Woodford Reserve is set to release their Double Malt Selection in November of 2013. These offerings will be the first fully matured whiskies created from malt in Kentucky since Prohibition.
Woodford Reserve Double Malt Selections are the eighth release in the distillery’s Master’s Collection
The eighth release from the Woodford Reserve Double Malt Selections collection features a Straight Malt Whiskey matured in new American oak barrels, and Classic Malt, which is matured in refill American oak barrels.
They will be bottled at 45.2% abv to highlight the unique characteristics conveyed by used or new wood, a quality chosen by Woodford Reserve in an homage to James Christopher Crow and Oscar Pepper, master distiller and distillery owner in the mid-1800s.
The Straight Malt Whiskey is described as having a “creamy balance of new cask sweetness and spice with a rich pear and banana fruitiness”, while the Classic Malt has notes of “chocolate malt, honey, buttery shortbread and a touch of lemon custard”.
With a price point of $99.99, the Woodford Reserve Double Malt Selections will be rolled out from November across the US, packaged as a pair in 750ml bottles shaped like the copper pot stills of the distillery.
Their release in the Woodford Reserve Master’s Collection follows those of Four Grain, Sonoma-Cutrer Finish, Sweet Mash, Seasoned Oak, Maple Wood Finish, Rare Rye and Four Wood, all of which have been released “at the master distiller’s discretion”.