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DJCRLS
10-25-2009, 18:11
Ok I know it's been talking about, but Red Stag is in stores now. I just saw commercials for it a couple days ago, and I was at the liquor store (picking up my ol' faithful, old ezra) and I saw it. I saw it said "infused with cherry flavors" or something to that effect. I was hesitant about trying it, and instead of reading the website for taste profiles, i thought I'd consult you all first. Anyone try this stuff? I'm a man with a taste for true, natural bourbon with a nice burn if possible. How "cherry infused" is this stuff? Any opinions?

Josh
10-25-2009, 18:16
Ok I know it's been talking about, but Red Stag is in stores now. I just saw commercials for it a couple days ago, and I was at the liquor store (picking up my ol' faithful, old ezra) and I saw it. I saw it said "infused with cherry flavors" or something to that effect. I was hesitant about trying it, and instead of reading the website for taste profiles, i thought I'd consult you all first. Anyone try this stuff? I'm a man with a taste for true, natural bourbon with a nice burn if possible. How "cherry infused" is this stuff? Any opinions?

See here:http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/showthread.php?t=11888&highlight=red+stag

And here: http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/showthread.php?t=12481&highlight=red+stag

for some tasting notes.

fishnbowljoe
10-25-2009, 19:08
I'm usually not quite this straightforward when it comes to advice on a particular bourbon/whiskey, but I can that I would pass on the Red Stagg. Way too much cherry flavor. Way too sweet. Your money would be better spent on something else. Joe

Joshua
10-25-2009, 19:50
listen to Joe... the empty bottle I smelled at his house today was awful. It smelled like bad rotten cherry extract. Not even in candy type way.... no bourbon nose at all... not anything I ever want to drink based on that

Josh
10-25-2009, 20:00
listen to Joe... the empty bottle I smelled at his house today was awful. It smelled like bad rotten cherry extract. Not even in candy type way.... no bourbon nose at all... not anything I ever want to drink based on that

Well, if we're gonna give this thread some life...

I think it delivers on its promise. It's JBW infused with cherry concentrate. That's what it tastes like. It's good mixed with coke zero, ok on the rocks.

CajunKY
10-25-2009, 20:25
It tastes like expired cherry Nyquil. I have an almost full fifth that I am trying to find a use for, maybe draino?

AVB
10-25-2009, 20:55
I posted a review here (http://www.cigarpass.com/forums/topic/58316-red-stag-by-jim-beam/) back in June.

In a nutshell: Horrid crap that you should avoid.

Josh
10-25-2009, 21:04
I posted a review here (http://www.cigarpass.com/forums/topic/58316-red-stag-by-jim-beam/) back in June.

In a nutshell: Horrid crap that you should avoid.

I think it's ok. buy a bottle and decide for yourself.

cowdery
10-25-2009, 21:26
If you drink cocktails, such as manhattans, or if you like sweet, fruity liqueurs, then you may like it. If you're basically a straight whiskey drinker, you won't. It isn't a liqueur, but that's what it tastes like. Personally, I like it, but I love cherry life savers.

Virus_Of_Life
10-26-2009, 04:27
I am not going to combine this with the other thread, or well maybe I will, at the least I am going to move this to the non-whiskey alcohol subforum.