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New Release: Woodford Reserve Chocolate Malt Whisper

By The Bourbon Flight

Woodford Reserve is releasing the next iteration of our acclaimed Distillery Series, Chocolate Malt Whisper. This limited-edition bottle is the result of a happy accident at the distillery that ended up producing bourbon with a whisper of chocolate notes.

Chocolate Malt Whisper

The result was a unique liquid that explodes with a medley of dark chocolate, cocoa, and roasted coffee with fruity and citrus notes.

Chocolate Malt Whisper is a Kentucky Straight Bourbon that was produced immediately after the production of the spirit that was later released as the 2019 Master’s Collection edition, Chocolate Malted Rye. Some of the flavor notes from that Malted Rye carried over in the distillate of the next batch of bourbon. It influenced the flavor profile, resulting in a bourbon enveloped in roasted chocolate notes.

“Sometimes unforeseen developments occur in the distillery that result in great flavors,” said Master Distiller Chris Morris. “This is one of those cases.”

As is the case with all our Distillery Series expressions, bottles are available for purchase at the Woodford Distillery Gift Shop and at select Kentucky retailers.


  • Color: Medium caramel
  • Aroma: Soft mocha, delicate caramel, and roasted nut notes mingle with hints of cedar, soft oak, and a touch of fruit.
  • Flavor: Roasted rye grain, dry cocoa nibs, and dark chocolate spice up a soft mocha character atop a layer of cherry fruit and toasted oak.
  • Finish: Long and chocolatey
  • 90.4 proof 

Woodford Reserve Distillery, tucked in the heart of thoroughbred country in Versailles, Kentucky. A National Historic Landmark, the Woodford Reserve Distillery represents craftsmanship with a balance of historic heritage and modern practices.

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