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Wheeler’s Raid Original Blend #1

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Classification: Straight Bourbon

Company: Wheeler’s Raid Distillery

Distillery: Undisclosed Distillery(ies) in Indiana

Release Date: Ongoing

Proof: 100

Age: 3 Years

Mashbill: Undisclosed

Color: Light Chestnut

MSRP: $45

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NOSE

Sweet caramel | Vanilla | Toasted oak | Fresh marshmallow | Syrup | Light and sweet

palate

Sweet vanilla | Toasted oak | Baking spice | Sweet bread | Caramel | Sweet flavors prevail to the top

finish

Dried bitter oak | Dried leather | Light spice | Underlying hints of tobacco leaf | Dried earthy notes dominate

uniqueness
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Wheeler’s Raid Original Blend 01 is a sourced bourbon that aims to be in the 3-4 year old range. The company then finishes it with hand-selected double toasted American oak staves. This finishing process really pulls through in the delivery of intense sweet flavors. However, it has the opposite effect on the finish, pulling forward drier and earthy flavors to end the sip. Even with the finish not meshing with the rest of the sip, Original Blend 01 is an easy-sipping bourbon that will please those looking for a sweeter whiskey.

The bottle being reviewed is from Batch 3, Bottle Number 961.

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: Jordan

January 30, 2021
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