Kings County Distillery’s Bourbon is made from New York State organic corn and malted barley from the U.K., and aged in new, American oak charred barrels. It is characterized by a rich aroma of fresh corn, balanced with the sweet caramelized oak sap from small casks. It has a very strong sweet base with flavors of vanilla and caramel, a deep molasses taste to the middle notes, and leaves a smooth finish with hints of cinnamon and autumn spices. Aged 12 months or more, this bourbon is a precocious whiskey, surprisingly robust for its age.
ADI Craft Spirit Awards: silver medal 2013 and 2014 (Best in Category), bronze medal 2012. American Craft Distillers Association Awards: silver medals (2) 2014.
“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