Woodford Reserve Just Released Its Oldest Bourbon Whiskey To Date

Dec 3, 2020

Category: Vices

With a history dating back to the early 19th century, Woodford Reserve has a long and rich history in the bourbon business, including a plethora of noteworthy industry innovations over the American distillery’s more than 200-year-old existence. To celebrate these tipple triumphs, Woodford Reserve has been producing top-shelf, limited edition bottles as part of its Master’s Collection for the last decade and a half. Just ahead of the 2020 holiday season, the Shively-based brand has revealed its latest addition to this elite lineup with the aptly-named “Very Fine Rare Bourbon.”

This year’s entry pays homage to the future of the company, as well as its past, with the VFRB focusing on the Kentucky outfit’s current Master Distiller, Chris Morris. Produced in small numbers, this new drink is composed of several bourbons that date back to 2003, which in addition to being the year that Morris was appointed to his current position at the company, also makes this Woodford Reserve’s longest-aged offering in all of its 208 years of operation. Boasting a 45.2% ABV (or 90.4 proof), the VFRB is described as having a “burnt sienna” hue, a nose of brown sugar, caramel, vanilla-cured tobacco, and chocolate, a taste of honey, apple peel, and cloves, and a long sweet, malty, and fruity, finish. Available now, the Woodford Reserve “Very Rare Fine Bourbon” is priced at $130 a bottle.

Purchase: $130

HiConsumption is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more

More From Vices

Moose Knuckles’ Saint-Ulric Parka Is Durable With a Detachable Shearling Hood To Boot

Its water-and-tear resistant makeup makes for an ideal all-weather piece this winter.

Posted By Yoni Yardeni

Partner

The BRNLY SQD-2 Is An Ultra-Premium Workhorse Of An EDC Knife

Sporting a titanium frame and scales mated to a Böhler M390 blade.

Posted By Tim Huber

Partner
Featured Image

The Complete Guide to Tequila Styles

Covering the five different styles of tequila with our recommendations for each.

Posted By

Dec 3, 2021

Featured Image

New Belgium’s Oakspire Ale Is Aged in Bourbon Barrels from Four Roses

A delicious autumnal offering that employs an innovative flavor-infusing technique.

Posted By

Dec 2, 2021

Featured Image

The Macallan’s Chocolate Tasting Set Is Both Delicious and Helps the Needy

Featuring a hand-crafted 10-piece chocolate set and two The Macallan Glencairn glasses.

Posted By

Nov 23, 2021

Featured Image

Johnnie Walker Celebrates the Lunar New Year with a Tiger Edition Scotch

Featuring a collectible gift box with bespoke artwork.

Posted By

Nov 19, 2021