Distilled by Driftless Glen in Baraboo, Wisconsin, this wheated bourbon is a new release from the brand in its ever-growing catalog of bottlings. It's aged at least 5 years and bottled at 50%, checking two boxes I love to see craft distillers hit: satisfactory age and thoughtful bottling proof. Let's dive in!
Sweet on the nose, full of butterscotch, honey, toffee and a touch of cake batter and nutmeg. It's all caramel and baking spice, soft and enticing.
Palate has moderate viscosity, plenty of syrupy honey, toffee, creme brulee and vanilla bean. Pleasant oak, light tannins and baking spice balance the sweet notes, with a peppery kick on the back palate.
Pleasant finish that's impressive and drawn out, full of caramel, caramelized sugar, tobacco and butterscotch.
Overall, this is a winner from Driftless Glen and demonstrates the brand's continued excellence in producing some of the best whiskey in the midwest.