Bourbon New Releases Whisky/Whiskey

Limited-Edition Mastery: Woodford Reserve’s Batch Proof Series Hits 2024 with a Powerful 121.2 Proof

Woodford Reserve has released its annual limited-edition, high-proof expression — Woodford Reserve Batch Proof.

At 121.2 proof, this expression celebrates the commitment to craftsmanship of Master Distiller Elizabeth McCall. 

Batch Proof showcases the flavor nuances created from batching 100+ different Woodford Reserve barrels together, then presenting that bourbon at the exact proof from the barrels. The barrels used to create Batch Proof are drawn from many different dates of production and matured in various warehouses and different floors within those warehouses.

The liquid showcases a range of sweet aromatics, fruit, spice, wood and grain characteristics at its purest form, not the standard 90.4 proof.

“Barrels drawn from the upper floors of our heat-cycled warehouses tend to possess higher proof presentations including this limited-edition batch,” McCall said. “Batch Proof allows consumers to taste Woodford Reserve exactly as it comes out of the barrels.”

This limited-edition collection is available in select U.S. and global markets and has a suggested retail price of $149.99. It’s available in limited quantities at Woodford Reserve Distillery starting at 9 a.m. on February 7.

Tasting Notes

Color: Burnt Umber

Aroma: Vanilla bean, brown sugar pecans, tropical citrus fruits with a dusting of cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove

Taste: Sweet toasted oak, cocoa, juicy pineapple, dried strawberry, and spiced berries.

Finish: Dried strawberry, toasted oak, and raw honey