Say what? The latest Woodford Reserve whiskey release tastes like a beer?

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Woodford Reserve is releasing a new premium whiskey that celebrates the flavors of a classic stout.

The Winter 2021 Master’s Collection release is called Woodford Reserve Five-Malt Stouted Mash. According to a news release, master distiller Chris Morris and assistant master distiller Elizabeth McCall wanted to play up the flavors of a traditional heavy-style beer.

The limited release, which is 90.4 proof, is a rich and robust expression of Woodford Reserve Kentucky Straight Malt Whiskey.

The suggested retail price is $129.99 and it is available in selected U.S. and global markets.

“Five-Malt Stouted Mash is an expression unlike any other we’ve released before,” Morris said. “The rich, roasted malty stout flavors mingle with bright touches of baked fruit, crisp spices, and orange zest for a unique Woodford Reserve experience.”

“Woodford Reserve’s distillery was constructed by Irish stonemasons in 1838,” McCall said. “That history, plus the fact that we distill in the “Irish” style with triple pot stills, inspired us to mash and distill this year’s Master’s Collection.”

Woodford Reserve is releasing its Winter 2021 Master’s Collection edition: Five-Malt Stouted Mash in select U.S. cities and globally.
Woodford Reserve is releasing its Winter 2021 Master’s Collection edition: Five-Malt Stouted Mash in select U.S. cities and globally.

According to the tasting notes, Five-Malt Stouted Mash has a nose of roasted malt and toasted nuts with a touch of orange zest, spearmint and baking spices. On the palate, it is malty with highlights of toasted hazelnut and cocoa, baked fruit, spice and zest.

This is the 17th release in the Master’s Collection, which typically comes out twice a year.

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