Tag Archives: Honey

Paddy Bee Sting / Paddy Devil’s Apple

26 Mar

Paddy Whiskey

These products are my first press samples. How exciting! I’m not quite sure if this is a good development or bad. Free booze is always fun, but doesn’t it taste just a little sweeter? In any case, I would’ve been ecstatic about both of these even if I had shelled out my own hard earned cash. They are both scrumptious and dangerously delicious. And can I say, I LOVE the bottles? Old-timey chic is a thing, right?

Paddy Bee Sting (70prf) – This is my favorite but in that very slight way you might favor one of your children over the other. It is deliciously honey flavored without being fake or overly sweet. The whiskey is there too, don’t you worry. Dear Jack Daniels, this is honey whiskey done right.

Paddy Devil’s Apple (70prf) – Devil’s Apple has a spicy, cider-esque flavor that is pure fall and America. There’s enough whiskey to flavor, but not overpower. I love this shit.

Both of these are some of my favorite new drinks I’ve tried recently. If you are looking for some new whiskey inspired drinks, I give these two cheers. And say CHUG!

This product was a free press sample. This does not in any way affect my review of this product. If you would like to see your liquor reviewed by this blog email me at liquorlunch@gmail.com

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

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.

Honey Stolichnaya Vodka

29 Dec

This isn’t the sweetest or greatest thing ever. If that’s what you’re looking for, check out Stoli’s new caramel flavor. This is pretty interesting in a non-gross way. It tastes like honey if it were less sweet. It’s kind of weird, honestly but I could see it going very well in some hot tea, sick style. Not worth a whole fifth, but if you’re in need of a hot tea with a little kick grab a mini bottle and throw it in. I’m pretty sure alcohol kills all germs, germs make you sick, therefore drinking will cure your cold. Science, bitch.

Evan Williams Honey Reserve / Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey / Seagram’s 7 Dark Honey / Wild Turkey American Honey

2 Jan

While at the liquor store I was in the holiday spirit and decided to risk life and liver to bring you the promised Honey Whiskey Showdown! I grabbed every mini bottle of honey whiskey my local store had and flew home to rate this quadruple-header. My method was 4 separate shot glasses, with diet cheerwine and water as palate cleansers. I took half the bottle as a shot, then reserved the other half for sipping in case of questions or discrepancies. All booze was drank at room temperature. This is science, BITCH.

Evan Williams Honey Reserve (70proof): I started with this one, and was very disappointed. I really wanted to like it, but it was ridiculously sweet, almost disgustingly so. Which I guess you could counter with the fact that honey is very sweet, but, as with Jack Daniels Tennessee Honey, the weird Evany flavor ruined the party. It left a weird aftertaste. I would be willing to bet this might be a top contender had the shots been chilled though.

Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey (70proof): As awful as I remembered. I am from here on out enacting a new term: Post-Traumatic Tennessee Honey Disorder (PTTHD). Also, what idiot came up with the spelling for Tennessee? Its like a Wheel of Fortune contestant’s dream word. It has to be the longest 4 letter word in existence. Don’t think I mentioned it yet, but this whiskey came in dead last.

Seagram’s 7 Dark Honey (71proof): My favorite by far, which is ironic since I assumed this would be among my least liked (excluding the hell that is JDTH). It had a definite honey flavor without it being very sweet, a very muted whiskey flavor, and without a better way to describe it, a certain richness to it.

Wild Turkey American Honey (71proof): My second favorite, it was very well balanced. You could taste the honey and the whiskey, but they complimented each other rather than having a hobo death match. Neither flavor over powered, and it had a very smooth whiskey finish.

In the interest of science I also made a suicide shot of equal parts of all the honey whiskeys. JDTH ruined it, just like everything else in my life. But here is a picture of it anyways, with the honey whiskeys ordered in accordance with my rankings. So sayeth the booze drinker; so it shall be.

Jack Daniels Tennessee Honey and Fireball Whiskey

16 Nov

The last time I went into the alphabet store, I noticed a new brand of Jack Daniels and instantly decided to purchase a couple samples. I am proud to present JD Tennessee Honey.

Airplane bottles are awesome for a couple reasons:

  • They are made into miniature versions of the original bottles so you feel like a giant chugging whole bottles of booze in single gulps
  • They are easily hid and smuggled into professional sports venues, places of employment, weddings, movie theaters, family gatherings, etc
  • They are a cheap way to try a new alcohol. I mean none is so awful that I wouldn’t finish a bottle, but I’d rather put more delicious crap down my gullet
  • You don’t have to decide between brands and flavors. You can catch them all!
  • They get you fucked up

So after making them take a little nap in the land of ice and truck meat (don’t ask) I poured them into shot glasses and away we went.

My first sniff did not bode well, but since it was my first whiskey shot of the day, I didn’t lose too much faith. Spoiler alert: it sucked. It tasted very similar to black label but gone horribly wrong. Ok, slight hyperbole but not far off. For the record, I’ve had multiple “honey” whiskeys, some better than others and this was by far my least favorite.  I don’t know if it needed less “Jack” flavor or more honey flavor, but it seemed like the two flavors were battling it out and they both lost. I, on the other hand, had a shot of 70 proof juice so I win as always. I may have to do a death match review of all the major honey whiskeys to determine which I would recommend, but until then I washed away the awful with an ice cold PBR and shot of Fireball whiskey. Huzzah for awesome!

Awesome nd awesomer

I’ll skip the PBR and go straight to the Fireball. A lot of friends have compared it to RedHots. Since RedHots suck and are garbagebeans, I will compare them to… hmmm, idk….. Fireballs?  There is an amazingly balanced cinnamon flavor that is only enhanced by the sweet sweet whiskey after burn. I can’t recommend this highly enough. It is my current favorite new liquor and have just resolved to get a full sized bottle ASAP.