Woodford Reserve has collaborated with fine crystal maker Baccarat to launch a new limited edition bourbon expression finished in cognac casks, bottled in Baccarat decanters.
Priced at £1,500 per bottle, the Baccarat Edition ages Woodford Reserve American whiskey in hand-selected XO cognac casks at the brand’s Kentucky distillery.
The new launch is said to be the first and only American whiskey to be bottled in Baccarat.
Woodford Reserve’s master distiller Chris Morris said: “The partnership exemplifies Woodford Reserve’s ability to stay at the forefront of innovation within the global spirits industry.
“These two celebrated brands have partnered to create a singular item that highlights their legacies.
“The stunning bottle design evokes the iconic Woodford Reserve bottle silhouette and is engraved with both Woodford Reserve’s and Baccarat’s distinctive logos, while a crystal stopper is adorned with Woodford Reserve’s initials.
“The unique bottle is housed in a signature Baccarat red box with sleek doors that rotate upon opening to reveal this exclusive bottle.”
Herve Martin, Baccarat group director, added: “Baccarat is honoured to be the partner of Woodford Reserve for this important premiere in the world of American whiskey.
“We are proud of the work done together and of a beautiful decanter that our artisans crafted inspired by the excellence and savoir faire that both our Maisons cherish.”
Woodford Reserve Baccarat Edition is available in the UK through premium retail and on-trade partners.