- Woodford Reserve master distiller Chris Morris meticulously works with the five sources of flavor to ensure exceptional taste and a balanced flavor in their Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey. Grain — the first of the Five Sources — is exactly sourced to produce the defined taste we're looking for in every bottle of Woodford Reserve. Our mash bill contains 53 percent rye, resulting in a liquid with pronounced spice notes that's sweetly hinted with fruit before a long finish.
Made in the traditional style of Kentucky Ryes, Woodford Reserve Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey has a rich honeyed appearance. On the nose, it is spicy with distinct notes of rye, black pepper, cedar and cassia bark sweetened with a dusting of marzipan. Hints of pear, apple, and almond dance in its depths. On the palate bold flavors of clove, rye, mint, molasses, sorghum, and honey mingle together with hints of apple and malt before a long and sweetly spiced finish. (from the distiller)