About Wheat Whiskey

About Wheat Whiskey
As the name implies, wheat whiskeys have wheat as the principal grain used for distillation. Most of these are American made and are aged in oak and/or sherry barrels, giving them an amber color with a flavor profile of caramel, butterscotch, cashew and spiced raisin, among others. While this is not as large a category as many other types of whiskey, most of these wheat whiskeys are of very high quality, elegant, but often with a spicy, gutsy character. While they can be used for mixing in elegant cocktails, most are meant for sipping in a small snifter after dinner.

Top Picks for Wheat Whiskey

OYO Double Cask Collection Oloroso Wheat Whiskey
93 points
$74.36
Golden amber color. Aromas of toasted marshmallow, mixed fruit tart, marzipan, honeyed melon, and biscuit with a slightly chewy, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a seamless, appealing, medium-length cream of wheat, spumoni, salted almonds, sultanas, and peppery gingerbread finish. A bright and balanced melange of fruity notes blend with caramel-y oak and pure grain flavors; a tasty whiskey that will appeal to fans of all North American Whiskey styles.
93 points $74.36
Journeyman Distillery Corsets, Whips and Whiskey Wheat Whiskey
91 points
$59
Copper color. Baked aromas and flavors of oatmeal with apples and caramel, pound cake, coconut-almond bar, and spiced cherry pie with a satiny, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a peppery, compelling, medium-long finish. A charming Wheat Whiskey that comes alive with water; serve on the rocks or in highballs for a full-flavor experience.
Low Gap 4 Year Old Bavarian Hard Wheat Whiskey
88 points
$75
Gold color. Aromas of parmesan crisps, popovers with honey, and limestone with a satiny, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light body and a smooth, interesting, medium-length maple on fresh crepes, crispy waffles, and candied ginger finish. A mild Whiskey with bakeshop flavors and smooth texture.
Bare Knuckle American Wheat Whiskey
87 points
$35.99
Gold color. Grainy aromas of hay, alfalfa sprouts, prune, mint air freshener, and miso soup with a satiny, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a warming, medium-length buckwheat honey, warm spices, toasted whole wheat bread, and star anise finish. A honey-pot of a craft wheat whiskey.
87 points $35.99