Delta Will Offer an Exclusive Woodford Reserve Bourbon in Sky Clubs, and You Can Help Curate It

Feb 19, 2019

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Speak with any Delta loyalist who appreciates spirits, and they’ll be familiar with two words: Woodford Reserve. It’s a go-to bourbon order for Delta’s most frequent fliers, and the onboard stash tends to go quick on weekend flights.

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Woodford Reserve Distillery (Photo courtesy of Brown-Forman)

For connoisseurs of all things whiskey, Delta is serving up an intriguing way to spend your stash of SkyMiles. Through its SkyMiles Experiences portal — the same one that gave four lucky winners the chance to meet Delta’s first A220 before it took to the skies — the airline is offering SkyMiles members to “curate a unique bourbon exclusively for the Delta Sky Clubs with Master Distiller Chris Morris.”

Those who bid on one of three packages and end up winning will be in for quite the Kentucky treat. Each victor will gain access for two to tour the Brown-Forman Cooperage on March 28, 2019, where they will “experience the raising, charring and toasting of the barrels that are used for the aging of whiskies such as Jack Daniel’s, Woodford Reserve and Old Forester.”

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Brown-Forman Cooperage (Photo courtesy of Brown-Forman)

You’ll also get a tour and tasting, dinner at Jeff Ruby Steakhouse and a hotel stay in downtown Louisville. Oh, and you’ll get a 1-liter bottle of Woodford Reserve personal selection “uniquely made during the tour which will be received at a later date after bottling.”

Even if you don’t participate in the experience auction, there’s something to look forward to. A limited edition run of Woodford Reserve, curated during the tour, will find its way into Sky Clubs at Delta’s home airport in Atlanta (ATL).

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Fancy a sip? (Photo courtesy of Brown-Forman)

Delta informed me that flyers will see it “later this year” under the premium umbrella, with each pour setting you back $12 or 600 SkyMiles. It will only be available in pours and cocktails (e.g. no bottles for sale), so be sure to savor it while it lasts.

You can place your bid on the experience here.

Featured image of Delta’s RDU Sky Club bar by the author.

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