I did a head to head tasting and its on par with the OWA for me. Both bottles had only recently been opened so we'll see what a little air does. It usually make wheaters better in my opinion. I'm glad distilleries are continuing to put out new quality products at this price point.
I am glad HH put this out as well, but it is not normal for the big distilleries to put out new products in this range with this quality. However in their defense, most have quality products in this range already. A new quality Wheater was a very welcome addition to the HH line up.