Ragged Branch Wheated Bourbon Whiskey is the four-year-old brainchild of Alex Toomy (owner of Ragged Branch) and the late, great distiller, Dave Pickerell. The whiskey was released in September of last year and since then it’s received its share of positive reviews from consumer and trade journals. And it’s about to get another one from us.
90 proof, Ragged Branch Wheated Bourbon Whiskey includes 66% corn, and 17% malted barley and is distinctly Virginia. The Ragged Branch farm produces the majority of the ingredients used in the bourbon’s mash.
Cherry vanilla and caramel on the nose provide a happy welcome, with brown sugar and cinnamon evident upon first entry. Full round-mouthed feel, sweet and nutty on the second round. We can’t imagine many bourbon drinkers would disagree that this is one of the better brands active today. We gave it a 92.