601 Bourbon

601 Bourbon

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

43.2% ABV

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