The story of Woodinville doesn’t begin with a 100-year-old recipe or generations of family distillers. It begins with two best friends and a dream.
The dream is to make the greatest craft whiskey in the world by bringing the time-honored traditions of bourbon production into a craft environment — using the highest quality locally grown grains, the best barrels and coopers in the world, the most technologically advanced distilling equipment, and the mentorship of an industry icon, David Pickerell, former Master Distiller for Maker’s Mark.
And while the story is still unfolding, after being awarded “Craft Whiskey of the Year” and “Craft Rye Whiskey of the Year” two years in a row by the American Distilling Institute, things are headed in the right direction.
We invite you to grab a glass and join us.
Whiskey is only as good as the ingredients that make it, and as third generation family farmers, the Omlin family knows a thing or two about growing the best corn, rye, and wheat in Washington state. We bring the grains back to our Woodinville distillery where they are milled, mashed, fermented and distilled entirely by hand. It takes time. But most good things do.
Woodinville Port Finished Straight Bourbon Whiskey is made by taking fully matured 5-year straight bourbon and transfer it into Ruby Port barrels for 6 additional months. The Port finishing process adds a viscous mouthfeel with notes of candied cherry, dried plums, berries and chocolate on top of the traditional bourbon flavor characteristics. Very limited availability.
NOSE: Crème brûlée and spice cabinet.
PALATE: Rich caramel, dark chocolate, and vanilla bean.
FINISH: Long, sweet, lingering.