Classification: Straight Bourbon
Company: Latitude Beverage Co.
Distillery: O.Z. Tyler Distillery
Release Date: October 2020 (Ongoing)
Age: 2 Years (Website states aged between 2 and 4 years)
Mashbill: 70% Corn, 21% Rye, 9% Malted Barley
Color: Deep Amber
MSRP: $32 (2021)
Summer fruit | Orange peel | Floral | Caramel | Hint of oak
Caramel | Vanilla | Light oak | Rye spice | Traditional & sweet | Creamy mouthfeel
Musty note | More intense rye spice develops | Leather | Medium length
Wheel Horse Bourbon is distilled at O.Z. Tyler Distillery in Owensboro, KY, a distillery that prides itself in employing the rapid-aging TerrePURE process. A top secret process developed by Terressentia Corporation, the bourbon is removed from barrels, and placed into a chamber where it makes contact with oak staves and is treated with a combination of ultrasonic energy, oxygen, and temperature changes.
Notably, while Wheel Horse Bourbon is distilled at O.Z. Tyler Distillery, the TerrePURE process is NOT used to make Wheel Horse Bourbon.
The bourbon is aged the traditional way, resting in 53 gallon barrels for a minimum of 2 years. Overall the bourbon is shockingly developed and traditional tasting, with a creamy mouthfeel that is likely due to the fact that it is non-chill filtered. It shows no sign of youth, which begs the question “How did they do this?” It plays to its sweeter side quite well, and frankly, will satisfy most seeking a reasonably priced, reasonably potent, bourbon that errs on the sweeter side. At only $32, this is a new entrant to the marketplace that should be on everyone’s short list to watch for.
Editor’s Note: The original review was updated on 2/2/2021 after receiving definitive clarification that Wheel Horse does NOT utilize the TerrePURE process to make their Bourbon.