A man once said between every two Redwoods there’s a gateway to another world. An elevated place of wild beauty and possibility. Of dew dropped bliss and dancing dappled light. The people who live up here don’t care
about the things most other people care about. They don’t care about successes or failures. They don’t dream of being internet famous. They don’t speak reverently about forgettable things. They follow their own way. They listen to what their heart wants. They raise the stakes and rise to the occasion. They breathe a more rarified air. Up here,
You can find a higher form of magic. You can find fellowship that lifts. You can let your soul fly.
Redwood Empire is more than a cool name, its our home and a source of inspiration. With John Muir as our guide, protecting our environment has become our mantra. We have built sustainability into everything we do.
Our still allows us to distill in a single pass, preserving both water and energy. Local farmers use our nutrient rich mash as feed for livestock. And our state of the art water reclamation facility assures only pure water re-enters our water table.
Our distillery is in the heart of the Russian River Valley wine region. It was carved out of the buildings originally housing an apple canning and processing plant owned by the Hallberg family, one of the area’s preeminent families during “West County’s” apple production heyday. The Hallbergs were known for producing a wide variety of apple products, mainly under the Redwood Empire label. Today, the facility and the climate make this the ideal place to make great whiskey, with plenty of relics on site to remind us of our ties to a rich agricultural history.
We are proud to introduce Redwood Empire, world-class Whiskeys that look like nothing else in the category. Each product is named for an iconic Redwood tree and features unique and disruptive woodcut art depicting different caricatures of John Muir. These are products which will stand up to any in the market based on the quality of the Whiskey, and stand out far and away better than anything else on the shelf or back-bar.
Redwood Empire Grizzly Beast Bottled-In-Bond Bourbon Whiskey was bottled under the strict tenents of the Bottled-in-Bond Act of 1897. Aged in the temperate climate of the Northern California coast, the original distillate was altered only by the addition of pure water from the Russian River Valley aquifer. This is the purest expression of Redwood Empire’s craft. It was distilled in 2016 from 69% Corn 22% Rye 5% Malted Barly 4% Wheat, aged for 5 years and bottled in summer of 2021. Lot size: 26 barrels.
NOSE: Plump raspberry, cinnamon spiced walnut, brown sugar butter.
PALATE: Orange zest, salted caramel, buttermilk (full mouth feel).
FINISH: Smooth with a hint of black pepper on the finish.