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Review: Crown Royal Honey Whisky

Crown Royal Honey Whisky - CopyCrown Royal Honey Whisky was just released.  It is their third flavor infused whisky.  The others include Maple and Regal Apple.  Crown Royal Regal Apple is in my opinion the best tasting flavored whisky on the market today.  When I posted my review of Regal Apple October 2014 I correctly predicted Crown’s next flavor might be Honey.  In fairness I thought it might be Honey, Cinnamon, or Cherry.  Each of these flavors would have been safe picks since there are several already produced.  For 2017 I’m challenging Crown to create a Summer Seasonal flavor, possibly Coconut, or Pineapple.  Crown Royal Honey starts with pure water naturally filtered through limestone, corn, rye, and barley.  After distilling the whisky is aged in oak barrels and then hand selected before natural flavors are infused.  In case you are wondering the bag is golden yellow. Read more »


Review: Jim Beam Honey

Jim Beam Honey - CopyJim Beam Honey was introduced in 2012.  It is made with corn, rye, barley malt, and water, and aged for four years in oak barrels and infused with golden honey and liqueur before it is bottled at 70 proof.  Jim Beam currently makes six flavored bourbons, although by law they can not be sold as bourbon because they don’t meet the minimum 80 proof requirement.  Their Black Cherry, Spiced, and Hardcore Cider are crafted 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: Jack Daniels Tennessee Honey

jack daniels tennessee honey - CopyJack Daniels Tennessee Honey was introduced April 2011.  It was Jack Daniels first new product since 1995 and their first flavored whiskey.  It is made with Jack Daniels Old No. 7 as a base.  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 unique Honey liqueur made on premise before bottling Tennessee Honey at 70 proof. Read more »


Review: Wild Turkey American Honey

wild turkey american honey - CopyWild Turkey American Honey was introduced in 2006.  It is a blend of their Wild Turkey Bourbon and pure honey.  Wild Turkey bourbon starts with US grown corn, rye, and barley malt and pure water from the Kentucky river.  They use a continuous still distillation process and then age the bourbon in new white oak #4 Alligator char barrels.  After it is two years old it is tasted annually until it is fully matured.  Wild Turkey is a blend of 6,7, and 8 year old bourbon.  Once mature it is poured through a filtration system before it is bottled, or in this case until it is blended with pure honey and bottled at 71 proof. Read more »


Review: Paddy Bee Sting

Paddy Bee Sting liqueur - CopyPaddy Bee Sting was introduced in 2013 along with their Devils Apple.  Both flavors are sold exclusively in the US.  They create an Irish Honey and Spiced Apple version for the European market.  It is created with Original Paddy Irish Whiskey which is made with barley harvested from the East Coast countryside, water from the river Dungourney, malt, and a special distillers yeast.  It is triple distilled in copper pot stills and then filled into oak casks to rest for up to seven years.  It is then blended with malt and grain whiskey.  Irish honey and sugar are then mixed with this three whiskey blend in small batches before filtering and bottling in Middleton County Cork Ireland.  With an advertising campaign titled Sleep when you’re 30, there is no doubt who their target market is. Read more »