Twice a year we load up into Orlin’s pickup and head east, over the Cascades, to sample the bourbon and rye that have been resting in 53-gallon barrels since 2010. It’s always an adventure and we’re always on the edge of our seat, eager to see (taste) how things have progressed since our last visit. There’s no scientific equipment involved in testing the product; you use your nose and your tongue. It’s either ready or it isn’t, there’s no mistaking it. We’re very happy – we’re beside ourselves, actually – to report that, as of yesterday, it’s ready. In fact, it’s more then ready – it’s fantastic! I’m not embarrassed in the least to say that we loved it – and we think you will too.