GOLD / BEST IN CLASS: Canadian Artisan Spirit Competition 2019
SILVER W/DISTINCTION: Canadian Artisan Spirit Competition 2021
SILVER: San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2018
BRONZE: SIP Northwest 2018
Railspur No. 3 Switch begins with 100% organic BC barley and triple-distilled in our single copper pot still; it is then barrel-aged for just under one year in used 220-litre Bourbon barrels to slowly gain character, complexity and colour. Inspired by the unique spirits indigenous to other countries, Railspur No. 3 Switch is a twist on traditional whiskey. Not having met the mandatory three year mark, this young (almost) “whiskey” is drawn from barrel early to create a mouth-filling assortment of flavours.
Distiller’s Tasting Notes off the Barrel (63% alc./vol.):
On the nose, richness from the Bourbon barrel is revealed flirting with the young barley-based spirit. On the palate, subtle flavours of vanilla, caramel, and cacao bean present themselves, culminating in a lingering graham cracker finish.
In The Bottle:
Railspur No. 3 Switch has a complex aroma of barley, wood and spice. It is a full-flavoured, full-bodied amber-coloured “whiskey” with a rich, intense nose. It will astonish your palate with nuances of vanilla, sarsaparilla and flavours of dried fruit. At 45% alc./vol., one sip reveals an intricate bouquet of with a smooth, muscular body and a powerful long finish that will engage all spirit aficionados, masters of mixology, and those who dare.
Spirit Type: Whiskey
Ingredient: 100% Organic BC Barley (Armstrong Region)
Age: Barrel aged (just less than one year–Bourbon barrels)
Alcohol %: 45% alc./vol.
Bottle Sizes: 750ml
Price Point: 750ml – $41.45