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A Rare Expression

In a unique collaboration, the world’s finest bourbon makers, Woodford Reserve, has joined hands with legendary crystal makers Baccarat, to come up with the premium Woodford Reserve Bacarat Edition.

Whiskey connoisseurs in India have all the reason to cheer! Hailing from the land of Kentucky, the world’s leading super-premium bourbon, Woodford Reserve Baccarat Edition is now available in India.  The Woodford Reserve Baccarat Edition is crafted by uniquely finishing the world’s finest, most complex and balanced Kentucky Bourbon in
select XO Cognac barrels. Sourced by its Master Distiller Chris Morris, each barrel has seen three seasons of cognac before being filled with Woodford Reserve. The result is the best of both spirits - a balance of crisp American and French oak notes, complex fruit character, subtle spiciness and a creamy confectionery finish.

Exemplifying the ability to stay at the forefront of innovation within the global spirits industry, the Baccarat Edition unites the renowned traditions of classic French elegance and American spirit. The product showcases exceptional craftsmanship-as crystal makers and distillers, Baccarat and Woodford Reserve both take raw materials and create
masterpieces. 

The Woodford Reserve Baccarat Edition is presented in a signature Baccarat red box and includes a crystal stopper adorned with Woodford Reserve’s initials. Woodford Reserve is the first and only American Bourbon ever bottled in a Baccarat crystal decanter. Commenting on the unveiling of the whiskey, Siddharth Wadia, Director-IMENA, Brown-Forman said, “We are thrilled to introduce the Woodford Reserve Baccarat Edition, a new luxury expression of our super-premium bourbon, to the IMENA Region starting with India, the first being in Delhi Duty-Free. Travel retail in India is growing multi-folds and Woodford Reserve Baccarat Edition beautifully ties together immense history with fine craftsmanship that appeals to the more contemporary audience and evolved whiskey connoisseurs alike that are now exploring the world of complex whiskeys and finer experiences. And what’s better than the prestigious Baccarat to house a revered whiskey like this.” 

“We are extremely proud to announce the partnership between the world’s finest bourbon and the world’s finest crystal because both represent craftsmanship at the highest level,” said Mark Bacon, Global Brand Director for Woodford Reserve. “This partnership elevates the category of American Whiskey in the global market.”
“Baccarat is honoured to be the partner of Woodford Reserve for this important premiere in the world of American whiskey,” said Baccarat

Global CEO, Daniela Riccardi. “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 is crafted at the historic Woodford Reserve Distillery, tucked in the heart of thoroughbred country in Versailles, Kentucky. A National Historic Landmark, the Woodford Reserve Distillery represents craftsmanship with a balance of historic heritage and modern practices. Woodford Reserve is a product of the Brown-Forman Corporation, a premier producer and marketer of fine quality beverage alcohol brands including Jack Daniel’s, Finlandia, Korbel, Tequila Herradura, Old Forester, Sonoma-Cutrer and Chambord.

Baccarat (Paris, Euronext, BCRA), on the other hand, is a market-leading designer, manufacturer and retailer of luxury crystal products. Since its foundation in 1764, the company, whose manufacturing base is in Baccarat in the Lorraine region of Eastern France, has been synonymous with a unique savoir-faire and has come to symbolize an
inimitable French Art de Vivre. Baccarat crystal, ranging from lighting to tableware, decorative objects, jewellery and bottle manufacturing, is distributed in 89 countries.

This limited offering at $1,500 a bottle, will be available exclusively in Delhi Duty-Free Store, and is the first launch for the Baccarat edition in the IMENA (India, Middle East and North Africa) region.

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