Ironroot Hubris Corn Whiskey Review

Ironroot Hubris Corn Whiskey, from Ironroot Republic Distillery, has won multiple awards at the World Whiskies Awards. Made with Heirloom Blue Corn and non-GMO Yellow Dent Corn, all from Texas, Hubris offers a complex flavor profile with sweet fruit, caramel, and butterscotch notes up front, and a spicy finish. To learn all more, read our full review!
Ironroot Hubris
Straight Texas Corn Whiskey
24th Edition
Aged 45 months
117.8 Proof
MSRP: ~$70
Review

Please enjoy our Ironroot Hubris Corn Whiskey review!

The Ironroot Republic Distillery… and Grapes

The Likarish brothers, Jonathan and Robert, opened Ironroot Republic Distillery in Denison, Texas, back in 2014. Coincidentally, Denison was where Thomas Volney (T.V.) Munson, known for helping saving the French wine industry during the “French Wine Blight”, lived from 1876 onward, and where he did much of his work with grapes. In the late 1860’s, when phylloxera was ravaging European vineyards, particularly in France, a solution was needed, and that’s where T.V. came in. Munson had developed phylloxera resistant hybrids, and upon request, he sent some of this rootstock to France, where it was grafted to local varieties. That did the trick, and French vineyards were able to regenerate. It is this “iron root” from which Ironroot Republic Distillery gets their name.

Ironroot Hubris Texas Corn Whiskey

Ironroot Hubris Texas Corn Whiskey won the title of Best American Corn Whiskey at the World Whiskies Awards in 2023, having won World’s Best Corn Whiskey in 2021, 2019 & 2017. Hubris Corn Whiskey is made from a mash bill of Texas Heirloom Purple Corn and non-GMO Yellow Dent Corn, and is aged in second fill European Oak casks.

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Tasting Notes

Let’s taste it:

🛏 Rested for 15 minutes in a Glencairn

👉🏻Nose: Sweet red delicious apples, tangerines & sweet caramel; Grape punch in the background; Mild oak; Ample alcohol
👉🏻Taste: Mildly sweet; Light caramel, butterscotch & tangerines
👉🏻Finish: Ample capsaicin spice lasts a long, long time; Subtle butterscotch; Dry with mild char and smoke at the end; Moderate burn and warmth

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Ample Fruit Up Front, Spice In The Finish

Ironroot Hubris Corn Whiskey has ample sweet fruit, like red delicious apples, up front, with a bit of a citrus tang, and some caramel, too. The taste brings more caramel and butterscotch, with some citrus, as well. Surprisingly, the taste is only mildly sweet, probably a function of Hubris’ age. The finish brings considerable capsaicin spice, with hints of butterscotch. Finally, mild char, dryness and smoke bring up the end of the long finish. There’s quite a bit of deep warmth arising from the ample proof.

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Conclusion

I’ve been really enjoying this Ironroot Hubris Corn Whiskey, and am rapidly depleting my bottle. What’s surprising about it, is that corn is not a dominant flavor anywhere in the sip. In fact, there’s quite a bit of complexity to this corn whiskey, likely a result of almost 4 years of aging in the Texas climate. If you are a corn whiskey fan, and would like to try one with more body and complexity than they generally have, then you’ll want to give Ironroot Hubris Corn Whiskey a try! Cheers!🥃

We hope you have enjoyed our Ironroot Hubris Corn Whiskey review! If you would like to learn more about the Likarish’s distillery, then you’ll want to read our articles, Ironroot Republic Distillery Tour Review and The Founding of Ironroot Republic Distillery!

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