The latest release in Woodford Reserve Distillery's master collection is now available- the Brandy cask finish. Woodford says it is the first whiskey to be finished in american brandy cask and while finishing fully matured Wood ford reserve in these barrels does not add any new flavors to the whiskey, it does accentuate Woodford reserve's rich dried fruit and nut characteristics that come from its grain recipe and long fermentation process.
The Brandy cask finish is the 11th release and is a warmed ocher color. Aromas of chocolate,maple syrup and caramel sit over toasted hazelnuts, dark raisins and dried cranberries with soft note of oak and spice. It has flavors of toffee-covered dried fruit and toasted hazelnuts with Warming wood spice notes. The finish is long and warm with a touch of caramel.