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Bare Knuckle

Bare Knuckle
American Wheat Whiskey

Category: Wheat Whiskey

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 45%
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$35.99

Bare Knuckle
American Wheat Whiskey

Category: Wheat Whiskey

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 45%
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.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Candied & Funky
Aroma Aroma: hay, alfalfa sprouts, prune, mint air freshener, and miso soup
Taste Flavor: buckwheat honey, warm spices, toasted whole wheat bread, and star anise
Smoothness Smoothness: Warming
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails
Cocktail Cocktails: Sherry Cobbler, Penicillin, Manhattan
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A honey-pot of a craft wheat whiskey.

The Producer

KO Distilling

The Producer
10381 Central Park Drive
Suite 105
Manassas, VA 20110
USA
1 -(571) 292-1115

Wheat Whiskey

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Serve in a Glencairn Ganadian Whisky Glass
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.