Woodford Reserve has announced its latest Distillery Series expression, Frosty Four Wood. Developed by Master Distiller Chris Morris, it is a unique batching of mature Woodford Reserve bourbon, aged in American Oak and finished in barrels made from Maple Wood, Sherry Wood and Port.
Following the 2015 release of Double Double Oaked and Sweet Mash Redux, the original Four Wood whiskey (the 2012 Master’s Collection release) was exposed to record-low temperatures during the 2013 Polar Vortex, resulting in flocking, or mineral precipitation. Filtration techniques produced a more fruit-forward whiskey with maple hints.
“Frosty Four Wood is the last of a historic whiskey specialty, as the original Four Wood was the first of its kind to touch four different barrels,” said Woodford Reserve Master Distiller Chris Morris. “It represents a rare moment that extends beyond bourbon and amplifies current flavors found in Woodford Reserve.”
Frosty Four Wood can be purchased at the Woodford Reserve Distillery and select retailers in Kentucky. It is presented at 90.4 proof with a suggested retail price of $49.99 for a 375ml bottle.
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