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Grand Royal

Grand Royal
Smooth Whisky

Category: Corn Whiskey

Date Tasted:
Country: Myanmar
Alcohol: 40%
83 Points
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$4
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Grand Royal
Smooth Whisky

Category: Corn Whiskey

Date Tasted:
Country: Myanmar
Alcohol: 40%
Amber color. Aromas of vanilla taffy, toasted sesame, bitter orange, almond nougat, green apple, grilled corn, and parmesan with a supple, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a brisk finish. A mild, easy-to-drink whisky to shoot and mix.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Mild
Aroma Aroma: vanilla taffy, toasted sesame, bitter orange, almond nougat, green apple, grilled corn, and parmesan
Taste Flavor: brisk
Smoothness Smoothness: Supple
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails and neat
Cocktail Cocktails: Sazerac, Old Fashioned, Manhattan
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A mild, easy-to-drink whisky to shoot and mix.

The Producer

Grand Royal Group

The Producer
No. 33, 6.5 Mile Pyay Road
Hlaing Township, Yangon
Myanmar
95 -420072630

Their Portfolio

81 Eagle Whisky 37.5% (Myanmar) $4.00.
88 Grand Royal Double Gold Whisky 43% (Myanmar) $18.00.
90 Grand Royal Special Reserve Whisky 43% (Myanmar) $9.00.
84 Grand Royal Signature Whisky 40% (Myanmar) $6.00.
84 Grand Royal Whisky 43% (Myanmar) $4.00.
81 Grand Royal ID Whisky 37.2% (Myanmar) $6.00.
83 Grand Royal Smooth Whisky 40% (Myanmar) $4.00.
87 Royal Special London Dry Gin 40% (Myanmar) $4.00.

Corn Whiskey

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Serve in a Glencairn Ganadian Whisky Glass
Corn Whiskey is a commercial product that must contain at least 80% corn, be distilled at less than 80% ABV (160 proof) and if wood-aged, may be aged in either used or new uncharred barrels.

Corn whiskey was the first truly American whiskey, and the precursor to Bourbon. An unaged, clear spirit, it was the type of whiskey that Scotch-Irish farmers produced in their stills for family consumption or to trade for store goods. When state and federal excise taxes were permanently introduced during the Civil War, most of the production of Corn whiskey went underground to become moonshine, where it has remained ever since. A modest amount of commercial Corn whiskey is still produced and consumed in the South.