Woodford Reserve recently announced the release of its annual holiday bottle, featuring festive artwork of British architect Nick Hirst, just in time for the holiday season.
The distillery also partnered with home retailer Williams Sonoma to offer a new seasonal cocktail mixer, Spiced Apple.
“A Woodford Reserve holiday bottle along with the Spiced Apple cocktail mixer make the perfect holiday pairing — and a great gift item,” Woodford Reserve Master Distiller Chris Morris said in a prepared statement.
Hirst’s artwork on the label depicts Woodford Reserves’ “Still Room,” which is at the heart of the distilling process. The piece is titled “Copper and Stone,” and painted in watercolor and shows the three copper pot stills, lit from skylights above, in the iconic interior of the distillery building. This is the second year Hirst’s artwork has been featured on the annual holiday bottle.
Spiced Apple joins the Woodford Reserve and Williams Sonoma line of co-branded cocktail mixers to celebrate what’s described as the beloved fall flavors of Kentucky’s apple harvest. It is made with premium apple juice and raw Demerara sugar, flavors of fragrant cinnamon, ginger and cloves. It is suggested to pair with Woodford Reserve’s Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey for what’s said to be the perfect holiday drink.
“The 200 flavors in the bourbon combined with the Spiced Apple make for the perfect crisp, holiday cocktail,” said Elizabeth McCall, Woodford Reserve Assistant Master Distiller.
The one-liter holiday bottle is on sale across the United States and the globe with a retail price of $50. The Spiced Apple 16-fluid-ounce bottle is available on WilliamsSonoma.com and Williams Sonoma retail stores for $18.95.
Hannah Kanik is a freelance writer from California. Two years ago, she found herself drinking Scottish whisky atop Arthur's Seat in Edinburgh and found her love for whisky and its storytelling side-effects.