Classification: Corn Whiskey
Company: Stillhouse Spirits Company
Distillery: Sourced from undisclosed distilleries in Virginia and Kentucky
Release Date: Ongoing
Mashbill: 100% Corn
Stillhouse Original Whiskey is a 100% corn whiskey that is unaged and clear. It’s sourced from undisclosed distilleries in Virginia and Kentucky and marketed as a premium white whiskey. Stillhouse Spirits Company focuses on the fact that it is made with estate-grown corn and is sold in a 100% stainless steel container. The company promotes this 100% stainless steel container as being unbreakable, able to be chilled quickly, and recyclable. The container being reviewed is from Make OG, Batch C014, and Item 6751.
Young oily corn is instantly noticeable. This is combined with a touch of ethanol. If you’re wondering if there’s any more depth to the nose than corn and ethanol, wonder no more, because there isn’t.
Thin sweet corn and ethanol are instantly noticeable and also stay noticeable. As was found in the nose, these are the only flavors present in the palate too. It’s not a horrid sip that you’ll want to spit out, but it leaves a ton to be desired too.
The sip ends on an instantaneous dash of corn that is followed by a lingering amount of heat.
Stillhouse Original shouldn’t be mistaken for anything more than a white whiskey in a fancy package. It isn’t undrinkable, yet the price it charges for what it is is certainly hard to swallow. While I give the company credit for including a number of cocktails to make with the whiskey on the bottle, that doesn’t make up for the fact that at the end of the day this is an overpriced white dog whiskey. The company goes to great lengths to have the consumer try to forget that fact by focusing on the benefits of its stainless steel packaging and even prominently labeling it an original whiskey in big bold letters with the words "clear spirit" printed small in the description underneath. If your goal is a whiskey to mix cocktails with, ditch the can and search for a better alternative in terms of quality to cost.