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Platte Valley Corn Whiskey

Platte Valley Corn Whiskey

Distillery : McCormick Distilling Co.
Location : USA > Missouri
Whiskey Type : Corn Whiskey
Alcohol : 40%
Price :
Score : 90 by MoIppai (23/01/2010)
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This is my first ever Corn whiskey. Have to show my ignorance and didn't even know such things existed - Turns out that although whiskey is primarily made from barley, it can also be made from rye, wheat and corn (maize) and according to American regulations, Bourbon whiskey must contain at least 51% corn, and Corn Whiskey must have at least 80%.

As for the Platte Valley Corn Whiskey, which is a 100% Straight Corn Whiskey, I was initially attracted to it by the great jug, it's definitely not the usual boring whiskey bottle.

It's distilled by the McCormick Distillery in Weston Missouri and is 3 years old.

It's actually distilled in Kentucky, although the distillery company is based in Missouri.

First thing I noticed on pouring is how weak, watery and pale yellow the colour is. To be perfectly honest it has the colour of urine.

However don't let that put you off!

On the taste it's a little sharp but very pleasant and light. Just slips down the throat. The sharpness is just a tingling on the tongue.

This is extremely drinkable and I like it a lot. A little too much perhaps as it disappears quickly.

As I said this is my first corn whiskey, but I'm definitely going to look out for more.

MoIppai Member Comments :
Living in Japan, was hoping for a beer but the bar only serves liquour. I noticed the Platte Valley bottle on the wall and decided to give it a try. No complaints after the first sip. No complaints after the second sip. Third sip, still no complaints. Life is good.
Scores : 90 (MoIppai)   60 (beerdrinker)  
Average Score : 75

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