Versailles, Ky (May 14, 2019) — Woodford Reserve is proud to release its annual limited-edition, high-proof expression —Woodford Reserve Batch Proof. This expression is part of the annual Master’s Collection series, which celebrates Master Distiller Chris Morris’ vision and Woodford Reserve’s commitment to innovation and craftsmanship within the bourbon and whiskey category.

First introduced in 2018, Batch Proof celebrates Woodford Reserve proprietary batching process — blending barrels and then presenting the liquid at its actual proof, which this year is 123.2.

Batch Proof is crafted using the same grain bill and process as Woodford Reserve Kentucky Straight Bourbon. However, Batch Proof takes Woodford Reserve’s trademark flavor range of sweet vanilla and toasted oak to a whole new level — providing consumers the privilege of tasting Woodford Reserve in its purest form (and not the standard 90.4 for which Woodford is known).

“Most people do not get to experience the intensity of the aromas and the smoothness of the whiskey at a higher proof point. With this innovative release, whiskey lovers will have the chance to taste Woodford Reserve the way the masters taste it,” Chris Morris said.

This limited-edition collection, available is selected U.S. and global markets, has suggested retail price of $129.99 for a 750mL bottle.


Tasting Notes for Batch Proof

Color:Deep Coffee Amber

Aroma: Rich oak, overripe banana and marzipan, with hints of orange oil dusted graham cracker and dried cherry.

Taste:Dried apricot drizzled with rich dark chocolate layered over toasted hazelnuts and coffee with faint flavors of cinnamon and clove.

Finish: A long finish of spearmint and sweet cedar wood.


For additional information, photos, assets and interviews with Master Distiller Chris Morris, please reach out to Chris Poynter (listed above) or Ciarra Lee at KLG PR (



About Woodford Reserve:

Tucked in the heart of thoroughbred country in Versailles, Kentucky, Woodford Reserve Distillery is a National Historic Landmark, which represents craftsmanship with a balance of historic heritage and modern practices. Woodford Reserve is the Presenting Sponsor of The Kentucky Derby and 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 or check us out on Facebook at

Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, 45.2% Alc. by Vol., produced and bottled by the Woodford Reserve Distillery, Versailles, KY ©2019

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