Burnside Garryana Finished Small Batch Oregon Oaked Rye Whiskey


Burnside Oregon Oaked Rye is the world’s first rye whiskey aged in Quercus Garryana. The finished spirit is a meticulous blend of straight ryes and straight whiskeys ranging in age, mash-bill and distillation style; each with a distinctive flavor that when blended, creates an expression as unique as the city it was born in.

Herbaceous with cassia and coriander, toffee, orange peel, peach, and allspice.

Opens with pronounced dried spices and bold peach notes. Progresses mid-palate to a unique balance of malt and cassia and toffee then finishes with warm hints of mint and toasted oak. A unique flavor experience like no other – spiced, sweet, balanced and full-bodied. Distinctly Portland.

We’ll let you in on a secret. Portland wasn’t always Portlandia, “where young people go to retire.” In the 80s and early 90s, this was a scruffy working class city. Even the mayor, Bud Clark, owned a tavern – The Goose Hollow Inn.
Nice thing is, that “bushy-bearded, tavern-owning, bike-loving mayor,” as the local paper puts it, “helped codify Portland’s image as zanily idiosyncratic.”

In other words, the kind of shyly hopeful place where a kid in an all-girl rock band could feel nurtured. The seeds of freedom for creative self-expression were sown. It wasn’t long before a downtrodden skidrow transformed into a thriving hub of activity, alive with creative exploration.

Playing home to a host of iconic music venues, record stores and street performers, this is the real epicenter of Portland’s lively nightlife.
It’s always been the mix of old and new, locals and visitors, experience and invention that’s given Burnside its distinctive flavor. The same goes for our bourbons and whiskeys.

Inspired by the neighborhoods that Burnside Street passes through, we’ve come up with special expressions — West End, Goose Hollow, and Buckman. Each has its own provenance and personality, and carries a label that echoes the music posters and garage band flyers you see stuck all over the telephone poles that line this artery.

At the heart of this essential Portland corridor lies the historic Burnside Bridge. Our flagship Oregon Oaked Bourbon proudly wears the colors of its two iconic towers.

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