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cowdery
11-30-2006, 19:10
I forget where we were discussing Woodford Reserve batch numbering, but here is the answer from Chris Morris.

For the standard 750 ml Woodford Reserve Barrel Select product, the batch numbering was not restarted when Chris's signature replaced Lincoln's. The first batch Chris signed was #216, he thinks.

There are, however, Chris Morris signatures on bottles with lower batch numbers, even very low ones, because batches are numbered by size. In other words, when they started to bottle a 375 ml size, that first batch of 375 mls was batch no. 1. Same way with the 1 L, the 1.75 L, and any other different size they may bottle for international distribution. Also, each Personal Selection bottling (their buy-a-barrel program) is a batch and that program started with batch no. 1 too.

If you buy a Woodford 750 ml in a store and it has a Chris Morris signature on it and a low batch number, it probably is a Personal Selection. Most of those are sold to stores or bars, not individuals.

Hedmans Brorsa
12-01-2006, 03:24
Thanks for this info, Chuck. Very illuminating.

Gillman
12-01-2006, 04:58
That is very interesting, thanks.

Here in Ontario we have had for some time a Chris Morris-signed batch 141. I think this batch has been on the shelves for about a year or more.

Even though this brand (WR) is not a big seller here I was wondering why this batch has lasted so long and the answer appears to be because it was a personal selection of LCBO.

Gary

jeff
12-01-2006, 05:22
If you buy a Woodford 750 ml in a store and it has a Chris Morris signature on it and a low batch number, it probably is a Personal Selection. Most of those are sold to stores or bars, not individuals.

Well that explains the discrepancies right there. Thanks Chuck :toast: