Apollo Beverages, an Ohio-based business started by beverage alcohol industry veteran Troy Woodrow, launched a new line of Bourbon Cream liqueurs under the Woody’s Northwoods brand this past August. “We feel the combination of Bourbon and some of the fastest growing flavors in the beverage alcohol category creates a winning combination for the Woody’s brand” said Woodrow, who has been involved in some of the most successful new product launches in the cream liqueur category.
Original (27 proof) A lighter texture and viscosity than most cream liqueurs, and also an oddly soapy flavor. Or is it bubblegum? No clear indication of what the unusual flavor is, but despite the weirdness, the overall flavor is decent with warming bourbon, fair natural sweetness and decent creaminess. GSN Rating: C+
Honey (27 proof) A honey character doesn’t really present itself, but does manage to transform that unusual flavor in the Original into something more resembling strawberries with a honeyed glaze towards the finish. You got me. Again, though, it still works as a liqueur and I do like this one better. GSN Rating: B
Maple (27 proof) The best of the bunch. Definite maple flavor and no unusual off flavors. This is like breakfast in a glass. A bourbon cream that has enough oomph and sass to stand out from the crowd. Very nice and a nice change to the cream liqueur community. GSN Rating: A-
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