The Distiller’s Journal

Whiskey of the Year & Best Rye Whiskey Awards!

After the inaugural release of our Flagship Straight Bourbon Whiskey in the fall of 2015, we were honored to receive “2016 Whiskey of the Year” at the American Distilling Institute Craft Spirits Judging Competition, the highest honor given in the competition.

Just one year later following the inaugural release of our Flagship Straight Rye Whiskey, we were named “Best Rye Whiskey” and awarded the coveted “Double Gold Medal,” an honor only bestowed upon 10 of the 802 spirits entered in the competition! A double gold medal is awarded as an outstanding example a spirit’s class and category. It is only awarded if all the judges in a panel recommend a gold medal and the panel believes the spirit to be exemplary.

For our two flagship products to be awarded in such a way against so many other incredible craft whiskies is truly an honor. When we set out on this journey almost 8 years ago our mission statement was to create the greatest craft whiskey possible. That continues to be our mission and something we live by every day.

The American Distilling Institute Craft Spirits Competition is the largest and oldest craft spirits competition in the country. It is part of an annual 4-day conference attended by over 500 distilleries and 1,600 distillery staff and industry experts from 44 states and 15 countries.

Straight American Whiskey Release Date

It’s been a few years since we’ve last had this available so we’re excited to finally announce the release of our Straight American Whiskey! Due to all the requests to continue this product, we began producing and aging it again a few years ago. It is distilled to a higher proof than our bourbon, aged […]

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Less Than 2 Weeks From The Release!

Less than 2 weeks away from the release of our 5 Year Flagship Straight Bourbon Whiskey! Doors will open at 7am on September 12th. The first 100 people will receive a handmade commemorative wood box. The first 1,000 bottles will be hand numbered and initialed by the distillers. Dave Pickerell and all the WWCo. distillers […]

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Custom Made Black Walnut Box

For our loyal fans and new friends who take the time to stand in line and join us for the release of our Flagship Straight Bourbon Whiskey on September 12th at 7am, we’re giving away a custom-made, slide-top, black walnut display box as a show of appreciation. They will be given freely to the first […]

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Woodinville Flagship Straight Bourbon Whiskey Release

It’s a monumental moment for us as we finally announce the release of our flagship straight bourbon whiskey on Saturday, September 12th, 2015 at 7am here at the distillery! This whiskey is 5+ years in the making and to our knowledge the first truly craft produced bourbon to be aged in a standard 53 gallon […]

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Woodinville Flagship Straight Bourbon Ready to Bottle

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. […]

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Barrel-Aged Maple Syrup & Honey

Pure, grade-A, dark amber maple syrup, aged in our whiskey and rye barrels? Breakfast never tasted so good.

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2013 Limited Collector’s Edition Bourbon Release Date

We’re excited to announce our 2013 special release date! On Saturday, December 7th, 2013 we will be releasing our “2013 Limited Collector’s Edition Bourbon.” This special release will be the first 5 barrels of whiskey we ever made at Woodinville Whiskey Co. We have 207 bottles of a bourbon that has rye as the flavoring […]

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Woodinville Whiskey Co. – New Video Just Released

For the better part of 2013 we’ve been working on a video that would tell the story of the actual people and places that help make our products — from our farmer, to our coopers, to all of us here at the distillery. Our friend Chris King traveled near and far and did an incredible […]

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Woodinville’s Historic Hollywood Tavern Reborn

We’re excited to finally be able to announce the location of our new home! This fall we’ll be moving to the site of the Hollywood Tavern where we’re teaming with Josh Henderson of Skillet. Here’s the press release with all the details… Pitch horseshoes, sip whiskey, and sup on roast pork at a classic American […]

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