Woodford Reserve Straight Rye Whiskey – Woodford Reserve Distillery

Woodford Reserve Straight Rye Whiskey is a bold and flavorful rye whiskey that is sure to please even the most discerning palate. It is made with a mash-bill of 53% rye and aged in new charred oak barrels, giving it a complex and intense flavor profile. With notes of spice, fruit, and oak, it is a whiskey that can be enjoyed neat, on the rocks, or in a cocktail.

History of Woodford Reserve Straight Rye Whiskey

Woodford Reserve Straight Rye Whiskey was first released in 2013. It was the second permanent line extension in the Woodford Reserve portfolio, joining the original Woodford Reserve Bourbon. It quickly became a favorite among whiskey enthusiasts, and it has won numerous awards, including a Gold Medal at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition and a Gold Medal at the Whiskies of the World competition.

Production of Woodford Reserve Straight Rye Whiskey

Woodford Reserve Straight Rye Whiskey is made with a mash-bill of 53% rye, 37% corn, and 10% malted barley. The high rye content gives the whiskey its characteristic spicy flavor. The whiskey is aged in new charred oak barrels, which gives it a rich and smoky flavor.

Tasting Notes

It is a complex and flavorful whiskey. On the nose, it has aromas of rye spice, black pepper, cedar, and cassia bark. On the palate, it is bold and spicy, with flavors of rye, clove, cinnamon, and mint. The finish is long and lingering, with a subtle hint of sweetness.

Serving Suggestions

Woodford Reserve Straight Rye Whiskey can be enjoyed neat, on the rocks, or in a cocktail. It is a versatile whiskey that can be used in a variety of cocktails, such as the Manhattan, Old Fashioned, and Sazerac.

Cocktails to Try

  • Manhattan: 2 ounces Woodford Reserve Straight Rye Whiskey, 1-ounce sweet vermouth, and 2 dashes Angostura bitters. Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass with ice and stir until chilled. Strain the mixture into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish with a cherry.
  • Old Fashioned: 2 ounces Woodford Reserve Straight Rye Whiskey, 1 sugar cube, 2 dashes Angostura bitters, and 1 dash orange bitters. Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass with ice and stir until chilled. Strain the mixture into a rocks glass over fresh ice and garnish with an orange twist.
  • Sazerac: 2 ounces Woodford Reserve Straight Rye Whiskey, 1/2-ounce absinthe, 1/4-ounce simple syrup, and 2 dashes Peychaud’s bitters. Rinse a chilled Old-Fashioned glass with absinthe and discard. Add all ingredients to the glass and stir until chilled. Strain the mixture into a chilled Old-Fashioned glass over fresh ice and garnish with a lemon twist.

With notes of spice, fruit, and oak, Woodford Reserve Straight Rye Whiskey is a whiskey that can be enjoyed neat, on the rocks, or in a cocktail.

 

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