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Distilled Spirits: Woodford Reserve Sonoma-Cutrer Pinot Noir Finish

The Woodford Reserve Master’s Collection Sonoma-Cutrer Pinot Noir Finish is the latest in product innovation from Woodford Reserve, and marks the ninth release in the series. The Sonoma-Cutrer Pinot Noir Finish was produced by taking a batch of mature Woodford Reserve and finishing the spirit in Pinot Noir barrels freshly emptied and shipped from California’s famed Sonoma-Cutrer Winery.


Tasting Notes

Proof: 90.4°

Appearance: Rich, deep garnet

Nose: Bursting with rich red fruit and berry character overlaying a complex sprinkling of spice (cinnamon, clove), oak and dark caramel.

Taste: Warm and fruit forward with notes of cherry, raspberry, blackberry followed by a crisp spiciness and subtle oak sweetness.

Finish: Long and warm with lingering fruit and earthy oak character.

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Woodford Reserve Distillery

The oldest and smallest distillery in Kentucky traces its origins to 1797 when Elijah Pepper began distilling in Woodford County. This National Landmark crafts Woodford Reserve Distiller’s Select, the Official Bourbon of the Kentucky Derby, along with our new expression Double Oaked. Experience the only copper pot still and triple distillation process used to handcraft Bourbon today.

Wodford Reserve officially reopened its visitor center at the Woodford Reserve Distillery in Versailles, Kentucky, on April 9th, 2014 after completing a renovation project. Visitors may enjoy a panoramic view of the scenic Distillery grounds from the new tasting room which is lined with copper stools. A fireplace with copper detail separates the lounge area from the tasting room. The tabletops in the visitor center and tables in the tasting room are crafted using reclaimed wood from a barn on the Distillery property. Coffee tables in the main area of the visitor center are built from a cypress vat once used at the Distillery.

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