I noticed a few Indy area retailers are promoting the release of Spirit of America Bourbon. It doesn't look like anything special from a bourbon standpoint, although the producer is donating $1 to Hope4Warriors which is pretty cool. I don't know the cost but will find out soon enough.
However, what intrigued me was what I found when I researched the brand. The producer (who appears to also be looking at distilling) is up front that the source of the bourbon is MGP. Not all that unusual except this bourbon is 51% Corn, 45% Wheat, 4% Malted Barley. Since I can't recall any MGP wheated bourbons, I did a little research and found this mashbill was one of the newer mashbills they started distilling in 2013. Obviously, this is a young bourbon and the producer is upfront about it.
I am just curious. Has MGPI/LDI ever produced a wheated bourbon (e.g., prior to 2013)? Are they producing a wheated bourbon for other brands?