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mrviognier
02-01-2012, 19:01
Was in Santa Fe for the day, and came across two Bourbons from two different distilleries based in NM. The first is a 750ml of Blue Corn Bourbon from Don Quixote Distillery. The second is a 375ml of Taos Lightning Bourbon. I heard that Taos Lightning also makes a Rye Whiskey, but nobody seemed to have any.

Has anyone had the opportunity to taste these? Would love to hear your thoughts if you have.

I'll get around to tasting them soon, and will be happy to post notes.

Parkersback
02-01-2012, 19:08
Yes, Mat, please do post notes. I have a friend in Santa Fe and I'll have him bring me a bottle if your notes are favorable.

I just Googled the Blue Corn: it's a wheater! Also says 4 years in the barrel: I wonder what sized barrels.

DaveOfAtl
02-01-2012, 19:51
Blue corn bourbon is a very interesting idea. Please post notes.

sku
02-01-2012, 20:59
I hadn't heard of the Taos Lightening. Does it appear to be distilled in New Mexico or sourced?

mrviognier
02-02-2012, 07:05
I hadn't heard of the Taos Lightening. Does it appear to be distilled in New Mexico or sourced?

I was told by the (very informed) sales clerk at the store that they were making their own Rye and Bourbon. Unlike Don Quixote, the folks at Taos Lightning don't appear to have a website. Kinda odd.

Will put these aside for tasting this weekend.

sku
02-02-2012, 09:18
I was told by the (very informed) sales clerk at the store that they were making their own Rye and Bourbon. Unlike Don Quixote, the folks at Taos Lightning don't appear to have a website. Kinda odd.

Will put these aside for tasting this weekend.

What does the Taos bottle say? They have to list the state of origin of the whiskey on the label. If there is a New Mexico address and no other statement (such as a statement that it was produced in Indiana or Kentucky), then it was made in New Mexico.

mrviognier
02-03-2012, 16:29
Back label states:


Bottled by KGB Spirits LLC, Alcade, NM


I've posted photos and tasting notes on the Tasting Notes page.

Bourbon Boiler
02-03-2012, 18:57
So, do you have to decide on red v. green for whiskey in New Mexico too?