Friday, September 16, 2022


Woodford Reserve has announced the launch of a new limited-edition bourbon, as part of its annual Distillery Series.

Woodford Reserve Honey Barrel Finish (45.2% ABV) has been produced using a combination of straight bourbon whiskey, and bourbon finished in barrels that previously stored honey.

Woodford Reserve Honey Barrel Finish

This latest release from the Kentucky based distillery, is said to demonstrate the versatility of a bourbon barrel – and the ability to recycle them for multiple uses.

Woodford Reserve Distillery loaned some of its freshly dumped bourbon barrels to a local honeybee farmer in Woodford County, Kentucky, who aged his honey in the barrels. They were later returned to the distillery where they were refilled with bourbon.

Commenting on the launch, Chris Morris, Woodford Reserve Master Distiller, said: “One of the best parts of my job is being able to experiment with new ways of making Woodford Reserve. It’s been rewarding to work with a honey producer here in Woodford County to create this unique Distillery Series expression and support local business and agriculture.”

Woodford Reserve Honey Barrel Finish will be available later this month from the distillery gift shop and selected Kentucky retailers, for a RRP of $59.99.

Posted by Steve Rush