Mid-Best is a small, badass distillery in Missouri. I always have a soft spot for small distilleries because you know they love what they’re doing – Hell, if you look on their facebook page you can see videos of them blasting rock music while making spirits. And Mid-Best is a real craft distillery. They’re not faking their labels to pull off some marketing stunt (looking at you, Templeton). Unfortunately, unlike the beer world, real, small, craft distilleries doesn’t always equal great product – But Mid-Best knows what they’re doing and makes great spirits, especially with their kick ass wheat whiskey.
How to Drink it
This is a really versatile whiskey. It goes great neat, or on the rocks. Normally, I don’t like wheat whiskies in cocktails (due to the soft flavor of wheat) but Mid-Best Wheat Whiskey surprisingly has a good kick of flavor to it that would go great is any cocktail, especially an old fashioned. And after performing the elaborate shot-test (taking two shots) I give shots of this stuff a thumbs up.
For a wheat whiskey- this stuff has a lot of flavor. The first sip is a mild sweet/spiciness which quickly turns into a bite. You can really taste the alcohol in this stuff, but its well balanced and nice. And at 50% alcohol how can you complain! Seriously though, this stuff is half booze and you would probably never be able to tell because it’s so smooth. So when you’re drinking this whiskey, make sure you’re on the buddy system. Stranger danger like you read about.
Mid-Best whiskey has more flavor than most wheat whiskies. It has a bit of a bite to it, and if you’re new to whiskey and can’t handle the harshness, stick to your Canadian whisky. For everyone else, if you can find a bottle of this stuff, you should definitely give it a try!