Whiskey distilled from malt mash showcases continued innovation
June 14, 2016, Louisville, KY—Woodford Reserve unveils the most recent release in its Distillery Series family, Five Malt. The Distillery Series, introduced in 2015, is Woodford Reserve’s line of creative expressions available for purchase at the Woodford Reserve Distillery and select Kentucky retailers. This series highlights Woodford Reserve’s ongoing dedication to innovation and craftsmanship as a leader in the spirits industry.
Following the previous Distillery Series releases, Five Malt involves the same level of ingenuity. Crafted to align with Woodford Reserve’s creativity and dexterity, Master Distiller Chris Morris has perfected Five Malt to be a one of a kind whiskey that tastes and smells unique from the initial Distillery Series releases.
Inspired by the popularity of micro-breweries to explore malted grains typically used for beers when crafting whiskey, Five Malt’s distinctive flavor profile is established within the grain recipe and aging process. To obtain the desired sensory elements, minimum wood exposure is required. Five Malt is a whiskey distilled from malt mash then aged in recycled Double Oaked barrels for a span of six months resulting in warming malt notes with a coffee flavored finish.
“Five Malt is another great example of flavor-focused innovation practiced at the Woodford Reserve Distillery. We take pride in our ability to create unique types of whiskey above and beyond expressions most commonly seen on shelves,” said Woodford Reserve Master Distiller Chris Morris.
Five Malt is available for purchase beginning June 16 at the Woodford Reserve Distillery and select retailers in Kentucky. Five Malt is presented at 90.4 proof with a suggested retail price of $49.99 for a 375ml bottle. The Distillery Series expressions are small-batch offerings ranging from finished whiskies to straight bourbons and other unique spirits.
Tasting Notes for Five Malt
Color: Pale Honey
Aroma: Rich malty coffee, caramel and chocolate notes lightly spiced with anise.
Taste: Toasted malt with traces of coffee, caramel, vanilla and soft oak explode with a burst of honeycomb sweetness.
Finish: Long warming malt notes with a hint of coffee linger on.
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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, Finlandia, Korbel, Tequila Herradura, Sonoma-Cutrer, and Chambord. 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.
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Whiskey Distilled from Malt Mash, 45.2% Alc. by Vol., produced and bottled by the Woodford Reserve Distillery, Versailles, KY ©2016