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    Red Stag by Jim Beam?

    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?

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    Re: Red Stag by Jim Beam?

    Quote Originally Posted by DJCRLS View Post
    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/forum...light=red+stag

    And here: http://www.straightbourbon.com/forum...light=red+stag

    for some tasting notes.
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    Re: Red Stag by Jim Beam?

    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
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    Re: Red Stag by Jim Beam?

    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

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    Re: Red Stag by Jim Beam?

    Quote Originally Posted by Joshua View Post
    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.
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    Re: Red Stag by Jim Beam?

    It tastes like expired cherry Nyquil. I have an almost full fifth that I am trying to find a use for, maybe draino?

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    Re: Red Stag by Jim Beam?

    I posted a review here back in June.

    In a nutshell: Horrid crap that you should avoid.
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    Re: Red Stag by Jim Beam?

    Quote Originally Posted by AVB View Post
    I posted a review here back in June.

    In a nutshell: Horrid crap that you should avoid.
    I think it's ok. buy a bottle and decide for yourself.
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    Re: Red Stag by Jim Beam?

    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.

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    Re: Red Stag by Jim Beam?

    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.
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