The 16th release in the Woodford Reserve Master's Collection series, which has now taken on a new bottle shape and - in this case - the "Very Fine Rare Bourbon" label.
This pays homage to Master Distiller Chris Morris and Assistant Master Distiller Elizabeth McCall and includes 17-year-old whiskey laid down in 2003, Morris' first year in the job.
The very old barrels were then batched with younger stock to create this release. Limited allocation into Australia.
Nose: Layers of rich oak sweet aromatic notes, caramel, brown sugar, chocolate, vanilla merge into a cured tobacco character brightened with apple fruit.
Palate: Very old oak notes sweetened with honey balanced by a touch of citrus and apple peel and a touch of clove spice.
Finish: A long finish of raisin fruit and malty sweetness.
- Woodford Reserve