Woodford Reserve is releasing its high-proof 2022 expression known as Woodford Reserve Batch Proof Series. Woodford tells BourbonBlog.com the 2022 Kentucky Straight Bourbon release of Batch Series is at 118.4 proof and is now available in select U.S. and global markets and has a suggested retail price of $129.99 for a 750ml bottle.
It is also available at Woodford Reserve Distillery in Versailles, Kentucky starting today, Tuesday, July 12, 2022.
This release is part of the Master’s Collection series, celebrating Master Distiller Chris Morris and Assistant Master Distiller Elizabeth McCall and their commitment to craftsmanship.
Batch Proof is a celebration of Woodford Reserve’s proprietary process – blending barrels into a batch and then bottling the whiskey at its actual proof, straight from the barrel. Batch Proof is crafted using the same grain bill and process as Woodford Reserve Kentucky Straight Bourbon.
Batch Proof, however, takes Woodford Reserve’s trademark flavor range of sweet vanilla and toasted oak to a whole new level offering consumers the privilege of tasting Woodford Reserve in its purest form, not the standard 90.4 for which Woodford Reserve is known.
“Barrels were drawn from the first floors of our heat-cycled warehouses routinely possess lower proof presentations due to the more relaxed angel share process found there,” Master Distiller Chris Morris tells Bourbon expert Tom Fischer .. “This batch had more of these barrels in its composition, and therefore a lower batch proof presentation than past releases.”
Master Distiller Chris Morris Pictured below