Monday, September 18, 2017

Dry Fly Cask Strength Straight Wheat Whiskey

Dry Fly Distilling is a small operation located in Eastern Washington.  Their grain to glass mission thrives on working with local family farms and sourcing local grains within 30 miles of their facility. Dry Fly preaches quality and transparency, which is not to be taken for granted in the current market; one saturated with obscure, misleading, and questionably labeled brands popping up overnight. In addition to distilling whiskey, they produce a variety of spirits, including vodka, gin, and rum.

Age: 3 years old
Proof: 120 proof
​​Price: $34.99 for a 375ml bottle
Mashbill: 100% white wheat

​​Nose: Sweet with a pronounced bouquet of red jelly jam and citrus. It's buttery with an underlying aroma of cinnamon and nutmeg spice.

Taste: Loud with an slight burn. Sweetness smacks the palate with caramel apples, maple, and a candied spice. The citrus is subtle and cut short by undertones of sharp wheat grain.

Finish: Long and warming with a grainy aftertaste.

Conclusion: Dry Fly Cask Strength Wheat Whiskey has quite the bite to it. The flavors are loud and bold- maybe too much so. The sweet flavors are inviting, but at three years old, the wheat grains are free to manhandle ones taste buds. Adding a few drops of water is necessary when enjoyed neat. 

Rating: C (Decent)

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