Irish Whiskey From Oregon?: Ransom The Emerald 1865


Thanks to a British excise agent who recorded an Irish mash bill in 1865 and for David Wondrich who found this record while digging through microfiche, Ransom Spirits of Sheridan, Oregon had the basis for The Emerald 1865.

This recreation of traditional Irish Whiskey from the 19th century uses the fortunately found recipe as a guide in conjunction with malted and unmalted barley, rye and oats that are milled, mashed and fermented in small batches before being distilled in a handmade, direct fired alembic pot still.

The whiskey is then matured for three years in a combination of American and French oak casks before being hand-bottled, waxed and labeled.

Now available at Park Avenue Liquor in NYC for $90.


Joseph Fields