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ethangsmith
07-17-2011, 11:44
Anyone else an obsessive lover of Mellow Corn? Mine started with a small sample and then I was able to secure 3 bottles. They're going quick so I need to find more soon! I'm going to go ahead and say it's the best $9-per-bottle American Whiskey you can buy. If only PA carried it in the state stores! So am I the only one out there or are there other Mellow Corn lovers???

OscarV
07-17-2011, 13:11
Did you get the BIB version?
I have had it several times, it ain't bad at all.

ethangsmith
07-17-2011, 14:37
I didn't even realize there is another proof offering. All the stuff I've ever seen is the BIB. I have a bottle of Hirsch corn whiskey too but it's not nearly as rich as the Mellow Corn.

White Dog
07-17-2011, 19:58
I like it, but love is a strong word. I've heard from good sources that Hirsch Straight Corn is 9month HH juice.

tmckenzie
07-18-2011, 01:30
It has become my daily pour. It is good stuff. One difference is, the stuff that was bottled a couple of years back is richer. When the label changed to say it was made at Early Times it lightened up. But is still good stuff. Plenty in New york state Ethan. What does your label say?

Enoch
07-19-2011, 12:17
I thought Mellow Corn was a fairly new product but the store I visited last weekend had old dusty handles of Mellow Corn for about $15. I didn't get any because I figured it was the same stuff and I have several bottles already. I may pick up one when I go back in a couple of weeks. Does anyone know how long it has been made?

cowdery
07-19-2011, 13:00
I first became aware of it about 20 years ago. It was a Medley product, from Owensboro. So far as I know, it's been around forever.

ethangsmith
07-19-2011, 14:28
It has become my daily pour. It is good stuff. One difference is, the stuff that was bottled a couple of years back is richer. When the label changed to say it was made at Early Times it lightened up. But is still good stuff. Plenty in New york state Ethan. What does your label say?

I'm going to NY this weekend (Binghamton-Sidney area) so I hope to find a case or 2 of it so I've got a few months supply. I'm trying to get PA to carry it at least as a special order item. We have ZERO true corn whiskies for sale here in PA.

dave ziegler
07-19-2011, 16:38
Ethan if I the price, I am glad I got you to try it. I have some it most nights! It is one great tasting yet Cheap Whiskey it is a best kept secret.
Dave Z
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ethangsmith
07-19-2011, 17:21
....but would you drink it for breakfast?

tmckenzie
07-20-2011, 03:32
I'm going to NY this weekend (Binghamton-Sidney area) so I hope to find a case or 2 of it so I've got a few months supply. I'm trying to get PA to carry it at least as a special order item. We have ZERO true corn whiskies for sale here in PA.

If you are going to binghampton, just drive a little north to Ithaca and northside wine and spirits has it. The store in Watkins Glen keeps it for me if they do not have it. Pa will have 1 true corn whiskey in about 2 weeks on special order. Our Glen Thunder. Every bit as good as HH's corn.

theDon
07-20-2011, 08:29
Anyone else an obsessive lover of Mellow Corn? Mine started with a small sample and then I was able to secure 3 bottles. They're going quick so I need to find more soon! I'm going to go ahead and say it's the best $9-per-bottle American Whiskey you can buy. If only PA carried it in the state stores! So am I the only one out there or are there other Mellow Corn lovers???

Huge fan, but I have to drive to Oklahoma to get it. Going next Monday and will stock up, among other things. OK prices are easily $5-10 cheaper than Dallas. I got EWSB for $19.99, OWA for $17.99 and Fighting Cock for $12.99 last time I was there.

emr454
07-20-2011, 13:22
If you are going to binghampton, just drive a little north to Ithaca and northside wine and spirits has it. The store in Watkins Glen keeps it for me if they do not have it. Pa will have 1 true corn whiskey in about 2 weeks on special order. Our Glen Thunder. Every bit as good as HH's corn.

