Today in Cocktail Culture I bring you some information about Woodford Réserve Whiskey.
The art of making fine bourbon first took place on the site of the Woodford Reserve Distillery, a National Historic Landmark, in 1812. You get that sense of history. The history of bourbon is the history of Kentucky, is the history of the United States.
Woodford Reserve is crafted from a grain recipe of 72% Corn, 18% Rye and 10% Maltés Barley. This recipe balances the sweetness of corn with the spice of rye and the nuttiness of malt to build the base of this amazing bourbon.
The water is naturally filtered by the limestone deposits under their property. Iron free and mineral rich, it is a crucial ingredient in the process.
The fermentation process is among the longest in the industry. This extra time, paired with a unique yeast strain, creates a great depth of character and complex range of flavors.
The perfectly balanced flavor of this whisky comes from a careful batching process of whiskey distilled in pot stills and whiskey distilled in column stills.
They mature Woodford Reserve in new, charred, white oak barrels of their own making. The barrel is a key ingredient in the process, contributing flavor, complexity, and balance. That’s why they craft, toast, and char bourbon barrels at his very own cooperage. After filling, barrels age in an unique heat-cycled warehouses until mature.