Whiskey Review: OYO Whiskey

Whiskey Review: OYO Whiskey

OYO WhiskeyOhio soft red winter wheat is not what you would typically think of for the start of a fine whiskey.  The good folks at Middle West Spirits thought it would be a unique addition though instead of the typical grains of corn and rye.  Their resulting OYO flagship whiskey is produced in small batches using single-source Ohio grains and aged for a minimum of two years in American white oak before being bottled at 92 proof.

The two owners, Brady Konya and Ryan Lang, are dedicated to the local Ohio River Valley and all that comes out of it. They are also proud to practice the time-honored craft of producing our spirits from grain to bottle, one small batch at a time.

Here are my tasting notes for the OYO Whiskey:

Color: medium honey amber in glass

Nose: light grains, vanilla, spices (cinnamon), leather

Palette: vanilla, grain, smoked spices

Finish: smooth, soft almost velvety texture, slight heat, short to medium

A very nice lighter sipping whiskey, with a $45 price point should you want to track down a bottle for yourself,  it has a place in your bar. I give the OYO Whiskey a score of 84 points.