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Woodford Reserve Master Collection New & Aged Cask Rye – 07 October 2013

Produced at: Woodford Reserve Distillery.

Description: Founded in 1838 by Elijah Craig, Woodford Reserve Distillery is the oldest Kentucky bourbon distillery still in operation today. Under the stewardship of Oscar Pepper, Craig’s oldest son, and master distiller James Crow, the distillery improved and modernized the process of producing whiskey in the United States – it introduced the concepts of sour mashing, yeast propagation and copper pot distillation. A slightly different addition to the Woodford Reserve Masters Collection – a pair of half bottles of rye whiskies, one aged in a new American cask (like almost all other American whiskies) and the other in a refill cask that once held bourbon. The former shows off the casks flavours and the latter those of the spirit – an interesting examination of maturation process.
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