Over the last few years, flavored spirits have been on fire, and as a result brands have been introducing ever-more-creative bottlings — everything from smoked-salmon vodka to chocolate tequila.
Even whiskey distillers are getting in on the action. Brands both big and small are releasing a range of flavored bourbons and ryes, including, of course, Jim Beam’s hugely popular Red Stag line. While many of these new offerings are targeting flavored-vodka fans, some of them, especially from the smaller companies, are drams even connoisseurs will appreciate.
So without further ado, here are 10 new flavored whiskies that you need to taste... that is, if you dare!
Knob Creek Smoked Maple Bourbon
We can confirm the rumors: Next month, Knob Creek is introducing a 90-proof smoked-maple bourbon extension. The bottling, according to the brand, was inspired by its founder, Booker Noe, who loved maple syrup and was known to tote around one of his homemade smoked hams wherever he went.
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