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Smoked Woodinville Old Fashioned



2 oz. Woodinville Flagship Straight Bourbon

1 heavy barspoon Woodinville Barrel Aged Maple Syrup

3 dashes Black Walnut Bitters

Orange peel garnish

To purchase:

Woodinville Flagship Straight Bourbon within Washington state, click here.

Woodinville Flagship Straight Bourbon in other states (note limited availability), click here.

Woodinville Barrel Aged Maple Syrup, click here.

Black Walnut Bitters, click here.

Woodinville Bourbon Maple Old Fashioned

  2 oz Woodinville Straight Bourbon Whiskey 2 bar spoons Woodinville Barrel-Aged Maple Syrup 1 bar spoon water 4 dashes black walnut bitters Combine all ingredients and stir with ice. Strain over large ice cube in cocktail glass. Garnish with orange twist or brandied cherry. … Where to purchase the ingredients online: Woodinville Straight Bourbon […]

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Best Bourbon of 2020

“The Best Bourbons Of 2020, Ranked: picking the absolute best bourbon of 2020 is an incredibly onerous task. In the end, the ten bottles below are simply bourbon whiskeys we loved this year. Whether you’re looking for something new to try during the holiday season, eager to treat yourself after a generally sh*tty 2020, or […]

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An Affordable to Expensive Bourbon Blind Tasting with Woodinville the Winner

Zach Johnston’s Uproxx article “In Which We Blindly Try To Tell Affordable Bourbons From Expensive Expressions” puts Woodinville Straight Bourbon Whiskey Finished in Port Casks up against bourbons ten times the retail price. How did we do? Read the article here. … Discover Zach’s #1 Bourbon by visiting the Tasting Room in Woodinville, from 11:00 […]

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Fix Me Up Cocktail by Thomas Waugh with Woodinville 100% Rye Whiskey

Ingredients: 1 oz Woodinville Straight 100% Rye Whiskey 1.5 oz Amontillado Sherry .5 oz orange juice .5 oz lemon juice .75 oz orgeat syrup 2 dashes Angostura bitters .75 oz soda water Ice   Mix all ingredients (except soda) water and add ice. Shake and strain into large snifter glass, over one large ice cube. […]

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    Woodinville Port Finished Bourbon makes for a delicious Boulevardier. 1 oz Woodinville Port Finished Bourbon Whiskey 1 oz Campari 1 oz Sweet Vermouth Orange for garnish   Combine all ingredients into mixing glass. Stir with ice until cold. Strain on the rocks or into a coupe. Top with orange peel. Where to purchase […]

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How to Make Homemade Bitters

Customize that cocktail with a dash of housemade Bitters.  They take about a month to make. Here’s Step One in the process, with Shanya, Woodinville’s Brand Ambassador in Florida.

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Blinker Cocktail

Our brand ambassador Chad shows how to make the 1930s-era, three ingredient Blinker cocktail. Make an already easy to make drink even easier, by purchasing the ingredients online: Woodinville Rye online in Washington. Woodinville Rye in other states. Grenadine. Enjoy responsibly.

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Brett’s Pick

    Introducing Brett’s Pick: a barrel so unique that it simply had to be bottled on its own without influence from any other barrels. Our upcoming single barrel release was personally selected by Woodinville Co-Founder and Lead Distiller, Brett Carlile, and we have affectionately named it “Brett’s Pick.” This distillery-only special release is a […]

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Port Finished Bourbon Bramble

The blackberries are starting to ripen in Western Washington… making it the perfect time for a Woodinville Port Finished Bourbon Bramble. … 2 oz Woodinville Port Finished Bourbon Whiskey ¼ oz Simple Syrup ¾ oz Lemon Juice Crème de Mure, to top. Fresh blackberries for garnish. … Combine bourbon, simple syrup and lemon juice in […]

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