Everybody likes to have a variety of options to choose from. Even in the world of alcoholic beverages, we have certain brands that produce flavoured whiskies that take you away from the thought of the same old stereotyped whisky flavour. Here is a list of the best flavoured whiskies that you should try in 2021.
1. Screwball – Peanut Butter Flavour
Ocean Beach, a neighbourhood in San Diego, is where Screwball whiskey is made. This peanut butter-flavored whiskey may sound unusual, but it tastes just like a peanut butter cup and is excellent enough to drink even if you don’t drink whiskey.
You won’t notice the alcohol burn because of the creamy peanut butter flavour. However, you can find a great cocktail recipe for a PB&J Manhattan with sweet vermouth and a quinine-laced wine on the Screwball website. Screwball contains a 35 percent alcohol content.
2. Knob Creek Smoked Maple
Sweet flavours seem to help cut through the smoky flavours that non-whiskey drinkers tend to avoid. Knob Creek’s Smoked Maple Whiskey is made from maple syrup.
With a 45 percent ABV, this whiskey outperforms the rest on this list in terms of alcohol level, and it may also have the strongest whiskey flavour. However, some whiskey aficionados would argue that it’s still a little too sweet for them.
3. Traverse City Cherry Whisky
The world’s cherry capital is Traverse City, Michigan; therefore, it’s only right that Traverse City Whiskey Co. provides an American Cherry Edition whiskey. Malted barley, rye, and corn are used to make this spirit, which is then aged and steeped in Montmorency cherries cultivated on the family’s farm. There’s not much beyond the loud cherry flavour in this 70-proof bottle, yet it’s not cloying.
4. Clyde May’s 11-Year Alabama Style Cask Strength
Infused with apple essence Clyde May’s 11-Year Alabama Style Cask Strength is a sipper, but it can also be used in a variety of cocktails. The nuance of the apple flavour is what makes this bottle stand out. It won’t smash your taste buds around like so many others in the genre. Still, it will intricately playoff notes of vanilla, brown sugar, oak, and spice for a balanced imbibing experience that even the most pretentious whiskey drinker will like.
5. Brown Sugar Bourbon (BSB)
Whisky Magazine has rated the BSB the “World’s Best Flavored Whiskey” for two consecutive years. BSB has a somewhat lower alcohol content than the others, with 30% ABV, but Heritage uses real brown sugar to give it that authentic flavour.
This is another fantastic flavoured whiskey to drink on its own, but it can also be used in a variety of cocktails.