Troy and Sons Oak Reserve is an interesting whiskey. It’s made using Crooked Creek Corn, an heirloom variety of white corn (non-GMO), and nothing else except water. To get the starch to convert to sugar for the yeast to do its fermentation they utilize a separate enzyme in the fermentation process. Being a 100% corn… Continue!
Balcones Brimstone utilizes their typical corn mash, but during the process of making the whiskey they utilize a “secret process” to smoke the spirit using Texas scrub oak. This makes the whiskey smell like a day by the grill and also seems to make the whiskey a bit more oily than their standard corn whiskeys.… Continue!
Balcones True Blue is the cask strength version of the Balcones Baby Blue I reviewed not too long ago and it’s a powerful, aromatic and flavorful whiskey that’s truly a unique whiskey drinking experience. The roasted blue corn mash gives the whiskey a flavor that’s reminiscent of other the corn whiskeys like Mellow Corn or… Continue!
Platte Valley Corn Whiskey is fairly unique among corn whiskeys because it’s been aged for 3 years in used cooperage. Most corn whiskey you see on the market today, sometimes marketed as moonshine, is aged for 6 months or less. Unlike bourbon which has to spend some amount of time in new charred oak, be… Continue!
Balcones Baby Blue is corn whiskey distilled from blue corn, hence the name. Though what the name doesn’t tell you is that it’s surprisingly tasty. Full of flavor and well balanced the boys down in Waco Texas know what they’re doing (or at least under Chip they did). Using 100% blue corn Chip Tate, the… Continue!
Mellow Corn is a Bottled In Bond corn whiskey put out by the folks at Heaven Hill and is one of the best corn whiskeys I’ve ever had. The only ones I like a little bit more than it are the Balcones True Blue and Baby Blue corn whiskeys but this definitely gives them a… Continue!