LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - One of Kentucky's top bourbon labels is experimenting with used wine barrels to produce a new twist on an old classic.
This month Woodford Reserve is unveiling a limited edition bourbon in which the whiskey spent a few months aging in barrels previously used to store wine.
The result is called Woodford Reserve's Sonoma-Cutrer (coo-trair) Finish. Officials at Brown Foreman, which owns Woodford Reserve, hope the whiskey will help Woodford Reserve become more competitive in the super-premium bourbon market.
The bottles will be sold for 90 dollars a piece. That's three times the cost of a normal bottle of Woodford Reserve.
Officials expect the bourbon to go fast. Only 900 cases will be made available.
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