The Kentucky distillery begins a series of anniversary events
To mark the celebration of its 25th anniversary, Woodford Reserve is taking a look towards the future by laying down a new whiskey.
To mark the historic birthday master distiller Chris Morris and assistant master distiller Elizabeth McCall celebrated with a host of commemorative experiences, open to the public, as well as the new whiskey.
“We are planning for the future as we see no signs that the Bourbon boom is slowing down,” Morris said. “More and more consumers worldwide are discovering one of the greatest exports from Kentucky – Bourbon. And they are especially enjoying Woodford Reserve.”
Throughout October, lovers of American whiskey will be able to participate in special tastings, enjoy bespoke cocktails and discover unique products for sale at the Gift Shop.
Through the month of October, customers will be able to participate in special tastings, enjoy bespoke cocktails and discover unique products for sale at the Gift Shop.
Earlier this year, Woodford Reserve announced the doubling of its capacity, increasing its three iconic copper pot stills to six stills. A new building will house utilities and storage space, clearing the way for new fermenters in the current distillery building. Additional grain and barrel unloading areas as well as a training center for employees are also being planned.
Woodford Reserve sits on Kentucky’s oldest distilling site where Elijah Pepper began crafting whiskey in 1812. Former CEO Owsley Brown II had a vision in the mid-1990s – to create a homeplace where guests could learn the history of bourbon while sipping on the world’s finest Bourbon.
“The words of Owsley Brown II still hold true today,” McCall said. “Woodford Reserve is a labor of love for everyone involved. A love of this place, a love of history and a love of making superb whiskey.”
The Woodford Reserve family of brands now includes five permanent expressions –Bourbon, rye, double oaked, malt and wheat – along with their beloved limited edition expressions, including the Master’s Collection and the very highly sought after Double Double Oaked with its cult following.