About Flavored Spirit Whiskey

About Flavored Spirit Whiskey
The legal definition of a spirit whiskey is one that is a mixture of neutral spirits and not less than 5% on a proof gallon basis of whiskey. While this category has been defined for some time, the production of spirit whiskey in the United States is a fairly new development. These products are not blended whiskeys (whiskeys of different types), but rather whiskey blended with other spirits, such as vodka. Styles vary, with some being clear and others having an amber color. Flavored spirit whiskies have additional flavoring added to them such as spiced, or apple flavors. These are primarily meant for cocktails, while a few of the finest artisan examples are ideal served neat or over ice.

Top Picks for Flavored Spirit Whiskey

Glyph 85H Flavored Spirit Whiskey
86 points
$24
Golden amber color. Aromas and flavors of sweet corn and mild rye spice, vanilla, peach, orange, and nectarine, caramel apple sucker, and strawberry licorice with a medium body and a medium finish with notes of peach cobbler made with corn bread batter and strawberry vanilla wafer. This Whiskey leads with fruity aromas and flavors but still maintains a Whiskey backbone.
Southern Comfort Original Spirit Whiskey
83 points
$14
Dark amber color. Confected aromas of bubble gum, rainbow sherbet, and circus peanuts with a satiny, crisp, fruity light body and a smooth, medium-length butterscotch, chocolate milk, and almonds finish. A silky, fruity and outgoing whiskey with fun candied flavors.
Southern Comfort Black Black Label Spirit Whiskey
83 points
$17
Dark amber color. Confected aromas and flavors of bubble gum, spumoni, banana taffy, and black licorice with a silky, bright, light-to-medium body and a tingling, captivating, medium-length finish displaying accents of sweet corn fritters, caramel, and fruit punch. A uniquely fruity and candied whiskey with wide appeal.
Glyph Spice Flavored Spirit Whiskey
82 points
$24
Amber color. Aromas and flavors of that first smell when you open a package of gummi bears, honey mixed with corn syrup, and circus peanuts with a thin body and a quick finish with elements of vanilla cream strawberry candies and gummi candies and simple syrup. A Whiskey with lots of candy fruit aromas.