Sonoma, CA | October 23, 2019 – Hanson of Sonoma Distillery, known for its small batch organic grape-based vodkas, has recently released an American single malt double-barrel whiskey. Initially released to members only, starting Nov. 15 Hanson’s whiskey will be available to the public for purchase.
Hanson Whiskey is a blend of tradition and technique from both Scottish and Japanese whiskeys. They start with a mash of four distinct malted barleys, imparting notes of caramel, biscuit, and chocolate. The whiskey is aged for four years in bourbon barrels, giving it a rich and balanced blend of soft vanilla and sweet barley. Adhering to Japanese whiskey finishing techniques, Hanson Whiskey is then cask-finished in a variety of different barrels, including Spanish Oloroso sherry casks. The sherry barrels, which have been aging wine for several years, impart a sweet and subtle flavor to the whiskey.
Hanson Whiskey is bottled at 100-proof in a black antique-colored wide-shouldered 750ml bottle. The striking dark metal plate label design was influenced by the artwork of distillery co-owner Scott Hanson, a metal sculptor, and artist.
Hanson of Sonoma Distillery Single Malt Double-Barreled Whiskey is a limited production and available for purchase at the Sonoma Distillery and Sausalito tasting room locations. Each 750ml bottle retails for $125. Tastings are also offered at both locations.
ABOUT HANSON OF SONOMA
Hanson of Sonoma is a family-owned small-batch distillery. Owned and operated by four siblings – Chris, Brandon, Alanna, and Darren – and their parents Scott and Judy, Hanson of Sonoma has been making organic vodka since 2015. In the fall of 2019, Hanson launched its first 100 proof single malt double-barrel whiskey. Hanson of Sonoma’s line of infused vodkas includes Original, Cucumber, Ginger, Mandarin, Habañero, and Meyer Lemon, plus rotating seasonal flavors, including Boysenberry and Espresso. Hanson of Sonoma’s wine country tasting room offers a unique experience to visitors, including vodka flights, expertly-crafted cocktails, distillery tours, and special tastings such as Martini and caviar pairings, vodka and chocolate truffle pairings, and more. Hanson of Sonoma Distillery is located at 22986 Burndale Road in Sonoma, CA. The Sonoma tasting room is open every day from 11 am – 5 pm. Hanson of Sonoma’s Marin County tasting room is located within the Hanson Gallery of Fine Art at 669 Bridgeway in Sausalito, and is open on Thursday – Saturday from 11 am till 7 pm, Sunday – Wednesday from 11 am – 6 pm. More information can be found at HansonofSonoma.com.