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


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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Big rye spice | Anise | Apricot | Ethanol


Baking spices | Apricot | Brown sugar | Medium body


Surge of rye spice | Summer fruit sweetness | Short


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.

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

January 18, 2021
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