Kings County Distillery – Peated Bourbon

A bourbon bottle that is very unassuming (thank you Frank for introducing it to us) and also very easy to miss if you were looking in the bourbon aisles where ever you shop. But, if you are a bourbon fan and you’ve not tried the Peated Bourbon from Kings County Distillery, then you are missing out.

Kings County Distillery was established in 2010 and is the first whiskey distillery in New York City since prohibition. The malted barley used in their peated bourbon is grown and smoked in Scotland. This scotch-like bourbon would even appeal to those who don’t enjoy peated whiskies because the peat notes are very, and I do mean, very light and subtle.

We loved this bourbon so much that we not only bought a bottle for ourselves, but we also bought a few more bottle to give as gifts. Because, you can’t go wrong when you give someone the gift of good bourbon. It has quickly become a new favorite. It is smooth and flavorful, with just the right amount of peat.

Tasting Notes

Nose: wood and salt

Palate: caramel, light peat and chocolate

Finish: Smooth and lightly sweet

This bourbon is absolutely fantastic. The peat is certainly there but far from overwhelming. It also gives it that right amount of uniqueness. I don’t think I’ve tasted a bourbon quite like it. I am going as far as saying that this whiskey is making it into my holiday gift guide this year. I highly recommend trying!



Note: The contents on my blog are solely my opinion. To me every palate is different! Although I may or may not like a product, I always recommend for people to try it and make up their own minds.


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