Is this the future of whiskey? Triticale is a new grain variety created by crossing species of wheat and rye to create a grain with the hardiness of rye and the yields of wheat. Malted triticale is similar to malted rye and has been identified as a grain with great promise for the brewing and distilling industry. Even more interesting, unmalted triticale has high diastatic power and a very low gelatinization temp, meaning it can mash without prior boiling. In terms of taste, it does have the spicy character of rye but is less pronounced. This is a remarkable grain with a lot of potential for the future of whiskey making and results in a remarkable whiskey.
Bronze, 2012 American Distillers Institute Awards