Tag: Woodford Reserve

The rookies guide to bourbon and rye

In our Rookies Guide 2014, we take a look at each of the major spirit categories, giving you a brief rundown on the history, production processes and other interesting tidbits you’ll need to know for top notch geeky bar banter.

Four Wood comes to the fore

We’ve been big fans of the Woodford Reserve Master’s Collection recently and they’ve added to the range with this Four Wood Bourbon. The aim is to have each type of wood used in production discernible in the end product, according to Master Distiller Chris Morris.

Rock & Rye: helping you to help yourself (and here’s how)

At its simplest, Rock and Rye was little more than rye whiskey, its edges rounded out by a little rock candy syrup. Indeed, that was how Harry Johnson prescribed it in his 1882 Bartender’s Manual. It was a simple preparation: the barkeep only needed to place a whiskey glass in front of the customer, pour in some rock candy syrup, place a spoon in the glass, and “hand the bottle of Rye whiskey to the customer, to help himself.”

Woodford Reserve’s Ryes

A select group of top bartenders and owners gathered at Gowings Bar & Grill on Tuesday night to taste through the beautiful whiskies from Woodford Reserve. Brand Ambassador Stuart Reeves led guests through an informal tasting and feast.

Woodford Reserve’s Cocktail Derby Crowns National Champ

The Woodford Reserve team have had a busy couple of months travelling around Australia to find a winner for the Woodford Reserve Cocktail Derby. This innovative new cocktail competition is part of new horse racing program for the top-shelf bourbon brand in Australia and their goal was to find the nation’s top tipple to compliment the program.