Our grain bill of corn, barley, rye, and chocolate rye create a delicious malt that is fermented with yeasts known to produce buttery smooth spirits. We carefully distill and make our cuts by flavor and not by mechanical means. The Bourbon is then aged in new, medium char American white oak barrels until ready for bottling and sharing with our customers.
When our family started Blackfish Spirits Distillery, we could not have anticipated how loyal our fans would be. It makes sense, though. We dedicate ourselves daily to making cleaner, tastier spirits, beginning each batch with the best fruits, grains, and botanicals we can find. We brew it all in-house and distill in small batches to ensure that you are getting the most flavorful and delectably smooth liquor we can make. We chose the name “Blackfish” and the orca mascot to embody the adventurous vitality of our home in the Pacific Northwest, as well as the thrill we experience with each drop that emerges from our stills. Join us on our journey to discover the wonder of simply better spirits.
The distillation of fine spirits requires scientific rigor, a discerning palate, unerring attention to detail, and a whole mess of je ne sais quoi, and Nathan Gifford has it all in spades. After earning a degree in astrophysics and starring in such hit Indian films as “Distant Beats,” he found himself in need of a real challenge. Distilling provides Nate with the perfect blend of science and art, and in turn Nate provides us with spirits of truly unparalleled consistency and the highest of quality. From mashing grains with his brother Matt to redesigning stills to making cuts to documenting it all in mind-numbingly meticulous records, Nate has a firm hand in all parts of the distilling process. His expertise and love of the craft is evident in every sip of Blackfish Spirits.
23rd Annual Northwest Wine Summit (Silver)
The nose is a balance of caramel, oak, and a wisp of vanilla. The taste of rye spices and a mouthfeel reminiscent of honey will prompt you for another sip. Try to catch the lingering taste of chocolate rye as the smooth finish fades on your pallet.
2 oz Blackfish Bourbon, 1/2 oz maple syrup, 1/2 oz lemon juice, cinnamon stick.