7 Wheat Whiskeys To Try Today

They're not bourbons and they're not ryes. They're wheat whiskeys! This means they're at least 51% wheat, and some of them are incredibly delicious. *Note: The Parker's Heritage was a rare release, but it's too good not to include.
Jan 11, 2017
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    7 Dry Fly Straight Washington Wheat Whiskey
    85
    Sweet & Rich
    Dry Fly is the brain child of Don Poffenroth and Kent Fleischmann, who set out to create whiskey that celebrates the beauty of the country surrounding Spokane, Washington, where the two go fishing. The wheat is sourced from local family farms. Following a double distillation, the wheat mash is aged in 53-gallon new American oak barrels with a #3 char for three years.
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    6 Sonoma County Distilling Co. 2nd Chance Wheat Whiskey
    85
    Sweet
    Sonoma County is a grain-to-glass distillery, with everything done in house, using alembic pot distillation. This wheat-focused whiskey uses a mashbill that is primarily unmalted wheat and malted rye. It is aged in used rye whiskey barrels.
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    5 KO Distilling Bare Knuckle Cask Strength Wheat Whiskey
    86
    Vanilla & Full Bodied
    KO Distilling launched a cask strength edition of its Bare Knuckle straight wheat whiskey at the end of 2018. With a minimum of two years maturation in full-size barrels, the whiskey is comprised of a 60% wheat, 30% rye and 10% malted barley mash bill, made entirely from Virginia-grown grains. The label features Irish-American prizefighter Jimmy Gardner, circa 1910.
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    4 Woodford Reserve Wheat Whiskey
    88
    Vanilla & Rich
    Introduced in 2019, Woodford Reserve Wheat Whiskey is made with a four-grain mash bill. With wheat comprising the majority of the mash bill (52%), the other grains used are malted barley (21%), corn (18%), and rye (8%). Crafted by master distiller Chris Morris, Woodford Reserve Wheat Whiskey is bottled at 90.4 proof.
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    3 A.D. Laws Triticum Straight Wheat Whiskey
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    Fruity
    A.D. Laws is a grain-to glass distillery in Denver, Colorado. The distillery makes a variety of whiskeys, all using heirloom grains from family-owned Colorado farms. To make their Tricticum Straight Wheat Whiskey, 100% soft white Centennial wheat grown in Colorado is used. The distillery utilizes open-air fermentation and the whiskey is double distilled in their Vendome four-plate pot/column still. Aged no less than 3 years in 53-gallon new American white oak barrels and bottled at 50% ABV.
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    2 Bernheim Original Wheat Whiskey
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    Sweet & Fruity
    First introduced into the market in 2005, this is the first wheat whiskey released in the US. The mash bill is predominantly winter wheat with corn and malted barley taking supporting roles. Recently (Spring 2014) this whiskey has gone from having no age statement to having one of 7 years, quite the reverse of what large whiskey brands are releasing.
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    1 Parker's Heritage Wheat Whiskey 13 Year
    94
    Sweet & Vanilla
    This is the 8th edition of the Parker's Heritage Collection line of whiskeys; this year focuses on wheat whiskey. Using stocks from 2001, the year Bernheim Wheat Whiskey was released, this has been aged for 13 years and is bottled at cask strength (67.5% abv). This is set for a fall 2014 release.