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Mellow Corn Bottled in Bond Straight Corn Whiskey
  • Producer: Heaven Hill Distilleries
  • Mash Bill: 80% Corn, 8% Rye, 12% Malted Barley
  • ABV: 50% (100°)
  • Age: At least 4 years (Bottled-in-Bond)
  • Casks: Used Barrels
  • Entry Proof: 125°
  • Price: Under $15/750ml


Simple, one-dimensional. Mellow Corn is a good educational tool to illustrate the impact of grain and barrels on the final product, but as a sipper falls short of its more robust and complex cousin, bourbon.

ModernThirst.com Score: 76 out of 100.

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Bill is the Co-Founder, Editor-in Chief, and official Bourbon-o-Phile for ModernThirst.com, and Founder and Chief Blending Officer for Four Gate Whiskey Company. He is a native of Louisville, KY in the heart of Bourbon Country. He attended the University of Kentucky in the mid to late 1990s. He has also been published on Liquor.com. He has conducted various bourbon and whiskey tastings in cities across the country, and consulted for multiple national labels. He is married with two daughters, and lives in east Louisville. You can follow him on Facebook and Twitter @BillStraub and email him at Bill@ModernThirst.com.

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