Latitude Beverage Co., in partnership with Owensboro Distilling Company (formerly O.Z. Tyler), is expanding the Wheel Horse Whiskey portfolio with Wheel Horse Bourbon. Following the launch of Wheel Horse Rye earlier this year, Latitude continues to collaborate with the historic Kentucky distillery to bring this new Bourbon to life.
Wheel Horse Bourbon was aged between two and four years at Owensboro Distilling, the westernmost distillery along the famed Kentucky Bourbon Trail. Crafted by Master Distiller Jacob Call, a third-generation distiller and seventh-generation Kentuckian, Wheel Horse Bourbon is a Straight Bourbon whiskey made from a mash bill of 70% corn, 21% rye, and 9% malted barley. This whiskey is produced through the traditional sour mash method, distilled in copper stills, and matured in hand-selected, 53-gallon, charred American oak barrels. It is non-chill filtered and bottled at 101 proof.
“It has been an honor to carry on the 135-year tradition of this historic distillery, which was recently renamed so we could better honor its storied past,” said Jacob Call, Master Distiller at Owensboro Distilling. “We reopened for production in 2016 after being closed for about 25 years, and Wheel Horse was one of the first national brands to show off our whiskey. We’re excited to partner with Latitude Beverage again on the release of Wheel Horse Bourbon. You’re going to love it.”
Wheel Horse Bourbon (101 proof)
Appearance: Medium copper.
Aroma: Rich and vibrant oak coloration overlaying a sweet and compact distillate. Very traditional in character.
Taste: Despite the high proof, it’s quite smooth. The sweetness creates a lighter flavor with slight rye spice, but a predominant corn character. Very flavorful and well balanced.
Finish: The flavors fade over a fairly long curtain call. Some notes of cinnamon come into play late in the game, but we’re left with the lasting impression of a solid sour mash bourbon.
Overall: A great contender for a whiskey with the potential to become a major player. Perfect for cocktails, and with a punch that adds value.
GSN Rating: A
For more information go to: Wheel House Whiskey