Wheater bourbons

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.

Wheat hands grains by Despierres, CC0 Creative Commons
Wheat grains, by Despierres, Common Commons license.

Enjoying some of my favorite wheaters here in New England. Sláinte mhaith!

Wheaters Old Weller 1792 and Weller 12
Wheaters: Old Weller Antique, 1792 Sweet Wheat, and Weller 12

Here’s a list of currently produced wheater bourbons (as of 2017.) This doesn’t include discontinued or one-time offerings.

1792 Sweet Wheat

Larceny, from Heaven Hill

Maker’s Mark

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

Old Weller Antique

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

Col. E.H. Taylor Seasoned Wood

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Our other articles related to Jewish whiskey and spirits are here. And you can check out our reviews of  bourbonScotch,  Irish whiskey,  Canadian whiskey,  ryes or flavored whiskys.

 

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