If you look at flavored whiskey reviews on this site, you’ll find few compliments. So let it be with great fanfare that I announce that Eastside Distilling’s Marionberry Whiskey is the best flavored whiskey I’ve ever had.
This is not say I love it, but it’s better than all the cherry or cinnamon flavored chemical/medicinal monstrosities out there. My biggest problem is that it’s only 60 proof. Marionberry (not to be confused with the late former D.C. mayor of crack smoking fame) is a blackberry cultivar and as such is tart. Tartness means you need to add sugar for balance. Adding fruit and sugar turns the whiskey from spirit to liqueur. Continue Reading →