Woodford Reserve Master’s Collection Batch Proof is a new way to tell the story of the five flavor sources – water, grain, fermentation, distillation, and maturation – which are behind each expression of this bourbon. For Batch Proof, it is crafted using the same grain bill and process as the regular bourbon but is then drawn from a select batch of barrels in a more raw, uncut form before being bottled at a much more hearty 125.8 proof.
NOSE: A complex medley of wood spice notes including smoked cedar, dark chocolate, pineal, and vanilla are balanced with hints of orange zest, grilled pineapple, and cherry fruit. Sweetened with a trace of marzipan, peppermint, and malt.
TASTE: Dark chocolate drizzled with toasted almonds, hazelnuts and malty shortbread spiced with hints of leather, cedar, and nutmeg.
FINISH: Rich aged leather spice and dark chocolate lead to a crisp dry finish.