Here’s what we chose for our grain bill, and why.
88% Pale malt Washington State Select 2-Row Malt
This is a Washington-grown malt workhorse that provides a great base flavor
8% Crystal 60L
Creates a Red/amber hue, a pronounced malty, toffee, caramel flavor and a clean, smooth finish
2% Pale chocolate from Thomas Fawcett & Sons
Adds a dark brown color and a mild chocolate /coffee / roasted flavor
Gives it a robust, rich, malt flavor
Our distillery, located at the family farm in Hood River, Oregon has a unique mission and production process that combines the experience of top distilleries around the country with the mastery and vision of Wanderback’s founder, Phil Downer.
For Batch No. 1, Phil partnered with award winning Master Distiller Matt Hofmann and the team at Westland Distillery in Seattle, WA.
Our distillery sits on the foothills of Mount Hood. We get cooler summer nights and hotter days, so our daily temperature swings during optimal aging season are greater. This is exactly what aging whiskey loves and it has a major influence on the final taste.
We age our whiskey on two of the three stories of our lovingly restored, 1924 red barn, each with differing temperatures throughout the year. We move the barrels up and down according to what they need at any particular time.
Read more about our aging process and the Farm in our Story, “Honoring the Environment: Making Wanderback at the Farm”
A balanced single malt with notes of toffee, hazelnut, all spice, sandalwood, and starfruit.
Rich with a touch of malty sweetness, Batch No. 1 has a long finish that’s like the glowing coals of a warm campfire. ROAD TRIP!
Aged 3 years
Limited release of 2,200 bottles
$64.00 + shipping - delivery available to 34 US states
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