More people are finding a love of whiskey, and flavored whiskey is particularly popular. Flavored whiskeys have been around for hundreds of years, with early versions of the liquor featuring spices, fruits and even tea mixed in with the whiskey. Today's flavored whiskeys are a delight as they dance on the tongue and warm the belly.
What Are Popular Flavored Whiskeys?
While you won't find as many unique flavors of whiskey today as you once could, that's not a bad thing. Today's flavored whiskeys have refined flavors and mix well with a variety of other drinks. Plus, you'll still find a big variety with flavors you'll love.
Cinnamon-flavored whiskey is probably the most popular option. Fireball has become a staple liquor for bars and homes alike. Cinnamon whiskey adds a spicy brightness to your drink, offering a depth of flavor unlike anything else.
If you're looking for a more subtle taste, consider vanilla whiskey. Vanilla flavored whiskey is smoother than many of the other flavors and is a great option for anyone new to whiskey flavors. Even with the vanilla, you still know you're drinking whiskey. This is a great whiskey to mix.
Roasted pecan whiskey brings out the flavors of pecan. If you're looking for a drink that makes you think of fall or the holidays, pecan whiskey is the drink to choose. The flavor of the pecans is stronger than you would expect, offering your taste buds a party.
If you're looking for a fruity flavor, check out the variety of apple whiskey options. This whiskey makes you feel like you're biting into an apple, only it's the most unique one you've ever had. Different brands offer flavors of different types, ranging from sour green to lighter-flavored reds.
What Can I Mix With Flavored Whiskeys?
Each different flavor of whiskey can be mixed with a variety of other drinks to give you outstanding flavor. For example, a popular choice is mixing Fireball (or any cinnamon whiskey) with Red's Apple Ale. If you're in the mood to try your hand at making homemade egg nog, consider kicking it up a notch with pecan whiskey.
Try one of the less popular but still outstanding flavors for a fun drink. With peach whiskey and lemon juice, you have a peach drop. You can even find chocolate whiskey to combine with Irish cream and whipped vodka for a whipped chocolate whiskey.