Travel to Woodford Reserve Distillery – Benefitting Brown Forman Foundation

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Our History

Woodford Reserve Distillery is a bourbon whiskey distillery located in Woodford County, Kentucky, United States. The distillery has a long and storied history that dates back to the late 1700s.

The land on which the Woodford Reserve Distillery is located was originally settled by Elijah Pepper, who began distilling whiskey in 1812. In 1838, the distillery was sold to Dr. James Crow, a Scottish immigrant who is credited with revolutionizing the bourbon-making process by introducing the concept of sour mash and using copper stills.

The distillery changed hands several times over the years and was eventually purchased by Brown-Forman Corporation, a major producer of distilled spirits, in 1941. Brown-Forman invested heavily in the distillery and renovated the buildings, adding modern equipment and technology.

Despite these upgrades, the Woodford Reserve Distillery fell into disrepair in the mid-20th century and was closed in the 1970s. In the early 1990s, Brown-Forman decided to reopen the distillery and embarked on a major renovation project that restored the historic buildings and equipment to their former glory.

In 1996, the first batch of Woodford Reserve bourbon was produced at the newly reopened distillery. The bourbon quickly gained a reputation for its high quality and unique flavor profile, which is attributed to the use of limestone-filtered water and the distillery’s unique copper pot stills.

Today, the Woodford Reserve Distillery is a popular tourist destination, offering tours and tastings to visitors from around the world. The distillery continues to produce its signature bourbon using traditional methods, and its products are widely regarded as some of the finest bourbons in the world.


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