Review: White Pike Whiskey

white pike whiskey.White Pike is white whiskey, straight outta Finger Lakes Distilling in Burdett, New York, made from a unique recipe that includes corn, spelt, and malted wheat.

The nose is traditional of most white whiskeys: Big corn notes and a maltiness to back it up. There are some indistinct forest floor notes in there, too.

The body’s another animal. Here the grain takes on a sweetness that you wouldn’t expect from the nose, well-integrated with the malt notes and a touch of peppery spices. All that corn character in the aroma hangs with you, but the ultimate effect is something akin to kettle corn. The finish is surprisingly light and fresh. Ultimately there’s not a ton of complexity here, but as white whiskeys go, this is one that’s worth checking out as an occasional vodka or white rum substitute.

80 proof.


White Pike Whiskey




Christopher Null is the founder and editor in chief of Drinkhacker. A veteran writer and journalist, he also operates Null Media, a bespoke content creation company.

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