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Drink Review: Platte Valley – Corn Whiskey

Golden silver colour. Floral geranium, honeycomb, dried fruit and pudding aromas with a silky, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a grainy, parchment, peppery spice, and mineral finish.

On the taste it’s a little sharp but very pleasant and light. Just slips down the throat. The sharpness is just a tingling on the tongue.

Platte Valley Corn Whiskey:

I don’t normally do whiskey, but when I do, I drink ours.

And so will you.

The Platte Valley Distillery, located in the Midwest where corn is a staple ingredient in the local diet, is proud to introduce Platte Valley Corn Whiskey. Our corn whiskey is the result of our small batch bourbon tradition – using the finest ingredients that nature has to offer to create the freshest and most flavorful whiskey.

Our bourbon recipe is unique in today’s marketplace because we use farm-fresh corn distillers grains as an integral component of the mash. Corn whiskey is pure Lincoln County corn…lugged by the bushel from the country to our plant in Platte Valley. Then we ferment it in small batches before it is cut with water and distilled in one of our pot stills.

Our Bourbon Whiskey is distilled the old-fashioned way. This is corn whiskey the way our grandparents might have enjoyed it.

* Blended Whiskey (Corn, Rye, Malted Barley)

* Malted Barley Distillers Dried Grains

* Corn Distillers Dried Grains

* Yeast

* Strayhorn Lake Well Water

* NO BARREL, BARREL PROXIMITY, OR KEEPING TIME

Platte Valley Corn Whiskey Review 1:

“Corn Whiskey” is not currently recognized by the US government as a legal spirit type. We have been able to get around this because we have been able to alter the corn distillers dried grains to make this product completely different while retaining the original flavor.

Our grains are very versatile and are used as a natural element in numerous ways. One very important is the fact that it is a great option for homebrewers, as it is completely unhopped resulting in an extremely neutral base for your beer. Also, this product, known as DDGS (distillers dried grains (by-product)) is also very commonly used as livestock feed. We love being able to harness local agricultural products and utilize them to this extent!

Other than that, this is a very nice whiskey. It’s slightly sweet yet a little bit spicy. It goes down quite easily after a bit of water to help open it up.

Other whiskies to try:

There’s the Platte Valley Wheat Whisky, which is a whiskey actually distilled with maize as the focal point. It’s light with a very nice almost fruity taste. This one really hits the spot in the warm summer days.

There is also the Platte Valley Corn Whiskey, this is their standard and it’s fine one that works extra well in mixed drinks. I quite enjoyed the whisky sour the bar made me, with the Platte Valley whisky.

If you’re in to the whisky sour like I am, this is an exceptionally good choice.

Speaking of which, there is also the Platte Valley Bourbon Whiskey, and it’s not bad stuff. It’s a slightly older whiskey with a richer more mellow flavour. It’s richer than the heavier whiskies, but not as heavy as rye or bourbon. It’s one of the few whiskies that can appeal to even the most finicky whisky drinker.

There is something about this whisky that is really appealing to me. It’s a bit on the sweeter side, but it’s not too sweet, and it has just the right maltiness and a nice sharp bite.

Platte Valley Corn Whiskey Review 2:

This is the Platte Valley Wheat Whiskey, I’ve never been much of a wheat whisky drinker as it is. I usually prefer bourbon and rye myself, but I really enjoyed this one. It’s a very smooth drink. It’s light and a little fruity. This would make a very nice summer sipping drink.

On the nose it’s very light and a little fruity. I can also smell some grain in there, but it’s not as prominent.

It has a nice light golden colour to it, and it goes down pretty smoothly. It’s not too thick on the tongue, and it has a very nice light almost fruity finish to it.

These days the Platte Valley Distillery has really come into their own, and you can really tell a difference in quality from the beginning. Everything has an absolutely gorgeous look and it has an awesome aroma to it.

They have had a few whisky releases, and the whisky has been reviewed by some of the top whisky associations. They were doing quite well in the beginning.

Then, for a while, it looked like they were going to be history, but now they’ve found their stride again and are now producing some really excellent whiskies. And if you haven’t heard of them yet, now is a great time to get into them.

Written by Mark Adams

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