By now you should know that I’m a sucker for single grain whiskeys so of course my interest was peaked when I learned of this 100% Wheat Whiskey by Breuckelen Distilling.
Like a lot of craft distillers this is a small operation and everything from milling the grains to the bottling takes place in their one room facility. All of the Ingredients are from locally produced sources (organic if possible). They even mention buying most of their supplies from a farmer name “Thor”.
• Aged in new charred oak barrels.
• Company also makes a gin and another whiskey expression.
• Aged a minimum of 4 months.
• 77 Whiskey was formerly named “Black Wax”.
To be candid, I absolutely loved this whiskey. Punchy, upfront flavors and spices tempered by just enough sweetness to make this a nice sipping whiskey with an ice cube or two. I was also very pleased that they used some sort of string or floss to wrap inside of the wax that left just enough of a tail to make it extremely easy to open (other craft whiskey makers take note). You can learn a little more from this very cool video produced by the guys at “It’s Made By Hand”. I would be very curious to see what this would be like with a few extra years in the barrel but am happy to drink and recommend it as is.