Following the successful launch of Wheel Horse Rye, recently rated 94 points at the NY Int'l Spirits Competition, we're excited to announce the launch of Wheel Horse Bourbon Batch 1!
This sour mash, small batch whiskey is made from 70% corn, 21% rye and 9% malted barley. It's distilled in copper stills then matured in hand-selected, 53-gallon, charred American oak barrels for between two and four years. We use a #4 char. Like all of our small batch whiskeys, Wheel Horse Bourbon is bottled at 101 proof and without chill filtration.
More About O.Z. Tyler While the town of Owensboro, KY may not be as well-known as Bardstown or Louisville, it has a history of producing whiskey that dates back to the early 1800s. Similarly, the O.Z. Tyler Distillery (as it is now known) has existed there since 1885, and owns Kentucky Distilling Permit 10. Throughout its history, the distillery (in its various forms) has produced well-known whiskeys such as Ezra Brooks, Mellow Corn and Old Medley.
After being shut down for several decades, the distillery was purchased in 2014, fully restored and re-named O.Z. Tyler. Ron Call, a veteran Master Distiller with 40 years of experience at Jim Beam and Florida Caribbean Distillers, was brought in to facilitate the next evolution of the distilling operation. In 2016, the Master Distiller title was given to Ron’s son, Jacob, a seventh generation Kentuckian and a third-generation distiller. Everything was set up to create the next great Kentucky whiskey.
- Alcohol: 50.5%
- Bottle Size: 750 ml