In 1776, Elijah Pepper launched his family business, selling “Old ‘Pepper’ Whisky” to thirsty Americans, and buying a splendid estate in Kentucky where he could distill it. Today, Woodford Reserve Bourbon is crafted in small batches right on the same historic site. Louisville native Chris Morris is Woodford Reserve’s master distiller, carefully surveying the craft […]
It’s sort of astonishing that four simple ingredients—corn, rye, yeast and barley—can mingle with crystal-clear Kentucky water to create a sophisticated sip like Woodford Reserve bourbon. Perhaps it’s the fact that—in addition to comprising 72-percent corn and 10-percent malted barley—Woodford packs a full 18-percent rye into its grain recipe. This is incredibly high by industry […]
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