Full Review

Don Michael

Don Michael
Andean Black Corn Whiskey

Category: Other Grain Whiskey

Date Tasted:
Country: Peru
Alcohol: 45%
91 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$49
2022 Best Corn Whiskey

Don Michael
Andean Black Corn Whiskey

Category: Other Grain Whiskey

Date Tasted:
Country: Peru
Alcohol: 45%
Copper color. Aromas and flavors of heavily toasted multigrain bread buttered with cinnamon, sugar, clove, and nutmeg, molasses drizzled granola, butterscotch and marzipan, and tobacco with a satiny, dry medium-to-full body and an involved, long finish revealing touches of whole wheat toast, butter, vanilla, and baking spices, all spice, and cocoa. With dark roasted corn notes, mocha and molasses tones, this Whiskey is dark, brooding, and complex.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Complex
Aroma Aroma: heavily toasted multigrain bread buttered with cinnamon, sugar, clove, and nutmeg, molasses drizzled granola, butterscotch and marzipan, and tobacco
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with touches of whole wheat toast, butter, vanilla, and baking spices, all spice, and cocoa
Smoothness Smoothness:
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails, neat and on the rocks
Cocktail Cocktails: Whiskey Sour, Whiskey Smash
Bottom Line Bottom Line: With dark roasted corn notes, mocha and molasses tones, this Whiskey is dark, brooding, and complex.

The Producer

Don Michael SAC

The Producer

Their Portfolio

91 Don Michael Andean Black Corn Whiskey 45% (Peru) $49.00.
85 Don Michael Andean Gin 42% (Peru) $32.00.

Other Grain Whiskey

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Serve in a Glencairn Ganadian Whisky Glass
Other grain whiskeys are blended from a number of grains, such as rye, corn, wheat and malted barley. These are produced in numerous countries, from Ireland to artisan distillers in the USA. These whiskeys are usually aged for several years (five to eight or longer) in oak barrels and have flavor profiles that vary according to the blend of grains; notes of cinnamon, olive, walnut, leather and praline are common. These are often limited production whiskeys and are meant for sipping in a small snifter.