Finger Lakes Distilling McKenzie Pure Pot Still 40%

Price: $43 Issue: Summer 2021 Reviewer: Ted Simmons

Made from unmalted barley, malted barley, and oats and aged in used bourbon and rye barrels. The nose is promising and evocative of a florist's shop, with notes of flower stems, lime peel, peach jam, and orange blossom. The palate, which can be rough and thin at times, is less encouraging, with faint floral notes, grainy, sawdust mustiness, overripe fruit, and hints of mushy citrus. The finish is short with dull oak. An Irish homage that needs further development.