Woodford Reserve Master's Collection Batch Proof Bourbon Whiskey
Bourbon /61.6% ABV / Kentucky, United States
- Kentucky, United States
Batch Proof is the highly limited, first-ever batch proof offering from Woodford Reserve. Continuing its innovation in whiskey crafting, Woodford Reserve Batch Proof is a straight bourbon whiskey from a select batch of barrels. This limited edition, Proprietary Batch of Woodford Reserve is bottled at 125.8 proof. Every expression crafted by Woodford Reserve showcases at least one of the five sources of flavor. Those sources of flavor are; water, grain, fermentation, distillation, and maturation. The Woodford Reserve Batch Proof expression is a way to celebrate the flavor nuances contributed through a change in finishing presentation and tell the unique Woodford Reserve story of Proprietary Batching. Woodford Reserve Batch Proof is crafted using the same grain bill and process as Woodford Reserve Bourbon. Batch Proof takes the flavor range of sweet vanilla and toasted oak that has become the Woodford Reserve trademark to a whole new level.View all products by Woodford ReserveCalifornia Residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING
Because of the liquor’s aging process variation, bourbon’s colors range from light amber to dark caramel and each bottle must contain at least 40% ABV. Bourbon can only be called bourbon if it’s aged in an oak barrel; barrels must be new and are pre-charred to help the liquid extract as much flavor as possible from the wood.
While both whiskey and bourbon are made from the same base ingredients (a predominantly corn mash, yeast and water), a spirit can only be called bourbon if it’s crafted in the United States, surpasses a minimum 40% ABV and is aged in new, charred, white oak barrels. Bourbons are generally on the younger side of the whiskey family (compared to older whiskies like scotch) and thus deliver a sweeter profile.
Raise a glass to science: While rye, barley and wheat all contain the gluten protein, the actual gluten is removed during the bourbon’s distillation process, in which the gluten molecules are separated from the actual distillate used to make the final product.