Woodford Reserve Blended Rye Whiskey

Blended American Whiskey

Woodford Reserve // Kentucky, USA

  • Cost

  • Distiller Score

    91
  • Avg. Rating

    3.92
    3 out of 5 stars
    ( 12 )

This release is the first of three bottlings from Woodford Reserve's Distillery Series featuring rye to be released over the summer of 2017. It is a blend of two different whiskeys: 69% of the blend contains an 11 year-old Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey with a mashbill of 53% rye, 33% corn, and 14% malted barley; the remaining 31% of the blend consists of 5 year-old whiskey distilled from a 100% rye mash which was aged in used Woodford Reserve bourbon barrels. This whiskey will be available in select Kentucky retailers and at the Woodford Reserve Distillery for purchase. Please note, this is packaged in 375ml bottles.

  • age
    NAS
  • abv
    45.2
  • Blended American Whiskey
    Straight whiskey(s) must comprise at least 20% of the blend with the remainder comprised of whisky of any type or a grain neutral spirit or a combination of the two.
  • Cask Type
    new, charred American oak & used bourbon barrels

Tasting Notes

"Woodford Reserve's Blende Rye defies expectations in the category, eschewing both the typical high spice and big vanilla notes of other brands. This blend is light and bright, with pleasant notes of banana, butterscotch, and oak. Summery and delightfully easy to drink, it's a welcome departure from spicier ryes and worth seeking out in its limited market."

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