Nashville Craft Distillery's made-from-scratch, wheated bourbon is the first whiskey launched on the Nashville Craft label. As with all of our products, it is distilled and bottled at Nashville Craft, handmade by our distilling team. The first barrel rolled out in a limited release of signed, numbered 750ml bottles in May 2019.
Mash Bill: Approximately 60% corn, 30% wheat, 10% malted barley.
How It's Made: We make our bourbon from scratch using locally and regionally sourced grains. After mashing, which converts the startch in the grains to fermentable sugars, we introduce our preferred strain of yeast and allow fermentation to proceed in traditional open vessels.
Next, we double distill the spirit in our 250-gallon Vendome copper post still, selecting only the cleanest, best-tasting heart of the spirit for barreling. Nashville Craft Original Bourbon Whisk(e)y is aged in new, charred American white oak barrels until we decide it is ready to release. Each batch is produced in a single, carefully selected barrel.
Nose: Soft sweetness hits your nose first. Next comes nts of maple and fruit followed by oak, with spearmint on the end.
Palate: This bourbon is very clean and balanced, immediately coating your entire mouth. The wheat adds a sweetness with hints of vanilla and caramel with a delicate cinnamon spice at the end.
Finish: The finish is warm and long, lingering on the tongue. This is where the oak shines but the sweetness from the wheat is still present, finally ending with a punch of spice.