What I knew:
94 proof, mash includes four grains: heirloom white corn, red winter wheat, malted barley, and Carolina Gold rice bran.
What I discovered:
The whiskey hits the tongue a little tart, but then the taste of the four grains in the bourbon really come through, especially the rice. This is an earthy whiskey, without the sweet, vanilla flavors of a typical bourbon. It doesn’t seem to gather many flavors from the barrel. It has a robust flavor, but is easy drinking, and it softens as the nuances sink into the tongue. It doesn’t linger – still tastes new – but it leaves a tasty impression. As compared to some other unique grain whiskies I have tried, including ones made from brown rice and even quinoa, this one didn’t taste like it was trying to be different. It just tasted good.