1700 SE Mile Hill Dr Suite 116, Port Orchard, WA 98366 | Open from 2pm to 7pm WED-SUN
Friends who share a passion
Tom started Black Ring Spirits as a hobby project to learn the art and science of distilling. He built his first two and a half gallon pot still and started learning the basics of different liquors. After developing a better understanding of the process and making "more palatable" spirits his total capacity increased to a twenty five gallon still. Friends and family would bring commercially available spirits, Heather would make elevated hors d'oeuvres and tend bar for blind tastings and the hobby spirits started scoring at the top of the heap. After some nudging and the backing of long time friend Chris Black Ring LLC was formed.
Black Ring Spirits is a craft distillery that makes small batch Bourbon, Rye, Pacific NW style sing malt whiskey, Apple Brandy, and vodkas. A black ring is a statement about being unconventional. Black Ring Spirits focuses on the traditional production of spirits with an unconventional twist.
Heather looks after day to day operations, tracks state and federal taxes and compliance and manages the tasting room. Chris manages the overall financial picture and sources necessary raw materials. Tom develops new products, produces liquor, and is an excellent bottle washer.
Small batch liquor made in Port Orchard, Washington.
Black Ring Bourbon is distilled from a grain bill high in corn to give it a sweet start. Oats add a floral smoothness and a blend of three different kinds of barley make for complete flavors of caramel, maple and vanilla. the liquor is aged in dark toasted oak for a smokey smooth finish. Subtle differences between batches make small batch craft liquors a new experience from bottle to bottle, much like wines from year to year and crop to crop.
Black Ring Rye uses a high percentage of a hybrid grain called triticale. It is a combination of rye and wheat, it gives the same great peppery notes that traditional rye does. Corn, oats, and barley round out the flavor profile with a sweet smooth finish. The same dark toasted oak aging makes this a great sister whiskey to Black Ring Bourbon. Suble differences between batches make small batch craft liquors a new experience from bottle to bottle, much like wines from year to year and crop to crop.
BLACK SINGLE MALT WHISKEY
Black is a single malt whiskey made entirely of malted barley. Notes of fruit and caramel come from the barley. The liquor is aged in a medium toasted oak, cherry wood and cacao nibs. The fruit, caramel, chocolate combination make for a chocolate covered cherry flavor with a smooth finish whiskey finish.
DISCORD- APPLE BRANDY
Discord starts as whole apples shipped to our distillery and are hand pressed by us. As the apple season changes the flavors of our base cider change so every bottle of Discord is a unique experience. After Discord is distilled it is aged in toasted oak. Whole cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove is added during aging to make for a warm flavorful liquor that goes well in fine cocktails, hot beverages, or neat.
Lada was the Baltic goddess of beauty and fertility in 15th century Russia. Lada is made from oats grown in western Washington. Oats make for a smooth, floral liquor that is drinkable neat, on ice or with your favorite vodka cocktails.