The Story: Fireweed is a perennial flower that is often the first to grow in areas ravaged by fires, lending its beauty to the charred fallows. So is our Fireweed whiskey — a rugged bourbon from America’s heartland aged in charred oak barrels and lent a subtle sweetness from a Montana cherry brandy that we distill from sun-kissed cherries grown on the hills overlooking Flathead Lake. It is a blend of the old and the new; of the savory and the sweet; of the strength and the beauty of our lands.
Tasting Notes: Fireweed’s base bourbon has a nose of vanilla with hints of spice. Perfectly balanced, the brandy distilled from Flathead Lake cherries gives authentic cherry overtones and a slight sweetness to the deep and oaky bourbon. Five pounds of cherries are used in each bottle of Fireweed.