Do you know of any places in CNY that have Mellow Corn? I've been all over the Syracuse area and have seen none thus far.

Eric

silverfish
07-20-2011, 14:19
Do you know of any places in CNY that have Mellow Corn? I've been all over the Syracuse area and have seen none thus far.


Not sure if this is too far outside your search area but Marketview
in Rochester has it for $11./bottle (http://marketviewliquor.com/product/mellow-corn-kentucky-straight-corn-whiskey-100-proof-whiskey-750ml.html).

tmckenzie
07-21-2011, 03:39
Only places I know is northside in Ithaca and Wrights in watkings glen.

emr454
07-21-2011, 12:32
Aha! I was chatting up the owner of the local liquor store and after a bit of friendly conversation, I inquired about Mellow Corn BiB. He thumbed through his books and bingo! It'll be here in a bout a week for $12.99

Finally, being a repeat customer has paid off!

Eric

ethangsmith
07-21-2011, 15:48
I'll be in the Sidney, NY area. I'm going to do a dusty hunt and also a Mellow Corn hunt!

dave ziegler
07-21-2011, 17:33
Hey Ethan when I gave you the sample I knew you would love it. I drink it up real quick but can only get it when someone I know goes down south so I am counting on you to get me some!!
Dave Z

G.H.Adams
07-21-2011, 21:52
Count me as another who really likes Mellow Corn. I picked up a bottle on one of my out of state trips for grins as I have never had it. Well the joke was on me as I loved it.

I will be going to Arkansas in September so I will stock up then.

silverfish
07-23-2011, 09:39
Pa will have 1 true corn whiskey in about 2 weeks on special order. Our Glen Thunder. Every bit as good as HH's corn.

Glad you mentioned your GT. I've ordered a bottle and will do
a side-by-side with MC. I look forward to comparing the two!

tmckenzie
07-23-2011, 12:51
Glad you mentioned your GT. I've ordered a bottle and will do
a side-by-side with MC. I look forward to comparing the two!

Since ours is white, it is more like georgia moon. But a little aging would prove it to be like mc. Talking about mc, it is so hot, I just came in and fixed a BIG glass long with lots of ice and water. Talk about beating the heat.

ethangsmith
07-24-2011, 11:13
Dave,

No dice on the Mellow Corn. I was told by every liquor store I went into that the distributor for that area dropped it. However, I was able to get you a 375ML bottle of Philadelphia Blended Whisky. It's the new stuff, from Heaven Hill. I bought a bottle for myself and it isn't bad. I figured you'd want one just to sip now and then. It was $6.


As a side note, I dropped in at the Delaware Phoenix Distillery in Walton, NY and met Cheryl. She's just getting started on whiskey and I bought a signed bottle of her "Rye Dog" 100pf unaged rye whiskey.

craigthom
07-24-2011, 13:30
"Rye Dog" 100pf unaged rye whiskey.

Does it say "whiskey" on the label?

ethangsmith
07-24-2011, 13:44
Text of front label:

Delaware Phoenix Distillery

RYE DOG

Unaged Artisanal Whiskey From Rye

Whiskey Alc. 50% By Vol.
750ML

Text of rear label:

Distilled and Bottled by Delaware Phoenix Distillery, Walton, NY

Batch 11-2
Bottle 109

A little distillery in upstate New York is where I make this artisanal whiskey distilled from rye and malted rye, based on 19th century methods in a traditional copper pot still.

Unaged white whiskey, aka "white dog," was long a tradition before whiskey was aged in oak. Being made of rye, this is then RYE DOG- a 100 proof pup.

NYISC GOLD AWARD 2010

www.delawarephoenix.com

Govt' warning and UPC label and picture of Cheryl with her pot still.

She made mention about submitting a label for the upcoming release of her bourbon (which will be slightly aged) and said it was sent back and they told her it MUST say "Whiskey" on the front label.

craigthom
07-24-2011, 13:51
I'm surprised she can call it "whiskey" without any aging at all. Maybe they've made up an "unaged whiskey" category on the fly.

cowdery
07-24-2011, 14:26
I think they still require some contact with wood for use of the term 'whiskey,' but that's easily accomplished.

