Review: Fireball Cinnamon Whisky

Fireball Whisky 003Red Hot Whisky with natural cinnamon flavor

66 Proof / 33% alcohol

Suggested Retail Price: $19 to $21 range

Availability: United States nationwide and a sprinkling of other countries

Tasting Notes

Color: Dark gold, though the bottle makes this appear to have reddish hints

Aroma: Sweet cinnamon. Red Hot candies before the real burn sets in on the tongue

Tasted Neat: Just like candy. Liquid Red Hots is the best way to describe this. Rather nice. Burn definitely there. Two or three sips and the tongue and throat begin to burn, but fades quickly, making the taste a pleasant experience. Heated warmth.

Mouth Feel: Not too thick and syrupy, though sweet. Lower end of medium roll over the tongue

Comparable Spirit: More cinnamon flavor than Early Times Fire Eater, but in the same ballpark. Perhaps closer to Hot Damn without the sticky syrup sweetness and coloring.

Possible Uses, Pairings and / or Cocktails:

Seems mostly usable for quick shots, but butterscotch schnapps, rum or vanilla vodka would also contribute to a pleasantly warming drink.

Cinnamon Toast Shot Recipe

Cinnamon Toast

1 ounce Fireball Cinnamon Whisky

1/4 ounce Rum Chata

1/4 ounce Caramel Vodka

Combine liquids in cocktail shaker with ice. Strain into shot glass. Alternative serve: Build in a small rocks glass over ice.

Another variation to the Cinnamon Toast shot is 3/4 ounce Fireball Cinnamon Whiskey and 3/4 ounce Rum Chata. Shake in a cocktail shaker with ice. Strain into a shot glass. Smooth as silk and some swear it tastes just like the cereal of the same name with a bit of “crunch” on the end. Taste both versions and see which you like best.

Find Fireball Whisky on Facebook – www.facebook.com/FireballWhisky and Twitter – @FireballWhisky

Review sample courtesy representatives of Sazerac

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5 Responses to Review: Fireball Cinnamon Whisky

  1. Good information and interesting reading.

  2. One of my favorite drinks! :-D x

  3. This gave me a bad throat infection. I stopped drinking it and went on meds. After it went away I tried one shot and now it’s back again. Nasty stuff.

  4. So good to know that Fireball utilizes natural cinnamon flavor! I have so many allergies and sensitivities to artificial colors and flavors (and preservatives) I had to become a teetotaler to feel well enough to have a life at all. If it is all natural it appears I can have a social life again!

  5. Too spicy for my taste

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