Woodford Reserve Releases Master’s Collection Whiskey Finished in Ex-Pinot Noir Barrels

Since introducing the innovative Master’s Collection in 2006, Chris Morris, Woodford Reserve’s master distiller, has taken this triple-pot-distilled whiskey to places no bourbon has gone before. In fact, due to the legal requirement that bourbon must be aged in new American white-oak barrels, this latest limited-edition spirit cannot technically be called bourbon at all.

As its name suggests, Woodford Reserve Master’s Collection Sonoma-Cutrer Pinot Noir Finish ($100) has been finished in French oak barrels …

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