• Woodford Master’s Collection a dual effort

09 Nov

Woodford Reserve has put a new twist on its Master’s Collection, the sixth of which is scheduled for release any day now.

A pair of rye bourbons — bottled at 92.4 proof — constitute the “Rare Rye Selection” in a pair of 375ml bottles. The difference in the two whiskies comes in the manner of maturation.

Although both bottles are 100% rye recipe and both are triple distilled, one has been aged in a new, charred cask, the other in an aged cask.

Says master distiller Chris Morris, “Globally, whiskey is presented in a wide range of flavor profiles. There are two distinct types, or families, of whiskey flavor — Old World and New World. The ‘Rare Rye Selection’ affords you an opportunity for a side-by-side comparison.”

The process in the Master’s Collection is to change up one of five flavor sources — grain, water, fermentation, distillation and maturation — each year. Altering even one creates a new flavor profile.

Prior releases were Four Grain, Sonoma-Cutrer Finish, Sweet Mash, Seasoned Oak and Maple Wood Finish.

The new release will be sold at a suggested retail price of $99.99 for the two 375ml bottle set.

[Go to Dowd’s Tasting Notes for my evaluation of the two whiskies.]

Check out my New York Drinks Events Calendar, the most comprehensive you’ll find anywhere.

Leave a comment

Posted by on November 9, 2011 in Whiskey/Whisky


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s