BORN OUT OF CURIOSITY
Motivated by a shared belief in living and drinking wild and free, our passion led us to create a distilled spirit beyond alcohol.
A SHARED VISION TO DO THINGS DIFFERENTLY
Fellow Oregonians, Brad Whiting and Seth O’Malley came together for a new vision of distilling. Brad, a liquor industry veteran, longed for drink options that would celebrate the complexity and experience of a traditional spirit but that paired better with an active lifestyle. Seth, an expert distiller, had a passion for botanicals and was feeling constrained by the limited ﬂavors celebrated in spirits. When the two connected, the answer was clear: they set out to create distilled spirits rooted in ﬂavor, unbound by alcohol.
With Oregon’s adventurous spirit as their guide, Seth and Brad began a two-year journey of experimentation. Free from the conﬁnes of traditional thinking, they combed Seth’s vast library of botanical samples, tried dozens of wild combinations, and experimented with various production methods. The goal? To create spirits with unique flavor and complexity that would elevate non-alcoholic cocktails.
The beautiful result is WildertonTM.
AN OBSESSION GROUNDED IN NATURE
Our home in the Paciﬁc Northwest is enveloped by wilderness, so it’s no surprise that the natural world informs much of how we live. From recreation to food and drink, celebrating the land isn’t a trend here—it’s a given.
This anticipation of having the best of nature is why we can’t walk past an unknown plant without picking a leaf or ﬂower to study and smell. When seeing the opportunity to create distilled spirits based on ﬂavor and not alcohol, we felt liberated—botanicals just shine brighter in non-alcoholic creations.
Our local plant diversity is incredible, but relying solely on these nearby resources would restrain our ﬂavor palette. So, we looked way beyond our borders, sourcing ingredients from around the world. Now, with hundreds of new botanicals available to us, we have assembled the pleasantly unexpected, complex ﬂavor combinations that are Wilderton.
MADE FROM SCRATCH IN THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST
A UNIQUE APPROACH TO FLAVOR AND AROMA
Created by hand in Portland, Oregon, we combine traditional methods of tea making, perfumery, and alcoholic spirits to craft our non-alcoholic expressions.
Beginning with bundles of carefully chosen raw botanicals, our small batches are patiently brewed to extract their ﬂavors and aromas. Then, using a process known as vacuum distillation, we use a Spinning Cone Column still to focus the power of gentle heat to reﬁne and intensify the combined essences of these raw botanicals without alcohol ever being introduced or removed.SHOP WILDERTON
“The team at Wilderton have created botanical distillates that pack a flavor punch. Any inspired bar person will have no problem turning [these expressions] into outrageously delicious and interesting zero proof cocktails”
Gregory Gourdet, Portland-based chef, Bravo TV’s Top Chef series competitor
“The mouthfeel [of Wilderton] is similar to that of other common spirits, which makes it possible to create alcohol-free cocktails that are lighter and more sophisticated than your standard sugar and juice-forward alternatives”
Devon Tarby, Owner of Gin & Luck, Proprietors LLC, Death & Co.
“As a career whiskey guy, I never thought that a non-alcoholic spirit could approach the complexity of traditional spirits. Wilderton’s Earthen delivers intriguingly unique aromas and tastes like nothing I’ve tried before. On the rocks, or with soda, it provides a great alternative when I want a break from whiskey.”