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Ghostwood ’s first cask-finished whiskey wins at 2024 San Franciso World Spirits Competition – Taste New Blended Bourbon Whiskey Finished in Chardonnay Casks

Ghostwood ’s first cask-finished whiskey wins at 2024 San Franciso World Spirits Competition – Taste New Blended Bourbon Whiskey Finished in Chardonnay Casks

Ghostwood Distilling Co. is proud to announce that its newest release, Blended Bourbon Whiskey Finished in Chardonnay Casks, is among the company’s three award-winners at the 2024 San Francisco World Spirits Competition, receiving a Silver Medal.

The new spirit is Ghostwood’s first cask-finished whiskey and offers a unique tasting experience.

The Chardonnay casks used for finishing provide a distinctive blend of citrus and oak that perfectly complements the rich flavors of the company’s award-winning Premium 4-Grain Blended Bourbon Whiskey.


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Ghostwood’s Blended Bourbon Whiskey Finished in Chardonnay Casks is available for $70 per 750 ml bottle at select retailers and online at https://ghostwoodwhiskey.com/.

“I was inspired by some of my favorite Scotches when building this unique cask-finished bourbon,”

Lucas Perks

Founder and Owner

Ghostwood Distilling

“As part of this exploration, I learned a lot about wine and its aging process. I ended up choosing to finish the bourbon in Chardonnay casks because of its fruity dryness, which complements Ghostwood’s sweet toffee flavor. I’m thrilled that the judges at the World Spirits Competition found it worthy of an award.”

The new Blended Bourbon Whiskey Finished in Chardonnay Casks comes after a year and a half of development and reflects a blend of craftsmanship and friendship.

Perks admired how sherry cask finishing has been used to add depth and complexity to Scotch. In line with his philosophy of innovation in whiskey production, he sought to create a similar experience by using Chardonnay casks to finish his Ghostwood Blended Bourbon Whiskey. He selected casks from a renowned Napa Valley vineyard where he has a personal connection. Its award-winning Chardonnay, he believed, would enhance the flavor profile of his Blended Bourbon Whiskey by infusing it with fruity and dry notes. The result is a unique product that stands out in the whiskey market.

At 90 proof/45 percent alcohol by volume, Ghostwood’s Blended Bourbon Whiskey Finished in Chardonnay Casks has a gold amber color, a fruity aroma with hints of oak and spice, and oak and tannin flavors complemented by almond, warm spices and a buttery note. The finish is characterized by warm spices with a dry and smooth aftertaste.
The base for this new spirit, Ghostwood Premium 4-Grain Blended Bourbon Whiskey, was awarded a rare Double Gold Medal at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition in 2023 and again in 2024. The Double Gold is awarded to the very few entries that receive Gold ratings by all members of the judging panel. Ghostwood’s third award-winner is the Black Barrel Proof Premium 4-Grain Blended Bourbon Whiskey, which received a Silver Medal at the 2023 and 2024 competitions.

Ghostwood Distilling Co.

Ghostwood Distilling Co. took root next to a campfire in a 500-year-old oak forest on Lucas Perks’ family ranch and a trip to Scotland that introduced him to the history and art of distilling. Through long nights, creativity and a final bit of inspiration from Montana wheat, Ghostwood’s four-grain mash recipe came to life in 2020, sold in distinctive black bottles with a white tree logo. Perks has infused Ghostwood with a “go beyond the firelight” spirit that calls back to his early outings under the oaks, using his passion to push beyond the unknowns as he explores and innovates in whiskey production. For more information about Ghostwood Distilling Co., visit https://ghostwoodwhiskey.com/.

Diane Borget
Diane Borget's family moved to San Diego from Philadelphia just before her high school years and she has never recovered from the social ostracizing ;) She enjoys concerts, dinners, and any group settings :) Thank you for reading!
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