Black Fly Piton Corn Whiskey
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  • corn
  • sweet
  • sweet vanilla
  • caramel
  • slightly spicy
  • fruit
  • banana
  • bread
  • burnt

Black Fly

Piton Corn Whiskey (0.75l, 40%)
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This White Whiskey’s name was born of a winter day ice climbing with friends at Silver Lake, an area of cliffs and ice in the Adirondacks…

Founded in 2013 by Keith and Steph Hadik, Black Fly is a product of Gristmill distillery. Nestled in the Adirondack mountains in New York, the rustic facility sources provincial ingredients for their handcrafted Whiskeys.

In 2007 New York State passed legislation that made distilling accessible to smaller businesses. Keith Van Sise decided to seize the day and got a license to operate a New York State Farm distillery.

Gristmill is quintessential Upstate New York. Rich in agricultural heritage, the area’s abundance of fresh mountain air inspired this first Spirit, a corn Whiskey named after the piton’s used by mountain climbers. A piton is a metal spike (usually steel) that is driven into a crack or seam during climbing, to prevent a fall.

Gristmill stresses the importance of local ingredients, using water sourced from a spring within a few paces of their facility. Their corn is grown by Adirondack Organic Grains in nearby Essex. And the Adirondack Park, is home to Gristmill Distillers, six million acres of protected land.

This black fly range is named for the black flies that inhabit the area. Ask any local and they’ll tell you, black flies are synonymous with the Adirondacks. Bottled at 40% ABV this White Whiskey is sweet on the nose, with a warm, subtle hint of straight-off-the-cob sweetness.
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Appearance / Color
Clear

Nose / Aroma
Sweet

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Creamy and smooth with a warm, subtle hint of straight-off-the-cob sweetness, fruit

Finish
Dark chocolate finish
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  • corn
  • sweet
  • sweet vanilla
  • caramel
  • slightly spicy
  • fruit
  • banana
  • bread
  • burnt
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Character Dogson
Tennessee Whiskey closely parallels Bourbon, but final filtering through sugar-maple charcoal (called the Lincoln County Process) is what some producers say differentiates them. Tennessee Whiskey’s finish is sweeter and smoother than Bourbon.
Moonshine Whiskey is distilled from a varied mix of corn and sugar and is aged in Mason jars and jugs for the length of time it takes the customers to get home.
George Washington was a man of many talents being both a military braniac and the First President of the United States. Interestingly, he also became the largest Whiskey producer in the United States after leaving the politics.
Rye Whiskey is made from mash that is at least 51 percent rye. The grain gives Rye Whiskey its spicy, sometimes peppery, and bitter flavor. It was a big seller before Prohibition, and after decades in obscurity, it’s fashionable again. Fun fact: George Washington distilled Rye Whiskey at Mount Vernon.
An un-aged American Whisky is often called “white dog.”Sour Mash is the fermentation process by which a percentage of a previous fermentation is added to a new batch as a "starter" to get the fermentation going and maintain a level of consistency from batch to batch. A sweet mash means that only fresh yeast is added to a new batch to start fermentation.
is the fermentation process by which a percentage of a previous fermentation is added to a new batch as a "starter" to get the fermentation going and maintain a level of consistency from batch to batch. A sweet mash means that only fresh yeast is added to a new batch to start fermentation.
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Character Dogson
Tennessee Whiskey closely parallels Bourbon, but final filtering through sugar-maple charcoal (called the Lincoln County Process) is what some producers say differentiates them. Tennessee Whiskey’s finish is sweeter and smoother than Bourbon.
Moonshine Whiskey is distilled from a varied mix of corn and sugar and is aged in Mason jars and jugs for the length of time it takes the customers to get home.
George Washington was a man of many talents being both a military braniac and the First President of the United States. Interestingly, he also became the largest Whiskey producer in the United States after leaving the politics.
Rye Whiskey is made from mash that is at least 51 percent rye. The grain gives Rye Whiskey its spicy, sometimes peppery, and bitter flavor. It was a big seller before Prohibition, and after decades in obscurity, it’s fashionable again. Fun fact: George Washington distilled Rye Whiskey at Mount Vernon.
An un-aged American Whisky is often called “white dog.”Sour Mash is the fermentation process by which a percentage of a previous fermentation is added to a new batch as a "starter" to get the fermentation going and maintain a level of consistency from batch to batch. A sweet mash means that only fresh yeast is added to a new batch to start fermentation.
is the fermentation process by which a percentage of a previous fermentation is added to a new batch as a "starter" to get the fermentation going and maintain a level of consistency from batch to batch. A sweet mash means that only fresh yeast is added to a new batch to start fermentation.
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