Woodford Reserve Straight Malt
Woodford Reserve // Kentucky, USA
Announced in May 2018, this Kentucky Straight Malt Whiskey is the newest member of the Distiller's Select family of whiskeys which includes the brand's Straight Bourbon and Straight Rye Whiskeys--all permanent fixtures for Woodford Reserve. The Straight Malt is made from a mash bill of 51% malted barley, 47% corn, and 2% rye. Other than that, the whiskey is made just like the other Distiller's Select whiskeys in all other areas of production which includes aging in new, charred American oak. This Straight Malt differs from Scotch malt whisky as the latter must be made from 100% malted barley and new, charred oak barrels are rarely used. It is bottled at 90.4 proof.
Other WhiskeyA spirit distilled from a mash of grain(s) at less than 95% ABV, bottled at no less than 40% ABV. The product must have characteristics, taste, and aroma generally attributed to whiskey
Cask Typenew, charred American oak
"Chocolate shines through first on the nose, with oak, vanilla pudding, and spice. The palate showcases chocolate malt balls and more spicy oak, along with cornbread, and spearmint. The finish is short and tame, with tannic oak and chocolate tones remaining the common thread, along with bits of black pepper. Very much a retooled, malt-forward take on Woodford's classic profile."