Wigle Organic Pennsylvania Bourbon

Bourbon

Wigle Whiskey // Pennsylvania, USA

  • Cost

  • Distiller Score

    85
  • Avg. Rating

    3.94
    3 out of 5 stars
    ( 21 )

Wigle Whiskey's Organic Pennsylvania Bourbon is the first bourbon distilled in Pennsylvania in over 40 years, stretching back to the closure of the former Michter's Distillery. Two versions are available, including a cask strength edition, and this one, bottled at 46% ABV. Wigle utilizes a mash bill of winter wheat and malted barley, along with Wapsie Valley corn, which is said to offer superior fermenting and more flavor, albeit with a lower alcohol yield during distillation due to its high protein content.

  • age
    NAS
  • abv
    46.0
  • Bourbon
    Produced anywhere in USA; Mash bill of at least 51% corn; aged in new, charred oak barrels.
  • Cask Type
    small oak casks

Tasting Notes

"Find a big dose of that Wapsie Valley corn on the nose. There's also a rich, sweet side replete with vanilla and caramel, and oak. The palate bursts open with spicier, drier notes, and plenty of smoke, paired with a rich dark brown sugar. There's more smoke on the finish and here it's reminiscent of a mesquite BBQ or jerky flavor, as well as final notes of chocolate. Add in an ice cube to accentuate an oaky, caramel strain that remains from start to finish."

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Flavor Profile

Vanilla & Rich