Small Batch Bourbon

Our Bourbon

Our bourbon is the bourbon that binds. It brings friends together through a signature flavor that creates a unique experience with each exceptional sip. Whether you’re a casual spirit drinker or a whiskey connoisseur, Olde Raleigh Distillery has a small batch bourbon blend for you. We love bourbon, but we’re not here to tell you how to drink it. Enjoy it the way that you like, neat, on the rocks, watered down – it doesn’t matter to us, we just want to enjoy it with you.

 

For those who love whiskey just as much as we do, you can learn the intricacies of our bourbon and our process by joining the Olde Raleigh Whiskey Society.

Our Passion

Making Damn Good Spirits in Backyard Bourbon Country

Here at Olde Raleigh, we are on a mission to learn something new about bourbon everyday and share that with our customers. We take pride in creating an exceptional spot where the community can gather and experience our love for bourbon with us.

 

All of our small batches have a local stamp that you will not find in any other bourbon. The community of Zebulon had a 130 year old White Oak tree, which if you don’t know, is double the age of typical oak used in barrels. We toast and char remnants of this White Oak in all of our small batches, making Olde Raleigh Distillery one of the most unique blends in the country.

 

Olde Raleigh Whiskey Society is our full-bodied flagship bourbon made from premium ingredients from across the U.S. Our three distinct mash bills marry corn, barley, rye and wheat to create a flavor profile that you won’t soon forget. With each sip, you experience unique flavor blends of allspice, caramel, malt chocolate and sophisticated aged oak.The elaborate combination will excite your taste buds and make you say “This is damn good bourbon.”  

 

Sharp attention to detail is the key to our bourbon blends. Each barrel is hand-picked and harvested to create distinct and exceptional bourbon. From the first sip, flavor notes will engulf your senses and create a bourbon experience to be remembered.

 

But don’t just take our word for it. Come taste it for yourself and raise your glass to the best whiskey in North Carolina.

olde raleigh bourbon barrels
Olde Raleigh Whiskey Society bottles behind the bourbon bar

Our Small Batch Releases

Here at Olde Raleigh Distillery we know that taste is subjective. We love our whiskey, and we know you will too. 

 

Each small batch is unique and cannot be replicated. When they are gone, they’re gone for good! So make sure you get a sip before the barrel runs dry!

 

Small batch releases are something to be celebrated, so here at Olde Raleigh we do just that. For every small batch release, we throw a big celebration. We invite the community, family, friends and travelers to enjoy another successful release. Enjoy a day filled with music, friends, food, and of course – damn good whiskey!

 

Our Bottle

Our unique bottle illustrates the same thoughtfulness and complexity as the liquid put inside. The more you look at it, the more hidden intricacies you’ll find.

 

To start, the long bottleneck shape is not just for looks. The bottle was designed as a glass decanter that, once emptied, serves as a memento that can be repurposed to elegantly store and serve other spirits. With a closer look, you’ll find a coin attached to the wood bottle topper in homage to the Master Blender’s days in the Air Force, where challenge coins were presented for outstanding performance. Turn over the bottle and you’ll also find the Olde Raleigh Whiskey Society logo molded to the bottom of the glass. Keep looking, the details don’t stop there.

olde raleigh whiskey society bottle bottom

explore our small batch releases

small batch 1

Batch 1 Profile

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Proof: 93

Grains: Corn, Malted Barley, Rye & Wheat

Barrel Age: 17, 9 & 4 Years

Barrel Aging: Colorado, Indiana, North Carolina, Tennessee & Wyoming

Nose: Oak, Spice, Hint of Caramel & Vanilla

Palate: Malted Light Chocolate, Cotton Candy, and Cinnamon Red Hots

Finish: Light Tobacco, Warm Allspice, Aged Oak

Batch 2 Release

Batch 2 Profile

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Proof: 93

Grains: Corn, Malted Barley, Rye & Wheat

Barrel Age: 17, 9 & 4 Years

Barrel Aging: Colorado, Indiana, North Carolina, Tennessee & Wyoming

Nose: Warm Caramel, Hints of Butterscotch, Oak & Vanilla

Palate: Cinnamon Red Hot Candy, Green Apples, Fun Dip Stick

Finish: Simmering Allspice, Black Pepper & Oak

Batch 3 Release

Batch 3: Allspice crescendo

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Proof: 93

Grains: Corn, Malted Barley, Rye & Wheat

Barrel Age: 17, 9, 8, 5 & 4 Years

Barrel Aging: Colorado, Indiana, North Carolina, Tennessee & Wyoming

Nose: Stale Oak, Caramel, Popcorn

Palate: Vanilla, Burnt Sugar, Caramel, Spice. Atomic Fireball Candies show up a second late to the party.

