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 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 with friends. We live, laugh, play, dream and enjoy the bounty.
Limited Release of 2,160 Bottles
A balanced single malt whiskey with notes of toffee, hazelnut, all spice, sandalwood and star fruit.
Washington Select Pale Malt
Inspired by some of the early American malts, our founder set out to create whiskeys of exceptional quality and taste. Gathering knowledge from whiskey producers in the US while also studying the field in Edinburgh, Scotland, he created distinctive grain bills that highlight Pacific Northwest malt.
Our historic renovated barn on the farm nestled on Mt. Hood’s fertile slopes provides the perfect place for the whiskey to mature. Here, we work. We play. We gather with friends and family, and we create new stories together. We live the true Northwest lifestyle in an idyllic place that inspires the whiskey we make.
To contact us, email email@example.com or call (503) 305 9261. We look forward to connecting.
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.
Tasting our whiskey is a sure way to fall in love with it!
We hold frequent tastings at events, liquor stores and bars in the Hood River and Portland area. Click here for a full event list.
To purchase a bottle from your local liquor store, use the Oregon liquor finder or browse the list of Wanderback liquor stores below.
925 SW 10th Ave Portland, OR 97205
900 NW Lovejoy St
Portland, OR 97209
2075 SW 1st Ave209
Portland, OR 97201
1 NW 23RD PLACE
Portland, OR 98122
7207 SE Milwaukie Ave
Portland, OR 97202
1040 SE Hawthorne Blvd Portland, OR 97214
3028 NE Sandy Blvd
Portland, OR 97232
4375 N. Williams Ave
Portland, OR 97217
5120 SE Powell Blvd
Portland, OR 97206
7253 NE Sandy Blvd
Portland, OR 97213
2055 SE TV Hwy
Hillsboro, OR 97123
2149 Cascade Ave Hood River, OR 97031
2220 NE Highway 20
Bend, OR 97701