Price Point: $35 – $45 for 750 ML
Distiller: Sons of Liberty Spirits Co.
We’ve nearly reached the end of 2014, and another 25 (26 if you count this one) whiskeys have been reviewed, the most recent being Sons of Liberty Hop Flavored Whiskey. While pumpkin flavored goodies are typically reserved for and enjoyed during the Fall season, I find myself behind on my reviews. Therefore, we will briefly revisit Autumn, and try another one from Rhode Island’s craft distillery – Sons of Liberty Pumpkin Spice Flavored Whiskey.
Their website explains further: “This release captures the essence of autumn in New England with locally grown pumpkins and traditional autumn spices. The Sons of Liberty and many volunteers cut, core, roast and press 32,000 lbs of pumpkins for a genuine pumpkin flavor.”
The nose on Sons of Liberty Pumpkin Spice Flavored Whiskey starts out with freshly baked pumpkin pie. It’s spicy and sweet – barely resembling whiskey. Truth be told, it smells like a Christmas candle; pleasant, but certainly overpowering.
On the palate, it tastes very much like a Christmas candle smells (not an entirely positive characteristic). This seems more like a liqueur than a whiskey. It’s very smooth which could be dangerous if you’re not careful.
Sons of Liberty Pumpkin Spice Flavored Whiskey finishes like vanilla bean ice cream with chocolate syrup drizzled on top.
Rating & Recommendations
Sons of Liberty Pumpkin Spice Flavored Whiskey earns a respectable rating of 79 out of 100.
This has probably the most powerful nose of a flavored whiskey I have ever experienced, but it descends in character slightly, after that. However, if I were to recommend a flavored whiskey to an inexperienced whiskey drinker, this would likely be the one I would suggest.