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    DryFly Straight Cask Wheat Whiskey

    Picked up some DryFly Straight Cask Wheat Whiskey yesterday and what a hoot. I admit I am generally not a wheater, but this stuff is way fun. Given the 120, the amount of splash to tone down the fire took a bit of experimenting to get right with this one but I was rewarded. Not cheap at $35 for the little bottle, but i would buy it again. The grain taste is out of this world, a wheat field on a hot summer day. awesome finish and smooth. the vanilla balance was perfect and not overpowering.

    looking forward to try their bourbon and triticale next.

    glad these guys are out there making this stuff.
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    Re: DryFly Straight Cask Wheat Whiskey

    Well, I'm glad you had a nice experience, but the couple times that I've tried Dry Fly products (I believe one of them was some sort of wheat whiskey, BTW), I had to spit them out, they were so wretched.
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    Re: DryFly Straight Cask Wheat Whiskey

    Were they too dry, Joe, or too fly?

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    Re: DryFly Straight Cask Wheat Whiskey

    Really? I have only recently heard about DF, I was hoping it was one of the good little guys. Anybody else have opinions on any of their products?

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    Re: DryFly Straight Cask Wheat Whiskey

    I bought one recently to compare my barrel aged BT wheated whisky against.

    I put a liter of BT's wheated into a 1L mini barrel and left it in my basement for 5.5 months. I figure it's around 140 prf as I lost 75% to the angles. I assume the Dry Fly is 2-3 years old, but I've never seen anything concrete on that. So they should be about the same relative age.

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    Re: DryFly Straight Cask Wheat Whiskey

    The original Washington Wheat had its charms, but the cask strength is immensely better. All of their whiskey products are a solid 2 years old in new, 52 gallon charred barrels. The port finished wheat is also an improvement on the original. Triticale is their best spirit. Their bourbon is their worst.

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    Re: DryFly Straight Cask Wheat Whiskey

    Shocking these young whiskys with a wine barrel finish is probably the smart move.
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    Re: DryFly Straight Cask Wheat Whiskey

    Quote Originally Posted by BootsOnTheGround View Post
    I bought one recently to compare my barrel aged BT wheated whisky against.

    I put a liter of BT's wheated into a 1L mini barrel and left it in my basement for 5.5 months. I figure it's around 140 prf as I lost 75% to the angles. I assume the Dry Fly is 2-3 years old, but I've never seen anything concrete on that. So they should be about the same relative age.
    This is insane, but I guess if you want Dry Fly to show well it's a thing you could do.
    Jim

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    Re: DryFly Straight Cask Wheat Whiskey

    Quote Originally Posted by SWC View Post
    The original Washington Wheat had its charms, but the cask strength is immensely better. All of their whiskey products are a solid 2 years old in new, 52 gallon charred barrels. The port finished wheat is also an improvement on the original. Triticale is their best spirit. Their bourbon is their worst.
    Interesting - I can handle most of their whiskey, but literally poured half a bottle of the port finished down the drain. I just found it totally undrinkable. Muddle flavors that conflicted rather than mixed.
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    Re: DryFly Straight Cask Wheat Whiskey

    Quote Originally Posted by HighInTheMtns View Post
    This is insane, but I guess if you want Dry Fly to show well it's a thing you could do.
    Oh, I've done many things...much more insainer....

    It's a good learning process, I'll say that. Basically the only people that should be adding wheat to whiskey mash are guys named Weller and Van Winkle. Both have passed, so I suppose that says quite a bit about any wheated whiskey (or bourbon) made today.

 

 

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