Appearance: Medium blonde with a soft texture
Nose: Somewhat dusty and vaporous at first, the addition of water helps calm the sharper notes and reveals ester-forward aromas of banana and milk chocolate chips.
Palate: Beginning with tart tropical fruit, the palate builds with big, successive levels of clove and spice. It’s surprisingly bold.
Finish: On the shorter side, but spicy and lip-tingling. A dry, slightly mouth-puckering finish invites another sip.
The marketing materials describe this whiskey as “dense and complex,” and they’re spot on. Low Gap Four-Year-Old Wheat refutes the notion that all wheat whiskeys are soft and mild, yet this one isn’t harsh or overwrought, either – just bigger and more complicated than I expected. Very enjoyable.