This Finger Lakes Distilling McKenzie whiskey sampler includes three 200 ML bottles. There is one bottle of each McKenzie whiskey.
Age: Minimum of 4-years
Barrel: 53-gallon new charred oak
Proof: 91 proof
Mash Bill: 70/20/10 Corn/Rye/Malted Barley
Tasting Notes: There's a lot of burnt sugar and woodiness. It's mellow and subtly sweet. You pick up notes of red currants and melon as you taste through.
Age: Minimum of 3-years
Barrel: 53-gallon new charred oak + Sherry barrel finish
Proof: 91 proof
Mash Bill: 80/20 Rye/Malted Barley
Tasting Notes: The nose is sweet, with berries, mint and black pepper. All of the sharpness has mellowed from the age and sweetness of the sherry barrels. It tastes like a stewed apple with notes of cinnamon, brown sugar and apple. The finish lingers on apple and oak.
Pot Still Whiskey
McKenzie Pure Potstill Whiskey is our take on an Irish-style whiskey – soft, smooth and easy drinking. They use a combination of locally-grown barley, malted barley and oats. The whiskey is aged in their used bourbon and rye barrels and bottled at 80 proof. Master Distiller Thomas Earl says, “Our potstill whiskey is a richer version of the commercial Irish whiskies on the market. It’s full of flavor, but smooth as silk.”
About Finger Lakes Distilling
Finger Lakes Distilling is located in the Finger Lakes region of New York State. The region is rich in agriculture. Finger Lakes Distilling takes full advantage. Their corn, rye, and barley are sourced from local farms. The distillery design is inspired by Scottish whisky distilleries. It is a beautiful building with even better views of Seneca Lake from the distillery deck.
Barrel entry proof is an often overlooked part of the whiskey making process. Finger Lakes Distilling whiskey enters the barrel at 100 proof (most distilleries use 125 proof). This allows different flavors to develop during the aging process. Because of the higher water content of the whiskey more of the woods sugars are broken down. The wood sugars a created by charring the barrel. This sweetness is evident in the flavor profile.