Trail’s End Bourbon Whiskey Announces Program to Support Reforestation of Pacific Northwest

Trails End Bourbon is finished with Oregon Oak. (PRNewsfoto/Hood River Distillers)

Oregon-made Bourbon to raise funds to re-plant native trees destroyed by recent forest fires

Hood River Distillers is proud to announce a program on behalf of its award-winning Trail’s End Straight Bourbon Whiskey with the National Forest Foundation to support the reforestation of natives trees, such as Oregon Oak, which were so severely damaged during the devastating 2017 fire season.

For every bottle of Trail’s End Bourbon Whiskey sold during 2018, Hood River Distillers will donate 50 cents to the National Forest Foundation’s Trees for US program. Hood River has guaranteed a minimum donation of $5,000, which will support the planting of 5,000 native trees in the Pacific Northwest.

“More than merely appreciating the natural beauty of our forests and natural resources, native hardwoods such as the Oregon Oak are vital to the DNA of Hood River Distillers and our brands,” says Casey Armstrong, Senior Brand Manager, Hood River Distillers. “No other portfolio celebrates Oregon Oak as much as Hood River Distillers. Our partnership with the National Forest Foundation gives us an exceptional opportunity to improve the forest habitat for native trees like our prized Oregon Oak to restore their strong footing in the Pacific Northwest.”

“We’re proud to partner with Hood River Distillers to support reforestation. This partnership will help support the re-planting of native forests in the Pacific Northwest at a time when our forests really need our help,” said Wes Swaffar, Director of Ecosystem Services at the National Forest Foundation.

The Eagle Creek fire erupted on September 2, 2017 and burned nearly 48,000 acres, threatening the heart of the Columbia River Gorge recreation area.

Trail’s End is an ultra-premium, Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey finished with Oregon Oak, first launched in 2015. The Bourbon is initially aged in Kentucky in new charred white Oak barrels for eight years. It is then brought to Oregon, where it is steeped with Oregon Oak, finished with glacier-fed spring water from Mt. Hood, and bottled at 90 proof.

Trail’s End (45% ABV/90 proof) is available in premium, embossed 750ml bottles with oak cork top and wood paper label for $39.99 (750ml).

Caroline Paulus
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