Woodford Reserve, one of the biggest names in bourbon, kicked off its 25th anniversary celebration on Monday. To mark the occasion, their team filled a barrel that will be aged and later sold to celebrate the quarter-century milestone.
Chris Morris, the master distiller at Woodford Reserve, said the company is looking to the future with the construction of a new building at McCracken Pike in Woodford County, which will double its capacity and increase production.
Woodford will increase its three iconic copper pot stills to six stills and expand its fermenters from eight to 16.
“We’re going to be able to expand our operations, our tourism, our product offerings over many years, so the sky is the limit,” Morris said. “(There is) a lot of excitement ahead.”
As for the next 25 years, Morris is hopeful bourbon will gain as much popularity as scotch whiskey.
About 95% of American bourbon is created in Kentucky, according to the Kentucky Distillers Association.