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Please enjoy my Bluegrass Distillers Blue Corn Bottled In Bond Bourbon Review!
A Unique Bourbon
Bluegrass Distillers Blue Corn Bottled in Bond Bourbon is a unique bourbon. Not only does Bluegrass Distillers use a non-GMO blue corn grown in central Kentucky, they also use wheat as the secondary grain. So, why is wheat unique? Well, because the majority of bourbons have rye as their secondary grain. We don’t even have to guess at the exact recipe; the folks at Bluegrass Distillers share the mash bill with us right there on the label. It’s 75% Blue Corn, 21% Wheat & 4% Malted Barley.
At Least 4 Years Old
So, how old is this bourbon? The age is stated only as “Aged at least 4 years”, which, by definition this bourbon must be, as that is one of the defining features of a “bonded” bourbon. That’s another cool thing; the Bottled In Bond designation also makes this bourbon unique. There aren’t too many blue corn bourbons out there; Balcones makes blue corn bourbon and corn whiskey and Google mentions a few others, but that’s really it. So a Bottled In Bond, wheated, blue corn bourbon is a pretty rare bird indeed!
Let’s taste it:
? Rested for 15 minutes in a Glencairn
??Nose: Sweet cornbread, honey, caramel, apple cider; hint of apricot leather candy; light toast and some oak; touch of cinnamon on a background of subtle oatmeal like graininess; moderate alcohol
??Taste: Sweet cornbread, honey, syrupy, with notes of sweet berries, perhaps blueberry; mild oak; barrel char
??Finish: The same flavors and sweetness continue into the finish. Some black pepper spice, subtle cinnamon and barrel char grow; light oak lingers; moderately long with a moderate burn
Bluegrass Distillers Blue Corn Bottled In Bond Bourbon is quite a sweet bourbon; almost syrupy, pretty much all the way to the very end. The flavors are full and rich, with a nice warming sensation. Towards the end the flavors do become spicier with a bit of a burn, but it never gets out of hand. Somewhere in the middle, there are some sweet berries. Blueberries come to mind, but perhaps I am being swayed by the “blue” in blue corn.
Have you had any whiskeys from Bluegrass Distillers? What about this, or any, Blue Corn Bourbon? Cheers!?
But That’s Not All!
PS – If you would like to learn a little bit more about Bluegrass Distillers and see a short video, check out our write up on BourbonObsessed.com in the Distillery Reviews section!
I hope you enjoyed my Bluegrass Distillers Blue Corn Bottled In Bond Bourbon Review! Next, why don’t you check out our Bluegrass Distillers Bottled In Bond Wheated Bourbon Review!
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