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Blinking Owl California Straight Bourbon Whiskey Small Batch Wheated 750ml

Product image 1Blinking Owl California Straight Bourbon Whiskey Small Batch Wheated 750ml
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Blinking Owl California Straight Bourbon Whiskey Small Batch Wheated 750ml

Regular price $76.99 Sale price $85.00

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90 Proof (ABV 45%)

Blinking Owl California Straight Bourbon Whiskey Small Batch Wheated is a deliciously crafted bourbon that starts with organic California corn, wheat, and malted barley. The base mash for our straight bourbon whiskey is then created with Santa Ana award winning water. Once distilled, we let our whiskey age for a minimum of 2 years in New American charred white oak casks in the beautiful Southern California climate. This Bourbon drinks much more mature than its age, showcasing notes of vanilla, caramel, baking spices, and is delicate on the palate. The Mash bill for this outstanding bourbon includes organic California white corn, organic California wheat, and organic California barley from Admiral Maltings. You'll be hard-pressed to find a more natural or delicious

OWL STORY
The Blinking Owl is the very first craft distillery in Orange County. We also are one of the first distilleries in the state of California to hold the Type 74 Craft Distillers License allowing us to operate our tasting room and sell a few bottles. We make Vodka, Gin, several types of Whiskey, and the Scandinavian spirit, Aquavit.
SPIRIT behind the Owl…
We are locovores, grain nerds, and control freaks so we decided to actually make our booze the long way: from grain rather than pre-made spirit. We mill it, mash it, ferment it, distill it, and, in
the case of whiskey, barrel age it. We also use locally grown Valencia oranges for our orange vodka, and feature hibiscus, the flower of our city of Santa Ana, in our aquavit and gin.


Founding GREAT Grandfather:
The Founder, Brian Christenson, had a bootlegging great-grandfather, Fred P. Armbrust. Fred had a still on his dairy farm hidden in the basement behind secret passageways. He would covertly provide his local farmers with his “good spirits”. Brian’s dream is to carry on Fred’s passion by providing “good spirits” to our very own neighborhood, legally, of course!


The BLINKING OWL REBIRTH
Brian and Robin Christenson, longtime Santa Ana residents, had heard stories of the
midcentury “Blinking Owl Bar” on the corner of Birch and Third Streets, known for an iconic owl sign that would “blink”. Inspired by the craft cocktail movement, the farm-to-table food movement, and current thriving craft distilleries, the husband and wife team saw an opportunity
to bring a local distillery to the neighborhood, paying homage to the history of Santa Ana.

Brian Christenson, Founder,
Chief Executive Owl
Spearheading the Blinking Owl as a creative visionary, Brian set out to mold the company around “Artistry, Friendship and Fun”. Intrigued by stories of his great grandfather’s bootlegging adventures, Brian became dedicated
to the artistry of crafting spirits from grain to glass along with utilizing the distillery to build community and friendships. With a background art direction and advertising, Brian decided to utilize a “Wes Anderson” style of branding to showcase our fun and quirky style. The creative process of seeing something made from scratch, along with new and interesting people he has met, are what Brian likes best about owning a distillery.

Robin Christenson, Founder,
Chief Financial Owl
An accomplished entrepreneur, Robin’s mantra is “Don’t give people what they want, give them what they don’t know they want yet.”. These guiding words, coupled with Robin’s obsession with sustainability ,solidified her commitment to California farmers utilizing sustainable practices along with contributing the unexpected, swanky interior design distillery design (especially those gorgeous bathrooms). Her greatest validation in launching the distillery happens when, amongst friends and family, glasses full of Blinking Owl spirits are raised in synchronicity for a moment of
cheers.

Kirsten Vangsness, Partner,
Creative Muse Wizard Owl
Kirsten’s creativity, quirkiness and love for whiskey made her jump at the opportunity to partner with long time friends, Brian and Robin, in launching the Blinking Owl Distillery. While the founders remember the days of watching her improv group and one-woman shows, Kirsten is best known as TV star, agent Penelope Garcia, on the CBS hit crime show, Criminal Minds. You may spot her giving an occasional tour or in the tasting room at the Blinking Owl, and, yes, she is the mastermind behind naming the still, “Bastian Penelope Coco Frigalicious”.

HEAD DISTILLER
Massamiliano Stecca aka Max joined the Blinking Owl team in 2018. Max spent many years in the brewing industry before joining the Blinking Owl team. Max has spent the last several years learning all aspects of distilling under Founder Brian Christenson and the tutelage of former Blinking Owl Head Distiller, Ryan Friesen. Max is passionate about making quality spirits thoughtfully from “soil to the glass” as well and his passion for researching and developing new products.

 

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This Bourbon drinks much more mature then its age showcasing notes of vanilla, caramel, baking spices and is delicate on the pallette.

GOLD RUSH

• 2 oz. Blinking Owl Wheated Bourbon
• ¾ oz. honey syrup (recipe below)
• ¾ oz. fresh lemon juice

Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice, and shake vigorously until the drink is sufficiently chilled

Strain into a chilled double Old Fashioned glass with a single large ice cube

Garnish with lemon wedge

Honey Syrup
• 1 cup honey
• ⅓ cup water

Combine honey and water in a pot over medium heat. Stir well until thoroughly combined. Remove from heat and let cool.

Gold Rush Bourbon Cocktail

BLINKING OWL OLD FASHIONED

• 2 oz Blinking Bourbon or Rye Whiskey • 1 Bar Spoon Turbinado Simple Syrup • 2 dashes Angostura Bitters • 1 dash Orange Bitters • Orange Essence

Add a large ice cube to a rocks glass

Add Whiskey, simple syrup, bitters to the glass

Stir until chilled and properly diluted, about 30 seconds

Slip orange twist on the side of the cube








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