Whipper Snapper is a pot distilled, handcrafted spirit made for those who appreciate quality, flavorful whiskey. It is created by combining the best production methods for bourbon, scotch, Irish whiskey, and Dutch corenwyn, so it doesn't quite fit into any particular category. Although the mash bill is most similar to bourbon, it is quite heavy on malted barley, and aromatically is more similar to an Irish whiskey. The first component of Whipper Snapper is made from barley that is malted in the Pacific Northwest, and unmalted barely grown in the Willamette Valley of Oregon. The barely is ground, mashed, fermented, and distilled on location at the Ransom Distillery in Sheridan, Oregon. The second part is created by using a base of Kentucky corn whitedog, which is re-distilled in an alembic pot still. These concoctions are then aged in a variety of barrels, included used French coopered Pinot Noir barrels, new American coopered whiskey barrels, and used American whiskey barrels. For each bottling, eight barrels are specifically selected to make the best possible blend. The Whipper Snapper is then aged for about one year, and the final product is hand bottled, hand labeled, and hand waxed.