Grain-to-glass craft spirits distiller Spirit Works Distillery has announced the release of their first whiskeys.
As of this month, visitors to their Sebastopol, CA tasting room will get a first sip of both their Straight Wheat Whiskey and Straight Rye Whiskey. Beginning December 1, these will both be on store shelves and back bars throughout California and select states, just in time for holiday imbibing.
The grains for each whiskey are milled, mashed, fermented and distilled entirely on site at the distillery in Sonoma County. Each batch is aged for a minimum of two years in 53-gallon, charred, brand-new American White Oak barrels, the company says, then non-chill filtered in order to “preserve the full aromatic complexity of this uniquely American spirit.”
Spirit Works Straight Wheat Whiskey is made from 100% organic Red Winter Wheat, the company says, that results in a rich, caramelized-sugar palate rounded out with notes of sweet tea and toasted walnut, finishing with graham crackers and subtle smoke
The Straight Rye Whiskey has notes of bright baked apple, coffee and sweet golden honeycomb, the company says, with a warm spice finish.
Both whiskies are bottled at 45% ABV / 90 Proof and have a suggested retail price of $65.
Spirit Works Straight Wheat Whiskey and Straight Rye Whiskey are distributed in CA, OR, IL, CO and AZ. Visitors to Sebastopol, CA can stop in at the distillery and tasting room and sample the entire grain-to-glass portfolio – and buy up to three bottles, beginning January 1, 2016.
For more information on Spirit Works Distillery and where to purchase, visit their website or call 707-634-4793.