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Flavored Whiskey

Today, flavored whiskey is a phenomenon expanding at an incredible rate. Confirmed by Rabobank’s Spirits Quarterly as “the hottest growth segment in the U.S. spirits market,” in a period when sales of flavored vodka is declining, whiskies with flavors such as cherry, cinnamon and maple are emerging at a dizzying speed- and to the highest of acclaim.

So, is flavored whisky simply the recent invention of money hungry-distilleries looking to broaden their range in an ever more competitive market, or is there any history in adding additional flavors to whiskey?

The History of Flavored Whiskey
The history of flavored whisky actually reaches back to before Prohibition, when it was reasonably common to find whiskeys infused with spices and sugar. The merchants who blended whiskeys from distillers frequently added fruits, spices, and tea to their whiskey blends to give them a unique flavor and product consistency across whisky blends made from differing suppliers.

In a manual from 1885 says "All newly-distilled liquors and spirits have a rough and pungent taste, which must be remedied before they can be used as beverages. This is done by fruit juices or flavors, which are mainly alcoholic extracts of fruits or other substances, and are employed by certain proportions to counteract the raw taste of the new spirits."

Distillers around the world continued to flavor whiskeys to add their own unique mark on blends.  Wild Turkey Liqueur, a honey-infused bourbon, was introduced in 1976. Renamed as American Honey in 2006, it continued to be popular today.
But the past six years have brought about a surge in flavored whisky’s popularity. Inspired by the huge demand for Red Stag, a cherry-flavored bourbon released in 2009 by Jim Beam, other distillers swiftly followed suit.
Modern distillers are introducing flavors to change the entry point from mixers – think Jack Daniel’s and Coke – to sweeter and fruiter straight whiskies.
The market now contains offerings from major distillers, such as Heaven Hill’s Evan Williams Honey Reserve and Cherry Reserve, Bushmill’s Irish Honey,  Dewar’s Highlander Honey  and Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey.

Natural Flavors from Craft Distillers
When you think about flavoured beverages, one of your first concerns may be chemical flavorings and additives used to cover up a sub-standard blend. Whilst this may be the case with larger distillers who are focused on attracting non-whiskey fans, the explosion of boutique craft distilleries has also brought about a rise in entirely naturally flavoured whiskies, using real ingredients added in-house and using these flavors merely to enhance already very good whiskey.

Some fantastic examples of these are Firefly Distillery’s Sweet Tea Bourbon, A. Smith Bowman Distillery’s Abraham Bowman Limited Edition Vanilla Bean Flavored whiskey and Corsair Distillery’s Elderflower Bohemian whiskey. 

