Made from 100% locally sourced New York heirloom corn (80% corn and 20% malted corn) and using the "farm to bottle" green/environmental approach working with local people and resources. The name derives from the world famous racetrack at Watkins Glen, New York. Sweet, smooth start, almost fatty (in a good way) round mouthfeel, to it. Not the cutting thinness wheat can have but a full grain mash notes with caramelized sugar notes balanced with grain and slight wood notes. Almost a popcorn and butter taste to it, a very lovely dense corn taste that has a slightly fatty, buttery overlay to the initial sweetness. Slight drying and tingling at midpoint with slightly salty notes. Finish is long, smooth and very mellow. Leaves a wonderful slightly dry cornmeal taste as a finish. Not as sweet as the Buffalo Trace White Dog I remember from Tales of the Cocktail this year - but I actually prefer the dryness of this spirit- conveys the corn nicely along with the grain of the barley.