I came across this brand in China, called "Kentucky Walker Fine Whiskey" with a deer head on its label, which claims to be imported from USA. Is this brand legit? I keep looking at its website, and I can't help but to feel it's some low-end (or even fake) whiskey that is trying to trick people here in China...
Does anyone know of this brand? Thanks for replying in advance!
In the EC you know what you get if you buy whisky,but in Asia(mainly China,Thailand&India)they often name a spirit distilled out of molasse also whisky.Also the term "imported" is dodgy,perhaps there is only a drop of real USwhisky in the bottle.If distilled by a genuine company the chance of getting blind is minor. Eric.
my husband loves this whiskey. up until a month ago i could buy it at Smart and Final stores. They dont carry it right now because they are having a dispute with the supplier. if anyone knows anywhere else to purchase this whiskey i would love to know.
Kentucky Walker isn't Maker's Mark, but it isn't gasoline either. It is a common bourbon in my part of California. I, too, buy it from time to time at Smart and Final which still stocks it here. Hopefully the dispute in your area will be solved soon. It is priced alongside Kessler and Early Times but does not have that beastly sulphur aftertaste you get with those two well brands. Not a bad grog for the price, and great for when your no good brother in law stops by for the free booze. Put it in a Jim Beam bottle and he'll never know the difference.
As far as I know, HH is still owned by the USA. They use several names to sell their products, and if you know them you can get a "name" bottle of KY Bourbon for 60% of the name.
Been to HH several times, which is where my father had a lot of ties. Knew one of the founders and met at least one other when I was younger.
When my brother drives down to KY he picks up the Heaven Hill label of Heaven Hill, as it seems to be premium compared to their other premiums.
Their website pretty well indicates they are all over the world, so I would not doubt the OP's bottle came from HH. It's probably one of the last true family distilleries since Medley Brothers was bought out.
To me, they are what Hawkeye (MASH) would say, "Finest Kind". Took my wife to Bardstown for our honeymoon, btw. Peed her off. I enjoyed it.