McKenzie Bottled-in-Bond Wheated Bourbon

Bourbon

Finger Lakes Distilling // New York, USA

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  1. Dee-Kakar

    Tasted
    3.75
    3.75 out of 5 stars
  2. sliskey

    Tasted
    4.0
    4.0 out of 5 stars
  3. emanprudentemd

    Tasted
    4.0
    4.0 out of 5 stars
  4. dubz480

    Tasted
    4.5
    4.5 out of 5 stars
    Every once in a while you trip, fall and just happen to stumble upon a hidden gem that has yet to gain much notoriaty but you know it's just a matter of time. This particular Whiskey represents the aforementioned gem. Now for anyone who may have previously tasted their rye or bourbon, you need to set aside those less than great experiences and give this one a try because it's legit. So let's get some intel on what this is and who the heck is distilling it: 1) It's distilled and aged by Finger Lakes Distillery out of NY state. 2) It's bottled in bond (a rarity for a craft distiller) with median age of 5 yrs and bottled at 50% abv 3) Its a Wheated Mashbill, 70% Corn, 20% Red Winter Wheat and 10% malted barley. Let's dive into the tasting: On the palatte it's rich and viscous, a solid medium viscosity. Initial notes are caramel, cocoa, Fuji apples and a hint of white pepper. The mid palette adds a dried red fruit note along with oak and pecans. It leads to a long and robust oak, pepper and butterscotch finish. The oak lingers on the tongue. It's a really lovely pour. The fact that you get no young distillate notes is quite an achievement. Now let's put this into context. For a craft distillery putting out a young wheated bourbon, it's a knock out. It's superior in every way to both Wyoming and Garrison Brother's (the two other fine wheated options outside of KY). Now how does it stack up to the KY big boys? I recently did a blind tasting with this, my Weller 107 SiB and Rebel 10. The main take away was that there wasn't much separating any of these whiskey's. In the end I did rate this one lower than the other two, but the fact that I had to think about it tells you how good this is. So back to my earlier proclamation, this one will eventually get the hype it deserves. Of that I am sure (even if it is distilled in NY 😜). As it stands today, with all the Weller and Rebel 10 mania we now finally have an option that is available, well priced (yes Garrison Brother's your $80 price point I take issue with) and damn good. My friends in the Tri State Area, do yourself a favor and at least get a pour (but you should buy a bottle). Everyone else, if you happen to see it, buy it! Cheers all!
    42.99 USD per Bottle
    GCM Liquor
  5. Terriblemuse

    Tasted
    3.75
    3.75 out of 5 stars
    A little nutty, with a little roasted cereal and caramel on the tongue. Finish is good, a little oily with some candy pecans, with an average length. Very solid all around, and truly impressive for a craft distillery.
  6. LagunaSurfer

    Tasted
    4.0
    4.0 out of 5 stars
  7. LagunaSurfer

    Tasted
    4.0
    4.0 out of 5 stars
  8. LagunaSurfer

    Tasted
    3.75
    3.75 out of 5 stars
  9. jcoder

    Tasted
    3.0
    3.0 out of 5 stars
  10. nicholasbalk

    Tasted
    4.25
    4.25 out of 5 stars
    Nifty effort for a craft distillery. Stacks up to KY BIBs. $40 is a great price. 4.25.
    40.0 USD per Bottle
    Village Discount Wines & Lqrs
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