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Wilderness Trail Straight Wheated Bourbon

SKU 3ada1d93a90a Categories Whiskey, Spirits

$50.99

Size
750ml, bottle

Wilderness Trail Straight Wheated Bourbon offers a unique twist on the classic wheated bourbon profile. This Kentucky-distilled spirit uses a high wheat mash bill, resulting in a smooth and approachable bourbon with a surprising depth of flavor and a touch of spice.

Description

Aroma

The initial nose welcomes you with a wave of warm sweetness. Imagine swirling a glass and inhaling the inviting aroma of vanilla. This vanilla sweetness is a signature of wheated bourbons, thanks to the high wheat content in the mash bill. The vanilla isn’t cloying, but sets a gentle and inviting base for the other aromas to emerge.

Following the vanilla, a hint of spice might appear. Imagine a whisper of cinnamon. This cinnamon note complements the sweetness beautifully and hints at the surprising kick that awaits on the palate. Subtle hints of toasted oak might also emerge on the nose, adding a touch of complexity and hinting at the bourbon’s time spent maturing in casks.

Palate

The first sip of Wilderness Trail Straight Wheated Bourbon confirms the promise of the aroma – a delightful balance of sweetness, spice, and wheaty character. The vanilla flavor translates beautifully onto the palate, coating your tongue with a familiar and comforting sweetness. This sweetness isn’t overpowering; it provides a warm and inviting base for the other flavors to emerge.

As the sweetness unfolds, a surprising element appears: a kick of spice. Imagine a wave of white pepper tingling on your tongue, followed by a touch of ginger. This spicy character sets Wilderness Trail Straight Wheated Bourbon apart from traditional corn-based bourbons and adds a delightful layer of complexity to the experience. Don’t be surprised if a hint of black peppercorn joins the party, further emphasizing the spicy profile.

Midpalate

As the whiskey lingers on your tongue, you’ll start to appreciate the influence of Kentucky’s aging traditions.  Hints of toasted oak emerge, reminding you of the bourbon’s time spent maturing in charred oak barrels. This oak character adds a touch of dryness and structure to the experience, preventing the sweetness and spice from becoming overwhelming.

Wheaty Depth

The high wheat content in the mash bill also becomes more apparent on the midpalate.  Imagine a subtle hint of biscuit or a touch of bread dough. This wheaty character adds a unique textural element and a touch of savory complexity to the overall flavor profile. It’s a gentle reminder of the grain that sets wheated bourbons apart.

The Warming Finish

The finish of Wilderness Trail Straight Wheated Bourbon is long and warming, ensuring a satisfying conclusion. The vanilla sweetness fades gradually, leaving a lingering hint of dry oak in its wake. The spice might also make a final appearance on the finish, leaving a gentle tingle on your tongue.

Additional information

Brand

Wilderness Trail

Size

750ml, bottle

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Tasting Notes

Nose

Nose

Sweet vanilla and charred oak.

Taste

Taste

Vanilla leading to a cordial meeting of oak, cinnamon and blood orange with a coating mouthfeel that covers the palate.

Color

Color

Rich, unfiltered deep amber.

FINISH

FINISH

Long and sweet with a finish of oak spices, toffee dark fruits.