Woodford Reserve Releases Toasted Oak Oat Grain Distillery Series

by Phillip Galyean

Woodford Reserve today releases a new limited-edition bottle as part of its annual Distillery Series – Toasted Oak Oat Grain.

This new product is made of fully-matured Woodford Reserve Oat Grain Bourbon, which is then finished in a second barrel that has been heavily toasted.

The result is a beautiful topaz color liquid that features spice notes including clove, cinnamon, and nutmeg that blend with citrus and a dark chocolate character.

“Experimenting with new ways of making Woodford Reserve is one of my favorite parts of my job,” said Master Distiller Chris Morris. “It allows us to explore new flavors with our bourbon.”

Toasted Oak Oat Grain is part of Woodford Reserve’s Distillery Series, which Morris created to push Woodford Reserve’s creative boundaries of whiskeys to the extreme. Each selection is masterminded by Morris and Assistant Master Distiller Elizabeth McCall and is available for purchase at the Woodford Reserve Distillery and limited Kentucky retailers. There are three annual releases of the Distillery Series.

Tasting Notes

Color: Topaz

Aroma: Well done cinnamon raisin oatmeal cookie dusted with cocoa, dark chocolate shavings and drizzled with dark molasses.

Flavor: Sharp spice notes of clove, cinnamon and nutmeg merge with citrus and a very dark chocolate character.

Finish: Dry with a chocolate bitters hint.

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