Mellow Corn

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Kentucky Straight Corn Whiskey
Stated Age
04 years old
50.0 % Vol.
700 ml
100 Proof
Added on
26 aug 2011 8:12 pm

Average value

€ 30.72

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62 × member ratings

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Whisky reviews for Mellow Corn

18 users have left 19 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 76.02 points.

  1. Scherenschnitte scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    A novelty bottle with a fun label. Lacks complexity and flavor to me. This would certainly benefit from a few more years in the barrel. I don’t really get any of the corn notes that some people pick up in their reviews but I can definitely see why this is labeled as “Mellow”.
    • Nose
      Vanilla and caramel. There is definitely a dusty component to it, like breathing in dust covered blinds. Not aggressive, simple and straightforward.⁣
    • Taste
      A bit hot initially. Definitely sweet. Vanilla, simple syrup, slightly creamy, a tad salty, a little cinnamon spice.
    • Finish
      Short. Alcohol forward. Fading sweetness intermixed with alcohol burn and a mild bitter note at the very end.⁣

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  3. NickNL scored this whisky 75 points Member Senior

    Nice soft whiskey for a good price

  4. migratore scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      79 79

  5. KeesD scored this whisky 72 points Expert Senior

    Sharp, not my thing.
    Nose is not wrong, taste too sharp.

  6. Minhawali scored this whisky 72 points Expert Senior

    It's different, maybe a good mixer but I didn't like it.

  7. Dreambear scored this whisky 85 points Newbie

    Excellent whiskey! I normally prefer scotch single malt, but this was a pleasant surprise. A real desert whiskey. Despite 50% alcohol, no water is needed.

  8. Othorion scored this whisky 76 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      76 76
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      74 74

  9. TsiAI scored this whisky 75 points Expert Senior

    Eyes: Golden Scent Nose: Stimulating alcohol, syrup, margarine, pure high sweetness, wood, a little smoke, dried sweet potato taste Palate: Sweet, astringent, syrup, alcohol, margarine, wood Barrel and bitter end rhyme Finish: long, corn flakes, sour cream, wood Body: light

    Nose: 75/100
    Palate: 75/100
    Finish: 75/100
    Body: 75/100
    Overall: 75/100

  10. gaboruso scored this whisky 74 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      74 74
    • Taste
      76 76
    • Finish
      72 72

  11. LukasJakubDrabek did not rate this whisky Shoplink Moderator

    Ralfy review 763: (85/100).

  12. Blindbob scored this whisky 79 points Expert Junior

    Mellow corn is my dirty secret. It is cheap and cheerful and works best over ice. I wouldn't say it was the greatest American whiskey, but it is certainly good value for money.

  13. luvthemstillers scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    This is a excellent value and a very unique whiskey.
    • Nose
      Vanilla, dried banana, sweet corn, and honey.
    • Taste
      Ginger and warm spice vanilla and banana. Moderate warmth and sweet corn.
    • Finish
      Long finish with vanilla and white pepper.

  14. Fortuna1895 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    From the Heaven Hill distillery, the only major producer of corn whiskey in the US. A full (corn) yellow label, large red letters and a neutral bottle shape in connection with the rich yellow fire - makes me want more. The simplicity of this drink is underlined by the use of a plastic screw cap. Honestly, certainly not a sophisticated drink, but I like it. Definitely also good for mixing.
    • Nose
      Entrance slightly pungent, but who wonders at 50% vol. Slightly bubbly, then the aroma of sweet corn is garnished with creamy vanilla cream. Water does not sting your nose any more, but the fuel stays. The slightly spicy corn tones are accompanied by finely nuanced notes of cabbage.
    • Taste
      Start slightly oily and a little bit bitter before the alcohol gets to grasp the oral cavity and you heat up properly with the support of corn and dry vanilla. Water makes this corn whiskey initially open, maybe even too open. Then the corn rushes up and brings a light acid along the edge. Finally, a peppery, mouth-dressing sharpness.
    • Finish
      A long-lasting swan song with spicy notes, soft corn, a creamy mouthfeel and a certain dryness at the end. The longer a sip of water-borne mellow corn lingers in the mouth, the sharper it becomes in the finish. Once the palate has become accustomed to the spiciness, the maize takes over again - supported by vanilla and cabbage. Leaves a proper dryness before he is completely gone.

  15. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 75 points Connoisseur

    Interesting whiskey, which despite the refill barrels shows a decent oak plank. Something else.
    • Nose
      First a barrage of alcohol. Over time, however, comes a nice sweetness, vanilla, light fruit, etaws citrus, sugar and also some slightly dusty oak notes, sawdust.
    • Taste
      Strong, slightly herbaceous, light citrus fruit, quite a bit of oak. Very voluminous.
    • Finish
      longer, citrus, oak, towards the end some alcohol, ginger and a bitter finish.

  16. vojt466 scored this whisky 75 points Expert Senior

    Perhaps if she matured a little longer, it would be better ...
    • Nose
      Bourbon perfume, vanilla, coconut and perhaps some other fruit.
    • Taste
      Corn, plus fruit tones - peaches, apricots + light woody. Unfortunately, alcohol will eventually kill everything reliably
    • Finish
      Again vanilla and some woodiness - it still feels alcohol

  17. p4blo scored this whisky 74 points Expert Senior

    Mello, summer drink. Not much to offer tasting wise, although may be a good mixer.
    • Nose
      Slight fruity notes, a hint of varnish, vanilla, honey and white sugar.
    • Taste
      Mellow indeed, light, sweet on apples, pears, citrus fruits, some sugar and a hint of cardboard.
    • Finish
      Short, sweet and slightly spicy with pepper, ginger and a hint of mint.

  18. J.K.Ch scored this whisky 76 points Expert Senior

    That he only spend two years in barrels? So what? It's a little bit more drunk, but it's worth it. Surprisingly good price / enjoyment ratio. I'm glad I bought this piece, but on the other hand, one bottle is just right.
    • Nose
      Bee wax, corn flakes, hint of coconut. Who ever tasted "honey and coconut corn flakes", exactly the smell.
    • Taste
      Relatively sharply, but I would not write 50%. Oily with traces of fruit. Alcohol shakes quite a bit, it's generally so harsh.
    • Finish
      Here comes the coconut and a slight hint of cornflakes. Oil and fruity tones that have disappeared in taste. In addition, cloves and vanilla light appear.

  19. Georges scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      81 81

  20. Georges scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Vanilla, honey, sweet, bananas, spicy, corn, caramel, cinnamon
    • Taste
      Spicy, ginger, sweet, vanilla, bananas, apples
    • Finish
      Rather long, vanilla, peppery


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