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    BOTM 1/12: Mellow Corn BIB

    I know I'm late again, but I had a hard time picking something for BOTM this month. I had a few suggestions, and Mellow Corn BIB was one of them, so here it is. We're gonna kick off 2012 with Mellow Corn BIB.

    My notes FWIW;

    Color-very light, almost like a light corn oil. Dohhh!
    Legs-Odd. What are there take their sweet time running down the glass. The odd part to me is that this whiskey seeks to really coat the inside of the glass, and stay there.
    Nose-buttery corn, and some alcohol
    Taste-You can taste the corn for sure, but I also get a hint of slightly bitter vanilla. The mouth feel is something else. Very rich and oily. (re:legs?) I believe the proper term is viscous. It sure stays with you for a while.

    Overall impression; I'm not really sure what to make of this one. There's no doubt it's different. Not in a good way, and not in a bad way, just different. Quite drinkable, but not one I'm going to pour on a regular basis.

    Happy New Year, and happy posting. Let's hear what you all have to say. Cheers! Joe
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    Re: BOTM 1/12: Mellow Corn BIB

    As I've told a few people, this one reminds me of going to the county fair and having an ear of roasted corn dipped in butter. I really like this whiskey and will be picking up more when I get to KY for the Sampler (unless TPS has another free shipping deal)

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    Re: BOTM 1/12: Mellow Corn BIB

    While I agree that it's not an everyday pour, when the mood hits it's just right. I love the flavor of corn whiskey but the unaged ones tend to be too harsh. Mellow Corn lacks the bite and generously provides the flavor. No complexity, but what it does it does well.
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    Re: BOTM 1/12: Mellow Corn BIB

    I was actually talking about Mellow Corn with my wife earlier tonight. I have a few friends that love cheap booze; one gentleman is particularly enamored with corn whiskey. The only one that I've had that I can bear to drink is Mellow Corn. I think it's a pretty decent product and it's cheap enough to always have around for friends.

    I haven't really written up any reviews so I'll make it my goal to get one up for this within the week.

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    Re: BOTM 1/12: Mellow Corn BIB

    Wow, guys. Where's the love?

    MC is full of citrus, oil and zip. The finish continues, and doesn't wanna leave. Lots of gusto.

    As for color, Joe, you call it "very light." By what measure? This ain't a Bourbon or Rye. To me, MC looks like a 2yr old Straight Bourbon, which is crazy considering the wood in went into. How long is HH aging this?

    Joe, what's the DSP on yours? Mine is the current 354, which reminds me to say that B-F makes some damn fine corn whiskey!

    Simply one of the greatest under $20 American Whiskeys on the market. Stands alongside VOB, Old Ezra 7yr, and OGD, IMHO.
    Last edited by White Dog; 01-05-2012 at 22:24.

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    Re: BOTM 1/12: Mellow Corn BIB

    One of my favorites, and when I do drink daily now, dr's orders, I have a pour of mellow corn. Well made stuff. The smell of it is exactly what a corn fermenter smells like at it's peak of fermentation. And it tastes like it smells. I have a bottle that is marked dsp 31 and it has even more corn flavor but the BF one which I have now is pretty damn good too. And you cannot argue about the price either.

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    Re: BOTM 1/12: Mellow Corn BIB

    Quote Originally Posted by White Dog View Post
    Wow, guys. Where's the love?

    As for color, Joe, you call it "very light." By what measure? This ain't a Bourbon or Rye. To me, MC looks like a 2yr old Straight Bourbon, which is crazy considering the wood in went into. How long is HH aging this?

    Joe, what's the DSP on yours? Mine is the current 354, which reminds me to say that B-F makes some damn fine corn whiskey!
    It's all good Dog. I'm not hating on this by any means. Like I said, it's just different, and a bit hard for me to get a handle on. I was just speaking in general terms about the color. I know this isn't a bourbon or rye, but the color actually reminds me of a bottle of current Rebel Yell I bought a couple years ago. My bottle is from DSP KY 31.
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    Re: BOTM 1/12: Mellow Corn BIB

    I am so happy TPS had their free shipping deal so that I could get 3 bottles of Mellow Corn. This is definitely not an everyday pour, but when I'm in the mood I absolutely love it. It's just smooth, buttery corn with enough burn to keep me interested. It reminds me of BT White Dog, which I do like from time to time.

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    Re: BOTM 1/12: Mellow Corn BIB

    Well, I hate to say it, but Mellow Corn gets no love from me. I tried to like it, I really did, but it's just not to my taste.

    But that's OK, just more for you guys!

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    Re: BOTM 1/12: Mellow Corn BIB

    I also want to add that mine says distilled at DSP 354, bottled at DSP 31. Is this normal, for them to be different? I have not seen another bottle with two different numbers on it.

 

 

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