We want to see your adventures and what you are inspired by. Where are you wandering, who are you doing it with, and what are you learning along the way?
As a boutique distillery, Wanderback has the advantage of running a nimble barrel program. This means that we can source barrels needed according to what we think the whiskey asks for at all stages of aging and – as with all aspects of our whiskey making – we can experiment quite a bit.
Did you know up to 70% of the final flavors and fragrances found in whiskey are formed within the relationship between the new make spirit and the wood. Her’es an easily digestible read on this tremendously multivarite process on the science of barrel aging whiskey.
Whether it’s packing for an adventure in the woods or a casual evening at the Farm with friends, we consistently find ourselves reaching for a bottle of Batch No. 1. There’s a warmth to our first American single malt that truly makes it the perfect sipping whiskey. And coincidence or not, the consensus is that its rich, smoky finish makes it the ultimate companion to a nice piece of dark chocolate, good company and a campfire.
After nearly three years in the barrel, Batch No. 1, our first American Single Malt Whiskey is off to the OLCC’s Portland warehouse. It’s been a long road to get to this point and we’re excited to get the product into the hands of Oregon whiskey lovers.
So how does a Canadian living and working in Seattle decide that he’s going to make American Single Malt Whiskey in Hood River, OR? It all started on a family trip to Boulder, CO.