Friday, November 11, 2011
Set Your Alarm on November 19 if You Want a Bottle (or Two)- writes Allecia Vermillion for Seattle Met Mag. Woodinville Whiskey Co. to Release its First Aged Spirits
Sauced story on Woodinville Whiskey Co.'s, release of "a pair of limited edition whiskeys, one of which they say is the largest bourbon release in the state since Prohibition."
She writes about the upcoming release, "The distillery will open at 7am on release day, and don’t be surprised if you see scores of whiskey aficionados lining up early in the morning. Each person can purchase two bottles, which go for $40 apiece. Right now the operation is in the midst of the bottling process; Sorensen says they will have between 3,000 and 5,000 bottles of each style to sell.
Both whiskeys were aged for up to two years in 5- to 8-gallon barrels. These are significantly smaller than the 53-gallon barrels that larger operations use; exposing the whiskey to more barrel surface area helps accelerate aging and deepen the flavor.