Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Glen Thunder: Whisk(e)y Wednesday presented by Calandro's Supermarket

Glen Thunder Corn Whiskey
Glen Thunder Corn Whiskey pays homage to the stock car racers that were born from bootlegging moonshine.  Finger Lakes Distilling in New York is near Watkins Glen International, a road course speedway that hosts NASCAR races to this day.  Glen Thunder is an appropriate name for the white lightning from the area.  The nose of the un-aged whiskey is like a sack of corn set aflame.  Its taste is that of aggressive alcohol as the 90 proof whiskey lets you know of its presence.  Unrefined, this jet-fuel could power an engine as easily as it could get you drunk.  Still, the taste is rough, but not repulsive.  While the Glen Thunder is certainly best consumed in mixed beverage, you can take a sip to know distilled corn tastes like.  The creamed corn flavor fades quickly and burns on the end.  It is not complex, and not really balanced in any way, but I'm still very happy to have a bottle on my shelf!  Plus, for a white whiskey, Glen Thunder ain't bad.

Glen Thunder White Whiskey

48.5 Average Score

Whisk(e)y Wednesday is a blog post series on Bite and Booze sponsored by Calandro's Supermarket. Calandro's has one of Baton Rouge's best selections of bourbon, Scotch, and other whisk(e)ys as well as wine and craft beer. WW is created and rated by the hosts of Raise a Glass. Scores are marked for Nose, Taste, Finish, and Balance and Complexity using our own propriatary scoring system. Marks are then added and averaged, leaving us with a final score out of a 100 point scale. Our scale should be looked at on the full range of 0-100 rather than an academic range where 70 is passing and anything less is failing. A 50 should be considered a very mediocre whisk(e)y while anything below 20 is absolute horse piss and anything above 90 is rather extraordinary.

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