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January 21, 2012 - 5:13pm

Batavia tavern is first in state to stock unique whiskey from Kansas

posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, business, Bourbon & Burger Co..

When I stopped in to Bourbon & Burger Co. this afternoon, co-owner Derek Geib said, "You want to try a clear whiskey? It's the smoothest whiskey you'll ever drink."

He poured me a shot and I took a sip -- it was good. On my first taste, I thought, there's nothing to it, it's water. But the finish retained that satisfying whiskey burn, followed by a lingering vanilla sweetness. A nice complex flavor that is smooth, but still with some bite.

The whiskey is called Kansas Clean, and it's distilled in Kansas and not sold much outside of America's middle state.

After Geib heard about Kansas Clean through a friend, he contacted the distiller's CEO and she helped find a distributor in New York who could get it bottled and shipped to Bourbon & Burger -- making Bourbon & Burger the first, and so far the only, bar in New York to serve Kansas Clean.

Gabor Deutsch
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They have a cool website. I only drink whiskey twice a year and I am partial to Crown Royal.
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Billie Owens
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May we ask on what two occasions, Gabor? I'm naturally a nosy person.

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The two occasions are my birthday and Christmas. They both are in the month of December and 10 days apart. :D

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To me that isn't really a Whiskey , more of a Vodka , the website said it is distilled just like the finest Vodka's , and it is made from Wheat , not Corn like a traditional Whiskey. To me it seems like a drink for 'Hipsters' that like to say they drink Whiskey but cannot handle the taste of a Traditional Whiskey.

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I'll take Jose' over any of this kid stuff.

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