Woodford Reserve Launches New Malt Whiskey

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Woodford Reserve has unveiled the newest release in its Distillery Series, Five Malt. Inspired by the popularity of micro-breweries to explore malted grains typically used for beers when crafting whiskey, Five Malt’s distinctive flavor profile is established within the grain recipe and aging process. To obtain the desired sensory elements, minimum wood exposure is required. Five Malt is a whiskey distilled from malt mash then aged in recycled Double Oaked barrels for a span of six months resulting in warming malt notes with a coffee flavored finish. Thus, it is an American malt from a major company, medium-sized distillery that combines some craft whiskey spirit with Scotch style-aging.

“Five Malt is another great example of flavor-focused innovation practiced at the Woodford Reserve Distillery.  We take pride in our ability to create unique types of whiskey above and beyond expressions most commonly seen on shelves,” said Woodford Reserve Master Distiller Chris Morris.

The Distillery Series, introduced in 2015, is Woodford Reserve’s line of select expressions available for purchase only at the Woodford Reserve Distillery and select Kentucky retailers.

Five Malt is available for purchase beginning June 16 at the Woodford Reserve Distillery and select retailers in Kentucky. Five Malt is presented at 90.4 proof with a suggested retail price of $49.99 for a 375ml bottle. The Distillery Series expressions are small-batch offerings ranging from finished whiskies to straight bourbons and other unique spirits.

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