Woodford Reserve has released its annual limited-edition, high-proof expression – Woodford Reserve Batch Proof 2022. At 118.4 proof (59.2% ABV), the whiskey 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. Last year’s release came in at 128.3 proof.
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 opportunity to taste Woodford Reserve in its purest form, not the standard 90.4 proof for which Woodford Reserve is known.
“Barrels drawn from the first floors of our heat-cycled warehouses routinely possess lower proof presentations due the more relaxed angel share process found there,” said Morris. “This batch had more of these barrels in its composition, and therefore a lower batch proof presentation than past releases.”
Woodford Reserve Batch Proof 2022 is available in select U.S. and global markets and is priced at $129.99 per 750ml bottle. It’s also available at the distillery starting Tuesday, July 12.
For more information, head over to the brand’s official website.
Last month, Woodford Reserve unveiled the latest addition to its annual Distillery Series, Toasted Oak Oat Grain.