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Jack Daniels Tennessee Fire

15 Mar

Jack Daniels Tennessee Fire

 

Oh man. I have to say, I am pretty happy with what just went in my mouth. There is the slight hint of Jack Daniels that keeps it from tasting like a drinkable Big Red. Not that I am against that, as stated in my previous cinnamon death match. I like spicy cinnamon but the taste of something else gives this a little more depth than you you expect. I won’t say they go hand in hand, but they do work together. I rate it a CHUG, especially if you’re a fan of that specific Jack Daniels flavor. 70 Proof

Pinnacle Cake / Cinnamon Roll Cinnabon / Peachberry Cobbler / Pecan Pie

12 Feb

4 Pinnacle Mini

My local alphabet store is generally pretty disappointing in the mini bottle selections. Occasionally a new one I actually want will straggle though, but for the most part it’s random hobo brands I’ve never heard of. This time was a Festivus Miracle. Pinnacle has a holiday pack of 8 (non-repeating) mini bottles for only $6!!! The lady at the counter may or may not have thrown in a free Pinnacle Cinnabon mini with my order. It was one of the best values sets I’ve seen and a god send for a poor blogger attempting to keep both her semi-sobriety and bank account intact through the holidays. So you get a string of Pinnacle reviews in the upcoming weeks.

Cake – This stuff definitely tastes of vanilla. And it’s sweet. Other than that, I’m not sure I could distinguish this from say a marshmallow flavored vodka. Or a cotton candy vodka. It’s not too harsh, and it should be an easy hit with lovers of the OG Pinnacle Whipped. This one gets a CHUG on flavor alone, though for my money I’d probably prefer to tough it out with vanilla Burnett’s instead.

Cinnabon – The problem I’ve noticed with baked goods flavored vodkas is that it is hard to nail all the different flavors involved with them. Take a chocolate chip cookie. You need the buttery vanilla of the cookie and the semi-sweet chocolate of the cips. Even one of those factors is hard to nail but throw in two and the game is over. I have to say that this cinnamon vodka could easily have strayed into either vanilla overload or just another cinnamon shot but surprisingly it managed a pretty good and true to life mix of the two. I think it’s safe to say I could have guessed what flavor this was without being told and it’s surprisingly addictive to boot. It is sweet enough without being cloyingly so and makes you immediately wish for another. Pinnacle hit a homerun with this one so it goes without saying it get a CHUG!

Peachberry Cobbler – I hadn’t heard of this particular Pinnacle offering. It’s not too surprising since I’ve never heard peachberry cobbler to begin with. I didn’t have too high a hope for this vodka but I was pleasantly surprised. The peachy berriness is pretty good and though I wouldn’t go so far as to claim cobblerness, it is tasty. It’s not my favorite ever, but it is drinkable and maybe some people will really like this. I just wouldn’t buy a whole bottle. CHUG!

Pecan Pie (snippet of original review that can be read HERE) – I think this vodka is drinkable, and even likeable. But it does not taste like pecan pie. This tasted like goddamn Frangelico. That’s not a bad thing, but pecan pie it ain’t. It’ll get a CHUG from me, but barely.

Cinerator / Kinky Blue / Dewar’s Highlander Honey

25 Aug

Cinerator / Kinky/ Dewars

Cinerator Whiskey (91.1 proof) – The cinnamon flavor is very in your face, but the whiskey flavor was mellow and melded nicely without taking a complete back seat. Considering the alcohol content that’s fairly surprising … I find myself wondering how this would have fared in my cinnamon death match.

Kinky Blue (34 proof) – Kind of tart and sour, this almost reminds me of those delicious blue Blow Pops I’d eat as a kid. And only a kid. Because no grown adult went to Fizzy’s and bought $20 worth of candy today after going to the ABC store. Nope. Anyways, this is low proof, but I love the artificial sour berry flavor. I’m not guaranteeing anyone else will.

Dewar’s Highlander Honey (80 proof) – Oh God. This is what honey abandoned for 10 years in a dirty sock would taste like. There’s also a weird liquid smoke flavor. I’m considering not drinking the rest of the mini. Yeah right.

Fireball Whiskey / Red Stag Spiced / Goldschlager / Pinnacle Atomic Hots / Firewater

20 Mar

I have decided to bring you the ultimate deathmatch, cinnamon-style. My method of choice is just to walk into the local ABC store and see what flavors they have minis of, then commence with the boozing. I will say up front, all but one of these were pretty freaking tasty. I’m separating the juice into three categories just to even the playing field.

Cinnamon Whiskey: Fireball vs Red Stag

Fireball (66 proof): Fireball has been a favorite of mine ever since I first tried it. It’s got a strong cinnamon flavor with the right amount of burn and started my love of cinnamon-flavored booze.
Red Stag (80 proof): Red Stag is labeled as “Spiced with cinnamon.” That’s being a little optimistic. It was very lightly spiced with a vaguely cinnamon flavor but had none of the burn generally associated with it. This could have been a good thing if there had been a slightly more pronounced flavoring but as is it fell flat.

Winner: Fireball

Cinnamon Liqueur: Firewater vs Goldschlager

Firewater (100 proof): The cinnamon flavor had something of a fakeness to it and wasn’t as enjoyable as some of the others tested, though the 100 proof did provide a seriously sweet throatburn. All in all a solid choice for the 100 proof category.
Goldschlager (87 proof): Surprisingly, The Gold was one of the least sweet of all the booze tried. And that is meant in the best possible way. It went down easy with little to no aftertaste, making it perfect for timid shot-takers. Plus that shit’s got real gold flakes, son!

Winner: Goldschlager

Cinnamon Vodka: Pinnacle Atomic Hots

Pinnacle Atomic Hots (70 proof): Basically, the Pinnacle tasted like a less-flavored, watered-down version of Fireball. Which is good if you’re looking for a less spicy cinnamon flavor. Also good if you’d rather go with a slightly higher proof.

TL;DR

Basically all of these were tasty with the exclusion of Red Stag. The shortcomings of most were only relative to the awesomeness of Fireball and would be unnoticeable unless you were taking back-to-back shots of other cinnamon flavored boozes.

Overall Winner: Fireball

  1. Fireball
  2. Goldschlager
  3. Pinnacle Atomic Hots
  4. Firewater
  5. Red Stag