Woodford Reserve has released a new limited-edition expression as part of its annual Distillery Series — Barrel Finished Rye.
This is Woodford Reserve Rye finished in a custom second barrel made of new American oak, which has been lightly charred and heavily toasted.
This product uses the Woodford Reserve Double Oaked process of twice-barreled whiskey applied to rye instead of bourbon. The result is a rich, robust and spicy version of Woodford Reserve Rye, the company says, different from the sweet, full-bodied vanilla and toasted oak characteristics of Woodford Reserve Double Oaked bourbon.
Barrel Finished Rye can now be purchased at the Woodford Reserve Distillery and select Kentucky retailers at 90.4 proof for a suggested retail price of $49.99 for a 375-ml. bottle.
Master Distiller Chris Morris created the Distillery Series to highlight Woodford Reserve’s line of offerings and to showcase the brand’s innovation and craftsmanship.