THE BARREL TELLS YOU WHEN IT IS READY,
AND THE BARREL IS NEVER WRONG.


STIEFEL'S SELECT PREMIUM WHISKEY

Single Barrel & Small Batch Whiskey Program


Since 2012 Heritage Distilling Co. (HDC) has been making a variety of spirits for the public. During this time, our distillers were quietly waiting for our specialty spirits to age without public fanfare. After all, the barrel tells you when it is ready, and the barrel is never wrong.  

We are excited to share the results with the world under a new brand Stiefel's Select - named after our founders, Jennifer & Justin Stiefel. Each edition is hand selected from only the best barrels of our aging spirits. 

Stiefel’s Select spirits are created with each step intentionally executed; grain selection, mash style, fermentation control, method of distillation, selection of barrel type and aging conditions. All steps in the process were performed in-house, from grain to glass, by the talented team at Heritage Distilling Co. 


Upcoming Release:

Single Barrel Straight Bourbon Whiskey: High Rye

DISTILLERY RELEASE - WA TASTING ROOM EXCLUSIVE


SPECIFICATIONS

Maturation: 4 years, 8 months
Grain Bill: 60% Corn, 30% Rye, 10% Barley
Cask Type: New heavy charred American Oak
Barrel No: #18D19C
47% ABV 94 Proof  

Notes:
"This is a ‘throw the cork into the fire’ whiskey. It’s difficult to stop drinking after the first sip."Julia Nourney
Color: Golden Amber
Aroma: Dried Plum, Dark berry, Papper, Roasted Beech Nut
Taste: Great complexity of grain, fruit, spice, and wood. Cocoa beans, violet/chamomile. 

AVAILABILITY

Release Date: March 11, 2023
Total Bottled: 279
Available: Washington HDC Tasting Rooms

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Past Releases:


Single Barrel Straight Bourbon Whiskey: High Wheat

DISTILLERY RELEASE - OREGON EXCLUSIVE


SPECIFICATIONS

Maturation: 4 years, 9 months
Grain Bill: 60% Corn, 30% Wheat, 10% Barley
Cask Type: New heavy charred American Oak
Barrel No: #18C23B
47% ABV 94 Proof  

Notes:
A Washington grown sweet wheat sensation
Color: Golden Amber
Aroma: Citrus, Zest, Oak, Pear, Honey
Taste: Sweet, Roasted Notes, Orange Blossom, Pepper

AVAILABILITY

Release Date: February 4, 2023
Total Bottled: 298
Available: HDC Whiteaker, HDC 5th Street


Single Barrel Straight 100% Rye Whiskey

DISTILLERY RELEASE: WASHINGTON & ONLINE


SPECIFICATIONS

Maturation: 4 years, 9 months
Grain Bill: rye
Cask Type: New heavy charred American Oak
Barrel No: #18B05C
47% ABV 94 Proof  

Notes:
Like a healthy breakfast with porridge, brown butter, all kinds of fruit, and an edible flower.
Color: Burnished Copper 
Aroma:Apricot, plum, figs, banana chips, melted butter
Taste: Floral and spicy notes are like a wave with rye dough and crust. Slight wood smoke.

AVAILABILITY - SOLD OUT

Release Date: December 10, 2022
Total Bottled: 276


Single Barrel Straight Bourbon Whiskey: Peated Bourbon

DISTILLERY RELEASE: WASHINGTON & ONLINE


SPECIFICATIONS

Maturation: 4 years, 6 months
Grain Bill: corn, peated barley, rye
Cask Type: New heavy charred American Oak
Barrel No: #18E30
47% ABV 94 Proof  

Notes:
It’s like smelling the comfort of a warm cabin when hiking a trail on a crispy cold winter day.
Color: Burnished Copper 
Aroma: Cold smoke, dried kitchen herbs, long pepper, dried lime, Bartlett Pear skin, warm fruity spices
Taste: Good rush of peated smoke opening up to dried fruit and pear skin, cactus juice, and fried coriander seeds.

