Thirteen Corners - American Malt Whiskey
A true "grain-to-glass" American Craft Whiskey. This whiskey is mashed, fermented, distilled, filtered, barreled, aged, and bottled by hand here in our Aberdeen, Washington distillery. No skipping any steps or passing off someone else's product as our own here. Aged in un-used or "virgin" American White Oak barrels for up to 3yrs. Our American Malt Whiskey is made from a mash bill consisting of Washington select malted barley, soft white winter wheat, and malted rye. Besides the unique mash-bill, this malt whiskey is slightly different than traditional malt whiskeys as it's aged on un-used oak. Traditionally, the more popular malt whiskeys have been aged utilizing used bourbon barrels (we do that too) and/or finished in a variety of different types of wine barrels. We found that because we take such a choice selection of the pot distillation, leaving heavier alcohols behind, aging in a brand new barrel was favorable to the maturation of this spirit. New barrels tend to make for a richer, fuller bodied whiskey. We take a choice cut, or a conservative selection of the distillation. In doing so we sacrifice some product yield. In the end that's ok by us as we are committed to making a quality product from start to finish and we think the results will speak for themselves. We hope you enjoy!
Tasting notes should include some expected maltiness, vanilla, maple sugar, rye spice, cashew, and a hint of smoke.
Awards and Professional Reviews
- Seattle Refined - KOMO News 4 Blog - "5 of Washington's Best Whiskeys"
Thirteen Corners Unaged White Whiskey
80 proof and 110 Cask Proof
When you procure our mini aging barrels, you’ll delight in the process of watching this American Malt Whiskey change from a clear liquid to a warm amber hue that delivers rich, complex flavors. Mashed from Washington select malted barley and soft winter wheat, this whiskey is a grain-to-glass production of Wishkah River Distillery. The whiskey has been select distilled with micro-barrel aging in mind. If you've tried this process before with another product don't write off micro-barrel aging until you've tried it with this. Our kits come with comprehensive instructions on how to make each batch unique. Choose from 1 liter barrels (age 6 to 8 weeks), 2 liter barrels (age 10 to 12 weeks), 3 liter barrels (age 14 to 16 weeks), and 5 liter barrels (age 6 months). You really can’t make a mistake. The Whiskey decides when it is done, and you’ll have a barrel of fun sampling your whiskey throughout the aging process.