Wheat whiskey is made with at least 51% wheat (as opposed to corn for bourbon). The end result is an incredibly silky-smooth whiskey with a lighter flavor profile than bourbon. Bernheim is credited with barreling the first whiskey made from wheat in 2001, and as more people get turned on to this product, more producers are laying it down. WHEATED Whiskey uses wheat (less than 50%) in the mashbill to lend it's soft characteristics to bourbon or rye. We are big fans of Wheat Whiskey at Ace Spirits.