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Gillman
05-17-2008, 17:28
This is a new product from an outfit in Princeton, Minnesota, World Spirits, Ltd. I would think it is the same company that has released the Phillips Union line of whiskeys.

Feckin Spiced is 35% ABV. It has a nice smell of citrus and nutmeg or a similar spice.

The taste is full, spicy, only slightly sweet.

It comes in the spiced and regular versions but I have only tried the spiced one so far.

A check on the website www.feckin.com shows the regular version and presumably the spiced one is based on Irish whiskey.

I prefer my dram with a dash of bourbon added, I used Old Gran-dad Bonded which worked to perfection. The bourbon undertone deepens and picks up the drink. I will likely consume the rest of my Feckin Spiced in this fashion.

Possibly the Feckin line is based on Irish grain whiskey (similar to Canadian I find in its character), but maybe there is some pot still in it too since it has a definite character.

(Odd that I was adding bourbon to what seems an Irish based drink since we were just talking about that in another thread. It sure works well in this case).

Excellent effort and it is good to see further whiskey products coming from this company.

Gary

OldJack
05-17-2008, 17:49
I've been eyeing this one, but after my bad Scotch experience, my whiskey choices have been remarkably patriotic as of late. your review may give me enough courage to try this out once I've drank through my current stash.

At the very least, they've got a great name. Who doesn't want to look at the bartender and say, "give me some Feckin' Whiskey!"?

Gillman
05-17-2008, 18:01
I am an inveterate experimenter, and later I tried 2:1 Jim Beam bourbon and Wild Turkey rye with a dash of the Feckin Spiced. The spiced whiskey added just that touch of zip and sweetness to meld the American straight whiskeys.

Gary

ThomasH
05-17-2008, 19:20
I have a bottle of the regular Feckin Irish but haven't opened it yet. My guess is that it must be a heavily promoted brand as it is actually available in Ohio. Not everyone goes to the trouble of getting their brands listed in a control state!

Thomas

boss302
05-24-2008, 12:31
I have a bottle of the regular Feckin Irish but haven't opened it yet. My guess is that it must be a heavily promoted brand as it is actually available in Ohio. Not everyone goes to the trouble of getting their brands listed in a control state!

Thomas

I've seen it here in PA, too. It even had an advertisement page in the PA Wine & Spirits Quarterly...

mier
05-25-2008, 13:53
Is it allowed to call something under 40%abv whisky in Canada or the states?In Europe it has to be minimal 40%abv for whiskies or cognacs.
Eric.

Graeck
07-10-2008, 10:54
Interested to try the Feckin Irish. Reminds me of the Irish tv show Father Ted, where the drunk old priest constantly says "Feck" and "Feck off!". You can say feck on tv, just not the other word. My favorite is when someone hands him water, and he shouts, "Water?! Feck!" and throws the glass across the room. ;-)

Anyway....drifting off topic. I recommend the show though, and I'll be looking for a bottle of this. The photo is too small on the feckin page, but it looks like the "Irish" whisky is 40%.

It seems the company has two websites (?). Feckin.com and feckinwhiskey.com (http://www.feckinwhiskey.com/). The later has a tad more info, though is very Ireland/UK centric. I guess they need to open feckinusa.com. ;-)

TNbourbon
07-10-2008, 15:50
Is it allowed to call something under 40%abv whisky in Canada or the states?In Europe it has to be minimal 40%abv for whiskies or cognacs.
Eric.
As long as it has a modifier in front of it -- "spiced" whiskey, "flavored" whiskey, "diluted" whiskey, then yes. If it just says 'whiskey' or 'straight whiskey', it must be at least 80 proof (40% abv).

Jono
07-10-2008, 22:18
That may be the website with the least content I have ever seen for such a product...pretty much Zilch. You would get more info reading the labels.

ILLfarmboy
07-13-2008, 20:36
I've seen this around here as well. It had become almost ubiquitous overnight. I haven't tried it because honestly I'm naturally suspicious of anything that is new and so heavily promoted that I don't have to search high and low for it.