In the heart of Northern California, where towering redwoods stand as ancient sentinels, Redwood Empire Whiskey has unveiled its eagerly awaited Small Lot Series, showcasing the brand's commitment to crafting exceptional spirits. Master Distiller Jeff Duckhorn and Head Distiller Lauren Patz lead the charge in this new venture, a testament to their passion for whiskey making and innovation.
The Small Lot Series is a carefully curated collection, a result of meticulous attention to detail from grain selection and distillation to barrel aging and blending. Duckhorn expresses his enthusiasm, stating, "Each whiskey in this series is a result of meticulous attention to detail, from grain selection and distillation to barrel aging and blending. We are excited to see how whiskey enthusiasts and newcomers alike react to these exceptional spirits."
The inaugural trio in the series exemplifies Redwood Empire's dedication to pushing the boundaries of whiskey craftsmanship:
Foggy Burl Single Malt Whiskey
Named after a towering tree in Redwood National Park, Foggy Burl is a scarce, grain-to-glass release that reflects Jeff Duckhorn's profound appreciation for diverse malts. Crafted from 100% malted barley with a blend of seven different malts, this first batch comprises 27 barrels, resulting in a rich, robust palate. With notes of traditional single malt, dark chocolate, and caramel, Foggy Burl is a harmonious symphony of flavors bottled at 94 proof.
Devils Tower High Rye Bourbon
Paying homage to another majestic tree, Devils Tower High Rye Bourbon is a four-grain mash bill bourbon with an impressive 45% rye component. Blended from 25 barrels and bottled at 99 proof, this release strikes a perfect balance between spice and sweetness, maintaining the viscosity and mouthfeel of corn. The palate unfolds with sweet and spicy notes, a testament to Redwood Empire's artful blending and commitment to creating distinctive expressions.
Screaming Titan Wheated Bourbon
While Screaming Titan Wheated Bourbon is set to make its debut in March, anticipation surrounds this hand-selected blend aged for at least 5 years. Featuring a mash bill with 30% wheat, this bourbon lightens up the richness of corn, allowing honey floral notes to shine through in a delightful symphony of flavors. According to Head Distiller Lauren Patz, "These new products represent our interest and ability to explore within the realm of distillation. Batch 001 represents our dedication to continued growth for our brand."
For enthusiasts eager to savor these exceptional whiskeys, an extremely limited number of Foggy Burl and Devils Tower bottles are available on Redwood Empire's website and select retailers nationwide. Keep an eye out for the release of Screaming Titan in March, promising yet another unique addition to Redwood Empire's Small Lot Series. Immerse yourself in the world of Redwood Empire Whiskey, where craftsmanship meets innovation, and each sip is a journey through the ancient redwood forests of California.
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About Redwood Empire
Redwood Empire is a California-based whiskey brand that has gained recognition for its commitment to crafting high-quality spirits inspired by the beauty and natural elements of the region. The brand was established by the team behind Graton Distilling Company, located in the heart of Sonoma County. Redwood Empire takes its name from the majestic redwood trees that are iconic to the Northern California landscape.
Redwood Empire is known for producing a range of handcrafted, small-batch whiskies, with a focus on blending and aging to create complex and nuanced flavor profiles. The brand embraces a combination of traditional and innovative techniques in its whiskey-making process, contributing to the unique character of its expressions.
The brand's core range often includes a variety of bourbon and rye whiskies, each with its own distinct qualities. Redwood Empire's commitment to quality is evident in its choice of locally sourced grains and meticulous attention to the aging process. The use of different types of barrels for aging, including new charred American oak and wine-seasoned casks, adds depth and complexity to the final product.
Redwood Empire's packaging and labeling often feature imagery and design elements inspired by the natural beauty of Northern California. The branding reflects a connection to the region's history and environmental consciousness. As with many craft distilleries, Redwood Empire emphasizes the importance of sustainable and ethical practices in its production.