More and more barrels…..
We’ve been working on some new small batch whiskies- a chocolate rye, an extra special malt, more rye, more oat and a project underway with Commons Brewery. The current release is Barrel 11, a 100% Oat Whiskey, aged 2 years in a medium-toast Michigan white oak barrel. We’ve filled the barrel again with apple brandy (Rome, Gala, and Sonata), almost 7,000 pounds of apples to fill the 30 gallon barrel at 125 proof.
Photographer Jordan Burgess came in and took some great photos recently for an photo essay he published for Portland Made. Check out the site for a few additional photos or surf around the Portland Made pages to investigate other Portland start-up industries.
We joined Portland Made last fall- it is a collective of local designers, makers and manufacturers, similar to the idea behind Producers Portland which we formed with Leah and Avery of Make It Good some years ago.