Strong American Light Whiskey
Strong American Light WhiskeyAmerican Light Whiskey must be distilled in the United States above 180 proof. More alcohol and less congeners providing a “light” whiskey taste. Light whiskey is barreled in used American oak at no less than 140 proof. This process provides a whiskey with light grain flavoring allowing the emphasis on the barrel notes of vanilla, toasted marshmallow and caramel come through which nice and slowly dissipates on the finish. The name Strong comes from one of Oregon’s first Eastern settler and explorer, Jedediah Strong Smith. Not unlike Jedediah, New Basin Distilling Company also needed help from back east to settle in Oregon. We sourced this whiskey from back east, continued to age it in the High Desert and mixed with some of the best water in the world, Opal Springs.
80 Proof | 40 % ALCOHOL BY VOLUME | 250ml