About – “This premium release of 45% Wheated Bourbon is limited to only 68 barrels. Every barrel is rare unique and will surpass your expectations.” This wheated bourbon sourced from MGP is available only in the gift shop at Boone County Distilling. When I was there they had 3 different barrels available ranging in price from $85-$100. The bottle I am reviewing today was $100, is non-chill filtered, and is bottled at 121.7 proof.
Nose – Bright cherries and caramel lead the way. Hot cinnamon is behind that bringing some sting with the high proof. All of that is backed by loads of vanilla.
Palate – The palate matches the nose very closely. Loads of sweet vanilla and cherries on the front end with that super hot cinnamon coming through on the mid palate carrying into a medium length sweet cinnamon and oak finish.
Score – B+
Verdict – This is a big and rowdy bourbon. To compare it to another populate wheater, Weller Full Proof drinks like a preppy kid wearing khakis and polo. This drinks like his older brother wearing a Metallica t-shirt and smoking the tires off of his Z28 Camaro. My only regret is that this is the only batch I picked up while at the distillery. It may drink a bit aggressive for some people, but this is exactly what I am looking for in a barrel proof wheater.