In time for the holiday season, Woodford Reserve has announced the release of its annual holiday bottle, which features artwork by British architect Nick Hirst.
Also for the holidays, Woodford Reserve and Williams Sonoma will 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,” says Woodford Reserve Master Distiller Chris Morris.
Hirst, who specializes in historic buildings, depicts Woodford Reserve’s “Still Room,” which is at the heart of the distilling process. Titled “Copper and Stone,” this scene is painted in watercolor, and shows the three copper pot stills, lit from the skylights above, in the iconic interior of the distillery building.
This is the second consecutive year for Hirst’s artwork on the annual holiday bottle.
Spiced Apple joins the Woodford Reserve and Williams Sonoma line of co-branded cocktails mixers.
Made with apple juice and raw Demerara sugar, flavors of cinnamon, ginger and cloves round out the blend with a hint of warm, sweet spice, the company reports. Pair it with Woodford Reserve’s Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey for a holiday drink.
“The 200 flavors in the bourbon combined with the Spiced Apple make for the perfect crisp, holiday cocktail,” says Elizabeth McCall, Woodford Reserve assistant master distiller.
The one-liter holiday bottle is on sale across the U.S. and the globe with a retail price of $50 per bottle. The Spiced Apple 16-oz. bottle is available on WilliamsSonoma.com and Williams Sonoma retail stores for $18.95.