Disclaimer: A sample of Jim Beam Kentucky Fire was provided to us by Beam for this review. We appreciate their willingness to allow Bourbon & Banter to review the booze with no strings attached. Thank you.
Folks, we’re in the middle of the Great Bastardization of Whiskey. If you don’t believe me, then you’ve been drunk under a rock for the past three years. (And maybe you’re better for it.) We don’t just have whiskey anymore. We have honey, apple, peach, brown sugar, maple syrup, and toffee cookie candy land crème puff whiskey. All right, so maybe that last one’s not a thing yet, but we were making the same joke about cupcake vodka five years ago. It’s only a matter of time.
Flavored whiskey has been around since ol’ Jimmy Russell gave us American Honey, but over the past few years we’ve watched it jizz over everything. I’m not going to say it’s the end of the world, but it might be the end of the world.
And I blame Fireball.
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