Have you tried any craft whiskey from Ohio?

This week Jim Shannon and Big Chief review Cleveland Whiskey Wheat Penny bourbon, thanks to their good friend Steve Johnson.

At Cleveland Whiskey Company they are pushing the boundaries of convention by creating extraordinary whiskeys finished with wood other than oak and not only in a barrel, natural flavors without sugar or syrup and no artificial color. Their Wheat Penny Bourbon was finished with toasted oak and black cherry wood. The black cherry wood adds a rich texture and well rounded palate. Light flavor from the cherry wood with a slightly tart, slightly sweet spice note

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Tasting Notes: Wheat Penny Bourbon

Vital Stats: This is a non-age stated whiskey but we know from their website that the barrels are less than six months old before the finishing process.  The mash bill is 51% corn, 45% wheat and 4% malted barley that comes in at 94 proof. It has an MSRP for $37.99.

Appearance: A neat bottle with a wheat penny on the top of the cork. Dark amber bourbon inside.

Nose: Rich with oak. Smokey with cooked fruits.

Palate: Sweetness off the toasted oak. Some drying and granny smith apple tart notes. Toffee like a heath bar. Sizzling spice hits you in the middle and end.

Finish: Medium with a nice Kentucky hug.

Overall: If your into wheated and toasted bourbons, this is a nice expression. It is still unbalanced without the extra notes and that may be due to its age. Still, for us, it’s a buy if you’re from Ohio or a coin collector.

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