Woodford Reserve is a super premium, small batch Bourbon handcrafted at the historic Woodford Reserve Distillery, America's oldest and smallest working distillery, circa 1812. Located in the heart of Kentucky's Bluegrass Region, The Woodford Reserve distillery is the only distillery where traditional whiskey making is still practised. Cypress vat fermentation, triple copper pot stills, the finest grains and pure limestone water are used to craft this unique bourbon. The result is a bourbon of exceptional richness, depth and character with a smooth, well-rounded finish. Since its release, Woodford Reserve has won numerous gold medals at the world's most prestigious spirits tasting competitions, including the title of The World's Best Bourbon three times at the San Francisco Spirits Competition.
Woodford Reserve is made by the distillery formerly known as 'Labrot & Graham Distillery', near Versailles, Woodford County, Kentucky. (It changed its name to The Woodford Reserve Distillery in 2003.) Woodford Reserve is the "Official Bourbon" of two of horse racing's most important events; The Kentucky Derby and the Breeders' Cup. One of the notable features is the numbering system that is used on each bottle. Every bottle is individually numbered with the batch number and bottle number. The Distillery itself has been in operation since 1812, making it one of the oldest of nine working bourbon distilleries in Kentucky. In 1995, the distillery was listed on the National Register of Historic Places. In 2000, it was designated a National Historic Landmark.