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

Bernheim Barrel Proof Kentucky Straight Wheat Whiskey Batch No. B923
95 points
An exceptional intensity and purity of sweet pastry flavors and balanced ABV make for a stellar dram.
New Scotland Spirits Helderberg 5 Year Old Single Barrel Winter Wheat Whiskey Batch #002
90 points
A nice, rich, honeyed nose and palate make for an approachable and pleasurable sipper.