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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 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.

Absolut Cherrykran / Burnett’s Strawberry Banana

15 Oct

Absolut Cherrykran and Burnetts strawberry banana

Absolut Cherrykran (80prf) – This is flavored with cherries, white cranberry, and plum. I’m going to say in theory that sounds pretty fucking amazing. In reality it suffers from the problem I find with a lot of Absolut’s flavored line: it just is not sweet enough. It smells amazing but that flavor never really translates well onto the tongue. I also found it vaguely medicinal. There may be a drink or mix this would work perfectly with, possibly a flavored/infused syrup. As is, straight up I’m giving it a CHUCK.

Burnett’s Strawberry Banana (70prf) – This smelled pretty good and the taste didn’t disappoint. It is fruity and delicious without being overly sweet. It very much reminds me of strawberry banana yogurt. In a very good way. This one, like most of Burnett’s offerings gets a CHUG.

Wild Turkey Spiced Whiskey / Red Stag Honey Tea

13 Oct

Wild Turkey Spiced and Red Stag Honey Tea

Wild Turkey Spiced Whiskey (86prf) – The spices were very mild. I was expecting a more Captian Morgan-esque spicing but some find that overpowering so I guess I may understand the decision to take a lighter hand. If you like straight whiskey, this may be something you love. If you don’t the spices won’t be enough to win you over. CHUG for whiskey lovers.

Jim Beam Red Stag Honey Tea (80prf) – This whiskey was very sweet and syrupy but I won’t hold that against it. The honey and whiskey came through much more so than the tea, but everything meshed well together and was a much better offering from Red Stag than I had previously reviewed. CHUG