Summer is always an interesting time for beer. Although there are plenty of small craft …
Stillhouse Clear Corn Whiskey is an 80 proof, 100% corn whiskey that is produced and bottled in Columbia, Tennessee. It goes well as a mixer in sweet cocktails, most sodas and in orange juice. I prefer to enjoy it straight up or on ice. It is also great for when you and your buddies want to make some bad decisions and take shots. Stillhouse Clear Corn Whiskey is a very smooth, enjoyable shot. Now that you know the short of it, lets get to my first impressions of its smell and taste.
Well lets all start with the obvious, the look of the container. Yes, it looks like a motor oil can or something you would see at a jiffy lube, but don’t be alarmed all it is, is good old fashioned 100% un-aged corn whiskey. Personally, the can of Stillhouse Clear Corn Whiskey stands out big time next to other whiskey bottles, clearly because it is very different looking. (You could say it is ‘peacocking’, if you will.) Some people might feel strange about purchasing whiskey sold in a motor oil can, but I can say that if you like good quality corn whiskey then it is definitely worth a shot.
Stillhouse Clear Corn Whiskey smells good giving off hints of sweet sugar candies (Red Vines, Runts, and Sweet Tarts), ethanol and green apples. Now on to the taste. Now in my experience with corn whiskey, they have always had a super high proof and taste horrible; or have a low proof, and still taste terrible. Which is why I was delighted when I poured myself a glass of Stillhouse Clear Corn Whiskey and tasted what I feel to be a ‘best in its class’ of corn whiskey. Stillhouse Clear Corn Whiskey gives off tasting notes of caramel, licorice, dry (unsalted) olives, and of course corn.
Now in closing, to properly review Stillhouse Clear Corn Whiskey I must judge it against other 100% corn whiskeys, moonshines and white whiskies. I determined as far as flavor goes it is lightyears better than any other corn whiskies I have ever had before. So that is a huge selling point. The bottle is different, intriguing and is an honest attempt at an original look. Personally, I like different. Which is why when I saw Stillhouse Clear Corn Whiskey from across the store I gravitated immediately towards it. In an industry that plays off the same sh** time and time again, it is the breathe of fresh air that grabs my attention first.
On a side note: Stillhouse Whiskey comes in a number of other flavors that have a reduced proof of 70. If you are a fan of flavored whiskeys (I am not) those are worth checking out. I will admit the Cinnamon Red Hot whiskey was very tasty.