Dry Fly Straight Wheat Whiskey

Dry Fly Straight Wheat Whiskey
Whisky Dry Fly Straight Wheat Whiskey
Type Wheat
Cask American Oak
Age 3 years old
Abv 45%
Rating 83/100
Reviews of Dry Fly Straight Wheat Whiskey
says on March 1, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 86/100
Finish strength: Long
Color: Tawny

General description

I enjoyed Dry Fly Washington Wheat Whiskey more after the bottle had been open for a week and the first pour was gone.  The whiskey wasn't real complex at first, but with time, hints of grainy sweetness and nuts came through.  It is a nice warm pour and quite mellow; a tribute to its wheat no doubt.

Region: Spokane, WA, USA
Distiller: Dry Fly Distilling
Classification: Straight Whiskey
Age: 3 years
Mash bill: 100% local soft white wheat
Casks: New 53-gallon American Oak barrels
Barrel Char: #3
ABV: 45 (90 Proof)

I drank it neat, from a Glencairn glass.


Dry Fly Washington Wheat Whiskey has no noticible alcohol on the nose.  Its draughty clean freshness is like trees in the full leaf of summer which then mellows into bitter-sweet dried harvest grain.


A clean alcohol burn hits the tonge and roof of the mouth at first, then dicipates quickly into spicy  warmness.   A faint hint of citrus can be detected, but in no way could this whisky be considered fruity.  There is the typical pepperiness one finds in many whiskeys, but also a nice wheated sweetness which couples nicely with dry dusty corn and a surprising (but welcome) taste of peanuts.

This whiskey is blended well and its flavours are challenging to detect.  Dry Fly Washington Wheat has a creamy mouth feel, and leaves a nice warming sensation in the throat.  Its small droplets form in the Glencairn when tipped then extend down the glass in long, clinging legs as the dram is enjoyed.


As noted above, this is a mouth and tongue warming whiskey, which also offers an enjoyable simple burn when swallowed.  Dry Fly Straight Wheat finishes subtle and long.  When gone, there is a dry but subtle oakiness left in the empty glass not detected on the nose or in the mouth.

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