Woodford Reserve Master's Collection 1838 Style White Corn Bourbon
Woodford Reserve Master’s Collection 1838 Style White Corn, according to those behind it, was created by master distiller Chris Morris, who in turn took reference from old distillery production records for this bourbon. He developed and brought to life a recipe inspired by “past distillery industry leaders Oscar Pepper and James Crow and their original use of white corn in their whiskey production process from the late-1830s to the 1850s.”
Pepper and Crow, for those unfamiliar with them, were said by Woodford officials to have been “engaged in early distilling at the present day site of the Woodford Reserve Distillery. While at this site, they engaged in innovation, experimentation, and discoveries that ultimately advance the bourbon and whiskey industries. The key bourbon production methods created and refined by Pepper and Crow have since been recognized by historians as advancing the modern bourbon industry.”
The use white corn, instead of traditional yellow corn, for this bourbon recipe is said to compliment additional grains within the liquid, including rye and malt, to create a sharper tasting whiskey.