From www.Grizzly Growler.com
Spokane's Dry Fly Wheat Whiskey a perfect holiday sipper
While cruising through Missoula's Grizzly Liquors to find some Thanksgiving whiskey, someone pointed out that the Dry Fly Wheat Whiskey had made an appearance. Sure enough, I found it tucked in between some Jack Daniels bottles near the Rogue Dead Guy Whiskey.
Tasting and writing about new, craft-distilled whiskeys can be a perilous job. It's not cheap, afterall, and you just never know what you're going to get. What I discovered fairly early into my bottle of Dry Fly whiskey was a nicely rounded, very palatable drink for a two-year-old whiskey. I couldn't tease out a lot of nuances, probably due to the onset of a head cold, but I found the flavors present to be intriguing and fun to try and identify.
I'm not all that familiar with wheat whiskeys as much as bourbons and rye whiskeys, but I do notice the wheat is softer and seems to give off a toasted biscuit flavor that I find very pleasant to sip on. It's very different from other whiskeys, and perhaps Dry Fly will be able to brand around this, although I hear they might be coming out with a Bourbon next, as they wait for the single-malt whiskey to age five years.
We sipped this whiskey in Reidel's whisky glasses, and it gave off a perfume of wood and spice with some vanilla creme brule creaminess on the nose and in the taste. There was not as much heat as I anticipated, but this was aged for two years in charred-whiskey barrels.
For fun, I tried this whiskey with Coke and found it to be a nice pairing, with some of the biscuit flavors I mentioned earlier playing well with the caramel and cola flavors.
For my tastes though, this whiskey is a sipper, and at less than $50 a bottle, it's a nice, local whiskey to serve to visitors, especially during the holiday season.
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