Woodford Reserve, the renowned American whiskey distiller, and Emirates, the leading airline, are marking a remarkable 15-year partnership with a unique celebration. Together, they have blended a limited-edition bourbon that will be exclusively served on select Emirates flights throughout July. This collaboration represents a significant milestone as Emirates becomes the first airline to offer a personally selected private whiskey blend. The Woodford Reserve Emirates Personal Selection will be available for First and Business Class passengers to savor in the signature A380 Onboard Lounge on specific routes across the UK, USA, Australasia, and Southeast Asia.
Crafted through a meticulous process involving Emirates and Woodford Reserve Master Distiller Chris Morris, the Woodford Reserve Emirates Personal Selection offers a one-of-a-kind experience. The carefully selected blend exudes a captivating aroma of dried fruits, sweet honey, vanilla buttercream, and charred wood. Its rich and rounded taste profile showcases notes of cherry, chocolate, toffee, and caramel, culminating in a smooth and creamy finish that lingers delightfully.
The Woodford Reserve Emirates Personal Selection stands out not only for its flavor but also for its exceptional production. This bespoke small-batch bourbon consists of just two barrels, guaranteeing a flavor profile that can never be replicated. In contrast, a standard batch of Woodford Reserve Bourbon comprises approximately 120 barrels, which creates a balanced flavor across all five elements. With only two barrels in the blend, an intricate and intense flavor profile is meticulously crafted, ensuring an unforgettable and truly unique experience for passengers.
Emirates has long been committed to providing its First and Business Class passengers with the finest beverage offerings. For 15 years, Woodford Reserve Distiller’s Select has been the Bourbon of choice for First Class passengers, with Business Class passengers enjoying this premium pour for the past five years. Woodford Reserve’s emphasis on the balance between the five flavors of American whiskey results in a sensory spectacle where sweet notes intertwine with fruit, spice, wood, and grain character. Each year, Emirates serves over 90,000 miniature bottles of Woodford Reserve to passengers onboard, along with 6,500 bottles of 75cl Woodford Reserve in the A380 Onboard Lounge.
Emirates continually strives to provide its customers with an unrivaled selection of the world’s most prestigious wines and spirits. With an investment of over USD 1 billion into its wine and spirits program since 2006, Emirates has consistently elevated the in-flight beverage experience. In the coming year alone, Emirates plans to invest AED 5.4 billion to maintain its exceptional food and beverage offerings, ensuring passengers can enjoy unique and memorable experiences onboard.
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