Full Review

Southern Comfort Black

Southern Comfort Black
Black Label Spirit Whiskey

Category: Flavored Spirit Whiskey

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 40%
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$17

Southern Comfort Black
Black Label Spirit Whiskey

Category: Flavored Spirit Whiskey

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 40%
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.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Fruity & Candied
Aroma Aroma: bubble gum, spumoni, banana taffy, and black licorice
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with accents of sweet corn fritters, caramel, and fruit punch
Smoothness Smoothness: Tingling
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails
Cocktail Cocktails: Whiskey Sour, Collins, Manhattan
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A uniquely fruity and candied whiskey with wide appeal.

The Producer

Sazerac

The Producer
2001 Highway 60 E.
Owensboro, KY 42303
USA
1 502-348-3991

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87 Caribou Crossing Single Barrel Canadian Whisky 40% (Canada) $49.00.
93 Collingwood Double Barreled Canadian Whisky 45% (Canada) $28.00.
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88 Platinum 10X Vodka 40% (USA) $13.99.
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88 Royal Canadian Small Batch Canadian Whisky 40% (Canada) $19.00.
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Flavored Spirit Whiskey

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Serve in a Shot Glass
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.