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Spirit of HVEN

Spirit of HVEN
MerCurious Corn Whisky

Category: Corn Whiskey

Date Tasted:
Country: Sweden
Alcohol: 45.6%
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$60

Spirit of HVEN
MerCurious Corn Whisky

Category: Corn Whiskey

Date Tasted:
Country: Sweden
Alcohol: 45.6%
Gold color. Aromas and flavors of corn blossom and pudding, buttery caramelized nuts and corn, perfume, leather, and apple vinaigrette with a supple, tangy, fruity medium-to-full body and a peppery, interesting, medium-length finish that shows impressions of caramelized polenta, peppery spice, and herbal tea. A playful, nuanced Corn Whisky that will be fun in cocktails.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Mild, Spicy & Spirity
Aroma Aroma: corn blossom and pudding, buttery caramelized nuts and corn, perfume, leather, and apple vinaigrette
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with impressions of caramelized polenta, peppery spice, and herbal tea
Smoothness Smoothness: Peppery
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails
Cocktail Cocktails: Flip, Daisy, Manhattan
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A playful, nuanced corn whiskey that will be fun in cocktails.

The Importer

Preiss Imports, LLC

The Importer
432 Maple Street, Suite 4
Ramona, CA 92065
USA
1 760-789-9000

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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.