Woodford Reserve launches Frosty Four Wood
Woodford Reserve has released the third bottling in its Distillery Series – a whiskey aged in four different types of oak.
Developed by master distiller Chris Morris, Woodford Reserve Frosty Four Wood is a blend of American oak-aged Woodford Reserve Bourbon that has been finished in Maple, Sherry and Port oak barrels.
A variety of Four Wood whiskey was first launched in 2012 as part of the Brown-Forman-owned brand’s Master’s Collection. This Bourbon was exposed to record-low temperatures during the 2013 Polar Vortex, resulting in “mineral precipitation”.
Morris used filtration techniques to give the new Frosty Four Wood bottling a “more fruit-forward” taste profile with “hints of maple”.
“Frosty Four Wood is the last of a historic whiskey specialty, as the original Four Wood was the first of its kind to touch four different barrels,” said Morris. “It represents a rare moment that extends beyond Bourbon and amplifies current flavors found in Woodford Reserve.”
Woodford Reserve launched the Distillery Series in July last year to showcase “complex” whiskeys created at the distillery.
Frosty Four Wood joins Woodford Reserve Double Double Oaked – finished in heavily toasted and lightly charred new oak barrel – and Sweet Mash Redux – which uses non-soured mash for a higher pH effect – in the range.
Bottled at 90.4% proof (45.2% abv) Woodford Reserve Frosty Four Wood is available from the Woodford Reserve Distillery and select Kentucky retailers at an RRP of US$49.99.