Constantly discovering unique opportunities, taking the time to create new and fresh products, and delivering them to our incredible customers are what we are passionate about. That is why we are thrilled to be launching the fourth member of our small batch infused series lineup, Wheat & Honey. The launch of Wheat & Honey is another stepping stone in our pursuit to bring consumers a fully individualized experience, one that can only be achieved through our patented in-bottle finishing process.
This new release launches exclusively on oakandeden.com on September 29th. We can’t wait for you to give it a try. In the meantime, we want to share more about what makes Wheat & Honey special.
What is Wheat & Honey?
Wheat & Honey is the fourth release inside the Oak & Eden Infused product line. Wheat & Honey, a small batch release begins with a wheated bourbon whiskey, made of 51% corn, 45% wheat, and 4% malted barley, is finished in the bottle with an American Oak spiral that had rested in honey before being infused into the whiskey.
What makes up Wheat & Honey?
Whiskey: Wheat & Honey begins with a remarkably smooth combination of 51% corn, 45% wheat, and 4% malted barley. Once distilled, we age our bourbon in new American Oak barrels producing a rich, deep yet sweet spirit.
Wood: Containing hundreds of naturally occurring botanicals, ranging from butterscotch to vanilla to toasted marshmallows, we use an American Oak spire in Wheat & Honey, which produces a rich, velvety whiskey full of caramel, butterscotch, and allspice notes.
Fire: Before we place the spire into the wheated bourbon, we expose it to fire, technically a Medium Toast, toasting the wood to the perfect degree that will produce a finish that is deep and rich with subtle notes of candied fruit, vanilla, toffee, and caramel.
Infusion: Honey is the obvious first flavor that most people discern when drinking whiskey, making this infusion an obvious choice to take a good thing and make it better. We infuse each spire with American Honey before placing it in the bottle for that naturally sweet finish.
Proof: 90 proof/45% ABV
Why did we choose American Oak?
American Oak has a massive array of naturally occurring botanicals, from butterscotch to vanilla, and caramel to coconut, but the most prominent is honey. Additionally, Wheated Bourbon is commonly recognized for its creamy texture and sweet flavors. We wanted to accentuate the prominence of the sweet honey notes in our award-winning wheated bourbon by infusing honey in the American Oak Spire, giving it the full release of the flavor it deserves.
What are the tasting notes?
While everyone’s taste buds have different interpretations when it comes to whiskey tasting notes, we’ve found that Wheat & Honey has notes of Honey, Marshmallow, and Candied Fruit.
What kinds of cocktails can you make with Wheat & Honey?
The possibilities are endless, especially due to how versatile this whiskey is, and given that honey pairs well with an array of other ingredients, foods, desserts, and more! It is a great whiskey to have on hand at all times of the year, especially as we approach the holiday season, where hosting and gathering with friends and family are in full swing. Here are a few of the signature Oak & Eden cocktails, created by our in-house mixologist, Grace! Head to our recipes page for even more inspiration.
1.5oz Wheat & Honey
1oz chamomile cream
.75oz strawberry syrup
.75oz lemon juice
1 egg white
Add all ingredients except bitters into a shaker tin with ice and shake until chilled. Strain cocktail into back into tin, discarding ice, and dry shake for 15 seconds. Double strain into a chilled coupe. Put 4-5 drops of angostura bitters on top of the foam and drag a line through each to create your favorite design.
2oz Wheat & Honey
1oz orange juice
.25oz lime juice
2 dashes Angostura bitters
1 egg white
How to make: Add all ingredients into a shaker tin with ice and shake until the tins begin to frost. Strain into the small tin and discard ice, then shake again without ice. (Reverse dry shake) Double strain into a coupe glass. Garnish with freshly grated cinnamon or a light dusting of ground cinnamon.
THE GOLD COAST
1.5oz Wheat & Honey
Sparkling apple cider (Martinelli's is our favorite)
Garnish: Apple fan or dehydrated apple chip
How to make: Pour Wheat & Honey into a collins glass and fill the glass with ice. Top with Martinelli's apple juice and apple garnish.
2 oz Wheat & Honey
.75 oz Spiced Maple Syrup
2 Dashes of bitters
.75 oz lime juice
1 oz orange juice
How to make: Add all ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice and shake until chilled. Strain into a rocks glass and fill with ice. Garnish with dried chile pepper. Enjoy!
Wheat & Honey is now available for you to shop + get shipped directly to your door. We hope you give it, plus our signature cocktails a try!