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1 liter bottle of Wheatley Vodka paired with raw oysters

Wheatley Vodka

How Vodka is Supposed to Taste

When you set out to craft a vodka from scratch, over 200 years of distilling experience comes in handy. Made in small batches, our Wheatley Vodka is the brainchild of our Master Distiller Harlen Wheatley, along with the dedicated team at the celebrated Buffalo Trace Distillery. 

Customers enjoying their custom drinks made with Wheatley Vodka

Craft Distilled

Crafted in small batches using Harlen’s one-of-a-kind micro-still and his unique wheat recipe, Wheatley Vodka is distilled a total of 10 times, triple-filtered, and bottled at 82 proof.  An artisanal vodka, Wheatley has a clean, crisp, fresh taste. It delivers the kind of exceptional quality you would expect from the world’s most award-winning Distillery. 

“We’ve put everything we know about distilling bourbon into this vodka.”

Harlen Wheatley, Master Distiller signature
  • Wheatley is pure and crisp on the nose, with a clean taste and hints of soft vanilla. It stands up sturdily in a cocktail.

  • Armed with a chemistry degree and a chemical engineering degree, Harlen Wheatley came to our flagship distillery as a supervisor in 1995. By 2005, he was named Master Distiller, becoming Buffalo Trace's sixth Master Distiller since the Civil War. He oversees a number of our distilling and aging locations and actively educates the public about the Sazerac spirits portfolio. We proudly note that Harlen is a four-time James Beard Award nominee in the Outstanding Wine and Spirits Professional category.  This is a distinctive testament to his top-notch career. 

“Excellent, Highly Recommended.”

Ultimate Spirits Challenge

"Crisp intense nose with slightly grainy notes. Lovely clean spirit." 

International Wine & Spirits Competition

“From Bourbon-maker Buffalo Trace, this small-batch vodka is remarkably soft, with subtle undertones of vanilla and cinnamon on the warming finish.”  

Kara Newman, Wine Enthusiast

“Wheatley Vodka shows complex aromas of earthy, toasted grains and yellow cake. The palate is rich and bold bolstered by its couple of extra degrees of alcohol …. This is a vodka who’s merits can be enjoyed on its own, properly chilled.”

John Rankin, 

"Clean nose, nice mouthfeel that covers the tongue with full body, smooth finish.

World Vodka Awards

“It’s not intimidating, it’s not overpowering, it’s just well-rounded. I think with the wheat in the vodka it just softens it, but doesn’t lose the quality or strength of the liquor. I’ve had it in every vodka cocktail since we’ve opened.” 

Matthew Wesolik, Clever Rabbit

“I choose to use Wheatley Vodka in my cocktails because it is the best-made vodka on the market today in its price category. As most people know, Buffalo Trace produces the finest bourbons on the planet. They use the same quality ingredients to make this vodka, which is distilled a ridiculous ten times.” 

Jason Curtsinger, Belle's Cocktail House

Winner of Over 30 Awards

2020 Bronze Medal

San Francisco World Spirits Competition

2020 Silver Medal

World Vodka Awards

2019 Double Gold Medal; Best in Class

New York World Spirits Competition

2019 Gold Medal; Best American Vodka

World Vodka Awards

2019 Ultimate Spirits Challenge 92 Points

2019 Best of Category

Los Angeles International Spirits Competition

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What You'll Need

1.5 ounces Wheatley Vodka

4 ounces grapefruit juice

Rosemary for garnish


Combine ingredients into a shaker.

Add ice and shake.

Strain in desired glass.

Garnish with rosemary.

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