Woodford Reserve tells BourbonBlog.com they are releasing the latest Distillery Series expression: French Oak Cask Finished Rye at a suggested retail price of50 for a 375 ml bottle.
Following the 2017 release of Blended Rye and Toasted Oak Rye, French Oak Cask Finished Rye is the final expression of a triplet of Distillery Series rye offerings released this season.
Developed by Master Distiller Chris Morris, this limited edition rye at 86.4 proof is a unique batching of the rye mash distillate used in the Woodford Reserve Master’s Collection Aged Cask Rye that matured in French Oak barrels for three years.
The French Oak barrels started their lives aging Pinot Noir before they were seasoned with Woodford Reserve Bourbon. Woodford then used this barrel to mature the rye. Woodford Reserve says the combination produced a soft, fruit-forward rye with hints of baking spices.
French Oak Cask Finished Rye is available for purchase at the Woodford Reserve Distillery as well as select Kentucky retailers.
Woodford says their Distillery Series includes seven different expressions that showcase their innovation and craftsmanship.