In the early 1800s, thanks to owner Oscar Pepper and Master Distiller James Crow, Woodford County Distillery was the site for landmark discoveries and innovative techniques in bourbon making.
Pepper and Crow are credited with refining and defining key processes such as sour mashing, yeast propagation, copper pot distillation and the maturing of whiskey in new, charred oak casks. Their work defined bourbon and subsequently rye whiskey as we know them today.
Woodford Reserve Distillery’s Master Collection honours the pioneering work of Pepper and Crow, applying their handcrafted methods to a variety of grain recipes, fermentation styles and maturation processes to create a range of unique whiskies.
It has been finished aged in toasted (not charred) Maple Wood.
47.2% ABV / 75cl
Bottle Number: 85 / 1864