King’s Country Distillery Tasting Notes

Posted: July 1, 2016 in American Whiskies, Whiskies

King’s County Distillery Moonshine 40%

Brooklyn, NY

80% New York State organic corn and 20% Scottish malted barley

Tasted: Dec 2014

The nose is raw but it has some slightly sweet corn along with some oily ‘off the still notes’

The palate is raw but relatively soft. Lightly oiled corn biscuits and herbs. Quite long but obviously simple.

King’s County Distillery Bourbon 45%

New York State organic corn and Scottish malted barley

Aged Less than 4 years. Barrel No93

Tasted: Dec 2014

The nose is very young and oily with plenty of youthful corn and a touch of unsweetened caramel. Not surprisingly it’s pretty straightforward.

The palate is young and oily, again heavy on the corn with a touch of toffee/caramel and coffee. Lightly spiced with a rather hot finish.

King’s Country Peated Bourbon 45%

Tasted: Apr 2016

Nose: Young, oily and slightly feinty with some sweet oak and corn beneath. A touch of herbal rye, marzipan, peanut butter, dunnage and chilli spice follows.

Palate: Oily, but not so feinty with soft, slightly singed corn, bitter oak and bitter, herbal rye. Rather unintegrated with both youthful spirit and tired old spirit notes.

Finish: Dry and bitter with lingering herbal rye, chilli spice, hickory and bitter chocolate.

Conclusion: If I’m being brutally honest it feels like someone has taken worn out old spirit and tried to revive it by vatting in far too youthful spirit. Sorry if that’s not the case but this definitely doesn’t work for me.

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