Tag Archives: spiced

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

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

Catdaddy Moonshine

28 Dec

While visiting with family over the boozemas holidays I made sure to keep an eye on any and all liquor cabinets for new drinks to try and I noticed this immediately upon walking into my mother’s. I am automatically offended by any legally sold spirit that calls itself “moonshine.” If there’s not a good chance of going blind from it, it’s damn sure not moonshine. Most people haven’t even had good moonshine and think all the stuff tastes like Everclear or some similar swill. Newsflash, that is completely not true. Some white lightning does have a very high proof and isn’t as palatable, but just as with regular booze, the quality varies with ingredients, and the process used to make it. So there’s that. On to the hooch!

This stuff was freaking tasty. I was expecting some weird blend of shitty whiskey or possibly a weirdly-flavored vodka, but, at the risk of sounding like a liquorsnob, there was a lot more complexity going on. The closest I’ll come is vanilla spiciness. With some other shit. I have no idea what it was but it was tasty without having the overpowering fake sweetness of other liquors I’ve reviewed that feature vanilla-esque flavors. It was a very pleasant surprise and I’ll overlook the label of “moonshine” on the bottle long enough to recommend trying this out. Also, it will get you inebriated. And isn’t that what boozemas is all about?