Woodford Reserve Baccarat Edition
This right here is an extraordinarily snazzy expression from Woodford Reserve Baccarat Edition, which has been allowed a three-year-long finishing period in XO Cognac casks! This allows plenty of time for the Cognac casks to impart a wealth of rich fruit and mature oak notes to the top quality whiskey. Of course, a whisky as exciting as this needs an equally swanky bottle, and as such, this Woodford Reserve is presented in handsome bespoke Baccarat decanters.
Woodford Reserve Baccarat Edition begins with standard Woodford Reserve Kentucky Straight Bourbon as its base. Master distiller Chris Morris sourced French oak ex-cognac XO barrels which were used to finish the maturation process. They spent 3 years in these cognac barrels before the bourbon was bottled at 90.4 proof. The crystal decanter the bourbon is housed in was crafted by luxury French crystal company Baccarat which was founded in 1764. Limited availability begins in October 2020.
History and heritage meet innovation and sophistication. Woodford Reserve is known for being full of flavors from our masterful combination of wood, water, grain, and time. For centuries Baccarat’s award-winning artisans have forged crystal objects of timeless elegance from a combination of matter and fire, expertise, and inspiration.
Now these two icons of craftsmanship have come together to create Woodford Reserve Baccarat Edition.
Woodford Reserve Baccarat Edition is crafted by uniquely finishing the most flavorful and balanced Kentucky Bourbon in select XO Cognac casks for 3 years. The result is the best of both spirits – a balance of crisp American and French oak notes, complex fruit character, subtle spiciness and a creamy confectionary finish in a beautiful Baccarat Crystal vessel specially commissioned by Woodford Reserve.
Rich toasted oak dusted with chocolate and cocoa notes, creamy vanilla bean, and hints of clove and cinnamon spice cover a deep layer of dried fruit and citrus peel.
Elegant vanilla, dark chocolate, dried fruit and creamy caramel top layers of rich malt and oak.
Velvety with a long delicately spiced caramel mocha note.