Wheel Horse Whiskey Releases Cigar Blend Bourbon


November 29, 2023

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Wheel Horse Whiskey introduced Wheel Horse Cigar Blend Bourbon, a limited-edition whiskey distilled at Green River Distillery in Owensboro, Kentucky. With just 3,000 bottles available, the limited offering will be available online in most states, along with limited availability on shelves.

Cigar Blend whiskeys are a growing trend as many drinkers look for new, unique offerings. This new Wheel Horse Cigar Blend Bourbon was aged over four years in its original oak barrels and then finished in a combination of Sherry, Port, and Armagnac casks for approximately 6-8 months. The barrels were married and the whiskey was bottled at 101 proof (50.5% ABV), non-chill filtered. The expression retails around $40 per bottle.

“While there is no official definition for a ‘Cigar Blend,’ there is history to the term,” Terry Lozoff, Spirits Director at Latitude Beverage, owners of the Wheel Horse brand, said in a news release. “In American whiskey, Cigar Blends have typically involved a combination of finishes, with Armagnac and/or Cognac being a favored choice. For Wheel Horse Cigar Blend, we are using Armagnac-finished Bourbon as the base, but this is complemented by a smaller amount of Sherry and Port-finished Bourbons.”

Wheel Horse whiskies are distilled at Green River, which was founded in 1885, standing as one of the oldest distilleries in Kentucky and the westernmost point on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail. The Wheel Horse family of whiskies includes the brand’s flagship 101 proof Rye and Bourbon. These expressions have racked up numerous accolades since hitting the market, including Top 20 Whiskies of 2021 and a 94-point rating from Whisky Advocate for Bourbon, and Gold Medals for both Bourbon and Rye at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition.

Wheel Horse whiskeys are available in retail locations across more than two dozen states and nationwide on www.wheelhorsewhiskey.com.