Redwood Empire Whiskey Releases Cask Strength Collection

by Phillip Galyean

Redwood Empire Whiskey, California’s largest whiskey producer, expands its award-winning portfolio with limited editions of Cask Strength Pipe Dream Bourbon Whiskey, Cask Strength Emerald Giant Rye Whiskey and Cask Strength Lost Monarch Blend of Rye and Bourbon Whiskey. This comes on the heels of a highly anticipated second batch of the distillery’s Bottled-in-Bond.

These Cask Strength offerings are bottled straight from the barrel, uncut and unfiltered with proofs ranging from 116.4 to 117.2. This proof is lower than many other cask strength offerings, because of the time spent aging in the temperate climate in California’s fog belt which stretches from the San Francisco Bay to the Oregon border. Redwood Empire whiskies age slowly and evenly producing a balanced expression while still exhibiting tremendous complexity.

“We are extremely proud of the craft and complexity that our Cask Strength showcases,” says Master Distiller Jeff Duckhorn. “Experiencing Redwood Empire straight from the barrel is the preferred way I enjoy our whiskeys!”

Each of the new Redwood Empire Whiskey Cask Strength expressions received 95+ points from The Tasting Panel magazine and its sister publication, The SOMM Journal. These high ratings underscore the distillery’s commitment to pioneering a new category of California whiskey that emphasizes creativity, fresh and local grains, and environmental responsibility.

The distillery is committed to sustainability efforts by limiting the water and energy used to make the products. To ensure the health of tomorrow’s forests, Redwood Empire Whiskey also partnered with Trees for the Future, where a tree is planted for every bottle sold. To date, Redwood Empire Whiskey has been responsible for planting over 500,000 trees.

“Our distillery team continues to put quality first and it’s truly showcased in these uncut expressions” says Founder and Chairman of Purple Brands, Derek Benham.

Best enjoyed neat or on a large rock, the three expressions of Redwood Empire Whiskey’s Cask Strength collection is now available nationwide in limited quantities with a suggested retail price of $70 for a 750mL bottle. 

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