Got a bottle of this 'Most Wanted' as a gift this weekend. This fellow set up a small distillery on his farm near Atchinson Kansas, and he's making some very nice vodka, filter the bejayzus out of his Fox vodka. My local vodka drinkin' buddies are in love with the stuff. But his bourbon-like whiskey is basically white dog aged a while in used oak barrels. I talked to him briefly about his whiskey and it seemed like he spends more time filtering the vodka than he does aging the whiskey, but it does take on some color. His family made 'shine back in the Smokey mountains and they moved to Kansas in the 70's. With his new distillery, he's the first to market it legally. So there's a family tradition of drinking it young.
Tasting notes. Not much there. Very light brown color, looks a lot like Bushmills or blended scotch.
Sweet. Thin. Oak + corn liquor. Plenty of folks like that flavor profile, I'm just not one of 'em. On behalf of my buddies I'll tout his 'Fox' brand vodka instead of his "Most Wanted" sourmash whiskey.
Good luck to the company, happy to see local distillation back in this area again. Weston MO is across the river from Atchinson on the Missouri and I miss having McCormick's operate. It was never great whiskey at least it was a cheap source of local whiskey barrels for teens to make 'slush'.