Whiskey

James Oliver Rye Whiskey

Whiskey

750 ML

$29.99

Product Description

The story goes that at 14 years old, young James Oliver was hunting pheasant one fall day and happened upon a contraption in the middle of a large cornfield. Underneath a huge metal kettle, a fire was burning. Hed found a copper still steaming with a new batch of whiskey. Suddenly, two men came out of the cornfield with raised shotguns. Luckily for James, they recognized him and lowered their weapons. The two men would soon give him 5-gallon barrels of rye and a delivery schedule ranging from New Albany, Mississippi to Memphis, Tennessee. Along the way, James Oliver learned the art of making whiskey. With the start of World War II, James gave up his moonshine venture and moved west to Oregon where he spent the last years of his life working the shipyards and fishing the waters of the great Northwest. 100% American Rye Whiskey 2 years old· Distilled in Indiana Barreled, Aged & Bottled in Portland, OR Aged in new American oak barrels (#4 char) 100 proof

Details

Varietal: Whiskey

Region: Oregon

Region Description:

This state’s strict wine laws demand that variety wines must contain at least 90% of the named grape (except for Cabernet Sauvignon). The region’s cool climate comes from its proximity to the Pacific and its primary grapes are Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris. The latter wine is usually medium bodied, with aromas reminiscent of pears and apples and a surprising depth and complexity. Oregon Pinot Gris is a great food wine, and works especially well with seafood and salmon. Pinot Noir is a more expensive wine here, but that is because it can be such a difficult grape to grow that yields are inevitably low. The best Oregon Pinot Noirs are balanced, fruity and full.