AVAILABILITY - SOLD OUT

Release Date: December 10, 2022
Total Bottled: 250


Single Barrel Straight Bourbon Whiskey:
High Rye - Bottled in Bond DSP-WA-21155

DISTILLERY RELEASE: WASHINGTON & ONLINE


SPECIFICATIONS

Maturation: 5 years
Grain Bill: corn, rye, barley
Cask Type: New heavy charred American Oak
Barrel No: #17J13
50% ABV 100 Proof  

Notes:
This is a ‘throw the cork into the fire’ whiskey. It’s difficult to stop drinking after the first sip...
Color: Burnished Copper 
Aroma: Dried plum, dark berry, pepper, roasted Beech Nut 
Taste: Great complexity of grain, fruit, spice, and wood. Cocoa beans, violet, chamomile.

AVAILABILITY - SOLD OUT

Release Date: December 10, 2022
Total Bottled: 269


Single Barrel Straight Bourbon Whiskey: Four Grain

FIRST EDITION RELEASE: TASTING ROOM EXCLUSIVE

As our CEO, Justin Stiefel and President, Jennifer Stiefel, tasted through the barrel selections put together by Master Distiller, Dain Grimmer and his team, there was a clear selection that came forward for the first barrel. The barrel contained a 4 grain, 4-year bourbon featuring grains all from Washington farms, corn from St. John, Washington, white wheat from the Scrupp’s Family Farm in Odessa, malted barley from Washington and rye from MJW in Ritzville. 

This spirit was distilled in-house and carefully matured for over 4 years in new, heavy charred American Oak barrels in the ambient climate of Washington State. 


SPECIFICATIONS

Maturation: 4 years, 5 months
Grain Bill: corn, white wheat, rye, malted barley
Cask Type: New heavy charred American Oak
47% ABV 94 Proof  

Notes:
Chocolate and caramel with a lingering finish of toasted almonds and tobacco.
Color: Burnished Copper 
Aroma: Toasted Oak, Vanilla, Piney, Citrus 
Taste: Dry, Sweet, Chocolate, Tobacco, Velvet, Nutty, Caramel

AVAILABILITY - SOLD OUT

Release Date: October 29, 2022
Total Bottled: 274



A DIFFERENT PATH

While most craft distilleries announce their intention to enter the exclusive whiskey space on opening day, we chose a different path: establish a top-level craft brand, and then tell the world about our whiskey once it is done. We didn’t know how long it would take when we first set out because we took a different approach to making these whiskeys.

We examined the traditional whiskey making methods and asked questions about each step. Then we decided to create our own specific processes to gain as much control over the flavor of the spirit extracted from the grains. The result is a family of craft distilled whiskies unlike anything else. Something our founders are proud enough to put their names on.


GRAIN & MASH

Mash only hand selected grains using enzymes to control starch conversion.

Use minimal malted grains to allow more control over flavor of the underlying spirit; use only when trying to produce a specific malted flavor profile. 

Ferment on the grain to capture all the sugars and all the flavors trapped in the grain. 

DISTILLATION

Distill on the grain to capture all the flavor notes, taking only the best parts of the run and recycling the tails into the next.

Custom design the first ever Italian made distillation equipment in North America. Harnessing centuries of experience in creating some of the world's best alcohols, the Italian stills produce a unique and beautiful flavor profile while treating the spirits gently.

AGING

Age in custom made American oak barrels with specialty stave thicknesses and custom char levels.

Store the barrels in the Pacific Northwest under natural ambient conditions without temperature control. 

Finally, let the spirit tell you when it is ready to share itself with the world. 




LOOKING AHEAD

The Heritage Distilling Co. rickhouse now has whiskies ranging from 8 years old all the way down to just a few hours old. The recipes are a mix of traditional whiskeys - bourbons, rye, single malt - and some experimental and bespoke recipes, with the goal of unlocking something special. We are excited to continue expanding this series with unique single barrel and small batch offerings. Stay tuned for the latest releases!