Ransom Spirits

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The Emerald 1865

Straight American Whiskey
Thanks to colorful folklore passed down through the generations, we know that the Irish whiskey of today little resembles its 19th century predecessors. Trouble was, there was none left of the traditional whiskey to taste in our quest to recreate the long lost gems of the Emerald Isle. Fortune gave us two good turns; a British excise agent who recorded an Irish mash bill in 1865, and our friend David Wondrich, who found said recipe poring over the microfiche annals of history and passed it along to us. With this mash bill as our guide, we set out to create our own interpretation of a traditional Irish whiskey. To call our version modern might be a stretch— We grow a percentage of the barley organically on our farm, our grains are milled, mashed and fermented in small batches at our distillery and farm in the emerald hills of Sheridan, Oregon, and we distill according to our senses in our handmade, direct-­‐fired alembic pot still. The Emerald matures in a mix of French and American oak for three years, and is hand bottled, capsuled, and labeled.  The result is a highly aromatic spirit with the weight, richness, and complexity of its forbearers.

Double Gold -  2014 San Francisco World Spirits Competition

Gold Medal, Best in Category - 8th Annual AmericanDistilling Institute Judging

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Henery DuYore's Whiskey

Henry DuYore’s Straight Bourbon Whiskey

We created Henry DuYore’s Straight Bourbon Whiskey to be an ultra premium American Whiskey that fits within the boundaries of the Bourbon category: a mash bill of greater than 51% corn and an aging program of at least two years in new Bourbon barrels--but with a greater than usual influence from the rye, and a liberal amount of barley to give greater viscosity and weight to the palate. Longer aging and a unique finishing program utilizing French oak barrels lend additional complexity to the whiskey.

Wine Enthusiast - 93 points, Top 50 Spirits of 2013
 
Gold Medal, Washington Cup



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WhipperSnapper - Oregon Spirit Whiskey

WhipperSnapper - Oregon Spirit Whiskey

Admirably Superior and Well-Mannered

All good things take time. So the saying goes. And this juvenile got off to a real slow start. We took our sweet time selecting premium ingredients, meticulously milling the grain, working and fermenting the mash, and most importantly, making well-considered, ruthless cuts at the condenser. Pot distillation is a slow, lengthy process, that when done properly and patiently can take 16 hours for one pass through the still. Rushing things usually leads to inaccuracy. On the other hand, critical decisions for making the right cuts need to be made within minutes, sometimes split seconds. This is likely where the wildness came from.  Sometimes even the most well thought out of plans seem to develop a mind of their own. Anyway, we kept and collected only the very best fraction of distillate and lovingly placed it in oak to mature.

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The Vodka by Ransom

The Vodka
by Ransom

 

Because of our reluctance to make a food product devoid of flavor we have taken a somewhat schizophrenic approach to putting The Vodka together. Our intent is to make and bottle spirits that retain the signature of the raw materials used to produce them.  After a gentle, but thorough two week filtration process through a media of charcoal and limestone, a percentage of triple distilled barley white dog is added back to the finished vodka. The white dog is not filtered in any way. This allows the introduction of additional body to supplement the smooth and silky palate achieved with the charcoal and limestone. It also gives the nose a malty dimension to add to the minerality imparted by the limestone. The result is an exceptionally smooth vodka in which the grains are still a part of the flavor profile.

Suggested Retail $25.00

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Ransom Dry Gin

Ransom Dry Gin

Fashioned after Holland’s renowned malt wine genevers, Ransom Dry Gin combines the maltiness and hop aromas of the style with a decidedly more intense botanical infusion. The selection of botanicals for this gin was done with tradition in mind, but we also sought to capture the essence of our terroir with the inclusion of the iconic Oregon Marionberry and local hops. The result is a highly aromatic gin with the most compelling attributes of both genever and dry gin styles. We believe speaks meaningfully to its Dutch heritage as well as its Oregon provenance. Excellent for sipping neat, or mixed in a Collins, Improved Holland Gin, Bramble, or Kopstoot.



Old Tom Gin

Old Tom Gin

This Old Tom Gin is a historically accurate revival of the predominant Gin in fashion during the mid 1800's and the golden age of American cocktails. The recipe was developed in collaboration with historian, author, and mixologist extraordinaire David Wondrich. Old Tom is the Gin for mixing classic cocktails dating from the days before prohibition. Its subtle maltiness is the result of using a base wort of malted barley, combined with an infusion of botanicals in high proof corn spirits. The final distillation is run through an alambic pot still in order to preserve the maximum amount of aromatics, flavor and body. Only the "heart of the hearts" (the very best portion of distillate) is retained for this special bottling.

Gold Medal - 2013 San Francisco World Spirits Competition
Gold Medal, Best in Category - San Diego Spirits Festival

Best of Category - 7th Annual American Distilling Institute Judging

95 Points - Tasting Panel

93 pts, Beverage Testing Institute 
5 Stars - F Paul Pacult's The Spirit Journal March/April 2014
 
Suggested Retail $37.00

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Small's Gin

Small's Gin

An Oregon spirit handmade in small-pot batches using naturally-farmed and wild-grown botanicals. Intensely aromatic from a complex infusion of juniper, orange, lemon, coriander, cardamom, angelica, caraway, star anise, and raspberry. Small's gin brings together a combination of recipes from the 19th century with obsessive distillation techniques and the finest regional ingredients. The best of tradition, dedication to quality and innovation come together to create a remarkable, elaborate and unrivaled spirit.

     

Small's Gin - 92 pts,  Beverage Testing Institute



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GewÜrztraminer Grappa

Gewürztraminer Grappa

Made using lightly pressed Gewürztraminer pomace, this grappa has fruity and soft aromatics and is extremely smooth on the palate. This is a spirit of the highest possible quality. Only the "heart of the hearts" (the very best portion of distillate) from each still is kept for this bottling. Pleasant to sniff and easy to drink, the result is a product which defies the fiery, harsh and hard to drink stereotype of traditional grappas. Serve straight up as a digestif following meals, mixes with coffee or espresso, or as an accompaniment to fine cigars. 375 mL bottle.