Woodford Reserve

A tradition of innovation

Not content to rest on the reputation of a single style, Woodford’s master distillers Chris Morris and Elizabeth McCall continuously push the boundaries of flavour, experimenting with new mashbills and cask types. The whiskies below explore different aspects of the Woodford house style while maintaining the quality with which the name is synonymous.

Woodford Reserve Distiller's Select

An American classic based on pot still bourbon made in Woodford County, Kentucky. The master distillers combine this richly textured spirit with selected casks from the Brown Foreman warehouses to create a whiskey of great depth and character. Chocolate and vanilla on the nose give way to a palate or oranges, coffee and cinnamon.

Woodford Reserve Double Oaked

A supercharged take on the house style matured in American white oak and finished in new, lightly charred barrels for extra sweetness and spice. In the glass it shows abundant Crème Brûlée and caramelised citrus fruit up front, preceding a pleasantly dry finish with familiar cinnamon and pepperiness.

Woodford Reserve Masters Collection: Brandy Cask Finish

The Masters Collection contains Morris and McCall’s experimental whiskies that challenge the conventions of flavour in bourbon. This 100% pot distilled expression sees the familiar Woodford profile enhanced by finishing in American brandy casks, which impart fruity notes of fig and raisin. A truly unique experience.

Woodford Reserve Rye Whiskey

This robust, yet elegant entry in the Woodford range is made with a mashbill of 53% rye, rounded out with corn and a little malted barley. Soft notes of tobacco and apple make this an excellent choice for a Manhattan. Stir 50ml Woodford Rye over ice with 25ml sweet vermouth and two dashes of bitters. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish with a maraschino cherry.

Woodford Reserve Malt

A malt-forward expression from Woodford Reserve distillery, packed with nuts and dark chocolate alongside aromas of black pepper and fresh spearmint. It’s an unusual style that’s perfect for American whiskey fans on the hunt for something new. One to sip and savour.

200 years in the making

Woodford Reserve first arrived on our shelves in 1996, making it a relative newcomer in the world of bourbon. The place it’s made, however, is another story. Labrot and Graham distillery in Woodford County has been in business since 1812 – just 20 years after Kentucky gained statehood. In 2005, the site was renamed the Woodford Reserve Distillery, cementing its place as the home of this iconic whiskey.