Spring Run is a variation of Wolves signature blend, consisting of (1) whiskey distilled from Stout craft beer, aged in French Oak for 10 years, (2) whiskey distilled from Pilsner beer, aged in New American Oak for 6 years, (3) a Rye selected for its back palate spice, and (4) a single malt American whiskey distilled from two-row malted barley and aged in used French Oak for 10 years
Nose: Honeysuckle, citrus, hops, black cherry, warm vanilla.
Tasting Notes: Tangerine, dark chocolate, hops, oak, citrus, nutmeg.
Finish: Long and warm on the front pallet, rising space on the finish.
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In November of 2019, Wolves released Winter Run as it’s second release of its signature blend, this time with the addition of American single malt whiskey, aged 9 years in used French Oak. The 1338 bottles sold out almost immediately.
Nose: Warm vanilla, cherry cola, honeysuckle, hops, citrus, Christmas cake.
Tasting Notes: Toast almonds, chocolate, oak, hops, orange marmalade.
First Run was Wolves’ premier release. It is a blend of California whiskeys distilled in a rare copper Alambic still imported from Cognac, France. 898 bottles of First Run were released online in May of 2019 and sold out online within days.
In December 2020, a small collection of First Run was re-released for $385 per bottle and sold out within seconds.
Nose: Slightly sweet, toasted vanilla, citrus.
Tasting Notes: Dark chocolate, citrus, tobacco, oak, allspice, creamy mouth-feel.
Wolves is American whiskey made in California from an equally creative group of founders, also based in California. Wolves is distilled in Sonoma County by 13th generation Master Distiller Marko Karakasevic using an old, slow, brandy still that was imported from Cognac in 1983.
Uniquely, Wolves signature blend consists of whiskey created from refined craft beer, and Rye whiskey. The flavor profile is unlike anything else on the market.
The Master Distiller creates a small batch (10 barrels) of distillate over a 10-day period, sleeping in four hour shifts so that he alone can make each cut, selecting “the heart of hearts” for double distillation in the small still. The distillation process is far less efficient than an industry-standard column still, but the end result is whiskey with more body, flavor, and viscosity.
In between each release, the Pilsner, Stout, and Rye whiskeys continue to age and change in the Oak. The Wolves team recreates the blend for each release, adjusting the percentages and proofs of the Stout, Pilsner, and Rye whiskeys to find the right balance for that particular moment in time. This process takes more than a dozen attempts and a few weeks to get right.
The full blend is finally cut with the mineral rich water from the Russian River.
Wolves is digitally native. We are not available in stores.
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The Rye Project
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