“The Woodford Reserve Master’s Collection Cherry Wood Smoked Barley is the 12th release in the series. Cherry Wood Smoked Barley marries innovation with the bourbon industry’s historic roots by paying tribute to the craftsmanship and vision of past distillery industry leaders Oscar Pepper and James Crow, who once distilled on the current day site of the Woodford Reserve Distillery. This is one of the first Kentucky Bourbons to use malted barley that’s been exposed to cherry wood smoke. With 30% malt content, the Cherry Wood Smoked mash bill has a higher concentration of malt than a traditional bourbon.”
Color: Rich amber.
Aroma: A complex mingling of deep caramel, brown sugar and dark chocolate top a layer of cherry jam and nutty crumbles dusted with wood spice.
Flavor: Intense smoked almond and malt character sweetened with cherry pie filling and a touch of caramel.
Finish: Long smoked almond notes fade into a rich cherry fruit jam.