Jim Murray describes this as oily with a sweet and spicy flavour. Mellow Corn is distilled at the Heaven Hill distillery.
One to try
One to try..
Strong and alcoholic, as you would expect at 100% proof, but nicely different. The only other corn whiskey I've tried is Balcones Baby Blue, which was the whisky equivalent of a Saturday night drive in at the movies...this is less subtle, stronger, but still full of flavour. Nicely different.
22nd January 2015
Where to start? Lets start with the packaging. I love the bottle, save for the awful plastic screw cap, what were they thinking? And so it goes on that one minute I love it, the next I find it a confusing proposition to say the least as it changes from dram to dram. The nose can be cheap perfume, petrol or sweet buttered popcorn with a hint of smoke. The palate can be overwhelmingly peppery or a subtle balance of sweetness, with great viscosity and a spicy finish. As shocked as I am finding myself saying it, one I might consider trying "on the rocks", which I shall do this evening.
16th January 2015
Worth trying as an example of straight corn whisky. Its very uncomplicated, slightly sweet and very spicy. It's not a complex dram to linger over but for what it is deserves a visitation. Love the bottle, save for the bloody awful plastic screw cap!
15th January 2015
I added a bottle of this to my selection in order to keep on exploring as many types of whisk(e)y as possible, never having tasted corn whiskey. I like it, all things considered. It hasn't got much in the way of a nose, and a great big oily flavour - I'd concur with Jim Murray on this one. It's not a delicate spirit, but it does appeal in terms of intensity of spicy sweetness. I've tried it neat, with water, and in an Old Fashioned - although I wouldn't recommend this last, it tends to be a bit sweet and homogenous to be the main player in that particular cocktail:- a lively rye is my personal preference.