Portland craft distillery, Eastside Distilling, has announced the national release of Burnside Black Barrel Strength Rye Whiskey, a Bourbon casked double barrel rye.
It is the latest premium product in the Burnside Whiskeys lineup, and recently won gold at the New York International Spirits Competition.
As with the other expressions in the Burnside portfolio, Burnside Black was rested in Oregon white oak barrels, however it was also Bourbon cask ,atured, resulting in a distinctive flavor profile.
Notes of green grass, wildflower honey, toasted hazelnut, leather, and honey caramel with a mellow tannic finish mark the release . As with all the releases, the Burnside Black uses pure Mt. Hood, Oregon water.
Eastside has the largest collection of Oregon white oak barrels dedicated to whiskey in the world. Since Oregon oak is a species of conservation concern, Eastside only uses responsibly harvested oak trees to age its Burnside Whiskeys. They have recently partnered with American Forests, the nation’s oldest conservation organization, to help protect and restore the Oregon white oak habitat in the Willamette Valley. They will plant 5,000 oak trees as part of the restoration of the Oak Savannah in the Pacific Northwest. Furthermore, Eastside has joined the One Trillion Trees Initiative with the global goal of one trillion trees conserved, restored or grown by 2030.
“Oregon white oak trees have been an important part of the sustainability, values, and aesthetics of the state for hundreds of years and we are committed to helping Oregonians protect existing trees while growing the next generation of oaks,” said Janet Oak, Chief Brand Officer.
In addition to planting 5,000 Oregon white oak trees in the Willamette Valley, Eastside Distilling is also running an in-store promotion: for every bottle of Burnside Whiskey purchased, they will plant an Oregon white oak tree. Burnside Black Barrel Strength Rye Whiskey ($69) can be found in OR, WA, CA, ID, MT, WY, CO, AZ, and TX.
It can also be purchased online at https://shop.eastsidedistilling.com/ with nationwide shipping.