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10 Best Flavored Whiskey Bottles To Try Now (2023 Edition)

Best Flavored Whiskey 

Last Updated on November 26, 2023 by Lydia Martin

The rise of flavored spirits has been attributed to the increasing number of new products introduced each year— from smoked-salmon vodka to chocolate tequila.

That’s why whiskey distillery makers are joining the trend, too. From small to big brands, they’re releasing flavored bourbons and rye whiskey. 

If you’re interested in trying new whiskey flavors, there’s a growing list to choose from. But to save you time, we’ve put together the best-flavored whiskeys to get you started. 

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10. Crown Royal Canadian Vanilla Whisky

Man Holding Bottle of Crown Royal and Coca-cola in can

Average Price: approx. $28.99/750ml (MSRP)

Alcohol Content: 35% ABV 

Why We Like It: You’d all agree vanilla is the universal note of whiskeys.

Crown Royal Canadian Whisky didn’t effort that much to think of new flavors here and just enhanced the vanilla notes in this flavored spirit. 

Surprisingly, Crown Royal Canadian Vanilla Whisky has fruity, oak, and spice notes.

Still, the intense vanilla flavors, which make this whiskey stand out, came from the Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla used to craft this spirit.  

Best to enjoy in a Canadian Coffee or mix chilled Coca-Cola with crushed ice.  

9. Uncle Bob’s Root Beer Whiskey

Average Price: approx. $20/750ml (Drizly)

Alcohol Content: 35% ABV 

Why We Like It: Inspired by the spirit of “shock vodkas,” Uncle Bob’s Root Beer-infused whiskey introduced corn syrup’s adolescent flavors into the bourbon whiskey world. 

We like the unique notes of anise and sarsaparilla.

Actually, the concept in this drink is to honor the “cool uncles,” who can “transform the mood in a room with his presence and the way he carries himself,” which is evident in Uncle Bob’s Root Beer Whiskey’s character.  

8. Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Fire

Bottle of Jack Daniel's Tennessee Fire

Average Price: approx. $25.99/750ml (MSRP)

Alcohol Content: 35% ABV 

Why We Like It: Mixing fire and whiskey? Seems too intense, right? But Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Fire gives a smooth start. 

The Tennessee Fire mixes with real cinnamon spice and the deep character of the Old No. 7. 

Surprisingly, this cinnamon-flavored whiskey gives a different kind of experience that’s smooth and a bit spicy.    

Tip: You can also try the Jim Beam Kentucky Fire as an alternative. 

7. Garrison Brothers Honeydew

Garrison Brothers Honeydew Bottle

Average Price: approx. $87/750ml (Drizly)

Alcohol Content: 40% ABV 

Why We Like It: This flavored whiskey from Garrison Brothers is infused with Wildflower Honey from Texas, creating a smooth bourbon with subtle spice and a sweet honey finish.

“Our HoneyDew is the most magical nectar I have ever tasted. It is light, delicate, gentle, floral, and perfect for sipping on the porch in the summertime.”

— Dan Garrison, Founder/CEO   

The tasting notes are as accurate as it is, but we noticed some dark chocolate, maple syrup, and brown sugar notes, which suit our palate.

Also, at 80-proof, it tastes great on iced tea and cranberry juice. 

6. Knob Creek Smoked Maple

Two Bottles of Knob Creek Smoked Maple

Average Price: approx. $38/750ml (Drizly)

Alcohol Content: 45% ABV 

Why We Like It: Not only for mixed drinks, Knob Creek Smoked Maple Bourbon is sippable whiskey offering the usual spice, caramel, and vanilla with a robust maple bite. 

For whiskey fans who love sweeter notes with real maple syrup, this is for you. But at 90-proof, it can surely entice more serious drinkers.

Try it over ice or enjoy a maple Old-Fashioned; it’ll satisfy your taste buds.

