Woodford Reserve’s Master’s Collection 16 is a special blend of bourbon featuring malts up to 17 years old, a specialty in their line of very fine bourbons created to honor the many discoveries and innovations that occurred at the 1812 distillery site where Woodford Reserve is now located.
Woodford Reserve Master’s Collection 16
Woodford Reserve Master’s Collection 16 is the sixteenth release in Woodford Reserve’s collection of very fine bourbons, and their oldest-ever release. The bourbon includes liquid from barrels that are 17 years old and date to 2003, the year Chris Morris was named Master Distiller. Morris and McCall have been holding back the barrels to batch with other barrels for a special release.
Layers of rich oak sweet aromatic notes, caramel, brown sugar, chocolate, and vanilla merge into a cured tobacco character brightened with apple fruit. Very old oak notes sweetened with honey balance a touch of citrus and apple peel and a touch of clove spice. Its long finish has raisin fruit flavors and malty sweetness.