Finish: Long Allspice Bear Hug Around Mid-Tongue, Vanilla, Toast & Oak

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Batch 4: Mr. Tingles

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Proof: 93

Grains: Corn, Malted Barley, Rye & Wheat

Barrel Age: 17, 9, 8 & 5 Years

Barrel Aging: Colorado, Indiana, North Carolina, Tennessee & Wyoming

Nose: Dry Spice, Oak, Saw Dust, Caramel & Hint of Ground Cinnamon

Palate: Candy Corn, Caramel & Vanilla. Swish around the bourbon & Allspice takes over. Feel that tingling on the mid-tongue & roof of the mouth?

Finish: Long-lingering Cinnamon & Allspice. Hints of Baked Vanilla.

honey cask bourbon small batch release

Honey Barrel Finished Bourbon

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Proof: 50.09%

Grains: Corn, Malted Barley, Rye & Wheat

Barrel Age: 17, 9 & 5 

Barrel Aging: Colorado, Indiana, North Carolina, Tennessee & Wyoming

Nose: Allspice, Oak, Honey, Bit-O-Honey Candy

Palate: Allspice, Red Hot Candies, Burnt Sugar, Caramel, Subtle Honey

Finish: Honey, Honey, HONEY! Allspice & Cinnamon sits on the tongue.

Olde Raleigh Whiskey Society bottle

Batch 5: Westside Story

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Proof: 93

Grains: Corn, Malted Barley, Rye & Wheat

Barrel Age: 17, 8, 5 & 4 Years

Barrel Aging: Colorado, Indiana, North Carolina, Tennessee & Wyoming

Nose: Sweet Caramel, Vanilla, Spice & Oak

Palate: Caramel, Burnt Sugar, Black Pepper & Hint of Spicy Molasses

Finish: Allspice & Citrus

Batch 6 Release

Batch 6: Devil's Cut

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Barrels from Batches 1-5

Proof: 93

Grains: Corn, Malted Barley, Rye & Wheat

Barrel Age: 18, 17, 9 & 5 Years

Barrel Aging: Colorado, Indiana, North Carolina, Tennessee & Wyoming

Nose: Candy Corn, Caramel, Spice & Oak

Palate: Crème Brûlée & Fun Dip Stick

Finish: Fireball Candy, Allspice & Oak

batch 7 catfish

Batch 7: Catfish

Raw, No Filtration

Proof: Deceivingly Hot 93

Grains: Corn, Malted Barley, Rye & Wheat

Barrel Age: 18, 6 & 4 Years

Barrel Aging: Colorado, Indiana, North Carolina, Tennessee & Wyoming

Nose: Sweet Corn, Malted Whopper, Spice & Oak

Palate: Black Pepper, Allspice, Red Hots & Malt

Finish: Allspice, Citrus Zest & Oak. Heat lingers mid-tongue.

honey bourbon release two

Honey Barrel Finished Bourbon Release 2 : Crystal City

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Proof: 50%

Grains: Corn, Barley, Rye & Wheat

Barrel Age: 18, 6 & 4 Years

Barrel Aging: Colorado, Indiana & Tennessee 

Nose: Spice, Honey, Oak & Bell Peppers

Palate: Honey bomb! Burnt Sugar & Red Hot Candies 

Finish: Zest, Allspice, Big Red Gum & Warm Honey

Olde Raleigh Whiskey Society bottle and glasses

Batch 8: strawberry misfit

Proof: 93

Grains: Corn, Barley, Rye & Wheat

Barrel Age: 18, 6 & 4 Years

Barrel Aging: Colorado, Indiana, Tennessee & North Carolina

Nose: Strawberry Bubble Gum, Spice & Cherry Syrup

Palate: Outer layer of Bonkers Strawberry Fruit Candy, Vanilla & Wood 

Finish: Corn, Fruit Candy, Lingering Light Black Pepper & Allspice

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Honey Barrel Finished Bourbon Release 3: Top 3

Proof: 50%

Grains: Corn, Malted Barley, Rye & Wheat

Barrel Age: 18, 6 & 4 Years

Barrel Aging: Colorado, Indiana, North Carolina & Tennessee 

Nose: Oak, Honey, Allspice & Hint of Caramel

Palate: Honey, Caramel & Allspice

Finish: Vibrant Honey, Big Red Gum, Grass & Citrus

coffee bourbon bottle release olde raleigh

Coffee Cask Finished Bourbon Inaugural Release

Proof: 50%

Nose: Coffee, Dark Chocolate, Spice & Oak

Palate: Coffee, Hint of Caramel, Citrus Zest & Black Pepper

Finish: Lingering Allspice, Coffee & Chocolate

COMING SOON!

Keep an eye out for upcoming 2022 releases!