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Cask #1 Corn Whisky Cask Strength
750 ml
 

Made from 100% Ontario corn sourced from small family farms through our friend Mark Hayhoe at K2 Milling.

 

Brandon and Don mashed and fermented the grain, double-distilled, then set it to age for just over three years in a re-charred American oak wine barrel. Unlike our sCorn Whisky, we used unmalted corn for this cask.

 

What came out of the cask went into the bottle. We bottled at cask strength to show off the pure power of corn whisky, which so rarely gets the limelight on its own.  You'll taste it just like we did when we did our barrel pull.

 

There are absolutely no additives in our whisky.
No artificial caramel colouring, no unaged spirit, no syrup.

 

Just straight whisky, as it should be. 

CORN WHISKY CASK STRENGTH

C$65.00Price
  • 64%

DON'T JUST TAKE OUR WORD FOR IT. 

The Rum Howler

I love how the blackstrap flavour pushes through the rum, and I am extremely enthusiastic about Cask Two and beyond. I hope that the guys at the Last Straw Distillery continue to blaze their own path in the rum and spirits world.

DISTILLER.COM Darker Side of the Moonshine

"Caramel, butter cookie dough, icing sugar and orchard fruits such as apple, peach and pear blend into a nose that freshens up the room. The apples are colossal. The firm palate melts like butter with clean corn spirit and an outpouring of black pepper. This tight package transitions into a heart warming glow for a proper moonshine finish that warms the chest. Darker Side of the Moonshine is life affirming for the philosophical who question existence."

TORONTO BOOZE HOUND

Last Straw Distillery is a brand new entrant to the ever growing list of distilleries here in Toronto. Along with Yonghurst and Toronto Distillery Co they are helping to bring craft distilling back to our great city. I’ll do a proper overview of the entire company soon enough but for now I am reviewing one of their first products: Gin 21. As you could probably guess, Gin 21 is the 21st iteration of the blend used to make the Gin. According to owner Don DiMonte, the final recipe was chosen by “the people”, average gin drinkers who were asked what they like. He calls it the first “crowd sourced” gin in Ontario. Cheesy marketing speak aside, lets see if the taste holds up! Appearance: Completely clear as expected. Quick moving tears. Aroma: Obvious smells of juniper joined by lemon peel and pepper. Taste: Light mouth feel with alcohol burn. Very citrussy with tangerine joining the lemon peel. Aftertaste: Long and slow burn. Overall: Very tasty, light and easy drinking. Loses a bit of complexity with the hardcore citrus flavours but I can see why most would enjoy that.

insearchofelegance

I really enjoy drinking this. This reviewed sample is only three months into the aging - though the released product will have another month of wood in it.

Rich toffee and oak, with walnut, roasted hazelnut, icing sugar, buttercream, nutmeg, and clove, with the confectionary quality on the nose growing even bigger with time. On the palate, quite confectionary yet with some good spice backing. Easy to drink and oaky with light smoke, rich toffee, caramel, banana, and some lighter apple notes. The finish is full of caramel, oak, toffee, and dried corn.

It doesn’t taste immature, even though it is so young – in part because the distillate is quite clean and combined with bracing oak influence. This has come along in just a few months...I think this is a bit too smooth to be called moonshine!

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