It’s like David Pickerell saved some of his best Bourbon-making magic for this beauty.
The story of Woodinville Whiskey Co. starts in 2010 with two best friends — founders Orlin Sorensen and Brett Carlile. They set out to create a great craft Whiskey, and these two gentlemen started things off right by enlisting the help of industry icon David Pickerell — the former master distiller at Maker’s Mark. So although their business is young, they’ve already won both Craft Whiskey of the Year and Craft Rye Whiskey of the Year for two years running from the American Distilling Institute.
Just like all their Whiskies, the grain used in Woodinville Spirits is locally-sourced from the Omlin Family farm in nearby Quincy, Washington. And for Woodinville Straight Bourbon, those grains are a classic combination of corn, rye, and malted barley. And yes, they age all their barrel wood before they age the Whiskey by leaving it out in the weather for eighteen months before it’s made into casks. And this process yields a remarkably complex, award-winning Bourbon with a creamy texture and rich palate at 45% ABV. It’s like David Pickerell saved some of his best Bourbon-making magic, because this might be better.