Blended American Whiskey
Great Lakes Distillery // Wisconsin, USA
Kinnickinnic Whiskey is a product of Great Lakes Distillery located in the heart of Milwaukee and founded by Guy Rehorst. The takes its name from the Ojibwe word which roughly translates to “mixture”. Specifically, it refers to a blending of tobacco and other plants. Kinnickinnic is a blend of sourced Kentucky straight bourbon whiskey and their own malt and rye whiskey which they distill in Wisconsin.
Blended American WhiskeyStraight whiskey(s) must comprise at least 20% of the blend with the remainder comprised of whisky of any type or a grain neutral spirit or a combination of the two.
"Bottled at 86 proof, the nose is very malt forward and sweet with a bit of dewy buffalo grass. On the forefront of the palate there is a bit of charcoal that turns quickly to spiced caramel. The finish is slightly creamy and tingling in nature and soothes to a chewy malt cereal grain. The whiskey seems best suited for cocktails making the name “mixed” an even more suitable one. Try it in a Blood and Sand or a Black Manhattan. "