Woodford Reserve has unveiled the latest addition to its annual Distillery Series, Toasted Oak Oat Grain. The new release is made of fully-matured Woodford Reserve Oat Grain Bourbon, which is then finished in a second barrel that has been heavily toasted.
A beautiful topaz in color, the whiskey offers aromas of well done cinnamon raisin oatmeal cookie dusted with cocoa, dark chocolate shavings, and drizzled with dark molasses. The palate delivers sharp spice notes of clove, cinnamon and nutmeg, which merge with citrus and a very dark chocolate character. The finish is dry with a hint of chocolate bitters.
“Experimenting with new ways of making Woodford Reserve is one of my favorite parts of my job,” said Master Distiller Chris Morris. “It allows us to explore new flavors with our bourbon.”
Toasted Oak Oat Grain is part of Woodford Reserve’s Distillery Series, which Morris created to push Woodford Reserve’s creative boundaries of whiskeys to the extreme. Each selection is masterminded by Morris and Assistant Master Distiller Elizabeth McCall and is available for purchase at the Woodford Reserve Distillery and limited Kentucky retailers. There are three annual releases of the Distillery Series.
Bottled at 90.4 Proof, Woodford Reserve Toasted Oat Oak Grain is available in 375ml bottles for $59.99 at the Woodford Reserve Distillery’s gift shop and at select Kentucky retailers.
For more information on the Distillery Series and Woodford Reserve’s portfolio, head over to the brand’s official website.
In February, Woodford Reserve announced its annual release of Double Double Oaked Bourbon.