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About


Looking for the best sipping whiskey? Whilst our whiskey is great in a cocktail, you will truly appreciate the quality of our flavorful Pacific Northwest specialty barley aged in new American oak barrels when you taste it neat or on the rocks. Made in small batches, Wanderback Amercian single malt whiskey is available online nationwide and fine restaurants and liquor stores.

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About


Looking for the best sipping whiskey? Whilst our whiskey is great in a cocktail, you will truly appreciate the quality of our flavorful Pacific Northwest specialty barley aged in new American oak barrels when you taste it neat or on the rocks. Made in small batches, Wanderback Amercian single malt whiskey is available online nationwide and fine restaurants and liquor stores.

 
 

SPIRITED AMERICAN MALT WHISKEY


 
 

Our love for adventure inspires the places we go and the company we keep. Rather than building a traditional distillery that aims to create the same thing over and over again, we prefer to explore what the world out there has to offer us.

Chasing life and opportunity wherever it takes us, the people we meet along the way are the most rewarding part of our adventures. Every Wanderback American malt whiskey release is as much an expression of the friendships we forge as it is of the raw materials that go into it.

Collaborating with the best distillers and distilleries in America, we share knowledge, stories and ideas to create a bespoke grain bill, shaping barley into new and interesting malt whiskies.

As part of the journey, we always return home with unique barrels of small-batch, malt whiskey in tow to age at our farm in Hood River, Oregon. Here, in the shadow of Mt. Hood, we finish, taste and bottle small batch whiskey with friends. We live, laugh, play, dream and enjoy the bounty.

 
 
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Whiskey



Whiskey



We take the long-standing tradition of independent bottling and give it a new twist. Our Founder creates a unique mash bill and then works with partner craft distilleries across the U.S. to distill small batch American single malt whiskey. The whiskey is aged, finished, and bottled on our Farm in Hood River, Oregon. Try Batch No. 1 and Batch No. 2 — both memorable and distinct.

 

BATCH NO.1

American Single Malt Whiskey

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Made in collaboration with our good friends at Westland Distillery up I-5 in Seattle, our first ever release is an exceptional single malt made from a mix of four flavorful PNW barley malts and aged in new American oak barrels. Winner of the 2018 double gold medal from The American Distilling Institute.

GRAIN BILL

Washington Select Pale Malt
Pale Chocolate Malt
Munich Malt
Crystal Malt

TASTING NOTES

A balanced single malt whiskey with notes of toffee, hazelnut, all spice, sandalwood and star fruit.

90 Proof. Aged for a minimum of 3 years.

PURCHASING

Limited release of 2,200 bottles

Shipping available to 34 US states.

If you live in Oregon or Washington, click here to find a store near you.


 

BATCH NO.2

American Single Malt Whiskey

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Made from the same grain bill as our first release but this time around we’ve explored unique finishes by transferring the whiskey into Nicaraguan ex-rum and Heaven Hill ex-bourbon barrels. The additional six months in these barrels lends the whiskey a sweeter, savory and less smoky flavor profile.

GRAIN BILL

Washington Select Pale Malt
Pale Chocolate Malt
Munich Malt
Crystal Malt

TASTING NOTES

A rich and decadent single malt with notes of fruitcake, gingerbread, Mexican chocolate, sugar cone and orange marmalade.

100 Proof. Aged for a minimum of 4 years.

PURCHASING

Limited Release of 2,500 Bottles

Shipping available to 34 US states.

If you live in Oregon or Washington, click here to find a store near you.


 
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The Farm


Our 40-acre farm in Hood River, Oregon is home to a barn built in the 1920s where we age our whiskey. It’s a fertile slope of land on which we grow the estate barleys to carry with us on our adventures in whiskey-making. Around the fire at the end of every day, we come together to relive the moments over a dram of Oregon whiskey. And while our thoughts return to where we’ve been, they always wander to where we’re going next.

The Farm


Our 40-acre farm in Hood River, Oregon is home to a barn built in the 1920s where we age our whiskey. It’s a fertile slope of land on which we grow the estate barleys to carry with us on our adventures in whiskey-making. Around the fire at the end of every day, we come together to relive the moments over a dram of Oregon whiskey. And while our thoughts return to where we’ve been, they always wander to where we’re going next.

 
 

In the shadow of Mt. Hood, we live, adventure and work on the farm. While it’s true that we roll up our sleeves and get our hands dirty, we have way too much fun while we do it.

Here, we’re restless. Here, we’re boundless. And here, away from the constraints of the real world, we find a renewed appreciation for the richness of life. We work the land, cook good food, drink good whiskey and enjoy life with friends and family.

Our 40-acre farm is home to a barn built in the 1920s where we age our whiskey and a fertile slope of land on which we grow the estate barleys to carry with us on our adventures in whiskey-making.

Around the fire at the end of every day, we come together to relive the moments over a dram of whiskey. And while our thoughts return to where we’ve been, they always wander to where we’re going next.

Want to Wander with us? Follow our Instagram feed as we journey through the world of American Single Malt whiskey.

 
 
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Stores & Bars


Stores & Bars


Available in stores and in premium bars and restaurants in Oregon and Washington states and online across the US.

Are you a store, bar or restaurant with a premium whiskey clientele? We’d love to be part of your program. Click here to contact us and arrange a tasting.

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STORE LOCATOR

Washington & Oregon

BUY ONLINE

Available in Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Washington DC, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

BARS

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RESTAURANTS

Washington and Oregon

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Tours & Events


Tours & Events


Creativity and collaboration. Inspiration and expertise. And malted barley. Lots of malted barley. That's part of the secret to making the best American malt whiskey. Try award winning whiskey at one of our next events or contact us to arrange a private tour.

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BATCH NO. 3 RELEASE PARTY, SUNDAY 9/29

Pre-purchase tickets here. No walk ins.

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PRIVATE TOURS AND TASTINGS

Contact us for more information

LIQUOR STORE TASTINGS

Check out our Facebook page to view upcoming liquor store tastings.

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