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I am looking for a 1999 Bottle of Woodford Reserve with the Kentucky Derby label. Any idea where to start?

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smokinjoe
49 minutes ago, K Kaos said:

I am looking for a 1999 Bottle of Woodford Reserve with the Kentucky Derby label. Any idea where to start?

Welcome to SB.  What does the label look like?

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label is art work that from what I can tell depicts the front of Churchill downs. 

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Jazzhead

 

 

Welcome to our thing here,  KKaos.

 

You got me to thinking - how has the taste of this evolved over the years?    Stuff from 1999 probably had a lot more column-stilled vs. pot-stilled bourbon.    Heck,  I'm curious what percentage of pot-stilled juice is in WF today.    

 

More broadly,  if I am generally accurate that both the Shively and Versailles distillate are the same mashbilll,   I wonder just what character, if any,  does  being pot-stilled bring to the flavor or texture of bourbon?    I ask because the recent Old Fine Rare offers a peek at the original pot-still distillate from Versailles,  and appears to be 100% pot still.    

 

It still tastes like good ol' Woodford Reserve.   Maybe the ultimate honey barrel vision of WR,   but it's still the sippin' image.      But it would be a gas to check it out side by side with a bottle from very close to the brand's conception.      

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This is the inaugural 1999 Woodford Reserve Kentucky Derby bottling:

 

 

woodford-reserve-distillery-1999-kentucky-derby-bottle.jpg

 

Kinda' boring when you look at the dynamic artwork of the later years' edition.  But the first, nonetheless.  😋

 

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