Single Malt Whiskey

Bull Run Distilling Co

Grain • Wood • Time • Portland

We started Bull Run Distillery to make an Oregon Whiskey.  A whiskey that would reflect the place where it is made and the influences that guided its vision. 

Our goal was to create nothing less than a new style of American Whiskey. Made from 100% malted barley from the Klamath Basin and brought up in new American oak barrels influenced through the years by Western Oregon’s four distinct seasons.

Our whiskey is the culmination of the combination of grain, wood, time and home.

Backstory

When we set out to make whiskey, inspiration came from a pint of beer. The great beers in the great Pacific Northwest are made from malted barley. Looking for a grain that exemplified our region was right in our (glass/Pint) hands. Malted barley is bold, complex and delivers a lot of body. It is also not generally associated with traditional American Whiskies which fit our pioneering vision.

We convinced our friends at Burnside Brewing to make our wash and soon Jason, Chip and the rest of the crew were taking turns making high gravity sweet liquor for us to turn into whiskey wash.Back at the distillery we ferment the wash at high temperatures using ale yeast, lots of ale yeast, and within days we have a high alcohol, bone dry wash ripe with fruity esters. The ester creation is on purpose. It concentrates well in the distillate giving the grainy, cereal driven spirit a surprising brandy like nose. Once in the barrel it disappears and so we wait until it returns.

Barrel aging defines and refines the whiskey. We strongly believe that malted barley is uniquely suited to stand up to new oak casks. The intensity of the new oak with its char wrestles with the richness of the malt until a balance is found. The signal for us is the reemergence of those fruity notes first developed years back in the fermented wash.

The result is a whiskey at once familiar yet surprisingly new.

750ML

44.54% ALC. / VOL. (89.08% proof)

[Varies by batch] Small batch, 100% Oregon Select Malted Barley and the pure, raw water from the Bull Run Watershed and barrel aged for minimum of 4 years in New American Char Oak.

Learning from the popularity of our Barrel Strength Bourbon we couldn’t resist offering a Cask Strength version to accompany our Single Malt release. Just three fortunate barrels were selected from Lot #3 barreled in April 2012. When we began selecting barrels we sampled a few drams from each and although we had many to go through we kept coming back to Lot #3. The expected fruity nose was driven by Apricot and the finish had chocolate all over it. We decided then to capture that moment and preserve a few barrels from the master blend.

The Cask Strength is a whiskey all its own offering a magnified expression of malt and barrel.

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A whiskey that would reflect the place where it is made and the influences that guided its vision.

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