Established in 2015 in Black Mountain, North Carolina by William Goldberg, Oak & Grist was founded on the principal of creating a regional Gin and Whiskey following the tradition of single malt scotch. Distillation began in July 2016.
Oak & Grist uses 100% regional, heritage and non G.M.O barley malted by River Bend in North Carolina. Unlike many distilleries, William’s process begins by milling his own grain and creating a desired ration of husk, grist and flour.
Dark Rhythm Gin is a fuller bodied style gin. The botanicals selected provide an upfront balanced earthy, floral flavor followed by lingering citrus notes. This New Western style of gin in not simply defined by juniper notes but an array of local botanicals and spices such as Juniper (at least 51%) Lemon Verbena, Sumac, Angelica Root, Coriander, Carrot, Orris Root, and Chamomile.
The first batch of Oak & Grist Whiskey will be released in late Spring. Whiskey maturation is taking place in 3 types of barrels, charred virgin 25 and 53 gallon barrels and used 53 gallon Bourbon barrels.
Black Mountain, North Carolina
Dark Rhythm Gin 90 proof &
Single Malt Whiskey
(Whiskey coming late sprint 2018)