December1st2015

Kentucky artist’s painting featured on 2015 holiday bottle

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WR Holiday Bottle_smDecember 1, 2015, Louisville, KY – Woodford Reserve celebrates the holiday season with the release of its 2015 holiday bottle.  The limited edition Woodford Reserve holiday bottle features the artwork from Louisville artist Thomas William Foerster.

Foerster’s image on the bottle features a snow scene in the middle of winter at the Woodford Reserve Distillery in Versailles, Kentucky. The impressionistic image features nine bourbon barrels resting on the barrel run in front of the distillery. Covered in a small amount of snow, the barrels are making their way to the warehouse where the bourbon will mature for several years. In the background, the sun is setting in hues of golden orange.

“Woodford Reserve is thrilled to collaborate with such a talented and experienced artist to showcase this beautiful scene from our distillery,” said Jason Kempf, Woodford Reserve brand director. “His skillset for realistic landscape painting combined with his passion for impressionism makes his artwork picture perfect for the bottle.”

The one liter-size bottle will be available in select U.S. markets on shelves in December. Suggested retail price is $43.99.

About the Artist Thomas William Foerster:

Spending the majority of his professional life in advertising, copywriting and producing, Louisville native, Thomas Foerster consistently demonstrated strong visualization skills during his career in advertising. The self-taught artist has been painting for nearly twenty-five years, working in oil, he concentrates primary on landscapes and cityscapes in a realistic style with a hint of impressionism. When painting, he aims to capture a realistic scene but still demonstrate vibrant brushwork and confident color choices.

About Woodford Reserve:

Tucked in the heart of thoroughbred country in Versailles, Kentucky, lives the historic Woodford Reserve Distillery, the birthplace of Woodford Reserve. A National Historic Landmark, the Woodford Reserve Distillery represents craftsmanship with a balance of historic heritage and modern practices. Woodford Reserve is a product of the Brown-Forman Corporation, a premier producer and marketer of fine quality beverage alcohol brands including Jack Daniel’s, Southern Comfort, Finlandia, Korbel, Tequila Herradura, Sonoma-Cutrer, Chambord, and Tuaca. Please enjoy your bourbon responsibly. To learn more about Woodford Reserve, visit us www.woodfordreserve.com or check us out on Facebook at www.facebook.com/woodfordreserve.

Woodford Reserve Distiller’s Select Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, 45.2% Alc. by Vol., The Woodford Reserve Distillery, Versailles, KY ©2015.

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Andrea Duvall
502-774-6044
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