Whiskey is heating up in a major way this fall with new releases, unusual ingredients and unique flavors. Here are a few to keep your eye out for this month.
Storm’s a comin’. Talisker Storm that is. Last week the Scotch whisky brand revealed the latest addition to their collection that will be launched in the U.S. this month. Talisker Storm is a single malt blend of different whiskies that have all been matured in oak casks for at least three years. Once they’ve been aged accordingly, the whiskies are combined and matured together for an undisclosed time. The non-age-stated whisky apparently carries a more intense and smokier flavor than classic Talisker. Though it will cost us a bit at $66 a bottle, this age ambiguous Scotch whisky has us intrigued.
Herbs in your whiskey anyone? That’s the main ingredient in the newly released Coldcock American Herbal Whiskey. The bourbon whiskey is infused with herbs and spices including green tea, hibiscus, eucalyptus, cinnamon and ginger, all of which help eliminate the infamous whiskey burn. Which would explain why Coldcock is selling their herbal whiskey as a shot. You can’t miss the $19.99 bottles decked out in black matte background, screaming yellow logo and fist pump image that reminds us of the Jersey Shore. If you can get past the tacky packaging, this herby shot would be fun to experiment with.
Another day, another flavored whiskey. The latest to jump on the flavor train is Paddy Irish Whiskey with their two new additions Bee Sting and Devil’s Apple. If the names didn’t make it obvious enough, Bee Sting is blended with Irish honey and Devil’s Apple has notes of cinnamon and crisp apple flavors. Both new flavors will be available by the end of the month. The only other Irish whiskey to take the flavored plunge is Bushmills Irish Honey. With the release of Bee Sting and Devil’s Apple plus Bushmills, flavors have officially invaded the Irish whiskey world.
Talisker, Coldcock and Paddy are paving the way for a busy whiskey fall. Have you tried any of these new releases? Tell us what you thought of them below.