Fresh from the still at Bo & Ivy Distillers in Ivy City, Washington, D.C., Bo & Ivy Corn Whiskey is derived from a mash of 80 corn/15 rye/5 barley, and bottled unaged. The young whiskey commonly known as “White Dog” or “Moonshine” played a prominent role in the history of American whiskey, and in the childhood of Bo & Ivy Founder, Julia Fletcher, a native West Virginian. Her family friends regularly brought mason jars filled with their homemade distillate (along with their guitars) to parties on the farm.
Bo & Ivy Corn Whiskey is rich and smooth like a corn eau de vie. The” hearts only” cut showcases the flavors of the Leedstown Farms’ Virginia-grown grains. Tasting notes are corn on the nose with a palate of sweet pancake syrup, a hint of spice and barley midway and a delicate apple finish. At 100 proof it is delightful to sip.
The spirit can stand alone, but is also a surprising and happy substitute for vodka or tequila-based cocktails - especially with citrus or other acidic modifiers. Julia recommends it neat with some peach slices or in a whiskey sour.