90 Proof (ABV 45%)
Bainbridge Yama starts its life as organic Alba and Full Pint organic barley grown in Washington state's Skagit Valley, and after mashing, fermenting and careful distillation in our Bainbridge Island stillhouse, completes its journey aging in small Japanese Mizunara Oak casks from Hokkaido, Japan, where it takes on all of the exotic influences to be found in this ultra-rare wood. Bainbridge Yama Mizunara Cask Single Grain Whiskey is the world's only non-Japanese whiskey to be aged exclusively in virgin Mizunara cooperage.
Bainbridge Organic Distillers was founded as a family business in 2009, and since the beginning we perform every task in the making of distilled spirits on site, and with our own hands. From the selection of grain varieties and lots, to grinding, mashing, fermenting and distillation we are hands-on at every stage in the small-batch spirits production process.
Bainbridge Organic Distillers was Washington State's first distillery producing USDA Certified Organic spirits, and we are the state's only distillery producing 100% of its organic spirits from scratch, on site in our own distillery. We are very proud to have launched the state's first organic vodkas, whiskey and gin. We favor working with other local, family-owned companies, and we strive to make sure that every step in our process is as environmentally neutral as possible and is sustainably and responsibly managed.
We founded this distillery with the belief that being small is an advantage, and with a dedication to complete transparency in our process, our ingredients and our business practices. We are proud to be independent, and independently minded. We are dedicated to the rule that if we can't do something the right way, and if we wouldn't be happy sharing what we do with fellow enthusiasts, we won't do it at all.
NAMED CRAFT WHISKEY OF THE YEAR by Whisky Advocate,
NAMED AMERICA'S BEST GRAIN WHISKEY by World Whiskies Awards
It delivers bright aromatics of mango, vanilla, toasted sandalwood, tropical flowers, marzipan and star anise. Flavors open on nutmeg and clove, pear and toasty wood notes, settling out to honeyed vanilla and toasted marshmallow. Finish is warm and lingering with fading spice and a pleasant oak grip.