One Eight Distilling Untitled Whiskey No. 18 is a blend of One Eight’s homemade District Made Rye that was aged for 2 years in 25 gallon barrels, and sourced 14 year old bourbon (probably from MGP). While not necessarily One Eight’s goal, this reminds me of High West’s Bourye and Wild Turkey Forgiven, both bourbon and rye blends. Untitled No. 18 is also unique in that it’s the first Untitled release to not be finished, include whiskey distilled by One Eight, and one of the few that are cask strength – always exciting.
Since my purchase came with a tasting kit of the two individual components of the blend, I’ll be intermittently including my thoughts about those parts to hopefully tell the whole story as I smell and taste the final blend. If you’re curious, you can also read my separate in-depth reviews of the District Made 2 year old cask strength rye and the 14 year old single barrel cask strength bourbon. I’ve been eagerly anticipating this whiskey ever since I pre-ordered it, so let’s find out if this blending experiment was successful in this One Eight Distilling Untitled Whiskey No. 18 review.