Woodford Reserve Master's Collection Sonoma-Cutrer Pinot Noir Finish
Woodford Reserve // Kentucky, USA
Released in 2014, this is the ninth edition in Woodford’s Master Collection series. They start with a batch of cask-strength, mature (7 Years) Woodford Reserve bourbon and dump it straight into freshly-emptied pinot noir barrels from one of California's most regarded wineries, Sonoma-Cutrer. It is aged a further 10 months in the wine barrels before bottling at 90.4 proof. This is the second collaboration with Sonoma-Cutrer; Woodford released a Chardonnay Finish in 2007.
BourbonProduced anywhere in USA; Mash bill of at least 51% corn; aged in new, charred oak barrels.
Cask Typenew, charred American oak & sonoma-cutrer pinot noir casks
"The nose bursts with sweet notes of lavender and cinnamon which underlie the tones of baked cherry pie in this garnet colored whiskey. Clove studded orange peel and nutmeg lead to a rich, full bodied mouthfeel and flavor. The pinot noir barrel is easily recognized by the rich spiced-berry notes in the finish. "