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Stein Distillery

Stein Distillery
7 Year Old Straight Cougar Corn Whiskey

Category: Corn Whiskey

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 40%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$79.95

Stein Distillery
7 Year Old Straight Cougar Corn Whiskey

Category: Corn Whiskey

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 40%
Brilliant gold color. Sweet, fruity aromas of sweet grenadine and creamy banana, fresh hay and tobacco, brach’s caramels, and lemon bar and sweet tea with an oily, crisp, fruity medium body and a warming, subtle, medium-long fruit punch, linseed oil, peony, and granola in cream finish. A charming corn whiskey tipple for sipping, shooting, and craft cocktails.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Candied, Fruity & Rich
Aroma Aroma: sweet grenadine and creamy banana, fresh hay and tobacco, Brach's caramels, and lemon bar and sweet tea
Taste Flavor: fruit punch, linseed oil, peony, and granola in cream
Smoothness Smoothness: Warming
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails, neat and on the rocks
Cocktail Cocktails: Tipperary #1, Whiskey Sour, Manhattan
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A charming corn whiskey tipple for sipping, shooting, and craft cocktails.

The Producer

Stein Distillery, Inc.

The Producer
604 N. Main PO Box 200
Joseph, OR 97846
USA
1 503-642-2659

Corn Whiskey

Spirits Glass Glencairn Canadian Straw.jpg
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.