Wigle's Walkabout Apple Whiskey
Wigle Whiskey // Pennsylvannia, USA
Johnny "Appleseed" Chapman had Pittsburgh roots, as does Wigle Whiskey. So, the distillery decided to pay homage to Johnny Appleseed with an apple whiskey. Distilled from a four-grain mash bill with 39% winter wheat, 26% Wapsie Valley corn, 19% rye and 16% malted barley, the whiskey is aged in new, charred oak barrels with applewood staves inside. The real magic though comes post-aging, when the whiskey is proofed down not with water, but with all-natural Pennsylvania apple cider.
Flavored WhiskeyWhiskey flavored with natural or artificial flavors and labeled with the (pre)dominant flavor(s). Can be made either with or without the addition of sugar. Bottled at 30% ABV or higher.
Cask Typenew, charred American oak for nearly two years; applewood staves added for final two months
"The whiskey has a clouded cidery appearance and the matching thick mouthfeel. On the nose, find apple sauce, dry oak, rye spice, and fresh apples. The palate offers corn, apple cider, a rich char-like sweetness, more rye spiciness, and grain. The finish is short and sweet, with cinnamon and baking spices. Add an ice cube, and a sweeter yet profile emerges, showcasing apple-cinnamon crumble cake. A high quality "flavored" whiskey that doesn't overstep with one-note, artificial sweetness."