California’s Redwood Empire Whiskey recently announced its second allocation of cask strength whiskeys, following on the heels of the success from its inaugural release last fall.
A statement from the brand notes that they’ve increased volumes of uncut and unfiltered expressions. And the whiskey maker bragged that in just seven months, each of Redwood Empire’s cask strength whiskeys have received awards from L.A. Spirits Awards and Tag Global Spirits Awards, as well as notable ratings of at least 91 points from both Whisky Advocate and The Tasting Panel.
“Cask strength represents the best of what spirits have to offer,” said Lauren Patz, Redwood Empire’s head distiller. “Buying whiskey at cask strength empowers drinkers to explore the breadth that the spirit provides.”
Redwood Empire Whiskey’s cask strength range includes three undiluted and unfiltered expressions of the brand’s existing offerings: Pipe Dream Bourbon, Emerald Giant Rye, and Lost Monarch, a whiskey blend of bourbon and rye.
The distiller offered tasting notes for each expression:
- The Cask Strength Pipe Dream Bourbon, clocking in at 116.8 proof, features toffee, cherry, and soft leather on the nose and cherry cola, honey butterscotch and pecans on the palate.
- The Cask Strength Emerald Giant Rye, at 116.4 proof, has delicate herbal tea, soft cinnamon and dried orange peel on the nose, with earl gray tea, dark chocolate, coffee beans and a warm spice finish on the palate.
- The Cask Strength Lost Monarch Whiskey Blend, clocking in at 117.2 proof, offers earthy notes and mint chocolate ice cream on the nose, with warm spices, dried apricot and a white pepper finish on the palate.
“Experiencing Redwood Empire straight from the barrel is my preferred way to enjoy our whiskeys,” said Master Distiller Jeff Duckhorn.
He noted that these cask strength expressions are offered annually, and they have a suggested retail price of $70 a bottle. Limited quantities are available online at www.redwoodempirewhiskey.com and at select retailers across the U.S.
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