Guest blog #4: Flavored whiskiesSeptember 2nd, 2010
Today, I introduce Jason Cretacci, a Fine Spirits Consultant in Western New York as a guest blogger. Jason explores the flavor of things . . .
My question to the What does John know? readers concerns flavored whisk(e)ys. I have always enjoyed Compass Box Orangerie, Wild Turkey American Honey & Phillps Union Cherry Whisky. I have also had the good fortune to try Bird Dog Blackberry Whiskey and Whitetail Caramel Flavored Whiskey. Now, these are not something I would drink on a regular basis, but they have their place on whiskey rack, the store shelf, and on the back of bars. These are great ways to introduce people to whiskeys, the same way I would introduce friends to wine with sweeter, more approachable ones before they move on to the dryer varietals.
What flavored whiskeys have you enjoyed? Did you get your start on whiskeys through flavored whiskeys? What other flavors would you like to see on store shelves? What bad experiences have you had from flavored whiskeys?
Fine Spirits Consultant
Passport Wine & Spirits