Bottle Size: 375 ml. and a limited number of 750 ml. bottles for Whiskey Club members.
Barrel Number: 46
Ingredients: A unique mix of 59% organic corn from Milton-Freewater, 29% organic wheat from Camas Country Mill in Eugene, and 12% organic dark rye, also from Camas Country Mill.
Barrel Type: A new charred American oak cask.
Availability: This barrel sold out August 2017, but we expect to release another Straight Bourbon Whiskey in winter 2018.
Our first Straight Bourbon Whiskey, made entirely from organic Oregon-grown grain. This single barrel bourbon was mashed, fermented, and distilled at Stone Barn Brandyworks.
Head distiller Andy Garrison says he first got interested in making bourbon after reading a book by Anthony Boutard, farmer at Ayers Creek Farm in Gaston OR, called Beautiful Corn. “I read it in a single sitting on Christmas Day, and I was totally enraptured by the world of corn,” says Andy. “We’d worked with all these unusual grains like spelt, oats, and buckwheat, but never corn and I got excited about it.
“Usually in bourbon distillers pick one: either wheat or rye,” he says, “But I think they’re great together. The wheat makes it very soft, sweet, and lush on the entry, and the spice of rye comes in at the finish to dry things out and adds a savory element.”
The bourbon was bottled without chill-filtration. The resultant whiskey is bright and approachable, with abundant fruit and caramel notes and an elegant, full mouthfeel.
Aged 3 years; released July 2018.