They were at one time using the term 'grain spirits' but then realized they already had that term designated for neutral spirits that had wood contact. The GNS in Seagram's Seven, for example, is actually 'grain spirit,' because it has been mellowed in used barrels for about 3 months.

tmckenzie
07-25-2011, 03:48
On a side not, anybody had Seagrams 7 lately? It is fine stuff. Very rye rich. Chuck, I probably should know this, but can caramel be added to a blended whiskey made in this country? I detect it in the seagrams, and if it were not there, it would be great.

Ethan you should have come on up to Watkins and got your mc. You could have come by FLD at the same time.

ethangsmith
07-25-2011, 04:12
I'm hoping to do that on a second trip, probably next year. I'd really like to get up to your distillery!

emr454
08-02-2011, 13:12
During my trip to GA, I secured a bottle of Mellow Corn and found it very good! It does have a heavy, oily mouthfeel similar to what I find in Irish whisky. It definitely isn't as sweet as you'd think for being straight corn, but for $13 it was a good deal! Now I need to try and stock up in NY.

Eric

jmpyle
08-03-2011, 21:01
Ethan, in tasting Mellow Corn, J.W. Corn, and Dixie Dew, I actually enjoy the J.W. Corn a bit more. It's a richer, fuller flavored corn whiskey. Mellow Corn, in spite of the name, has a great spice character to it, and slots in just behind it in my viewpoint. Dixie Dew is flatter than both. Just my two cents.

cowdery
08-03-2011, 22:01
On a side not, anybody had Seagrams 7 lately? It is fine stuff. Very rye rich. Chuck, I probably should know this, but can caramel be added to a blended whiskey made in this country? I detect it in the seagrams, and if it were not there, it would be great.

Yes they can add caramel.

tmckenzie
08-04-2011, 02:32
Well i wish they would quit. I had some Canadian club from 1979 over the weekend, it had no caramel in it like it seems to now iand it was great also.

Parkersback
04-28-2012, 10:59
I finally got around to buying a bottle of this (11.99!). I really enjoyed it. Quite simple, as many have said. It reminded me a tiny bit of:

- A Wheater. I wonder if this is because there's no rye to hide the corn. I've heard it said that wheaters are sweet not because wheat is sweet, but because there's no rye to cover the corn.

- Scotch. Maybe this is from the used barrels?

But those are just distant comparisons. It's just a very nice drink with a character of its own.

MrAtomic
05-02-2012, 19:30
It reminded me a tiny bit of:

- A Wheater. I wonder if this is because there's no rye to hide the corn. I've heard it said that wheaters are sweet not because wheat is sweet, but because there's no rye to cover the corn.

- Scotch. Maybe this is from the used barrels?

Parkersback,

Mellow Corn actually reminds me of tequila. I know it sounds odd, but they're both light and free from a lot of strong wood flavors. "Spirity" isn't a real word, but Mellow Corn and young tequila seem spirity -- the alcohol and grain/plant flavors aren't overpowered by wood.

Gillman
05-03-2012, 07:09
7 Crown is a good product. I've often said numerous of the blended whiskeys put out today, albeit with restricted percentages of straight whiskey, can be a good drink - not all but some. Someone should buy a couple and review them.

Gary

dohidied
05-03-2012, 15:32
Today I had some fun with MC. I mixed it with Laird's Applejack. The flavors went quite well together. Like a sweet apple cornbread, if such a thing exists.


Parkersback,

Mellow Corn actually reminds me of tequila. I know it sounds odd, but they're both light and free from a lot of strong wood flavors. "Spirity" isn't a real word, but Mellow Corn and young tequila seem spirity -- the alcohol and grain/plant flavors aren't overpowered by wood.

Agreed. And like tequila, I need a fresh palate to enjoy it.