Oak & Eden Wheat & Honey


Classification: Bourbon Finished with a Honey Soaked American Oak Spiral

Company: Oak & Eden

Distillery: Sourced from an undisclosed distillery(ies)

Release Date: October 2022 (Ongoing)

Proof: 90

Age: NAS

Mashbill: Undisclosed (Includes wheat)

Color: Dark Orange-Copper

MSRP: $60 (2022)

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Honey soaked raisins | Blackberry | Cinnamon roll | Caramel | Leather


Raisin | Honey | Brown sugar | Sharp seasoned oak | Touch of leather | Slight funk | Rich


Light spice, quickly turns to sweet notes | Nutmeg | Caramel | Brown sugar | Honey | Lingering sweetness


Oak & Eden Wheat & Honey is a fun play on marrying honey and bourbon, and while purists might disagree, the honey-soaked oak spire makes for a fun talking point.

Oak & Eden was founded in April 2017 by brothers Joe and Jamie Giildenzopf and Brad Neathery. In May 2018 they launched their first product, and now offer a variety of different whiskeys. Each is finished in a unique way - a five inch long wood spiral, which the company refers to as the “Spire,” is added to each bottle to finish it.

Oak & Eden doesn’t put much focus on the base whiskeys they use, which are sourced, and instead focuses on the spire put in each bottle. Wheat & Honey utilizes wheated bourbon in the whiskey’s base, and then adds a honey-soaked oak spire directly to the bottle. Not surprisingly, that’s where their focus is.

You might expect a mess here, but the end result is fairly well integrated even if it does have its flaws. Flavors are rich and developed, and unless you’re a diehard traditionalist, the oak spire in the bottle makes for a good talking point. The honey finish can feel a bit heavy-handed at times, and the oak spire brings a slight oak sharpness along with it, but the whiskey makes up for these flaws with plenty of flavor that will surely please those who enjoy honey-finished bourbons.

The bottle in review comes from Batch B002.

The sample used for this review was provided to us at no cost courtesy its respective company. We thank them for allowing us to review it with no strings attached.
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Written By: Nick Beiter

December 28, 2022
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