The weekend has been and gone, so to lessen the blow we’re back with our Tasting of the week! This time we’re travelling to Ohio craft distillery, Middle West Spirits to enjoy a sip or two of their Straight Wheated Bourbon Whiskey.
Middle West Spirits
Straight Wheated Bourbon Whiskey
About the Whiskey
Middle West Spirits was founded in 2008, before opening for commercial production in 2010. The Ohio-based distillery team has built on years of traditions, with a focus of elevating the distinctive flavors of the Ohio River Valley. The Straight Wheated Bourbon Whiskey is made from Ohio-grown corn, wheat and barley, going from grain to bottle.
Nose: Soft black cherries and almond paste, almost like an almond croissant with a light dusting of icing sugar. Just a hint of freshly baked brown bread and an interesting note of pickle juice, then warming amber and sweet spice.
Palate: Quite a lot of heat for the ABV here, with plenty of warming caramelized oak note up first. Black cherry syrup, almost leaning towards prune juice, is back. Then there is cinnamon spice, buttercream sweetness and then it is drying. A little of that savoury pickled note with a dry cracker.
Finish: Medium length and drying into nutmeg and cinnamon cookies.
Comment: It is an enjoyable sip, if a little hot, and could certainly be fun in a Manhattan.