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Posts from the ‘Cinnamon Whiskey’ Category


Review: Beach Whiskey Bonfire Cinnamon

Beach Whiskey Bonfire Cinnamon is one of two flavored whiskeys distilled from corn mash, then filtered at the old Seagrams Distillery in Lawrenceburg Indiana.  The other flavor is Island Coconut.  The unaged whiskey base is blended with natural flavor including capsicum spice and cinnamon, and bottled in Houston Texas in a red custom sea glass bottle.  Thanks in no small part to the success of Fireball Whisky, cinnamon is by far the most popular flavored whiskey.  Beach Whiskey Bonfire Cinnamon is made with 1/3 less sugar than the market leader.  Read more »


Review: Evan Williams Fire

Evan Williams Fire - CopyEvan Williams Fire was originally launched February 2012, and it was named Evan Williams Cinnamon Reserve.  Evan Williams is named for a Kentucky settler who was Kentucky’s first distiller when he began distilling along the banks of the Ohio River in 1783, in what is now Louisville.  The bourbon is distilled in Louisville and bottled in Bardstown Kentucky where natural hot cinnamon flavor is infused. Read more »


Review: Revel Stoke Cinnamon Whisky

Revel Stoke Cinnamon Whisky - CopyRevel Stoke Cinnamon Whisky as the name would imply is another Fireball clone.  It is one of six Canadian Whisky varieties currently made by the Phillips Distilling Company under the Revel Stoke label.  The other flavors include Pineapple, Spiced, Pecan, Apple, and their Original Blended Canadian Whisky.  Revel Stoke is made with a blend of rye, corn, and barley malt that is triple distilled in copper stills.  The whisky is aged for 3 years in charred white oak barrels.  A blend of warm Ceylon and Saigon Cinnamon are infused before bottling at 70 proof. Read more »


Review: Kinky Flame Cinnamon Whisky

Kinky Flame image - CopyKinky Flame Cinnamon Whisky is a cinnamon flavored Canadian Whisky that was just introduced.  It is the newest member of the Kinky family that also includes Kinky Pink, Blue, and Gold liqueurs, and Kinky Vodka.  Kinky Flame is the latest cinnamon flavored whiskey to enter the market with an eye on stealing market share from Fireball, the industry leader.  It is made with premium Canadian Whiskey infused with natural cinnamon flavor. Read more »


Review: Jeremiah Weed Cinnamon Whiskey

Jeremiah weed cinnamon whiskey - CopyJeremiah Weed Cinnamon Whiskey was introduced November 2014 along with a Sarsaparilla, and Spiced Whiskey flavor.  This product line was launched by Diageo, the company behind some of the biggest names in liquor including, Smirnoff, Ciroc, Ketel One, Captain Morgan, Crown Royal, and Baileys.  They also have a history of creating several smaller brands like Piehole, Orphan Barrel, Moon Mountain and Rokk Vodka.  Jeremiah Weed Cinnamon is made with American blended whiskey with spices and other natural flavors.  While there are several Cinnamon flavored whiskeys already on the market today, there are still more cucumber flavored vodka’s, and the flavored whiskey market is growing much faster than flavored vodka. Read more »


Review: Cinnamon Mist Canadian Whisky

Cinnamon Mist - CopyCinnamon Mist Canadian Whisky is one of four flavors they introduced in limited markets the summer of 2013.  All start with Canadian Mist whisky as the base.  Canadian Mist is crafted with a blend of grain and rye whiskey with a touch of sherry and pure water from the Georgian Bay.  It is triple distilled in six column copper stills and aged in used white oak barrels.  Proprietary cinnamon liqueur is then blended in before bottling at 70 proof in Collinwood Ontario. Read more »


Review: Jim Beam Kentucky Fire

jim beam kentucky fire - CopyJim Beam Kentucky Fire was released Nationwide October 2014.  It is made with corn, rye, barley malt, and water.  It is aged for four years in oak barrels and infused with cinnamon liqueur before it is bottled at 70 proof.  Jim Beam currently makes six flavored bourbons.  By law they can’t call these bourbons because they are bottled at less than the required minimum 80 proof.  Their Black Cherry, Spiced, and Hardcore Cider  are designed to appeal to new bourbon drinkers and are sold under their Red Stag label.  Their Maple, Honey, and Kentucky Fire are crafted to appeal to their current base. Read more »


Review: Bird Dog Hot Cinnamon Whiskey

bird dog hot cinnamon whiskey - CopyBird Dog Hot Cinnamon whiskey is one of four flavored whiskeys distilled by Western Spirits under the Bird Dog label.  It is one of a dozen or more cinnamon flavored whiskeys introduced in the last two years to compete with market leader Fireball Cinnamon Whisky.  BD Hot Cinnamon is made with corn, malted barley, and rye, and it is aged in oak barrels.  Cinnamon flavor is infused before bottling in Bowling Green Kentucky at 80 proof. Read more »


Review: Fireball Cinnamon Whisky

fireball cinnamon - CopyFireball Cinnamon Whisky was originally created by Seagram as part of their schnapps line in the mid 1980’s.  It was called Dr. McGillicuddy’s Fireball Whisky.  The Sazerac Company purchased the brand rights in 1989 and in 2006 they changed the name to Fireballs Cinnamon Whisky.  It is made with Canadian whisky and natural cinnamon flavors and it is bottled at 66 proof.  It has seen meteoric growth over the past few years and it is now one of the top ten selling spirits in the US.  With a cocktail list including names like Angry Balls, Flamin Beaver, F-Bomb and Burning Busch its no secret who their target market is, and that target market has been shooting and mixing Fireballs Cinnamon Whisky about as fast as Sazerac can make it.  Read more »


Review: Jack Daniels Tennessee Fire

Jack daniels tennessee fire - CopyJack Daniels Tennessee Fire was just launched nationally.  After a successful test market in Tennessee, Pennsylvania, and Oregon it will now be available nationwide.  It starts with Original Jack Daniels Old No. 7.   Old No. 7 is made with a grain mix of 80% yellow corn, 12% barley and 8% rye.  It is blended with cave spring water and yeast in a 40,000 gallon copper still where it ferments for up to six days.   It then mellows drop by drop through ten feet of hard sugar maple charcoal.  This process also filters out impurities and off notes.  It then rests in brand new charred oak barrels that are made with hand selected oak by employees of the distillery.  After one use these barrels are sold off, usually to distillers of scotch.  No artificial color or flavors are added.  Jack then naturally infuses a proprietary red cinnamon liqueur before bottling Tennessee Fire at 70 proof. Read more »