Review: Jim Beam Red Stag

15 Apr
Review: Jim Beam Red Stag

Color: Pale Amber

Nose: Mostly Oak and Cherry

Taste: Cherry NyQuil

Finish: Sweet and Lingering

Score: I will not be scoring this as it would be unfair!

This was the last bottle of the four pack of samplers I bought. I want to preface this article with the simple statement of: “I DON”T LIKE FLAVORED WHISKEY”. With that said, I thought I would go ahead and try it again. My first time was Fireball, which I didn’t like either, but I like cherries and whiskey so what the hell…

The color is a decent pale amber color you would expect from Jim Beam. That is where the comparison stops. This is a college drink. Something frat boys keep around for dates. No discerning Whisk(e)y drinker would enjoy this. I took a sip and had to fight the urge to spit it out.

This stuff tastes like nasty cherry flavored off-brand NyQuil. I love Jim Beam, my last two reviews have been great. The Jim Beam Black, and the Jim Beam Devils Cut were awesome. I actually bought 2 bottles of Black and one of the Devils Cut I liked them that much. This stuff on the other hand was a total disaster.

I finally got it down and the finish is saccharin cherry sweetness, and like cough syrup, it seems to coat the throat. I was completely disgusted with this. I poured the rest down the drain. Not something I would by or accept even if it was free. I have definitely learned my lesson.

Until Next Time,

Slàinte Mhath!


Posted by on April 15, 2015 in Reviews


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3 responses to “Review: Jim Beam Red Stag

  1. H.W. MacNaughton

    April 15, 2015 at 4:23 am

    “I took a sip and had to fight the urge to spit it out.” Had a good laugh at that. My reaction to a certain ‘honey’ Irish…ugh. This sounds nastier though. You are a brave guy.

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  2. Whiskey Nut

    April 15, 2015 at 10:11 pm

    I’d have to qualify “I don’t like flavoured Whiskey”. If it’s sherry, champagne,rum or port then generally the results are great. As for honey, cherry or cider then I’m a bit suspect. I would however be willing to try – already done the Bushmills Honey – and your statement stands.

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