Bourbon is a popular whiskey made in America, with a mash bill of at least 51% corn, the rest being other cereal grains, distilled to no more than 80% abv, and aged in new, charred oak barrels. Most are made from a mash bill of corn, rye and barley, but one of the most popular types is the wheater bourbon – one in which wheat replaces the rye as the second most common grain. With this change we lose the rye peppery bite, and gain a sweeter, smooth flavor, which many drinkers enjoy.
Enjoying some of my favorite wheaters here in New England. Sláinte mhaith!
Here’s a list of currently produced wheater bourbons (as of 2017.) This doesn’t include discontinued or one-time offerings.
Maker’s Mark 46, at a speakeasy also Maker’s Cask Strength
Old Fitzgerald / Old Fitzgerald Bottled in Bond / Very Special Old Fitzgerald 12 year
Pappy Van Winkle’s Family Reserve 15 year and a host of other “Van Winkle” bourbons.
Rebel Yell / Rebel Yell Small Batch Reserve / Rebel Yell Single Barrel 10 Year
Redemption Wheated Bourbon
Col. E.H. Taylor Seasoned Wood.
Weller Special Reserve and W. L. Weller, aged 12 years
William Larue Weller
Special, one-time only releases