Woodinville B&B Private Select #3281 Bourbon
A mastery of flavor has become a reliable mark of Woodinville’s careful process. The high-rye mash bill of 72% corn, 22% rye, and 6% malted barley is crafted from corn and rye grown on one non-GMO family farm. The grain is milled to a fine flour, mashed at specific temperatures for each type of grain, then fermented in the open air for 4 days. The ester rich result marries perfectly with the single-batch pot still distillation that follows. The pot still distillate runs directly into a small column still where precise cuts are made for a final result of a 140 proof, hearts-only spirit. The distillate is barreled at a low 110 proof, which softens harsh notes while drawing fuller flavors out of the wood. The five-year-aging takes place back at the same family farm, where large temperature fluctuations maximize the barrel extraction and oxidation, while the dry air pushes the Angels’ Share to 30%.