Kings County Distillery
Peated Bourbon Whiskey
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What is Peated Bourbon? It’s bourbon whiskey that conforms to the American requirements for bourbon but is made with malted barley that has been exposed to peat smoke, a practice more common in Scotch whiskies—the malt we use for the peated bourbon was even grown and kilned in Scotland. So it’s a scotch-like bourbon, flavorful and robust from having aged in a new barrel, with an added light smoky finish reminiscent of single-malt. If scotch and bourbon had a baby, this is what it would taste like. As far as we know, this is the world’s only peated bourbon and will appeal to the adventurous whiskey traveler who has tried everything.
San Francisco World Spirits Competition: Double-Gold 2016, Gold 2017. ADI Craft Spirit Awards: silver medal 2016, 2017. ACSA Awards: bronze 2016, 2017. International Whisky Competition, Silver (Small Batch Bourbon), 2017.
“The dram is salt-forward from start to finish, interspersed with rich bursts of flavor. Hot rubber, pretzels, slightly bitter baker’s chocolate, warm leather, and hard candies define the palate…peat is not a primary element, but it is clear that this is an exceptionally complex spirit.”—Whiskey Wash (93) “Quite stunningly lovely.” (94=Superstar whiskies that all give us a reason to live) Jim Murray’s Whiskey Bible, 2017