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UV Salty Watermelon

10 Feb

UV Salty Watermelon

 

It’s been a while since I’ve found a liquor to be excited about that I can actually purchase at our local ABC store. Generally our super fucky system means not everything is orderable or buyable right at release. If it’s a pumpkin flavored vodka, and it’s after Thanksgiving you’re reaaaal fucked. So I wandered up and down the aisles, halfhearted looking for something with real possibility and a cheap price tag. Salted watermelon sounded a little weird but hell at least it was something new. And it was under $15 a bottle. FUCK YES!

Holy fuck, I love this stuff. Sure the salty flavored reminds me of a cheap margarita flavored malt beverage, but the underlying watermelon flavor just works somehow. And while 60 proof isn’t the most potent proof point, it’s respectable enough for a flavored vodka like this. I will guess that some of you may find the salty flavor off-putting, but for the cheap price I think you should take the risk, and CHUG!

Burnett’s Limeade

7 Feb

I normally walk into the liquor store, wander over to the Burnett’s section and try to remember which ones I’ve drank, reviewed, or never touched. It gets rough. But I was almost positive that Burnett’s Limeade hadn’t been reviewed and I guess the booze gods smiled upon me because I was right!

Burnett's Limeade

Is this shit green or what? There is a very large child inside of me that loves these types of unnaturally colored liquids/foods. I’m almost positive it makes them taste better too. What’s that? No I don’t know who Placebo is or what he has to do with anything. The problem with citrus flavors in liquor is that occasionally they can come off more as Pine-sol than delicious fruity¬†Tootsie Rolls. This one falls comfortably on the candy side of that equation. It has sweetness, but it is balanced out by a hint of sourness that really makes it pop. I want to make this into an alcoholic slushie and drink it in a classy place somewhere, like Myrtle Beach. Add this as you see fit into any drink that could benefit from a limepunch to the face. Great job again Burnett’s and CHUG!

Pinnacle Whipped

7 Feb

Pinnacle Whipped

 

It shocked me that I hadn’t reviewed this vodka before because I have damn sure drank it. I thought I loved this vodka! And then I tried it warm with other vodkas as the warm up acts and let me tell you: some of it’s charm dissipated. What I always took as a smooth and flavored shot quickly revealed itself to be an overly sweet sugar bomb that is best relegated to a one night stand rather than a long term relationship. Don’t get me wrong, there are plenty of people who need these types of sugar levels to handle a shot. I take no issue with that. I personally would rather get a cheaper alternative (BURNETTS MOTHERFUCKER) or use it to sweeten another drink (think hot chocolate.) ¬†This will get a CHUG but beware it’s cloying sweetness.

Pinnacle Caramel Apple

3 Feb

Caramel Apple

Now this is a tasty fucking treat! A delicious caramel flavor with a slight hint of almost sour apple underneath. It lives up to the name and unlike some liquors I feel that I could figure out the inspiration from just tasting. It’s also smooth as shit, which is always a plus. This is a CHUG fo sho.

Pinnacle Pecan Pie

20 Dec

Pinnacle Pecan Pie

Pecan Pie is probably my favorite type of pie. I don’t know if that biased me for or against this flavoring, but it probably had some sort of an effect. I bought this after yet another fruitless trip to the alphabet store to learn that they still don’t have Burnett’s Pumpkin Spice. But if I had known there was a pecan pie flavored vodka, it probably would’ve been even higher on my list.

I think this vodka is drinkable, and even likeable. But it does not taste like pecan pie. Pecan pie has the distinct nuttiness of pecans blended with the beautifully sweet flavors of brown sugar and a hint of vanilla and whiskey. This tasted like goddamn Frangelico. That’s not a bad thing, but pecan pie it ain’t. So I guess if you want a cheaper version of Frangelico this is a good thing, but otherwise don’t get your hopes up. If it’s even cheaper than Frangelico. Has anyone besides a bar actually ever bought that crap? It’ll get a CHUG from me, but barely.

Burnett’s Candy Cane

20 Dec

Burnett's Candy Cane

Well, this shit taste like mint. Maybe vaguely like a candy cane. The more you drink it, the less it tastes like a candy cane and the more it tastes like the inside of a thin mint. Minus the chocolate. And cookieness. I think it’s really missing just a bit more sweetness but it’s still tasty and gets the job done. This will get a CHUG, but boozer beware n-candy caneness.