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Grand Royal

Grand Royal
Whisky

Category: Corn Whiskey

Date Tasted:
Country: Myanmar
Alcohol: 43%
84 Points
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$4.00
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Grand Royal
Whisky

Category: Corn Whiskey

Date Tasted:
Country: Myanmar
Alcohol: 43%
Clear golden yellow color. Aromas and flavors of corn bread, peach pie, powdered sugar, and lemon rind with a glycerous, bright, dryish light body and a warming, short pencil eraser, cucumber rind, and margarine finish. A mild whiskey for mixing.
Tasting Info
Spirits Glass Style: Mild
Aroma Aroma: corn bread, peach pie, powdered sugar, and lemon rind
Taste Flavor: pencil eraser, cucumber rind, and margarine
Smoothness Smoothness: Warming
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails
Cocktail Cocktails: Whiskey and Soda, Old Fashioned, Manhattan
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A mild whiskey for mixing.
The Producer

Grand Royal Group

The Producer
No. 33, 6.5 Mile Pyay Road
Hlaing Township, Yangon
Myanmar
95 -420072630
Corn Whiskey
Spirits Glass Glencairn Canadian Straw.jpg
Serve in a Canadian 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.
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