Woodford Reserve Wheat extends the distillery’s range of American whiskey
The whiskey is to the essential part based on wheat
Woodford Reserve has been well known for Bourbon fans for a long time. Meanwhile rye whiskey and malt whiskey are also an essential part of the standard portfolio of the distillery in Kentucky. Last year Brown-Forman launched a new whiskey that extends this previous range of Woodford Reserve Bourbon, Rye and Malt: Woodford Reserve Wheat is a whiskey that is based on wheat to an essential part.
Thus, Woodford Reserve now offers an own Kentucky Straight Whiskey series for each of the four grain varieties that are allowed for American whiskey production. Meanwhile Woodford Reserve Wheat has been launched on several international markets, some European markets have been following now including Germany.
The grain recipe for the Woodford Reserve Wheat includes 52 percent wheat, 20 percent malted barley, 20 percent corn and 8 percent rye. The whiskey is bottled at 45.2% ABV. The label on the bottles appears in red color so that it can be distinguished at a glance from the yellow, green and blue labels of the other types of Woodford Reserve Whiskey.
Zu describe the flavor profiles of the four Woodford Reserve series Master Distiller Chris Morris says: “Each of the four Woodford whiskeys, along with Woodford Reserve Double Oaked, brings a different flavor profile to the palate. Bourbon is a balance of many flavors, rye is spicy, malt is nutty, double oaked is sweet and wheat is fruit-forward.”
Producer’s tasting notes for the Woodford Reserve Wheat
Aroma: Aromatic spiced (cinnamon and cedar) and cooked fruit (apple, pear, banana) mingle with a delicate floral character sweetened with light vanilla bean and brown sugar notes
Taste: Spicy applesauce and toasted coconut notes enliven an earthy mint and cocoa nib mix
Finish: Dry, subtle cocoa nibs and lingering apple peel