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    Coming this fall

    Let me be the first. It's coming this fall and surely will be at the gazebo.
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    Re: Coming this fall

    That's surely interesting. Can you divulge (if you know) the grain percentages of the mashbill? Taste profile? Comparisons to other 'wheater' bourbons?

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    Re: Coming this fall

    I await the answers too (although one surely is, a straight wheat whiskey must be at least 51% wheat in the mash) but want to say this, this is great for whiskey and its traditions. Wheat whiskey was a constant in the time up to Prohibition, there were "white" (young) versions and older ones. Good to see it back. Kudos to the Schapiras, Beams and all the team at Heaven Hill for trying something different but (at the same time) harking back to tradition.

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    Re: Coming this fall

    Can you divulge (if you know) the grain percentages of the mashbill? Comparisons to other 'wheater' bourbons?
    Do note, this is wheat whiskey, not a wheated bourbon, so we know that the mashbill includes at least 51 percent wheat and that there are currently no other wheat whiskies to which it can be compared.

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    Re: Coming this fall

    Is it safe to guess that this is coming to us thanks to Heaven Hill (since their distillery in Louisville bears the same name)?

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    Re: Coming this fall

    Yes, Mike, this is a Heaven Hill release.

    Gary

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    Re: Coming this fall

    there are currently no other wheat whiskies to which it can be compared.

    True, but this will serve as a nice counterpoint to rye whiskey and heavily ryed bourbons. I can't wait to try it. Any information on price point or availability?

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    Re: Coming this fall

    ...Do note, this is wheat whiskey, not a wheated bourbon...
    I did, indeed, note that -- but as it will be the only one of its type, the only comparison extant seems to me to be wheated bourbons. Not clear was my reference to 'other...', by which I meant 'other wheated', not 'other bourbons'.

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    Re: Coming this fall

    It is "barely legal" at 51 percent wheat, 39 percent corn and 10 percent malted barley. It is five summers old and will be bottled at 90 proof. It will start appearing in August/September initially in Kentucky, Texas, Georgia, Tennessee, Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Pennsylvania, New York and Colorado.

    Tasting notes to come.

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    Re: Coming this fall

    I would love to try this.

 

 

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