McKenzie Bourbon

Bourbon

Finger Lakes Distilling // New York, USA

  • Cost

  • Distiller Score

    85
  • Avg. Rating

    2.55
    2 out of 5 stars
    ( 11 )

The trend of experimentation seems to be ever more prevalent in young American whiskey brands and McKenzie is no exception. The mashbill is seemingly familiar (70% corn, 20% rye and 10% malted barley) however, the corn and rye are sourced from local area farmers. Then, after going through a double pot-still distillation, it is aged a minimum of 3 years in charred American oak.

  • age
    NAS
  • abv
    45.5
  • Bourbon
    Produced anywhere in USA; Mash bill of at least 51% corn; aged in new, charred oak barrels.
  • Cask Type
    53-gallon American white oak

Tasting Notes

"You'll be greeted with a slight astringent zing upon first nosing that quickly opens up into a bouquet of lemon zest, white pepper, dried tangerine sweetness, and a hint of burnt sugary vanilla. After a few sips this whiskey starts to sing with more lively citrus notes, even a note of bright green apple that later tappers off to a pleasant warming, buttery, dried fruit vibe with hints of cinnamon and cardamom. A light-hearted and enjoyable dram, great for the spring and summer months ahead. "

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Flavor Profile

Vanilla & Sweet