This week is all about whiskey! Flavored whiskey. Which might not *technically* be a cocktail but it has the same flavorful convenience of a ready-to-drink cocktail so I'm counting it.
A few months ago my favorite people at Ole Smoky sent me five of their new mini bottles to try. Each of these tiny bottles is 50ml of their fan favorite flavors and I have high expectations for these flavors after loving all of the Ole Smoky canned cocktails. If you missed it, I tried their ready-to-drink cocktail line a few months ago and instantly fell in loved them - especially the Apple Ginger. You can catch my full reviews here. So naturally, I'm excited to try anything Ole Smoky and the fact that it is whiskey only makes it better.
So let's sip!
Here is my official review of the Ole Smoky Whiskey Mini Bottles:
After trying each of these, they are all so different and so distinct that they each deserve individual attention so here goes . . .
One shaker = not sweet at all // Five shakers = your teeth may curl
Overall the Ole Smoky flavored whiskeys are on the sweeter end - which personally I love. I think I was most surprised by how sweet the Mango Habanero whiskey was.
The Peach and Peanut Butter were both sweet and pretty much in line with what I thought it would be.
The Salted Watermelon though was a lot sweeter than I expected. I guess I was hung up on the "salted" part of the name but it is actually more sweet than salty.
Of all five, the Ole Smoky Salted Carmel was the least sweet which sort of surprised me.
One shaker = does this have booze? Five shakers = OG Four Lokos
The Ole Smoky whiskeys range from 60-100 proof so even in these little mini bottles, they are packing some heat. I originally planned to take a small sip of each of them as I was taking the photos but after two VERY small sips I had to stop. It was 2 in the afternoon and I was buzzed from two tiny splashes - not even full sips.
Personally, I love the kick! These are just right for me. I have always preferred to have one really good strong drink over a handful of lighter cocktails. These Ole Smoky flavored whiskeys might not be "cocktails" but you could easily pour any of these over ice, no extra mixer, and have a perfect, sipping drink. Cheers to that!
Would I buy this ready to drink cocktail again?
OMG yes! I already knew that Ole Smoky was one of my favorite brands of canned cocktails but these flavored whiskeys seal the deal and make them a GOAT in my book! I am fully obsessed with that peach whiskey and I can't wait to put the salted caramel and the peanut butter in my coffee this weekend - separately of course!
I also really love that these are mini bottles plus their flat shape make them perfect for sliding into a pocket or purse to take on the go. I am already planning ahead for the holidays and I foresee tucking these mini bottles into small stockings for quick holiday gifts. You can grab these and all of the other Ole Smoky goodies online from Total Wine. Here is the link:
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