Woodford Reserve Toasts National Bourbon Heritage Month With Limited Edition Honey Barrel Finish

The 90.4 proof bourbon is finished in barrels that once stored honey harvested by a Kentucky bee farmer.

To celebrate Bourbon Heritage Month, Woodford Reserve is launching a new limited-edition Honey Barrel Finish bottle as part of its annual Distillery Series.

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The brand’s latest bourbon drop is finished in barrels that once stored honey, sourced after the distillery loaned some of its freshly-dumped bourbon barrels to a honey bee farmer in Woodford County, Kentucky.

That local farmer then aged his honey in the barrels, which were later returned to Woodford Reserve’s distillery, where they were refilled with bourbon to create a subtly sweet, 90.4 proof spirit.

The resulting liquid has a raw honey color liquid that features floral and toasty notes including honey suckle, lemon peel, toasted coconut and honey graham cracker.  

Honey Barrel Finish is part of Woodford Reserve’s Distillery Series, available in limited quantities with a purchase limit of two bottles per person at the Woodford Reserve Distillery and limited Kentucky retailers. There are just three annual releases of the brand’s Distillery Series.

Woodford Reserve’s Honey Barrel Finish bourbon is available for $59.99 while supplies last.