So, whether you’re a whiskey aficionado or a liquor fan seeking a gentle introduction to the spirit, there will be a flavoured whisky for you. With a plethora of flavors already out there, and a guaranteed fair few to come, you can enjoy working your way around this variety of exciting new whiskies.
FROOTBAT HAS 127 Flavored Whiskeys AVAILABLE TO SHIP TO United States
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Peach Tea Moonshine
Stillhouse Distillery Peach Tea Moonshine 750ml Bottle
$19.9913 buying options
The Curious Cinnamon Whiskey
Jeremiah Weed The Curious Cinnamon Whiskey 750ml Bottle
$15.382 buying options
Cinnamon Whisky
Fireball Cinnamon Whisky 1.75lt Bottle
$18.9917 buying options
Strawberry Moonshine
Firefly Strawberry Moonshine 750ml Bottle
$17.996 buying options
Midnight Moon Strawberry Moonshine
Junior Johnson's Midnight Moon Strawberry Moonshine 750ml Bottle
$14.9915 buying options
Apple Pie Moonshine
Black Button Distilling Apple Pie Moonshine 750ml Bottle
$20.993 buying options
Apple Flavored Whiskey
Bird Dog Apple Flavored Whiskey 750ml Bottle
$13.9912 buying options
Maple Bourbon
Jim Beam Maple Bourbon 750ml Bottle
$9.9911 buying options
Ginger Infused Bourbon
Virgil Kaine Ginger Infused Bourbon 750ml Bottle
$29.694 buying options
Cinnamon Whisky
Fireball Cinnamon Whisky 50ml Bottle
$1.1913 buying options
Midnight Moon Lightning Lemonade Moonshine
Junior Johnson's Midnight Moon Lightning Lemonade Moonshine 750ml Bottle
$15.994 buying options
Toasted Caramel Blended Canadian Whisky
Black Velvet Toasted Caramel Blended Canadian Whisky 750ml Bottle
$12.0010 buying options
7 Crown American Spiced Whiskey
Seagram's 7 Crown American Spiced Whiskey 750ml Bottle
$14.991 buying option
Toasted Caramel Blended Canadian Whisky
Black Velvet Toasted Caramel Blended Canadian Whisky 375ml Bottle
$7.891 buying option
Red Stag Black Cherry Bourbon
Jim Beam Red Stag Black Cherry Bourbon 50ml Bottle
$1.991 buying option
Caramel Canadian Whiskey
R & R Rich & Rare Caramel Canadian Whiskey 750ml Bottle
$16.151 buying option
Jacapple Blended Canadian Whiskey
Yukon Jack Jacapple Blended Canadian Whiskey 750ml Bottle
$15.974 buying options
Cinnamon Flavored Whisky
Revel Stoke Cinnamon Flavored Whisky 750ml Bottle
$12.993 buying options
Cinnamon Whisky
Fireball Cinnamon Whisky 100ml Bottle
$1.695 buying options
Maple Bourbon
Jim Beam Maple Bourbon 50ml Bottle
$1.491 buying option
Hot Stuff Bourbon and Cinnamon Whiskey
Phillips Hot Stuff Bourbon and Cinnamon Whiskey 750ml Bottle
$12.991 buying option
Moonshine Cherries 100 Proof
Ole Smoky Moonshine Cherries 100 Proof 750ml Bottle
$17.9916 buying options
Blackberry Moonshine 40 Proof
Ole Smoky Blackberry Moonshine 40 Proof 750ml Bottle
$17.9911 buying options
Cinnamon Whisky
Fireball Cinnamon Whisky 200ml Bottle
$3.9910 buying options
Butterscotch Moonshine 40 Proof
Ole Smoky Butterscotch Moonshine 40 Proof 750ml Bottle
$26.991 buying option
Cinnamon Whisky
Fireball Cinnamon Whisky 1lt Bottle
$21.991 buying option
Apple Bourbon
Jim Beam Apple Bourbon 750ml Bottle
$9.9914 buying options
Maple Finish Canadian Whisky
Crown Royal Maple Finish Canadian Whisky 750ml Bottle
$18.9914 buying options
Blackberry Whiskey
Bird Dog Blackberry Whiskey 750ml Bottle
$14.9918 buying options
Blackberry Moonshine
Firefly Blackberry Moonshine 750ml Bottle
$19.293 buying options
Small Batch Smoked Maple Flavored Bourbon
Knob Creek Small Batch Smoked Maple Flavored Bourbon 750ml Bottle
$23.9920 buying options
Coconut Moonshine
Stillhouse Distillery Coconut Moonshine 750ml Bottle
$19.9911 buying options
Provisions Honey Whiskey
Catskill Distilling Company Provisions Honey Whiskey 750ml Bottle
$39.996 buying options
Cherry Edition Bourbon
Traverse City Whiskey Co. Cherry Edition Bourbon 750ml Bottle
$32.991 buying option
Spiced Canadian Whiskey
Revelstoke Spiced Canadian Whiskey 750ml Bottle
$10.992 buying options
Spiced Whiskey
Wild Turkey Spiced Whiskey 750ml Bottle
$22.994 buying options
Midnight Moon Cherry Moonshine
Junior Johnson's Midnight Moon Cherry Moonshine 750ml Bottle
$14.9916 buying options
Maple Finish Canadian Whisky
Crown Royal Maple Finish Canadian Whisky 1.75lt Bottle
$64.991 buying option
Artisan Experimental Collection Pumpkin Spice Moonshine
Corsair Artisan Experimental Collection Pumpkin Spice Moonshine 750ml Bottle
$32.995 buying options
Kentucky Fire Bourbon
Jim Beam Kentucky Fire Bourbon 1.75lt Bottle
$25.992 buying options
Caramel Whiskey
Whitetail Ten Point Buck Brand Caramel Whiskey 750ml Bottle
$19.991 buying option
Spiced Whiskey
Jesse James America's Outlaw Spiced Whiskey 750ml Bottle
$14.992 buying options
Jacapple Blended Canadian Whiskey
Yukon Jack Jacapple Blended Canadian Whiskey 50ml Bottle
$1.992 buying options
357 Canadian Maple Rye Whiskey
Tap 357 Canadian Maple Rye Whiskey 750ml Bottle
$29.993 buying options
Cherry Moonshine
Firefly Cherry Moonshine 750ml Bottle
$17.997 buying options
Midnight Moon Apple Pie Moonshine
Junior Johnson's Midnight Moon Apple Pie Moonshine 750ml Bottle
$14.9919 buying options
Honey Whiskey
Jesse James America's Outlaw Honey Whiskey 750ml Bottle
$13.991 buying option
Union Whiskey with Vanilla
Phillips Union Whiskey with Vanilla 750ml Bottle
$19.992 buying options
Cinnamon Rush Blended Canadian Whisky
Black Velvet Cinnamon Rush Blended Canadian Whisky 750ml Bottle
$10.992 buying options
Orangerie Blended Scotch Whisky infused with Orange Zest, Cassia & Clover
Compass Box Orangerie Blended Scotch Whisky infused with Orange Zest, Cassia & Clover 750ml Bottle
$37.9915 buying options
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