Drink Review: Jesse James Honey Whiskey
By Mike Thayer
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.
Today's tasting: Jesse James Honey flavored Whiskey
This is a first for me, I've never tried any Jesse James whiskey product before.
From the company website: Jesse James Premium Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey is made in the spirit of America's true outlaw. It's distilled to perfection, old-time charcoal mellowed and aged in oak casks to achieve an incredibly smooth and full-bourbon character that makes this one of the finest Kentucky whiskeys.
About the only add they give to the honey flavored whiskey is that their base whiskey is infused with honey "flavors."
So how good is it you ask?
Not bad. As usual, I served this up in a straight shot and on the rocks. I wouldn't call this an incredibly smooth bourbon as the company website claims, but with that honey flavor in the nose and in the swallow, it's a pretty good shot. Not sweet at all, it's almost a bit harsh, but in a good way. The honey flavor is slight, just enough to compliment and take the edge off, providing for a nice, warm, bourbon finish. I'm thinking this is a better shot than just the straight Jesse James bourbon. I'll have to do a taste comparison to be sure, lol.
Jesse James Honey Whiskey gets 3 out of 5 Bachelor on the Cheap stars. Good but not great, this whiskey was priced a bit high at $18 for a 750ml bottle. I've had better flavored whiskeys for $16. Part of that price is the name. Nonetheless, when in the mood for a honey flavored whiskey, it's an OK repeat buy, but I'll be on the lookout for a better honey flavored whiskey.
$pend Wisely My Friends.....
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