Redwood Empire Releases New Trio of Cask Strength Whiskeys


May 11, 2023

Redwood Empire Cask Strength 2023

Redwood Empire Whiskey, a California whiskey made and aged in the ancient forests of the Redwood Empire, announced the release of its second allocation of cask strength whiskey. Following the success of the inaugural release in October 2022, the brand has increased its volumes of uncut and unfiltered expressions.

These limited-edition, straight-from-the-barrel cask strength offerings have been highly praised by both the press and consumers. In just seven months, each of Redwood Empire’s cask strength whiskeys have received awards from L.A. Spirits Awards and Tag Global Spirits Awards, as well as notable ratings of at least 91 points from both Whisky Advocate and The Tasting Panel.

Redwood Empire Whiskey’s cask strength range includes three full, undiluted and unfiltered expressions of the brand’s existing offerings: Pipe Dream Bourbon, Emerald Giant Rye, and Lost Monarch, a whiskey blend of Bourbon and Rye. Each expression has its own unique tasting notes. The trio consists of Cask Strength Pipe Dream Bourbon (116.8 proof), Cask Strength Emerald Giant Rye (116.4 proof) and Cask Strength Lost Monarch Whiskey Blend (117.2 proof).

Consumers who have enjoyed Redwood Empire’s core range at 90 proof can now experience the full intensity and complexity of the whiskeys straight from the barrel. The cask strength expressions are offered annually for those who crave bold and flavorful whiskey.

Priced at $70 a bottle, limited quantities are available online at and at select retailers across the nation.

Redwood Empire founder Derek Benham and master distiller Jeff Duckhorn recognized that the region’s temperate climate and humidity would allow for a slow, even extraction of flavor during the whiskey aging process. Now with the largest rick house in California, Redwood Empire Whiskey reserves more of its own distillate for 100% grain-to-glass expressions and increasingly features aged whiskeys distilled onsite. Inspired by John Muir and the old growth forests he sought to protect, the distillery partners with Trees for the Future and One Tree Planted, by planting one tree for every bottle sold – to date they’ve surpassed 1,000,000 trees planted.