8-Year New York Wheated Bourbon Featuring Finger Lakes Distilling

What makes this unique?  This is the oldest craft wheated bourbon we have found, and it is from one of the very best craft distilleries in the US. And it’s freakin’ delicious. 
8-Year New York Wheated Bourbon Featuring Finger Lakes Distilling

8-Year New York Wheated Bourbon Featuring Finger Lakes Distilling

About This Whiskey


In the middle of NY wine country sits one of the finest craft distilleries in the US – Finger Lakes Distilling. With a deep library of top-shelf whiskeys at hand, there was zero chance we could walk away with just one barrel – so we chose 3 (you’re welcome!). This 8 year, 9 month old wheated bourbon (70% white corn, 20% wheat, 10% malted barley) is a true standout from start to finish, showcasing a near-flawless palate punctuated by that classic, old-school wheater funk. Cheers!
Tasting Notes: Rounded, full-bodied flavors of orange peel and vanilla crème brulée balanced perfectly with dry oak and deep earthy notes. 

This one is for the old-school wheater fans out there. Dusty and funky in the best way, this whiskey packs a big punch of classic bourbon notes (toffee, vanilla) balanced perfectly by thick layers of oak and barrel spice. An extremely rare, cask-strength wheated bourbon from Finger Lakes Distilling, this is a true one-of-a-kind barrel from a preeminent US craft distillery. The only downside? Nearly 9-years in a barrel gave the angels plenty of time to take their share. Get this throwback wheated bourbon while you can.

The Nerdy Bits:

Mash Bill: 70% white corn, 20% wheat, 10% malted barley
Fill Date: 2/6/2014
Bottle Date: 11/17/2022
Age: 8 years, 9 months, 11 days
Finger Lakes Barrel #: 1563
Entry Proof: 100
Barrel Char: #4
ABV: 52.83%
Proof: 105.66
Yield: 113 Bottles

About Finger Lakes

Located in the heart of wine country, Finger Lakes Distilling (Burdett, NY) offers 17 different types of spirits, all produced from locally sourced grains and fruit. Known for their exceptional line of handcrafted McKenzie Whiskeys, Finger Lakes Distilling is a company firmly rooted in tradition, but ultimately shaped by innovation and a commitment to producing the highest-quality spirits possible – with zero shortcuts.

We visited Finger Lakes Distilling June of 2022 to select our first barrels from the state of New York. Overlooking the shores of Seneca Lake (and the numerous vineyards therewithin), you would be hard pressed to find a more picturesque location for a craft distillery. Equally impressive are the whiskeys, including multiple expressions of bourbon and rye, along with a classic pot still whiskey and an American single malt. We feel incredibly lucky to offer you multiple exclusive whiskeys from this premier US craft distillery.

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