5. Bird Dog Peach

Pouring Bottle of Bird Dog Peach Flavored Whiskey

Average Price: approx. $20/750ml (MSRP)

Alcohol Content: 40% ABV 

Why We Like It: Bird Dog Peach is a wonderful blend of peach flavors and warm whiskey, creating a refreshing drink with an enticing aroma. 

Best to enjoy on the rocks or paired with apple pie or creme brulee, Bird Dog Peach has the tasting notes of oak and vanilla with the familiar malted barley [1] flavors from bourbon. 

4. Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey

Jack Daniel's Tennessee Honey Botttle

Average Price: approx. $22/750ml (MSRP)

Alcohol Content: 35% ABV

Why We Like It: When it comes to smoothness, Jack Daniel’s didn’t disappoint, which applies to their flavored whiskey, too. Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey sweetens the experience.

It’s not too sweet, and as the primary flavor, it gives the real honey notes, making this spirit stand out among other flavored whiskeys.    

3. Skrewball Peanut Butter Flavored Whiskey

Skrewball Whiskey Bottle on a Countertop

Average Price: approx. $27/750ml (MSRP)

Alcohol Content: 35% ABV 

Why We Like It: Taste this one to believe. It really tastes like real peanut butter, seriously.

Skrewball Peanut Butter Whiskey [2] is a dessert liquor— best for milkshakes and peanut butter & jelly with Chambord. 

It isn’t overly sweet, actually, as it’s more of a sweet and salty treat. But it’s as smooth as your favorite whiskey brands

If you want a flavored whiskey to celebrate any holiday, then Skewball Peanut Butter Whiskey can be your best bet.

Tip: Bird Dog Peanut Butter is a good alternative. 

2. Leopold Bros New York Apple Whiskey

Leopold Bros New York Apple Whiskey with apple and a glass on top of table

Average Price: approx. $34.99/750ml (MSRP)

Alcohol Content: 40% ABV 

Why We Like It: One of the best flavored whiskeys, Leopold Bros NY Apple Whiskey, contains fruit sediment, crafted with real fruit, and no preservatives used. 

We like a caramel finish with vanilla ice cream notes. It’s sweet, and perfect for making cocktails and mixing with other beverages. 

It’s not a limited edition release, so it’s available widely in liquor stores and retailers.  

Read: Our Favorite Apple Whiskeys

1. Crown Royal Salted Caramel

Salted Caramel Crown Royal Bottle

Average Price: approx. $31/750ml (Drizly)

Alcohol Content: 35% ABV 

Why We Like It: The best among the flavored whiskeys today is this limited offering from Crown Royal. 

We prefer this one over the Ole Smoky Salty Caramel due to its rich, creamy notes of caramel while balancing the sweet and salty notes perfectly. 

It goes well with almost anything, paired with food, served straight, on the rocks, or mixed in cocktails. 

Note: Some well-flavored whiskeys that didn’t get on this list but are still worth trying include:

  • Old Forester Mint Julep
  • Kings County Distillery Chocolate
  • George Dickel Tabasco Barrel Finish Whisky (for those who loves tabasco sauce and hot sauce)

FAQs 

What flavors are in a good whiskey?

A good whiskey has flavors of honey, vanilla, spice, toffee, and dried berries flavors. 

What is the easiest flavored whiskey to drink?

The easiest flavored whiskey to drink is the Crown Royal salty caramel and Knob Creek smoked maple whiskey. 

What is the best flavored whiskey to drink straight? 

The best flavored whiskey to drink straight is what Crown Royal offers.

From the Crown Royal Apple to vanilla to salty caramel, all can be sipped straight, delivering smoothness. 

Key Takeaways 

From the Crown Royal Vanilla to Skrewball Peanut Butter Whiskey to Leopold’s Apple Whiskey, you’ll surely enjoy every sip and savor the experience. 

But if you ask which is the best one to start – go ahead and start hunting Crown Royal Salted Caramel now. 

References:

  1. https://www.open.edu/openlearn/mod/oucontent/view. 
  2. https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/courts/story/2019-10-06/skrewball-whiskey-lawsuits-yeng-wells-tafolla 
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