WOODFORD RESERVE MASTER'S COLLECTION NO. 17 'FIVE-MALT STOUTED MASH' WHISKEY
What's So Special: "The inspiration for this malt whiskey came from two things, according to the brand. First, there’s Woodford’s peripheral Irish ties, namely that the original distillery on the site was made by Irish stonemasons back in the early 1800s, and the fact that the whiskey is distilled onsite in triple pot stills like Irish whiskey (whiskey is also distilled in column stills at Brown-Forman’s Shively location). Second, American whiskey is made from what is known as distiller’s beer, which is the mash of fermented grains that is subsequently distilled into a spirit and then aged in barrels. So this all brings us to this singular new release that has more in common with other beer-adjacent craft whiskies than anything you’ve tried from Woodford before." - Robb Report
Tastes Like: Malty with toasted hazelnut and cocoa highlights atop a layer of baked fruit, crisp spice, and zest bounce about the depths. Rich toasted nut and cocoa notes, with some caramel, banana and, as expected from the name, rich, dark stout beer flavors.
How to Drink: Sip, don't mix. Though this Woodford may take some getting used to, if you like the flavors of a stout, this whiskey is not one to miss.