Released December, 2021
This barrel is a tribute to the delicious, peanutty Israeli snack, Bamba. Here are the details:
Age: 7 years, 9 months
Type: Wheat whiskey
Mash bill: 100% soft white wheat
Distillery: Breuckelen Distilling
Barreling date: 2/11/2014
Bottling date: 11/30/2021
Nose: This nose affords a term of experience rather than individual terms. It feels like breakfast, at least the sweet side of it. Mrs Butterworth’s comes in first, followed by distinct notes of blueberry pancake with a pad of butter. Cola typically isn’t breakfast but it’s in there too.
Palate: This whiskey comes in fairly intensely with all of the sodas including that tingly mouth feel. There are notes of orange soda first, followed by cola in the mid-palate. That is joined classic wheat whiskey notes of caramel and butterscotch. The back of the palate has a brief foray into grape soda before moving towards brown butter.
Finish: The flavors carry for a long time, showcasing the sweetness of the wheat. It also has a distinct buttery experience that persists long past the palate stage.
Overall: If you’re a fan of wheat whiskies or wheated bourbon, this is a must own pick. It does what few wheat whiskies do in providing complexity in the palate beyond pure saccharine sweetness. Those folks that stand in line for hours waiting for that certain Frankfort, KY wheated bourbon don’t know what they’re missing.