Cody Road Bourbon
Cody Road // Iowa, USA
From the MIssissippi River Distilling Company in Le Claire, Iowa this product is bottled at 90 proof after spending one year in 30 gallon newly charred oak barrels. Its mash bill is comprised of 70% corn from Le Claire, 20% wheat and 10% un-malted barley both from Reynolds, IL, a town less than an hour away. One extremely cool feature is that each bottle is hand-labeled and for more information, including the names of the farmers who raised their grain, they offer a section labeled “Batch Notes” on their website.
BourbonProduced anywhere in USA; Mash bill of at least 51% corn; aged in new, charred oak containers.
Cask Typenew, charred American oak
"The aroma of three-year and younger whiskeys is not nearly as refined as I would personally prefer and this distillate (aged for one year) is no different. It definitely has a young grassy note that tails off to the sweet corn malt aroma that you find walking into any distillery. One aspect I do like is the proof that this is bottled at which allows for a bit of a kick and slight burn on the back of the throat. The whiskey is very light on the tongue and is quite drinkable, especially for mixing. I myself am going straight to a Manhattan or something with a little citrus like a Ward 8! Its light mouth-feel would also be enhanced by someone who likes Manhattan variants subbing 1/2 part each Benedictine and Cherry Heering to two parts Cody Road and your favorite bitters."