Woodford Reserve Master's Collection / 1838 Sweet Mash
Woodford Reserve is produced by Brown-Forman at the historic former Old Oscar Pepper distillery, who's alumni included James E. Crow and E.H. Taylor. It is known now as the Woodford Reserve distillery after it was purchased from former owners Labrot & Graham. The distillery is one of the few in the US to use only alembic pot stills (although the regular release is contains column still bourbon from the Brown-Forman Early Times distillery in Louisville).
Released in 2008, this was the fourth releases in Woodford Reserve's Master's Collection. It features a classic bourbon mash but without the setback used in the traditional Sour Mash. This reduces the acidity, stressing the yeast and producing a different set of congeners and thus a different flavour profile.
Batch number 4A.
Bottle number 515 of only 920.