Peaden Brothers Genuine Corn Whiskey Moonshine Fox 382 Special Edition, 50%

Price: $30 Issue: Winter 2014 Reviewer: Geoffrey Kleinman

The nose starts with sweet corn, cornmeal, yeasty bread, and black pepper, with wet dog and a slight varnishy note right behind. The entry is soft and round, with dry cornmeal, bran flakes, and yeasty bread. Unfortunately, the varnish note from the nose returns pretty clearly in the mid-palate along with black pepper. Everything wraps up with a shorter than expected finish. The heart of this whiskey is interesting, but it could benefit from a much tighter cut. (distillery store only)