Buffalo Trace Distillery has introduced a new line of wheated bourbons under the Daniel Weller label. The distillery is well-known for producing premium whiskeys, and this new line is no exception. With four different offerings in the Daniel Weller wheated bourbon line, there’s something for every bourbon enthusiast.
The History of Buffalo Trace
Buffalo Trace dates back to 1773 when whiskey production started on the site. The distillery was subsequently founded in 1857, making it one of the oldest in the United States. Located in Frankfort, Kentucky, the distillery has been producing quality whiskeys for over 160 years. Its other popular bourbon brands include Eagle Rare, Blanton’s, and Pappy Van Winkle.
What is Wheated Bourbon?
Bourbon is made from a mash bill consisting of corn, rye, and barley. The mash bill determines the flavor profile of the whiskey. Wheated bourbon replaces the rye with wheat, which produces a sweeter and softer flavor. This style of bourbon is often associated with the Buffalo Trace distillery and the legendary Pappy Van Winkle line.
The Daniel Weller Wheated Bourbon Line
The Daniel Weller line comprises four different bourbons – Full Proof, Single Barrel, Small Batch, and Reserve. Each of these bourbons has its own unique flavor profile and is aged for a different length of time.
Full Proof is a 114-proof wheated bourbon with an intense flavor. It is aged for seven years and has notes of vanilla and caramel. It’s bottled in bond, which means it’s produced in one distilling season, by one distiller, and aged in a federally bonded warehouse for at least four years.
Single Barrel is also aged for seven years and has a slightly lower proof of 100. It has a sweet and fruity flavor with hints of toasted oak. The name “single barrel” refers to the fact that this bourbon is bottled from a single barrel rather than being blended with other barrels.
Small Batch is a blend of six to eight-year-old bourbons. It has a lower proof of 90 and a smooth, creamy taste with hints of honey and cinnamon. This bourbon is made by blending a small number of carefully selected barrels to create a unique flavor profile.
Reserve is aged for a full 10 years and has a proof of 90. It has a rich and complex flavor with notes of butterscotch and dark chocolate. This bourbon is made from a blend of older barrels to create a sophisticated taste.
The Daniel Weller line of wheated bourbons is a welcome addition to the Buffalo Trace family. Each bourbon has its own unique flavor profile and offers something different to bourbon enthusiasts. Whether you prefer a sweeter, milder bourbon or a bolder, more intense flavor, there’s a Daniel Weller bourbon for you.