky. Five Malt is presented at 90.4 proof with a suggested retail price of $49.99 for a 375-ml. bottle.