Woodford Reserve today announced the release of its latest permanent batch, Woodford Reserve Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey. Select markets will see this delight start to roll in during the beginning of February. The latest release showcases the company’s ongoing commitment to both whiskey lovers and innovation within the industry.
This will mark the third permanent line extension to join the Woodford Reserve family, sitting alongside its brothers Woodford Reserve Distiller’s select and the Woodford Reserve Double Oaked. The Rye uses a base of 53% rye, resulting in a more balanced and refreshing taste in comparison to the original Woodford Reserve.
“As a brand, one of the things we’re most proud of is the passion and commitment that our fans have, both for Woodford Reserve, whiskey and bourbon in general. For us, releasing a rye is a chance to give back to these consumers” said Woodford Reserve Brand Director Jason Kempf, “Time and time again, we kept hearing requests for a rye. Woodford Reserve has always maintained a commitment to the spirit of innovation, and the rye is no exception. We’re excited to give our fans something they’ve been so vocal about for so many years, and that is finally ready to share with them.”
Woodford Reserve Rye is produced with the same heritage and tradition that surrounds the site of the iconic Woodford Reserve Distillery in Versailles, Kentucky. As early as the mid-1800s, the site has been the location for visionary distilling practices, an attitude that Oscar Pepper and Master Distiller James Crow, the first people to distill at this location, fully embraced. Together, they perfected several whiskey production processes that continue to be used throughout the industry and have since become synonymous with great whiskey. Today, the Woodford Reserve Distillery is visited by more than 130,000 visitors each year.
Color: Rich dark honey
Aroma: Spicy rye, black pepper, cedar, and marzipan combined with distinct notes of pear, apple and almond.
Flavor: Clove, rye, mint and honey mingle together with hints of apple and malt.
Finish: Long and sweetly spiced.
Price: $37.99 (750ml)