66 Gilead Wild Oak with Dan & Ryan

img_144366 Gilead Wild Oak, a new Ontario whisky from Prince Edward County. Yay for whisky from within 300 kilometres from home! Thanks to Brad for picking this up on a recent trip.

The Wild Oak is a corn, rye and wheat bourbon-style whisky aged in charred oak, and it does taste like a rye bourbon. The corn sweetness is present with that crazy wheat spice. Here’s what we thought:

Dan – sweet rose water/oakiness, slight vanilla corn
Simon – damp lumber yard, mossy rocks, corn mash
Ryan – oak, apple

Dan – super sweet corn with must & used oil
Simon – corn sweet, rye back
Ryan – spice, sweet after, a little harsher

Dan – light & sweet, warmth at the middle
Simon – tongue burn, chest warm, lingering wooden taste
Ryan – acidic, coppery

Dan – less sweet, popsicle sticks
Simon – thin wood slats
Ryan – n/a

Dan – 7/10
Simon – 7/10
Ryan – 6/10

66 Gilead Wild Oak Whisky – 47% 750ml – $39.95 – Ontario

Try it? Yes. Buy it? Yes.

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