No, we're not talking about Mr. Sanders. We're talking about kernal as in corn. The king of the grains.
A lot of the whiskey and bourbon our there is made with corn - but most of it is a blend of corn and some other grains - wheat, barley, rye, etc. This stuff from Tenn South Distillery is 100% corn.
And thanks to that corn-centric mash, the finished whiskey has a unique flavor, bordering on fruity - even a little fresh banana fragrance, in fact. So we were playing around with it and came up with a combination of ingredients that might sound a little odd at first. But trust us. It works.
1.5 oz Tenn South Old King Corn Whiskey
.5 oz banana purée (just mash up a ripe banana so it's real good n' smooth)
.5 oz lemon juice
.5 oz simple syrup
splash of ginger ale
lemon twist for garnish
Combine everything but the ginger ale and lemon garnish in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake like hell and strain it into your rocks glass with fresh ice. Top with ginger ale and garnish with lemon twist.