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The Whiskey Wash: Batch No. 1 Review

The Whiskey Wash: Batch No. 1 Review

I first sampled this whiskey earlier in 2018, and I like it so much that I bought a bottle of my own to take home with me. I then enjoyed it throughout the fall; this is a perfect whiskey for cool fall evenings. In fact, I can’t think of a season that this whiskey would not go well with.

Co-Conspiring with the Heathman Hotel in Portland, Oregon

Co-Conspiring with the Heathman Hotel in Portland, Oregon

Any excuse we have to make an overnight trip to Portland is sure to include a stay at the historic Heathman Hotel (and they’ve recently completed a major renovation, which is amazing!). On such occasions, it’s no surprise that our whiskey tags along with us. Whilst typically thought of as the best sipping whiskey, sometimes a Wanderback whiskey cocktail is more fit for the occasion. Read On…

Honoring the Environment: Making Wanderback at The Farm

Honoring the Environment: Making Wanderback at The Farm

The Columbia River Gorge, and Hood River in particular, is home to an abundance of makers. The unique combination of climate, geography, and passion has created fantastic wineries,  incredible micro breweries, and now some great craft distilleries.

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BATCH NO. 2: BARRELS ACROSS THE FINISH LINE

BATCH NO. 2: BARRELS ACROSS THE FINISH LINE

For Batch No. 2, Phil aged the whiskey for a total of four years (an additional year of aging). First in new American oak. To finish it, Phil split the Batch into two lots and filled half of his American single malt into Heaven Hill ex-bourbon barrels and half into Nicaraguan ex-rum barrels.

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High Toast, Low Char: A Fresh Approach to Aging

High Toast, Low Char: A Fresh Approach to Aging

When it comes to aging...it’s what’s on the inside that really counts. We’re still talking about whiskey barrels, of course. They are the star of this show and exemplify why our Batch No. 1 and No. 2 are great examples of how whiskey’s flavor is an expression of the nature of the barrel from which it was born.

Throw a Perfect Pig Roast Party

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Throw a Perfect Pig Roast Party

Celebrating with a large group of friends by having a pig roast is no small venture! Yet, the time and effort you invest will be well-rewarded by the awe and appreciation of your guests as they gather and feast. Phil, our Founder, loves to reward friends and family who help him bottle Wanderback Whiskey with his amazing pig roast, which typically feeds 40-50 hungry minds and mouths.

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The Spirit of the Bottle: Capturing the Essence of Batch No. 2

The Spirit of the Bottle: Capturing the Essence of Batch No. 2

Wanderback whiskey recipes start with two things: inspiration and ingredients. How they all come together on the “tail” end is really an adventure in itself– especially at The Farm.

Each time we bottle, it’s the unique mix of family and friends, fun, good food and hard work that make every bottle and box we put on the palette...a shared experience.

Beyond the Barrel : Batch No. 1’s Magical Mash

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Beyond the Barrel : Batch No. 1’s Magical Mash

Creativity and collaboration. Inspiration and expertise. And malted barley. Lots of malted barley.

Turns out, that was a winning combination for our first release, Batch No. 1.

Small batch whiskey is a term that gets thrown around a lot. Add in malt to the moniker, and that's fodder for quite the conversation. (More on that later.)

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