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Posts from the ‘Chocolate Whiskey’ Category


Review: Ballotin Original Chocolate Whiskey

Ballotin Original Chocolate Whiskey is one of four flavored whiskeys launched October 2015 by Saloon Spirits.  Ballotin is named for the stylish specialty box Belgian chocolatiers made to protect their fine chocolates.  The other flavors include Caramel Turtle, Bourbon Ball, and Chocolate Mint.  Saloon Spirits Founder Paul Tuell is a former Brand Manager for Brown Forman.  The light whiskey base is made from a traditional bourbon mash of  51% or more corn, with wheat and barley making up the balance.  The whiskey is aged for two years in used oak barrels.  This light whiskey base allows the taste of the natural flavors infused with the whiskey to shine through.  Bourbon must be aged in New American white oak barrels that have been charred.  The char and new oak from those bourbon barrels would have created a flavor barrier.  Natural flavor and caramel color are infused before bottling at 60 proof in Louisville Kentucky. Read more »


Review: Bird Dog Chocolate Whiskey

Bird Dog ChocolateBird Dog Chocolate Whiskey was just introduced along with an apple whiskey flavor.  They join four previously released whiskey flavors.  It is made with corn, malted barley, and rye, and it is aged in oak barrels.  Chocolate flavor is infused before bottling in Bowling Green Kentucky at 80 proof. Read more »