Ohio Craft Distillery Makes Its 100th Bourbon Batch A Single Barrel Offering - The Whiskey Wash

Ohio Craft Distillery Makes Its 100th Bourbon Batch A Single Barrel Offering

By Nino Marchetti / February 24, 2020

As America’s craft whiskey distilleries continue to evolve and grow, an increasing number of them are starting to hit operating watershed marks. One of the latest in this regard is Ohio’s Watershed Distillery, which has now been around for a decade and is set to release its 100th batch of bourbon as a single cask expression.

The new Watershed Distillery Bourbon, Batch 100, according to those behind it, is a single barrel bourbon selected in part by community members who voted on their favorite of four barrels (hand-picked by Watershed’s distillers), at a bourbon dinner held for them in January. Watershed’s distillers typically select a few barrels that, when blended, create the optimal flavor profile in a singular batch of bourbon. For this release though they picked the four barrels and let the voters decide the rest.

“We are excited for the community to experience batch 100 of Watershed Bourbon,” said Josh Gandee, Beverage Director at Watershed, in a prepared statement. “This bourbon has a nose of oak and vanilla with flavor notes of caramel, orange rind, mocha and almond. Single cask bourbon is a special treat as it allows the unique characteristic of a particular barrel to be experienced as opposed to blending for uniformity.”

Watershed Distillery Bourbon, Batch 100

Watershed Distillery Bourbon, Batch 100 (image via Watershed)

As it stands now plans call for this bourbon to be released exclusively at the distillery on Saturday, February 29. There will be roughly 150 bottles of the single barrel bourbon available for purchase, and these will be sold on a first come first serve basis with a limit of two per person. Though the packaging will look largely the same as previous batches, this limited release batch 100 will be marked with an insignia indicating the milestone.