By Mike Thayer
So I walk into my neighborhood liquor store for the third time in the last couple weeks, looking for Crown Peach Whiskey and the store is STILL sold out with what apparently is great stuff on back order! Other stores in my neck of the woods are sold out too, that Crown Whiskey is all the rage right now!
So tonight, in lieu of what I was shopping for, I went with Old Camp Peach Pecan Whiskey, a recommendation from one of the guys working the store. The Crown Peach will have to be reviewed another day.
Blended and flavored whiskeys are red hot right now, consumer demand for brown spirits continues to rise with American Whiskey in particular seeing some phenomenal sales growth.
Regular readers know that I am a fan of flavored whiskey, I've always got a bottle of something in my freezer for a chilled shot or flavored specialty in the liquor cabinet to enjoy on the rocks. My favorite in all this tasting fun so far, has been Yukon Jack Jacapple.
There's really not much of a description of the Old Camp Peach Pecan whiskey either on the bottle or on the company website, other than to say it's "smooth"....
It's not. "Eh" is a good word to describe it.
As I have with all the other flavored whiskey samplings, I served up this whiskey in a straight shot and on the rocks. This stuff is overly sweet, coming off as more of a Peach Schnapps rather than a flavored whiskey. You do get the pecan in the finish, a redeeming quality, but overall, I'm regretting buying a fifth of this whiskey. The nose is too fruity, the swirl and swallow is overpowering peach with that hint of pecan in the finish. Costing me about $22 for a 750ml bottle, the price is NOT Bachelor on the Cheap friendly and it is NOT a repeat buy. Old Camp Peach Pecan Whiskey gets just 2 out of 5 Bachelor on the Cheap stars. This is another whiskey fail that will either become an ice cream topper, or used to create more BBQ sauce. Oh, and I think this is the first time the store guy's recommendation failed. I should have gone for the Bird Dog Peach.
$pend Wisely My Friends.....