When’s a whiskey in America not a bourbon? There are a couple of things, Bourbon must be aged in charred barrels made from new American oak, and must be aged for at least four years, corn whisky doesn’t actually need any maturation at all although Mellow Corn is aged but in used barrels.
Palate. Toffee with orange honey again, rich corn, like buttery popcorn, the orange comes back and it settles into a orange sweetie feel.
Finish. Surprising for a whiskey bottled at 50% there is no burn, maybe my mouth and throat are just used to it these days, a little burnt toffee lingers for a bit and then disappears just before I take another sip.
It’s a fair and honest dram this, it’s straightforward and none too complex, I suspect it might work well in cocktails and is very good value for money if you can find it in a local specialist or online.