• Anthony Riccardi

Nine Banded Cask Strength Wheated Bourbon - Review



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Nine Banded Wheated Bourbon - Cask Strength

Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Blended and Bottled by Nine Banded in Austin, Texas

Distilled in Lawrenceburg, Indiana

NAS - Aged at least 2 Years

115 Proof

Mash Bill: 51% Corn, 45% Wheat, 4% Malted Barley

Retail Price: ~$55

Double Gold - 2021 World Spirits Competition - San Francisco


Poured Neat in a Glencairn


Color: Deep Gold


Nose: Honey, Sweet Cream, a touch of Leather


Palate: Cracker Jack, Bold, Caramel, Brown Sugar


Finish: Viscous with a Medium Linger


Overall: Trying this Cask Strength expression after the 90 Proof is like leveling up in a very good way. Much more complexity and flavor dancing on the palate and the finish. I know thats strange to say based on the youth, but I urge you to look past that and concentrate solely on the flavor. The proof point is in a "sweet-spot" and creates the experience here. I'm happy about this release and can see myself enjoying this pour on a daily basis. A well deserved Double Gold from SF.


From the label: " Straight Bourbon Whiskey crafted from a unique blend of wheat, corn and malted barley brought to life with limestone-filtered water from the Texas Hill Country."


Thank you to the team over at Nine Banded for getting this to the Library and giving me a shot to try something new with no strings attached. Cheers!


Library Rating: 8.2 / 10

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