Whiskey Acres 7 Year Wheated Bourbon|
Move over OWA, there's a new non-chill filtered, 107 proof wheated bourbon we're talking about today, and it tastes just like an Oatmeal Creme Pie in a glass. Just outside of Chicago in Dekalb, Illinois is a fifth generation family farm home to Whiskey Acres Distilling Company. Whiskey Acres is the first estate distillery in Illinois where they grow, harvest, mash, distill, and age all on their family farm.
We are always excited to see craft brands getting older. This wheated bourbon is aged at least 7 years in 53 gallon, Char 3 Kelvin Cooperage barrels with a mashill of 75% corn, 15% winter wheat and 10% malted barley.
The nose is thick and creamy vanilla forward, immediately peeling away to baked apple pie with lightly toasted crust. After a few minutes sweetness changes to Derby Pie, with subtle smokiness.
The palate has great viscosity given the proof. Dark fruit wrapped grains, honey, oatmeal creme pie, lingering with spiced orange and walnut.
The finish is dry yet saturated, trailing silky with honey nut cereal, toffee, and candied fruits.
We also still have a few bottles available of their Artisan Series available. The Maple Syrup Cask Release earned Double Gold at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition and Double Platinum at Fred Minnick's ASCOT Awards.