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Wheeler’s Raid Original Blend Rye 04 (Batch 2)

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Classification: Straight Rye

Company: Wheeler’s Raid

Distillery: Undisclosed Distillery(ies) in Indiana

Release Date: Ongoing

Proof: 90.2

Age: 3 Years, 8 Months

Mashbill: Undisclosed

Color: Gold

MSRP: $40 (2020)

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NOSE

Big rye spice | Anise | Apricot | Ethanol

palate

Baking spices | Apricot | Brown sugar | Medium body

finish

Surge of rye spice | Summer fruit sweetness | Short

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value
overall

Founded in 2016 by Ryan Thomas and Anthony Amico, the distillery takes its name from a Civil War battle in which soldiers raiding a wagon wheel supply line discovered some of the wagon’s stocked whiskey. Original Blend Rye 04 is a straightforward rye that few will find fault with. It offers enough rye oomph to let you know it’s a rye, but strikes a nice balance with sweeter fruit notes. At about 90 proof, it offers enough flavor to avoid feeling watery, but forgoes an effort to be truly memorable. Its $40 price tag is a fair ask for an up-and-coming distillery, and if you’re seeking an easy-to-sip rye whiskey it fits the bill.

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Written By: Nick

January 18, 2021
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