New England Corn Whiskey, 43%

Price: $40 Issue: Winter 2012 Reviewer: Lew Bryson

Berkshire Mountain Distillers uses locally grown corn here, aged on local oak and cherry wood. The nose is sweet and sharp, smelling of corn, grass, and tart cherries. Corn and ash dominate the hot, slippery mouth, with a finish that turns sweeter as it dwindles, with some faint fruit notes, but the heat is hard to overcome. If it were my corn, I'd put it into the bourbon instead; this is a bit thin.