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Long Road Distillers

Long Road Distillers
Wheat Whisky

Category: Wheat Whiskey

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 46.5%
85 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$39.99

Long Road Distillers
Wheat Whisky

Category: Wheat Whiskey

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 46.5%
Brilliant gold color. Sweet, fruity aromas and flavors of caramel pistachio ice cream sundae, bananas foster, praline, and barn wood and leather with a lightly tannic, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a warming, medium-length finish revealing nuances of burlap sacks of grain and nuts, dried peach, cedar, and tobacco finish. An interesting dichotomy of sweet confection aromas and dry grainy flavors.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Spicy & Spirity
Aroma Aroma: caramel pistachio ice cream sundae, bananas foster, praline, and barn wood and leather
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with nuances of burlap sacks of grain and nuts, dried peach, cedar, and tobacco
Smoothness Smoothness: Warming
Finish Finish: Normal
Enjoy Enjoy: with cigars and on the rocks
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An interesting dichotomy of sweet confection aromas and dry grainy flavors.

The Producer

Long Road Distillers

The Producer
537 Leonard St. NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
USA
1 616-259-0111

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.