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Woodinville Looks To Portugal For Ginja Barrel Finished Harvest Release

Woodinville Bourbon Ginja Finish Harvest Release 2023 bottle and barrels

Woodinville Whiskey has unveiled its annual Harvest Release, a Straight Bourbon Whiskey Finished in Ginja Barrels. The new whiskey will be available at the distillery starting Saturday, September 9 at 7:00 am.

To create 2023 Harvest Release, the Woodinville Whiskey took their fully mature Bourbon and then transferred it into freshly emptied Ginjinha Barrels. Ginjinha (Ginja) is a Portuguese liquor made by infusing sour cherries called Ginja Berries.

Bottled at 95 proof, the bourbon offers aromas of Blackberry jam. On the palate, there is a honey sweetness at the start, followed by undertones of dark cherry and cardamom. The finish leaves you with a pleasant cinnamon and clove spice.

Per the distillery’s annual tradition, the first 500 bottles are hand numbered. The limit is one hand numbered bottle per person. There is no limit on non-hand numbered bottles— but once they’re gone, they’re gone! The 95 proof Harvest Release will be available in the Tasting Room beginning September 9th and they expect it to be available as a distillery-only exclusive for the holiday season. Retail price is $69.95 per bottle after taxes. Reservations are not required for this event and the first 500 signed bottles are on a first come, first served basis.

Also, that day, the distillery will offer a Cask Strength version of the Harvest Release. The Woodinville Cask Strength Straight Bourbon Whiskey Finished in Ginja Barrels is 107.92 proof. The price is $79.95 per bottle after all taxes.  Quantity is extremely limited.

The Woodinville Tasting Room will be open until 6pm on September 9th, and daily 11am to 6pm after that. For more information, head over to the brand’s official website.

In September, Woodinville Whiskey released its Moscatel Finished Straight Bourbon in 23 markets nationwide.