Sawatch American Malt Whiskey
Sawatch American Malt Whiskey, named for the 14’er filled Sawatch Mountain range that towers over Salida and stores the water that we use to make our whiskey, represents the next evolution in Wood’s whiskey offerings. Sawatch is created from our special blend of malted grains including 2-row barley, cherrywood smoked barley malt, dark chocolate barley malt, malted rye, and malted wheat. Finally, aged 4-5 long years in 53-gallon new American oak barrels and bottled at 49-50.5% ABV (98-101 proof) – for a whiskey as big as the Sawatch range.
Rye spice, dark chocolate, malt, toffee, oak, vanilla, subtle smoke, tobacco, hard candy and just the right amount of heat for a 101-proof whiskey. A big bold, spicy, example of the New American Malt Whiskeys that sticks to the mouth with a beautifully long finish.
Sawatch is an American Malt whiskey* made from 100% malted grains. The mash bill is:
- 77% malt barley, including two specialty grains: chocolate malt (6%) and cherry smoked malt (9%)
- 13% malt-rye
- 10% malt wheat
Sawatch is twice-distilled and aged at 118-barrel entry proof in 53-gallon #3-charred New American oak barrels supplied from Kelvin Cooperage in Louisville, KY.