In-Bottle Finishing Pioneer Unveils Fourth Installment to its Award-Winning Infused Series
DALLAS, September 29, 2022--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today, DFW-based indie whiskey brand Oak & Eden unveils Wheat & Honey, a small batch release blending the brand’s permanent wheated bourbon with a honey-soaked toasted American Oak spire. Honey is the first flavor that most people discern when drinking whiskey, making this infusion an obvious choice to take a good thing and make it great.
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Oak & Eden adds Wheat & Honey ($59.99) to its permanent Infused Series of Whiskies (Photo: Business Wire)
Oak & Eden is built on the foundation of innovation, believing whiskey should be constantly fresh and distinct, never the same. This pursuit leads the brand to constantly create new and unique whiskies that could only be achieved by its patented process of In-Bottle Finishing™. Oak & Eden follows traditional distillation and aging to the letter, aging their whiskeys for at least two years in American Oak barrels. They then break tradition in the finishing (or double barrel) process, where instead of putting the fully aged whiskey in a second barrel to add more flavor coming naturally from the wood, they place in the bottle a Spire; a 5" long spiral-cut piece of oak fashioned from the same species and treatment as barrel oak.
With Wheat & Honey, the spire is paired with another libation, American honey, to infuse the oak with an additional element that adds an essence of flavor on the finish. Wheat & Honey, bottled at 45% Alc. by Vol., is available now exclusively online at oakandeden.com with a price of $59.99 for 750mL. Wheat & Honey will continue to roll out in select Oak & Eden retailers across 30 states in the coming months.
"Every Oak & Eden release reflects our pursuit in customizing the experience of whiskey in unique ways — not just with the products we create, but also with how they are designed to be used," comments Co-Founder and CMO Brad Neathery. "We intentionally crafted Wheat & Honey to pair beautifully with a broad range of refreshing cocktails – cocktails that most people would never assume are whiskey based."
As a naturally sweeter whiskey, Wheat & Honey lends itself as a go-to for cocktails. To complement the launch, Oak & Eden shares four distinct, easy-to-replicate recipes; Cloud Nine, Solar Flare, American Honey and The Gold Coast. Visit Oak & Eden’s Barkeeper’s Diary for full recipes, cocktail tips and more.
More on Wheat & Honey:
Whiskey: Wheated Bourbon - Wheat & Honey begins with a remarkably smooth combination of 51% corn, 45% wheat and 4% malted barley. Once distilled, the bourbon is aged in new American Oak barrels producing a rich, deep yet sweet spirit.
Wood: American Oak - Containing hundreds of naturally occurring botanicals, Oak & Eden uses a 5" American Oak spire in Wheat & Honey, which produces a rich, velvety whiskey full of caramel, butterscotch, and allspice notes.
Fire: Medium Toast - Before placing the spire into the wheated bourbon, it is exposed to fire, technically a Medium Toast, toasting the wood to the perfect degree that will produce a finish that is deep and rich with subtle notes of candied fruit, vanilla, toffee, and caramel.
Infusion: American Honey - Each spire is infused with American Honey before being placed in the bottle for that naturally sweet finish.
Tasting notes: Honey, Marshmallow & Candied Fruit
Oak & Eden will debut additional expressions to its Infused Series over the next year as well as build upon its unique Bottle Builder program where customers can craft their own whiskey bottle using one of the maker’s four finished whiskey bases and over thirty infusion options. The Bottle Builder program is currently offered ($90/ 750ml bottle) at the brand’s Flagship retail location and nano-distillery in Bridgeport, TX.
Check out oakandeden.com for more information on Wheat & Honey as well as the brand’s full lineup of whiskies.
About Oak & Eden:
Where tradition meets innovation. Oak & Eden, founded in 2018 by Sanctified Spirits LLC, has pioneered a patented process called "In-Bottle Finishing," where a 5" long spiral-cut piece of wood called the spire is placed into every fully aged bottle of whiskey, imparting new flavors and characteristics to the whiskey that wouldn’t be achieved in the aging barrel alone. This technique has propelled Oak & Eden to become one of the fastest growing new spirits brands with some of the most prestigious accolades in the industry. Oak & Eden’s lineup of finished whiskeys, infused whiskeys and select Anthro Series collaborative whiskeys is available in over 1,500 major retailers and independent shops across 30 states as well as online at OakandEden.com, Drizly and ReserveBar. Enjoy the sanctity of your whiskey, please drink responsibly. To learn more about Oak & Eden, visit us at oakandeden.com or check us out on Instagram at @oakandeden.
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