American Whiskey - Bourbon

Cody Road Bourbon Whiskey

From: Iowa, United States Liquor Review Category: Bourbon American Whiskey

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Tier 3
This is a Tier 3 score in the Whiskey category. It means critics recommended the spirit but it will be a value brand or have an exotic taste.
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San Francisco World Spirits Competition

  • 2013
  • 2014

Beverage Testing Institute

  • 2014

Wine Enthusiast

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Proof66 Notes

Cody Road is named for William "Buffalo Bill" Cody who was born in Iowa. It is a blend of corn (required in all bourbon in at least 50% of the grain bill) with wheat and barley. We take this to mean a lightly sweet flavor with the smooth, creamy finish known for wheat spirits. The oak barrels are made at cooperages in Minnesota in volumes somewhat smaller than normal to accelerate the aging through increased contact with the spirit.

We had a chance to try the Cody Road personally in a rigorous taste test, where it performed very well.

Mississippi River Distilling Company is actually located in Iowa (the geography-minded quickly realizing that the river is not merely confined to one state). The distillery is proud of their "grain to glass" process starting with grain grown and harvested locally. In fact, they claim that 100% of their grain is found within 25 miles of the distillery. It was founded in 2010 and centered around the German-made still that they have named "Rose."

Rabble Reviews

This bottle has 1 rating and 1 review.
Proof66 Staff Proof66 Staff (95) (2013-06-08)
As whiskey, one has to agree to drink a younger, grain-heavy version of bourbon to appreciate what is good about Cody Road. If you’re looking for statesman-like age and pedigree, it’s not here. If you’re looking for feisty over age; if you’re looking for grain over wood; if you’re looking for daring over traditional, then Cody Road shows perfectly. One cannot fault the craftsmanship. This is a high recommend for any fruit forward cocktails. Overall, we find it to be the more compelling whiskey compared to its peers, in particular for its flawless execution.
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