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    Woodford Master Cask Rye

    I just noticed that the Woodford Reserve Master Cask Rye has recently been released. The State of MI price list posted the price (in early August) at $44.97 (+6% sales tax) - for a 375 ml bottle (as the minimum retail price in MI). It strikes me as a pretty high price.

    Has anyone had the opportunity to sample this new Rye?
    Last edited by Shell; 08-08-2011 at 08:29.

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    Re: Woodford Master Cask Rye

    Good catch on this, I don't recall reading about it earlier on SB unless Chuck C mentioned it. It's part of the Masters Collection of WR I would think, or does "master cask" mean something else or in addition?

    Chuck has some good information on a series of planned rye, and rye mash whiskey, releases from WR here:

    http://chuckcowdery.blogspot.com/201...on-future.html

    This new one must be one of the two ryes mentioned.

    Gary
    Last edited by Gillman; 08-08-2011 at 09:35.

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    Re: Woodford Master Cask Rye

    Quote Originally Posted by Gillman View Post
    Good catch on this, I don't recall reading about it earlier on SB unless Chuck C mentioned it. It's part of the Masters Collection of WR I would think, or does "master cask" mean something else or in addition?

    Chuck has some good information on a series of planned rye, and rye mash whiskey, releases from WR here:

    http://chuckcowdery.blogspot.com/201...on-future.html

    This new one must be one of the two ryes mentioned.

    Gary
    Yes, it seems to be one the ryes planned for a 2011 release in the Woodford Master series. I did a quick search, and could not find any reviews of it.

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    Re: Woodford Master Cask Rye

    Chris Morris told us at the WR Bourbon Academy in April that this year's Master Collection will be a 100% straight rye, triple pot still distilled

    2013 will be a single malt if I remember correctly
    Last edited by StraightNoChaser; 08-08-2011 at 10:38.

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    Re: Woodford Master Cask Rye

    Quote Originally Posted by Gillman View Post
    Good catch on this, I don't recall reading about it earlier on SB unless Chuck C mentioned it. It's part of the Masters Collection of WR I would think, or does "master cask" mean something else or in addition?

    Chuck has some good information on a series of planned rye, and rye mash whiskey, releases from WR here:

    http://chuckcowdery.blogspot.com/201...on-future.html

    This new one must be one of the two ryes mentioned.

    Gary
    Herradura finished WR? That sounds... odd to say the least

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    Re: Woodford Master Cask Rye

    Will it only be in a 375 ml bottle?
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    Re: Woodford Master Cask Rye

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarV View Post
    Will it only be in a 375 ml bottle?
    I couldn't find anything on Woodford Reserve's web site - other that a very brief paragraph about their Woodford Master Collection. In fact, the web site as a whole is quite non-informative.

    foodrepublic.com had a 5/31/2001 post about it and wrote that the two Woodford Reserve Rare Rye Selections would come in 375 ml bottles. (See: http://www.foodrepublic.com/2011/05/...igh-proof-ryes)

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    Re: Woodford Master Cask Rye

    I wonder if the WR guys have been reading these threads and took everyone's suggestion to put the Master's Collection in 375s

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    Re: Woodford Master Cask Rye

    Quote Originally Posted by StraightNoChaser View Post
    Herradura finished WR? That sounds... odd to say the least
    Which is actually kind of funny in itself. Herradura is owned by Brown-Forman, which also owns Jack Daniels, whose used barrels are used to age Herradura, which is now going to be used to age/finish WR??

    And yes, WR is also in the B-F stable of brands also.

    Whooow.....talk about coming full circle and recycling. At least the barrels probably are not completely spent by the time the come around to WR again, but they can't have that much oomph left in them.

    Man, how cheap are they not to buy new barrels!!!

    B

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    Re: Woodford Master Cask Rye

    Will this be available where regular WR is sold?

 

 

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