Woodford Reserve Distillery was founded in 1838 by Reverend Elijah Craig and is the oldest Kentucky bourbon distillery still in operation today. Under the stewardship of Craig's oldest son (Oscar Pepper) and master distiller James Crow, the Woodford Reserve Distillery reformed and modernized the process of producing whiskey in the United States — the distillery introduced the concepts of sour mash, yeast propagation and copper pot distillation.
Elegant, yet robust on the nose, perfumed, with milk chocolate raisins, dried fruit, burnt sugar, ginger and a touch of saddle soap. Complex on the palate, Woodford Reserve is fragrant and fruity, with raspberries, camomile and ginger. The finish displays lingering vanilla notes and peppery oak.