Woodford Reserve Straight Rye


Woodford Reserve // Kentucky, USA

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As of early 2015, Woodford Reserve Rye is the latest member of the Woodford family of American whiskeys to join the party! Master Distiller Chris Morris has been working on this project since 2006, as an answer to fans who for many years have been requesting a rye from this historic distillery. It's made from a 53% rye mash bill, produced and aged at their distillery in Versailles, Kentucky.

  • age
  • Cost
  • abv
  • Rye
    Mash bill at least 51% rye; aged in new, charred oak barrels.
  • Cask Type
    new, charred American oak

Tasting Notes

"The decision to keep the percentage of rye somewhat low in the mash bill really paid off. Somehow the mix of other grains used managed to push the intrinsic rye flavors to the front, but kept them subtle and very elegant. Instead of hitting you over the head with heavy spice and cereal notes as many ryes do these days, these elements relax on the palate, chilling out with some malty milk-chocolate and tangy apricot. This one was well worth the wait."

Score 94

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