The Hatfields and McCoys have been blending and distilling traditional American spirits even before the feuding began. The two clans have century-old recipes but until now, those recipes have never met.
LEGEND IN A BOTTLE
The goal was simple: make a proprietary, top-quality whiskey inspired by family recipes, that every workingman can afford and be proud to drink. The Hatfield and McCoy families hunted high and low for a partner who could take their 150 years of moonshine and whiskey tradition and do what their ancestors never couldmake it legal.
So they befriended Local Choice, an award-winning distiller out of Charleston, South Carolina, to partner with them to make a whiskey worthy of their legendary names.
Hints of Green Grass
Light Black Pepper
Layers of Dried Apricot
Custard and Black Walnut
Hints of Vanilla
| Malt Advocate 78 points (Aug 2014)
Caramel, brown sugar, vanilla, generic sweetness. Smooth entry, and more of the same on the tongue with some alcohol heat in the finish. Very little wood at all. Begging to be poured into Coke. Maybe most jarring is that the Hatfield & McCoy “brand” recalls the infamous feud that took place on the Kentucky-West Virginia border…while this was distilled in South Carolina. At least the label’s honest as far as that. Sourced whiskey.
(Winter 2014) Reviewed by: Lew Bryson