90 Proof (ABV 45%)
Named after the fastest growing Redwood in the world, Emerald Giant is a fan favorite in the Rye world. We started with a mash-bill of 95% premium rye and aged it for over 3 years in new charred oak barrels. Spicy with an exceptionally smooth finish, it is a great choice in your classic whiskey cocktails.
MASH BILL:95% Rye, 5% Malt Barley
AGE:A blend of 3 to 5-year-old barrels
EMERALD GIANT TREE
359 FT TALL / 1180 YEARS OLD
GPS 41.20020, -124.00050
Down a winding trail and along a meandering creek in the Redwood National Park rises the massive trunk of Emerald Giant. Yawning high above at over 360 feet, this August Sequoia is the fastest growing Redwood in the world, gaining over 50 cubic feet and more than 1500 pounds of mass each year.
A WHISKEY WITH ROOTS
Redwood Empire is more than a cool name, its our home and a source of inspiration. With John Muir as our guide, protecting our environment has become our mantra. We have built sustainability into everything we do.
Our still allows us to distill in a single pass, preserving both water and energy. Local farmers use our nutrient rich mash as feed for livestock. And our state of the art water reclamation facility assures only pure water re-enters our water table.
Redwood Empire Whiskey is not just a product of its environment, it’s a part of it.
Our distillery is in the heart of the Russian River Valley wine region. It was carved out of the buildings originally housing an apple canning and processing plant owned by the Hallberg family, one of the area’s preeminent families during “West County’s” apple production heyday. The Hallbergs were known for producing a wide variety of apple products, mainly under the Redwood Empire label. Today, the facility and the climate make this the ideal place to make great whiskey, with plenty of relics on site to remind us of our ties to a rich agricultural history.
TREES FOR THE FUTURE PARTNERSHIP
Living and working among the redwoods is a constant reminder of what trees do for our planet’s environment and climate. We have partnered with Trees For The Future, an NGO responsible for planting over 189 million trees since 1989. It’s important to us and our consumers.
FOR EVERY BOTTLE SOLD, WE’LL PLANT A TREE
COLOR: Burnt Orange
NOSE: Natural rye aroma followed by a mix of brown sugar and cinnamon with a faint hint of pepper.
PALATE: Unparalleled spice complexity with smooth rye notes. a hint of honey and orange peel becomes peppery with a lingering cinnamon finish.
Tasting Panel Magazine - Nov 2019
Las Vegas Global Spirit Awards, '19
Sunset Magazine International Spirits Competition - Nov 2019
I AM GIANT
2 OZ REDWOOD EMPIRE EMERALD GIANT RYE
3/4 OZ FRESH PINEAPPLE JUICE
1/2 OZ FRESH LEMON JUICE
1/2 OZ BLANC VERMOUTH
1/4 OZ SIMPLE SYRUP
Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice and shake hard for 15 seconds. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
DRINK OF THE GIANTS
2 OZ REDWOOD EMPIRE EMERALD GIANT WHISKEY
3/4 OZ FRESH LEMON JUICE
1/2 OZ MAPLE SYRUP
1/2 OZ ORGANIC EGG WHITE
Dry shake ingredients vigorously, then add ice and shake again. Double strain into a chilled coupe and serve.