Green River Wheated Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey (750ml)
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Green River Wheated Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey (750ml)

$120. 00
$1440.00 Dozen
ABV: 45%

Following a successful launch in 2022, Green River Distilling Co. expanded its range with two new expressions including this Wheated Bourbon comprised of 70 percent Kentucky-grown corn, 21 percent wheat and 9 percent 6-row barley. Said Dan Callaway, VP of New Product Development, “In contrast with Green River Bourbon, which brings a hearty backbone of rye spice, the wheated expression lends itself to easy drinking while holding its own distinct character." A small sample revealed an oiliness to the nose feel that gets close to much older Bourbons; Cherry chocolate, dried peach and light maple syrup mingle with dustings of cocoa and wood shavings. For a wheated whiskey this is a biggun': Buttery and almost succulent at mid palate, capped off by some beautifully integrated oils through the sweet oak and dark chocolate finish. At around fours years old, it's the antithesis of feminine styles like Weller Special Reserve, never really complex, but equally hard to fault. 45% Alc./Vol.

Other reviews... Wheated bourbons can sometimes be a bit one dimensional, especially on the nose, but this is impressively expressive from the get-go. The aroma is bright and gently sweet with loads of orchard fruit: golden apples, fresh peaches, and dried apricots. And it builds as it opens with undertones of buttery caramel and soft baking spice. The palate is a little more straightforward but impressively approachable, showcasing rounded notes of butterscotch, peanut brittle, and well-balanced oak ahead of a warming finish of vanilla frosting and orange rock candy. While it’s a well-executed young wheater, I think I like it just a bit more than the rye-based bourbon... it’s a similarly solid value. -

...At 90 proof, it’s gentle enough to sip but doesn’t get lost in a cocktail. The high percentage of wheat in the mashbill (21%, with 70% corn and 9% malted barley) makes for a soft, buttery mouthfeel, with lots of creamy vanilla and toffee, plus hints of my favorite breakfast cereal, Golden Crisp (known in my childhood as Super Sugar Crisp). A clean, gentle finish encourages repeat sipping, and perhaps a refill or two once the glass has been drained. - Tony Sachs, Forbes Magazine