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10 Best Pecan Whiskey Brands To Try (2023 Updated)

Last Updated on December 28, 2022 by Lydia Martin

Rum and vodka are known to be infused with flavors, but as flavoring spirits have become popular these days, whiskey joins the party with a complex flavor profile and unique variety. 

Pecan whiskey is one of the varieties you will surely go nuts for, so here are the best pecan whiskey brands you should not miss out on. 

Top 10 Pecan Whiskey (Must Try) 

10. Old Camp Peach Pecan Whiskey

Bottle of Old Camp Peach Pecan Whiskey and a man on the back

Average Price: Roughly $21.84 (Drizly)

Alcohol Content: 35%

Why We Like It:

Old Camp Peach Pecan whiskey has a nice balance of pecan and peach, giving the spirit a sweet balance and a nice nutty flavor profile. 

We like the smooth and clean taste profile of the Old Camp Peach Pecan whiskey.

Also, the peach and pecan flavor is not too strong, making it ideal for drinking on the rocks.

9. Revel Stoke Roasted Pecan Whiskey

Revel Stoke Roasted Pecan Whiskey Bottle and a Glass on Top of Wooden Table

Average Price: Roughly $16.99 (Drizly)

Alcohol Content: 35%

Why We Like It:

Revel Stoke Roasted Pecan Whiskey is one of the most renowned pecan whiskeys in the market today, and the flavor of the pecans is deepened by roasting it before infusing. 

The pecan whiskey has a caramel-like note with hints of praline that adds a sweet but delicate tasting profile.

We like sipping it on the rocks, as ice brings out the nutty pecan flavor.  

8. Ballotin Caramel Turtle Whiskey

Old Man Holding Bottle of Ballotin Caramel Turtle Whiskey

Average Price: Roughly $27.20 (Drizly)

Alcohol Content: 30%

Why We Like It:

Ballotin Caramel Turtle Whiskey is well-praised for its delicate and smooth flavor profile. Its tasting notes make a great after-dinner drink and are best served cold.

Aside from the creamy and rich pecan and caramel flavors, it is wrapped with dark chocolate-tasting notes.

It is sweet with great nutty flavors but does not overwhelm other whiskey flavors. 

7. Backwoods Whiskey Pecan

Backwoods Whiskey Pecan bottle with glass,cigar,ashtray, and pecan on a wooden table

Average Price: Roughly $28.99 (Drizly)

Alcohol Content: 35%

Why We Like It:

Backwoods whiskey pecan is a one-of-a-kind pecan-flavored whiskey that keeps the tradition of Backwoods Craft Distillery.

The Backwoods whiskey pecan is an all-American whiskey infused with a pecan to give one-of-a-kind, lingering notes that will please your nose and palate. 

“You can always tell if a product [whiskey] is smooth when you try it at room temperature, non-mixed.”

– Mark Weaver, Owner of Backwoods Craft Spirits

We enjoyed the sweet, nutty, and well-balanced tasting notes of Backwoods whiskey pecan. It is better to drink neat than with ice or mixers. 

6. Ole Smoky Tennessee Pecan Whiskey

Ole Smoky Tennessee Pecan Whiskey bottle with glass and pecan

Average Price: Roughly $23.99 (Total Wine)

Alcohol Content: 35%

Why We Like It:

Ole Smoky Tennessee pecan whiskey has rich notes of toasted pecans with a sweetness that you’ll love in no time. 

Drink it neat, and you will be harkening back to the days when you could smell the aroma of your grandma’s pecan pie while cooling on the window sill. 

5. Protect The Revenue Pecan Whiskey

Protect The Revenue Pecan Whiskey Bottle and a Glass on top of a table

Average Price: Roughly $15.99 (Total Wine)

Alcohol Content: 35%

Why We Like It:

Protect The Revenue pecan whiskey is a flagship product of Protect The Revenue, made from 100% barrel-aged whiskey. 

The pecan whiskey has a nice blend of toasted pecans and a nice kick and sweetness of whiskey.

