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 Straight Bourbon Whiskey – a truly small-batch bourbon starts with traditionally grown corn, rye and malted barley. All of our staple grains are cultivated exclusively for us on the Omlin Family farm in Quincy, Washington. The grains are mashed, distilled, and barreled in our Woodinville distillery, then trucked back over the Cascade Mountains to our private barrel houses, where Central Washington’s extreme temperature cycles promote the extraction of natural flavors from the oak. Prior to being coopered, the barrel wood is seasoned in open air, rain, wind, sun, and snow for eighteen months, softening the wood’s harsh tannins. The barrels are then slowly toasted and heavily charred to further enrich the wood’s desirable flavors.
2020 Best Straight Bourbon and Double Gold – San Francisco World Spirits Competition.
2016 Craft Whiskey of the Year – American Distilling Institute Craft Spirits Awards.
NOSE: Crème brûlée and spice cabinet.
PALATE: Rich caramel, dark chocolate, and vanilla bean.
FINISH: Long, sweet, lingering.