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    Where's all the aged wheated bourbon barrels

    I would think by now Buffalo Trace and Heaven Hill should have a lot more available 10 year or older good wheated bourbon sitting in barrels.

    Is that their output has increased but the demand had out grown what they had anticipated or are they holding back?

    Another example is why isn't HH coming out with more like PHC4th at 10 year or even at 15 year?

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    Re: Where's all the aged wheated bourbon barrels

    This year's PHC is going to be a 13 year, barrel proof wheat whiskey. They've also made mention of adding a 7 Year age statement to Bernheim Straight Wheat.

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    Where's all the aged wheated bourbon barrels

    Quote Originally Posted by jwacky View Post
    This year's PHC is going to be a 13 year, barrel proof wheat whiskey. They've also made mention of adding a 7 Year age statement to Bernheim Straight Wheat.
    That's true but it's not wheated bourbon exactly. The Bernheim Straight Wheat is ~51% wheat instead of at least 51% corn with a wheat grain component instead of rye.

    Hahaha. I also thought and tried to like Bernheim Straight Wheat but the bottle I drank wasn't that great for me.
    Last edited by tigerlam92; 04-08-2014 at 11:34.

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    Re: Where's all the aged wheated bourbon barrels

    Quote Originally Posted by tigerlam92 View Post
    That's true but it's not wheated bourbon exactly. The Bernheim Straight Wheat is ~51% wheat instead of at least 51% corn with a wheat grain component instead of rye.

    Hahaha. I also thought and tried to like Bernheim Straight Wheat but the bottle I drank wasn't that great for me.
    Yeah, I realized you'd meant wheated bourbon - and not wheat whiskey - after I posted that. Guess HH is just dumping it all in to Larceny?

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    Re: Where's all the aged wheated bourbon barrels

    Doesn't that presuppose everything on hand fits the Larceny profile?
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    Re: Where's all the aged wheated bourbon barrels

    Quote Originally Posted by squire View Post
    Doesn't that presuppose everything on hand fits the Larceny profile?
    I suppose that would presuppose that.

    Casual observations are that they are doing away with many of their wheated bourbon lines at/near the same time as Larceny was introduced. I've thought that a lot of their lower shelf wheated offerings have tasted very similar, but some of those 'pieces' likely went in to Larceny as well, I would think. So if they've got all the 'pieces', surely they can do away with some of the offerings and blend them to the Larceny profile. If it's selling well, no need to age it when you can cash in now.

    Or maybe they are holding some back.

    Just speculatin'.

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    Re: Where's all the aged wheated bourbon barrels

    From Heaven Hill, through Bourbon&Banter blog:


    • Larceny is drawn from barrels that have aged from 6 to 12 years at this high storage, and is bottled at a full-bodied 92 proof, or 46% alcohol by volume


    So that would explain some of the aging wheated bourbon, no?

    http://www.bourbonbanter.com/bourbon...ourbon-review/

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    Re: Where's all the aged wheated bourbon barrels

    Hey, if it works for gumbo . . .
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    Re: Where's all the aged wheated bourbon barrels

    Maybe HH is just trying to find a blend of their wheaters that people like?

    I think I'm in the minority here (and maybe everywhere?). I like pretty much everything else from HH I've ever had, but their wheated stuff doesn't do it for me at all.

    Haven't ever tried hard to figure out what I'm not getting from them that I get from the Weller line.

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    Re: Where's all the aged wheated bourbon barrels

    Quote Originally Posted by ramblinman View Post
    Maybe HH is just trying to find a blend of their wheaters that people like?

    I think I'm in the minority here (and maybe everywhere?). I like pretty much everything else from HH I've ever had, but their wheated stuff doesn't do it for me at all.

    Haven't ever tried hard to figure out what I'm not getting from them that I get from the Weller line.
    I'm in agreement. I like Larceny, I guess I like VSOF12 (but not for the price), and I like OFBIB a lot (mainly for the price). On the flip side I really enjoy EWSB, love EC12, LOVE ECBP. There's something about the HH profile for non-wheaters that carries over to the wheaters that I just don't care for.

 

 

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