Kings County Distillery’s Straight Bourbon is made from New York State 80% organic corn and 20% English malted barley, is twice distilled in copper pot stills and then aged in new charred oak barrels. Rich in caramel, vanilla, and holiday spice, this bottle is cited frequently in lists of best non-Kentucky bourbons. Aged for at least two years, this is a precocious whiskey, surprisingly robust for its age.
San Francisco World Spirits Competition: double-gold 2019, gold 2017, bronze 2018. ADI Craft Spirit Awards: silver medal 2013 and 2014 (Best in Category), 2012, 2017, 2019, bronze 2018. ACSA Awards: silver medals (2) 2014, 2016, 2019; bronze 2017, 2018.
“Crisp Demerara sugar; sumptuous texture, aided by melt-in-the-mouth natural caramels; an excellent outpouring of citrus-tinged vanilla; for a year-old bourbon the sugars have accumulated charmingly (89=excellent).” – Jim Murray’s Whiskey Bible 2013 “Exotic and deep, with flavors of grain, licorice, vanilla and molasses.” (#2 Craft Bourbon, 3-Stars) — Eric Asimov, New York Times 2014. “Top Ten Bourbons” —Time Out New York, 2014