Troy & Sons Oak Reserve
Asheville Distilling Co. // North Carolina, USA
This is an aged version of the Troy & Sons Platinum Small-Batch Moonshine. Its mash-bill is 100% Heirloom Crooked Creek Corn, which is a non-genetically modified corn produced continuously for 120 years on McEntire Farm in North Carolina. No age statement, but the whiskey is “mellowed” in charred oak barrels.
CornMash bill at least 80% corn, no requirement to age, but if aged, must be in either new un-charred oak barrels or used oak barrels.
Cask Typeused bourbon barrels
"There’s a hint of sweet, white corn on the nose, along with some deep vanilla from the oak. More sniffs reveal a bit of mild cherry. Texturally, this is a syrupy spirit with a fair amount of heat on the palate. Unfortunately the oak influence actually hides some of the pure corn flavor present on the un-aged spirit. I was really impressed with the expressiveness and terroir of the moonshine. While still tasty, this aged version seems superfluous. "