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VERSAILLES, Ky. (FOX 56) – In recognition of Bourbon Heritage Month, Woodford Reserve released a new limited-edition bottle as part of its annual Distillery Series.

Woodford Reserve Bourbon’s new product, Honey Barrel Finish, comes from bourbon stored in barrels that once stored honey.

In a news release, Woodford Reserve Distillery said they loaned some of their freshly-dumped bourbon barrels to a local Woodford County honey bee farmer, who agreed to age some of his honey in the barrels.

The barrels were eventually returned to Woodford Reserve and refilled with bourbon to create “the perfect subtly sweet liquid”.

The end result is described as a beautiful, raw honey color liquid that features floral and toasty aromas of honeysuckle, lemon peels, toasted coconut, and graham cracker with honey.

“One of the best parts of my job is being able to experiment with new ways of making Woodford Reserve,” said Master Distiller Chris Morris. “It’s been rewarding to work with a honey producer here in Woodford County to create this unique Distillery Series expression and support local business and agriculture.”

Honey Barrel Finish is part of Morris’ Distillery Series, which he created to push the creative boundaries of Woodford Reserve’s whiskey to the extreme.

Honey Barrel Finish is available in 375ml bottles at 90.4 Proof. It is available for $59.99 at the Woodford Reserve Distillery’s gift shop and at select Kentucky retailers. For more information on the Distillery Series and Woodford Reserve’s portfolio visit