Woodford Reserve has released its annual limited-edition, high-proof expression – Woodford Reserve Batch Proof 2021. The new offering comes just a couple weeks after the Kentucky-based brand released its 2021 Kentucky Derby bottle.
At 128.3 proof and housed in a new bottle, the Woodford Reserve Batch Proof 2021 is part of the annual Master’s Collection series, which celebrates Master Distiller Chris Morris and Assistant Master Distiller Elizabeth McCall and their commitment to craftsmanship.
Batch Proof is a celebration of Woodford Reserve’s proprietary process – blending barrels into a batch and then bottling the Whiskey at its actual proof, straight from the barrel. Batch Proof is crafted using the same grain bill and process as Woodford Reserve Kentucky Straight Bourbon.
Batch Proof, however, takes Woodford Reserve’s trademark flavor range of sweet vanilla and toasted oak to a new level offering consumers the privilege of tasting Woodford Reserve in its purest form (and not the standard 90.4 for which Woodford is known).
“Most people do not get to experience Woodford Reserve at such a high proof presentation, so we are honored to share this special bourbon with the public,” said Master Distiller Chris Morris. “The depth of flavor found in Woodford Reserve Batch Proof is truly remarkable.”
This limited-edition collection is available in select U.S. and global markets and is priced at $129.99 per 750ml bottle. It’s available at Woodford Reserve Distillery starting Wednesday, March 17.
Woodford Reserve’s 2021 commemorative Kentucky Derby bottle was released earlier this month and features the artwork of Louisville resident Richard Sullivan, a former professional baseball player.
In January, Woodford Reserve released its 2021 expression of Double Double Oaked Bourbon. The Whiskey is part of the annual Master’s Collection series, which celebrates Master Distiller Chris Morris’ commitment to innovation and craftsmanship. The Whiskey is exclusively available at Woodford Reserve Distillery.