Eastside Distilling Barrel Hitch Oregon Oak Whiskey
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Barrel Hitch Oregon Oak is an american whiskey bottled at 88 proof - Here we took the southern stand-by and brought it home to the Northwest. Oregon's diverse climate grows a rare, drought resistant oak that was primarily used as fire wood as it was hard to season without warping the planks. However, some clever vintners knew the potential of the mighty oak that no one wanted. Motivated by the rising cost of importing French varietals and the importance of making the craft more sustainable they set off on a grand experiment that changed the cask landscape forever. As luck would have it the resulting wines were brilliant. Today there is a two year wait for new barrels and we're proud owners of a small handful available. These are used as agents for a second aging of our Barrel Hitch which we will rest up to 4 months. The resulting whiskey is layered with high octane flavors from the first barrel and a smattering of savory spice from the second.