Mellow Corn 04-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Kentucky Straight Corn Whiskey
Stated Age
04 years old
50.0 % Vol.
750 ml
100 Proof
us United States
Added on
26 aug 2011 8:06 pm

Average value

€ 13.28

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101 × member ratings

229 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Mellow Corn 04-year-old

14 users have left 15 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 73.33 points.

  1. Petitcham scored this whisky 76 points Expert Senior

    Something empty in the young bourbon gives you a taste that seems to be a big flaw, and why producers put wheat or rye in the bourbon

  2. MarcinCh scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    Light golden color. Slightly oily structure.
    • Nose
      80 80
      Sweet. Very sweet corn and vanilla. Spices. Cinnamon.
    • Taste
      78 78
      Sweet. Corn. Vanilla. Caramel. Spices. Cinnamon. Black pepper. Chili.
    • Finish
      77 77
      Caramel. Vanilla. Sweetness. Spices. Pepper.

  3. tealow scored this whisky 65 points Member Junior

    strongly sweet corn

  4. claymore84 scored this whisky 65 points Expert Senior

    Tasted on 12-17-2021.

  5. ARRANOVERLORD scored this whisky 60 points Member Senior

    Surprisingly salty. Not very pleasant at all but it is cheap...

  6. lviz scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    Nose : very sweet corny whiskey. Fudge and corn.
    Plate : sweet, and yes, mellow. The abv helps a lot. Easy drinking stuff, if you are looking for something sweet but you do not like the rye in your bourbon, choose this. With water : no, no no...drink it as it was bottled. The 50% helps a lot. Easy stuff, nothing special but sometimes you do not need any special stuff in your glass, just something easy what you can enjoy. It's ok. IMHO better als many scottish young grain whiskies.

  7. Squinugie scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      80 80

  8. Larenard scored this whisky 70 points Member Senior

    For the price a good introduction to corn whiskey
    • Nose
      69 69
      Cereals, honey nougat and of course alcohol
    • Taste
      69 69
      Cereals and honey.An easy whiskey
    • Finish
      71 71
      Not very long but not too short. Always on corn and honey, not unpleasant for corn whiskey at 50% / vol

  9. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    Mellow corn is unusual in the fact that it's 100% corn distillate, well nearly - its actually made from 90% corn. Examples of other corn whiskeys are Balcones True Blue, Georgia Moon and Hudson baby Bourbon which is 100% corn whiskey made in New York - the first legally aged grain spirit to be produced in NY since the end of prohibition.

    From punchdrunk: ‘Born in 1945, Mellow Corn remains a relatively obscure Kentucky whiskey. It is not a bourbon. It is not a rye. It’s a corn whiskey, but not a whole lot like the other corn whiskeys that have flooded the market in recent years. Those spirits are by and large moonshine—or unaged raw spirit. By contrast, Mellow Corn is aged four years. It’s also bottled in bond, clocking in at 100-proof—something few whiskeys can boast these days.’

    C: I had a less-than-favourable time with during a fine experience in Wright’s [Skipton] one quiet and surreal afternoon. Today i find this to be far mellower distillate experience and far more favourable once fully oxidised.Scores a D[+]

  10. karloff scored this whisky 56 points Specialist

    This isn`t by any stretch of the imagination a great whiskey, but it is by no means a bad one either. This was highly recommended and I am on a whiskey journey and I want to try different types of whiskey so I am glad I bought it and tried it. This is not for the connoisseur but if you want to try something different give it a go. Another one off the list.
    • Nose
      65 65
    • Taste
      50 50
    • Finish
      45 45

  11. karloff scored this whisky 56 points Specialist

    I treated myself to this because it was cheap and in the 1001 and the 101 whiskies you should try before you die.
    • Nose
      You can smell the corn strongly in this one, just like walking into a barn full of straw. Also there is white chocolate, Rhubarb and custard as well
    • Taste
      A cereal taste that is very sweet and oily.
    • Finish
      A very medium and dry finish.

  12. GLEN MAUR scored this whisky 74 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      75 75
    • Taste
      72 72
    • Finish
      70 70

  13. Blacky did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    I like this one. It`s not sophisticated. In fact, the alcohol bites you in both the nose and the mouth. There`s hardly any finish, but hey, it`s perfect for watching old episodes of the Dukes of Hazzard. American muscle cars, Daisy Duke and corn whiskey sort of belong together, and that`s what makes this one special for me.

  14. Furtia scored this whisky 42 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      50 50
    • Taste
      51 51
    • Finish
      23 23

  15. hsmithjr scored this whisky 45 points Connoisseur

    God awful.  Just God awful.  It`s like a softer new make corn spirit.  Sweet, and a bit like kerosene.  Ouch.


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