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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.