Cinnamon | Roasted peanuts | Caramel corn | Fried dough
Sandalwood | Roasted peanuts | Grilled corn
Dried fruits | Leather
Utilizing a bloody butcher corn and malted rye mashbill is intriguing, but more time in the barrel is needed to experience its full effect.
New Liberty Distillery is located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. They produce a variety of spirits, including bourbon, rye, and American whiskey all under the Kinsey name with the bourbon and rye featuring a 4 year old age statement. More recently the distillery is branching out with two new brands. New Liberty Milestone Rye features a 60% malted rye, 40% rye mashbill, and New Liberty Bloody Butcher Bourbon with its 70% bloody butcher corn, 26% malted rye, 4% malted barley mashbill. The latter is especially interesting as bloody butcher corn has been growing in popularity among distillers for its unique roasted tasting flavor profile.
I love the focus of New Liberty Bloody Butcher Bourbon on a high percentage of bloody butcher corn in its mashbill, which New Liberty uniquely offsets with malted rye. It’s an inspired combination that should eventually reap rewards for the company as this continues to age up. Despite its 1 year age statement, there is a noticeable lack of overtly grain notes or overzealous youthful notes present. As for right now, the bourbon isn’t aged enough and comes off as too simple and not fully developed in the right places. Flavors are generally limited, but its notes of roasted peanuts, caramel corn, and sandalwood work together nicely for as hard as they try. The price doesn’t currently justify the sip, but with additional aging and fine-tuning, the two might eventually meet.