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Port Chilkoot Distillery Boatwright Bourbon and Secret Garden Biker Kush

The grown-up flavors in this pairing make it a wonderfully sophisticated sip and toke.

The Tannins

Boatwright Bourbon by Port Chilkoot Distillery


In the last decade, Alaska has become well-known for its unique craft beers, but a small Southeast distillery is looking to put its selection of fine spirits on the map. Based in Haines, Alaska, Port Chilkoot carefully crafts small-batch vodka, bourbon and rye. Our personal favorite, the Boatwright Bourbon is made completely from grain-to-barrel in the company’s distillery – with a little assistance from Straight Bourbon Whiskey in Kentucky. The result is a smooth, smoky bourbon as unique as Alaska.

The Terpenes

Secret Garden’s Biker Kush

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A hard-hitting sativa-leaning hybrid, Biker Kush has a wonderful scent profile with hints of lemon, pepper and spiced herbs. The limonene terps provided a happy head high that kept us intently focused while the notes of caryophyllene relaxed our sore muscles. The balanced high hit quickly and was the perfect way to kick off a Saturday morning.

The Pairing

Bourbon and Cannabis might seem like an unusual pairing, however, the peppery earthiness of Biker Kush was made for a smokey bourbon. Biker Kush’s spiced herbs blended perfectly with the Boatwright Bourbon’s unique cherry, caramelized sugar and honey flavor notes. The grown-up flavors in this pairing make it a wonderfully sophisticated sip and toke.

This article was originally published in the September 2022 issue of Alaska Leaf.

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