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New Release: Redwood Empire Grizzly Beast Straight Bourbon Whiskey

By The Bourbon Flight

GRATON, Calif.Redwood Empire Whiskey announces the release of its first collection of Bottled in Bond whiskey, Redwood Empire Grizzly Beast Straight Bourbon Whiskey. This unique Bottled in Bond expression continues to define Redwood Empire as a notable whiskey producer in the long-standing tradition of American spirits.

Grizzly Beast Bourbon was produced under the strict tenets of the Bottled-in-Bond Act of 1897 and distilled in the spring of 2016 at Redwood Empire’s West Sonoma County distillery by master distiller Jeff Duckhorn. The bourbon was aged for five years and bottled at 100 proof. Only 500 cases of the expression were produced.

Redwood Empire controlled production from grain to glass for this distinctive whiskey. Duckhorn and his team delivered complexity and character through careful and thoughtful decisions from the selection of grains and unique mash bills to the significant cuts of heads and tails during distillation. The temperate weather conditions of Northern California allow a slow, even flavor extraction from the barrels throughout the year which imbues Redwood Empire whiskeys with their signature style.

Redwood Empire Bottled in Bond Grizzly Beast Straight Bourbon Whiskey:
69% corn, 22% rye, 5% malted barley, 4% wheat

Straight Bourbon whiskey, aged a minimum of five years in 53-gallon American White Oak barrels, primarily toasted and charred to level 3.

Aromas of plump raspberry, brown sugar, and cinnamon-spiced walnuts open into a rich, full mouth of salted caramel, buttermilk, and orange zest.

Grizzly Beast gets its name from two giants: Grizzly Giant, a Giant Sequoia in Yosemite National Park, and Mattole Beast, a massive 375-foot coastal redwood in Humboldt Redwoods State Park.

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