FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Louisville, KY, May 12, 2010 – Last week, Rogue Spirits’ Oregon Single Malt Whiskey was selected by a Panel of Judges from the American Distilling Institute as the Gold Medal Winner in the Single Malt category.
The spirit is created from 100% 1st Growth Oregon malt, grown by Rogue in the Tygh Valley Appellation. It is combined in Newport with Free Range water in brewing vessels and then Ocean aged. Rogue Single Malt Ale also uses 100% 1st Growth Oregon Malt but is accompanied by 1st Growth Wingrich Appellation Hops, grown on Rogue’s own Micro Hop Farm in Independence Oregon.
The Rogue Grown Your Own (“GYO”) barley farm is 257 acres and yielded 499,000 pounds of barley and approximately 386,725 pounds of malt during the last harvest. Twelve percent of the malt used in Oregon Single Malt Whiskey is hand-smoked by a Rogue employee of four decades, Nate Linquist, using his Little Chief Smoker filled with local Alder and Maple chips.
Oregon Single Malt Whiskey will be on shelves on June 1st and will initially be offered in Oregon, Washington, Minnesota, Delaware, Georgia, California, Maryland, Colorado, Kentucky, Nevada, Illinois and Arizona. Earlier this year, Oregon Single Malt Whiskey also received a Gold Medal at the San Francisco International Spirits Competition.
Established in 2003, Rogue Spirits creates award winning multi-ingredient small batch spirits, artisan distilled in traditional hand-crafted copper pot stills. No chemicals, additives or preservatives are used.
For more information, contact the Rogue Department of Agriculture.
DARE. RISK. DREAM.
Rogue Ales & Spirits – saving the terroir of Oregon hops and barley, one acre at a time by GYO