With all of the alcoholic sodas out there these days, it was only a matter of time before soda flavored spirits made their way onto the shelves of your local liquor store. One of the first we’ve come across is Root Out Root Beer Flavored Whisky. The product is a blend of root beer flavoring with four-year old Canadian blended whisky aged in ex-bourbon American Oak barrels.
Root Out (70 proof)
Visual: Medium brown.
Nose: Root beer. Not a hint of whisky.
Taste: Alcoholic root beer. Very much a syrup flavor as opposed to a natural blend of traditional root herbs and spices. Not bad in any way, just very soda-like. I don’t detect any whisky character.
Finish: Long, with the root beer character hanging on for several minutes.
Overall: I could see this being a popular shot, along the lines of cinnamon flavored whiskies. I’d have to be in the mood though. A curiosity.
GSN Rating: B-
For more information go to: Root Out Whisky