2nd Chance Wheat Whiskey
The Sonoma County Distilling Company is a distillery founded in 2010 in the heart of Sonoma County tasked with producing high quality whiskeys for the discerning whiskey drinker. Grain to Glass is our focus – every level of the production is handled in-house including the mashing and fermentation of grains, direct-fired alembic pot distillation, small barrel aging, and packaging. Through hard work, time-honored techniques, and our ideal location in picturesque Sonoma County, we are California’s premier whiskey distillery
Promoting the lighter side of the darker spirits, our 2nd Chance Wheat Whiskey presents a typically forgotten grain as the pivotal player in this bright, smooth whiskey. A foundation of unmalted wheat is paired with malted rye that is then twice direct-fire distilled, implementing traditional 16th century techniques to create an experience reflective of our coastal heritage to achieve a gentle, welcoming profile for an easy to enjoy spirit.
NOSE: There is a sweetness from the wheat and a spiciness from the rye that roll and mingle on their way out of the glass. Some caramel mixes with raw grain and citrus notes and a light bit of vanilla. It smells a bit young, but the sweet and spicy combo is rather nice
PALATE: Again it’s sweet and spice battling it out for dominance with caramel, raw grain and citrus playing the calvary. Vanilla is a little heavier here than on the nose and some light baking spice shows up towards the end. The flavor is a little on the light side, but it’s pleasant all the way.
FINISH: Grain driven but complimented with notes of caramel, vanilla and wheated sweetness