11 Wells Wheat Whiskey
11 Wells // Minnesota, USA
This Wheat Whiskey is part of 11 Wells’ Prototype Series. Details ranging from yeast type, mash bill, and barrel proof are included in a serial number style detail on each bottle. Using only Minnesota grains (90% spring wheat and 10% barley) as well as 5-gallon sized barrels from Minnesota, the whiskey was matured for 4 months before bottling. This whiskey went into the barrel at 114 proof, and it is bottled at a gentle 84 proof. The sample reviewed was from Batch 001. It is sold in 375ml sized bottles.
Wheat WhiskeyMash bill at least 51% wheat; aged in new, charred oak barrels
Cask Typenew, charred American oak
"On the nose, this whiskey is fairly soft, with a grain dominant bouquet. A bit of oak, and light vanilla are evident as well as just a bit of hot alcohol. In the mouth, there is a solid grain backbone, but there is also a bit of oak and vanilla. As it progresses, cinnamon, ginger and orange marmalade all appear before a quick finish that features white pepper, grain and oak. While this whiskey is quite young, it is much higher quality than many other whiskeys of similar age. "