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Chris Morris is only the second Master Distiller at the Woodford Reserve Distillery. He had an important role in the development of the Woodford Reserve launch in 1996. The whiskey is one of the world’s fastest growing bourbons.
He’s the mastermind behind Woodford Reserve Double Oaked, Rye, and Master’s Collection.
Chris began his career in the spirits industry in 1976 as a trainee in Brown-Forman’s central lab. In 1997, he found himself as an understudy to Lincoln Henderson, Woodford Reserve’s Inaugural Master Distiller, who in 2003 Chris succeeded. In the years that followed, Chris was responsible for creating the world’s first bourbon finished in Chardonnay and Pinot Noir Barrels. He’s also credited with developing the world’s first maple barrel; a difficult feat made easier when you command your own cooperage.
Woodford Reserve is the presenting sponsor of the Kentucky Derby.
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