Need a light at the end of these dreary winter months? Well how about this: Woodford Reserve is releasing its new double barreled oak reserve bourbon in March 2012. Start saving up your change because a bottle will set you back $49.99, but with this bourbon’s reputation I bet it will be worth every penny.
Why is this exciting? Because this is Woodford’s first permanent line extension in 15 years. They don’t just add to their product brand willy nilly. Here’s the science behind how they make the stuff:
Double Oaked begins as the original Woodford Reserve Distiller’s Select recipe. This the fully matured Bourbon is then rebarreled at 110 proof in a second barrel is crafted uniquely for this product created at Woodford Reserve’s own cooperage. The second barrel is uniquely toasted and charred to create the rich flavor and color characteristics producing Double Oaked, bottled at 90.4 Proof (45.2% ABV).
Apparently it’s the barrels themselves that produce the magic. Both oak barrels have been charred inside and out for 9+ months producing a bourbon that is sweet with vanilla, cream and honey tastes punching through. And I can’t wait to try it.