Bourbon By Nino Kilgore-Marchetti / January 21, 2020 The Oak & Eden spirits label out of Texas, as we touched upon when it first debuted in mid-2018, is all about taking traditionally aged whiskeys like rye and bourbon and finishing them in bottle with a a five-inch-long, spiral-cut piece of American oak that reportedly imparts “new flavors and characteristics to the whiskey that couldn’t be achieved in a single barrel alone.” Its newest release in this regard is a wheated bourbon finished inside the bottle with “a toasted French Oak Spire.” The new Oak & Eden Wheat & Spire bourbon, according to those behind it, begins as a two year old wheated bourbon with a mash bill of 51% corn, 45% wheat and 4% malted barley. It is then put into a glass bottle and a French oak spiral cut piece of wood that has a medium toast is added, compounding over time what is said to be “the naturally occurring creamy, silky experience found in a wheated Bourbon.” “With the rise in popularity of wheated Bourbon, we wanted to create a one-of-a-kind experience in Wheat & Spire,” said Oak & Eden Cofounder & CEO, Joe Giildenzopf, in a prepared statement. “The addition of the French Oak Spire creates a smooth silkiness coming from the rich botanicals and porous characteristics found in French Oak. Oak & Eden Wheat & Spire (image via Oak & Eden) “Because of the way the Spire helps to develop such a smooth finish, Oak & Eden has become recognized as one of the staple whiskies by both whiskey connoisseurs and lay drinkers alike, and Wheat & Spire may just be our smoothest and most pleasant whiskies yet.” Read More Whiskey NewsWhiskey Reviews: Lux Row Daviess County BourbonsWheat & Spire is the third permanent mark in the Oak & Eden product line, alongside its predecessors, Bourbon & Spire and Rye & Spire. It looks to be pricing around $45 per 750 ml bottle and is bottled at 90 proof. It is available for sale in Texas, Colorado, Kentucky, Tennessee, Oklahoma, Michigan and Louisiana. Shop the Johnnie Walker Blue Label at ReserveBar!