I grew up in the area surrounding Utica NY, so when I saw that a bourbon had been distilled in the area I figured I might as well try it. It has since be renamed “Adirondack 601 Bourbon” but I don’t imagine much has changed. It is actually a 100% corn mashbill, from NY corn. I had Bottle #420 from Batch 32.
Paid: $15 for 750ml
Distilled/Owned by: Adirondack Distilling Company
Region: Utica, NY
Aged For: Less than four years
Mashbill: 100% corn
Cask Type: New charred oak
Chill Filtered: Some cloudiness in my glass suggested that this is NCF, but I can’t confirm or deny.
Color Added: Again I don’t think so, but I cannot confirm
Color: Light Amber
Drank: Neat, in a glencairn
Nose: Grain funk, milled corn, herbal, wet dirt. Smells more like white dog than bourbon.
Taste: Young sharp corn graininess, astringent, copper, oak, a touch of caramel, and pepper
Finish: Short, medium warmth, canned corn and oak notes, with herbs and dirt.
Thoughts: If you blindfolded me and asked me to drink this, I’d have told you it was moonshine. Far too young to be enjoyed at this point. The herbal notes could make for an interesting flavor given more time in the barrel.
Score: 58 out of 100