Woodford Reserve Master's Collection Batch Proof 2018
Woodford Reserve // Kentucky, USA
Batch Proof is a series within a series as it falls under the Master's Collection umbrella. That series selects one of five elements in whiskey production: water, grain, fermentation, distillation, and maturation. Batch Proof highlights maturation by evaluating the differences resulting in the change of the final proof of Woodford Reserve Bourbon. Expected to be released annually with a different batch and proof, the latter to be in the 121-126 range. This first batch released in March 2018 is bottled at 125.8 proof. Highly allocated.
BourbonProduced anywhere in USA; Mash bill of at least 51% corn; aged in new, charred oak barrels.
Cask Typenew, charred American oak
"Lots going on with the aroma beginning with toasted oak, sweet vanilla, caramel, smoke, and coconut. Dry on the palate, but not too astringent. Leather and bitter flavors join the aromatic notes. Lengthy, warm finish with a medium-full body. Despite the proof, water or ice isn't needed here, but go ahead if that is your pleasure. "