The pecan whiskey has won various awards from international spirits competitions for multiple years for its amazing taste and aroma.

4. Select Club Pecan Praline Whisky

Man Holding Select Club Pecan Praline Canadian Whiskey Bottle

Average Price: Roughly $25.49 (Total Wine)

Alcohol Content: 35%

Why We Like It:

Select Club Pecan Praline whisky is one of the best pecan whisky you should not miss because it features a perfect blend of cream and whisky. 

The pecan praline whisky is an authentic spirit that boasts velvety whisky cream-tasting notes that you can enjoy on the rocks or as a cocktail.

On the nose, Select Club has a hint of sweetness and roasted pecan; on the palate, it is full and creamy with notes of pecan pie and toasted oak. 

3. William Wolf Pecan Bourbon

William Wolf Pecan Bourbon Whiskey bottle and a glass

Average Price: Roughly $27.49 (Total Wine)

Alcohol Content: 30%

Why We Like It:

William Wolf Pecan bourbon is crafted in small batches and matured for five years to ensure a bold and exceptionally rich whiskey. 

The bourbon whiskey is infused with 100% Canadian maple flavors and South Carolina pecans. 

William Wolf has a dark and bold taste suitable for traditional whiskey lovers.

At the same time, cocktail fanatics will be drawn by the nutty pecan flavor and smooth taste of the flavored whiskey.

2. Dead Drop American Pecan Bourbon

man holding Dead Drop American Pecan Bourbon bottle

Average Price: Roughly $39.99 (Drizly)

Alcohol Content: 43%

Why We Like It:

Dead Drop American Pecan bourbon is handmade from the finest ingredients to ensure pecan whiskey’s premium quality and taste. 

The bourbon whiskey is infused with toasted pecans from Illinois for a spicy and unique toasty flavor profile. 

The pecan-infused bourbon is non-chill filtered for a better mouthfeel and rich-tasting notes. 

1. Standard Proof Hickory Rye Pecan

Bottle of Standard Proof Hickory Rye Pecan on top of table

Average Price: Roughly $29.99 (Total Wine)

Alcohol Content: 40%

Why We Like It:

Standard Proof’s pecan rye whiskey is Tennessee straight rye whiskey infused with real roasted pecans from the world capital of pecans, San Saba, Texas. 

You can be comforted with nutty, buttery, and familiar flavors of pecan that will bring anyone back home. 

We like the perfect blend of smooth and spicy-tasting notes of pecan whiskey. You can consume the whiskey neat, on the rocks, or as a base liquor for cocktails. 

FAQs

How is pecan whiskey made?

Pecan whiskey is made by infusing the whiskey with roasted pecans.

Some brands infuse their selected whiskey barrels with raw pecan wood staves and mature for a certain time. 

Is pecan praline whiskey sweet?

Yes, pecan praline whiskey is sweet but not overly sweet.

It has a nice balance of sweetness and nuttiness from pecan with a kick of spiciness from whiskey. 

Where is pecan Whiskey made?

Pecan whiskey is made from whiskey and flavorings from pecan nuts.

It can be crafted anywhere in the world since there are no geographical restrictions and standards for flavored whiskeys, unlike bourbons [1]. 

Final Thoughts 

From peanut butter and cinnamon to now pecan, best-flavored whiskeys are made from well-crafted whiskey and premium pecan flavorings. 

The pecan flavorings complement the distilled spirit [2] without overpowering it. 

Ole Smoky, Select Club, and Backwoods are some of the great-tasting pecan-infused whiskeys but if you want to taste the best pecan whiskey, go for Standard Proof Hickory Rye Pecan. 

Standard Proof Hickory Rye Pecan has a nice spicy kick from rye whiskey and a nice blend of nuttiness and sweetness from pecans that will make you want another glass. 

References:

  1. https://www.cnbc.com/2015/06/04/5-rules-that-make-it-bourbon.html 
  2. https://www.britannica.com/topic/distilled-spirit 

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