Woodford Reserve Wheat is based on historical recipes but influenced by the iconic core Woodford Reserve Bourbon brand. With wheat as the dominant grain – at 52 percent, followed by malt (20%), corn (20%) and rye (8%). This Wheat Whiskey is unique as it is made using all four grain types.
After Prohibition the Federal Government approved four straight whiskey standards: Bourbon, Rye, Malt and Wheat. These reflected the types of whiskies produced in the United States prior to Prohibition. With the introduction Wheat Whiskey, Woodford Reserve is the first distillery to produce all four types.
“This proprietary expression of Woodford Reserve Wheat is designed to deliver a unique ‘fruit-forward’ flavor profile. It is, like the other members of the Woodford Reserve brands, complex and approachable – and it will make great cocktails. This new permanent expression highlights our distillery’s commitment to creativity, innovation, and dedication to making the world’s best tasting whiskeys.” – Master Distiller Chris Morris.
Aroma: Cooked fruit (apple, pear, banana) and aromatic spices (cinnamon and cedar) mingle with a delicate floral character sweetened with light vanilla bean and brown sugar notes.
Taste: Spicy applesauce and toasted coconut notes enliven an earthy mint and cocoa nibs mix.
Finish: Dry, subtle cocoa nibs and apple peel fruit linger on.