Woodford Reserve, a brand of Brown-Forman Corp., released its annual limited-edition high-proof expression: Woodford Reserve Batch Proof. At 118.4 proof, this expression is part of the annual Master’s Collection series, which celebrates Master Distiller Chris Morris and Assistant Master Distiller Elizabeth McCall and their commitment to craftsmanship, the company notes. Batch Proof is a celebration of Woodford Reserve’s proprietary process — blending barrels into a batch and then bottling the whiskey at its actual proof, straight from the barrel, it says. Although crafted using the same grain bill and process as Woodford Reserve Kentucky Straight Bourbon, Batch Proof takes Woodford Reserve’s trademark flavor range of sweet vanilla and toasted oak to a whole new level by offering consumers Woodford Reserve in its purest form, not the standard 90.4 for which Woodford Reserve is known, it says. Packaged in 750-ml bottles, the limited-edition collection is available in select U.S. and global markets and has a suggested retail price of $129.99 for a bottle.
Brown-Forman Corp., Louisville, Ky.
Distribution: Select markets