16-1 ISLAY STYLE PEATED WHISKY, This whiskey was made with 100% Bairds Heavily Peated Malt from Scotland. It is an expensive whisky to make but well worth it. The phenols that give this malt it’s smoky complex flavor and aroma are delicate and are easily masked by too much new oak or time. Our whisky was aged mostly in new American Oak barrels so the smoky notes are well entwined with the sweet buttery, vanilla from the new barrels. The majority is 12 months old and the remainder (30%) is 3-8 months old. In Scotland these whiskies are typically aged in used barrels with just a small percentage of first fill Bourbon barrels. I don’t know of any aged in new oak. The smoky, peat is subtle and well integrated in our whisky. Future releases will be aged in second and even third fill barrels to showcase the smoky malt rather than the new oak. A well balanced Scotch style Oregon Single Malt. It is bottled at 46% abv or 92 proof and retails for $48 a 750 ml. fifth. 17 cases released. OLCC#3912B
19-1 Now avaliable. Still made with 100% Bairds Heavily Peated Malt from Inverness Scottland. This one has just a little more time in barrel and has a little more sweet sweet cheery/fruit and not quite as much smoke. The typical phenols are there, just a little more refined. Still at 92 proof and $50 a fifth. olcc #5591B
16-2 OREGON HIGHLANDER, is a 100% malted barley, double distilled Single malt. It is made from a grain bill consisting of 83% 2-Row brewers malt, 11% Munich malt & 6% Crystal-45 malt. The bulk of this release (~65%) is right at a year old. The remainder is ~20% 6+ months and ~15% is 4-5 months old. It has all been in a plethora of new and used heavy char 5 & 10 gallon American Oak barrels and most of it was finished in 15 gallon French Oak, former wine barrels. The blend of barrels and times spent in each barrel is almost to complicated to list. But the fun part is doing the blending trials and putting together the final blend. It is bottled at 45% or 90 proof and retails for $46 a 750 ml. Fifth. 15 cases released. OLCC#3913B.
17-1 OREGON HIGHLANDER is a 100% malted barley, double distilled Single malt. made from a grain bill consisting of 83% 2-Row brewers malt, 11% Munich malt & 6% Crystal-45 malt. The bulk of this release (90%) is one and a half years old with some two year old whisky. It was mostly aged in new 10 & 15 gallon Barrel Mill char #3 & #4 barrels. A smaller percentage was finished in wine barrels giving this whisky darker gold/brown buds and a slightly more vanilla, new oak flavor. The nose has the biscuit, cereal aroma that comes from malted whisky versus bourbon/corn whiskey. This heavier oaking will appeal to bourbon drinkers that prefer sweeter whiskey with vanilla notes. As compared to 16-1 this release a more American style Single Malt. 16 cases released. Bottled at 43% or 86 proof retails for $46 a 750 ml. Fifth. 16 cases released. OLCC#3913B
17-2 OREGON HIGHLANDER, This release is basically the same as 17-1 except that it is over all about 6 months older and has a much stronger Red Wine Barrel finish. About 30% of this release was aged in second fill barrels contributing a slightly stronger malt forward spirit. Bottled at 43% abv this was a 15 case release.
18-2 Oregon Highlander, Current Release. The bulk of this whisky is 2.5 years old with about 10% being over 3 years old and about 20% being 2 years old. This release spent 6 months in a freshly emptied Syrah barrel and has a rich red hue and fruity finish with an aroma of dried fruit, Christmas fruitcake and old books. Our richest Oregon Highlander yet. Retails at $49/fifth and only 210 bottles were filled.
19-1 Oregon Highlander is the first bottling with the new Pioneer label. It is eve
From grain to glass. Everything we sell is produced in our small distillery. We are located on a private farmstead amidst the scenic wine country of southern Oregon. A labor of love; III Spirits is dedicated to creating the highest quality whisky. Using the finest brewers malt, mineral water from our private well and both new American and Used French oak barrels. Everything we produce is handmade in every sense of the word. All our products are small batch and of limited availability. We never add artificial coloring or flavoring, we never re-brand anyone's spirits: Milling grain, mashing, fermenting, double distilling, aging blending and bottling are all done by hand and with the greatest care.
18-2 JEFFERSON GOLD, TEMPORARILY SOLD OUT is a blend of three individually distilled/barreled whiskies. It is roughly equal parts Corn Whiskey, Rye Whiskey and Malt Whisky. It is quite similar in many ways to the rest of our whiskies in that the high quality new American oak really shines through except the Jefferson Gold has a distinct sweet and spicy character that comes from the corn and rye. This release was aged entirely in new 15 gallon Heavy Char American oak barrels for 18-24 months. The Rye and Corn were married in a used 30 gallon French Oak wine barrel for another 6 months before being blended with 6 gallons of Oregon Highlander. It was bottled @ 43% or 86 proof and retails for $48/750 ml. fifth. Only a little over 13 cases were bottled. This release reminds me of a high-end Canadian blended whiskey. Old III Spirits OLCC# was 3911b New OLCC # 5592b.