Oregon Spirits has been creating wonderful spirits and this Wheat whiskey was no exception. This whiskey is made from Oregon grown winter wheat, rye and malted barley.
Nose: wheat and oak
Palate: cinnamon, vanilla and wheat
Finish: wheat and oak
Having them both on hand, I compared this whiskey against Weller Special Reserve. They are both wheated and have an ABV of 45%. There was one main difference, Weller is sweeter while the Oregon Spirits is a bit more earthy and spiced.
Even though it’s a bit earthy this whiskey is smooth, mellow and balanced. Out of the two, I definitely like the Special Reserve better but, the Oregon Spirits wheat definitely holds is own. It’s easy to drink and could be a daily drinker.
If you find that you are missing that slight sweetness adding a few sprinkles of water will help open the whiskey. After a few drops, it’s sweeter with more of the cinnamon and vanilla notes. Just note that it’s not as sweet as most wheated whiskies, if that’s ok by you then it’s perfect. And unlike Weller, this whiskey is not hard to find plus, it’s affordable at a cost of $39.99. You can also purchase a 50ml bottle for $5.99 which is what we did. Excellent way to try without spending the full price.
Note: The contents on my blog are solely my opinion. To me every palate is different! Although I may or may not like a product, I always recommend for people to try it and make up their own minds.