Three Bines Hop Flavored Whiskey

Flavored Whiskey — Ohio, USA

3.0 out of 5 stars
I've been interested in trying a hop whiskey for a while and the result was simultaneously exactly what I expected and not something that I loved. A more herbal and earthy flavor than I was hoping for, not that this was unexpected, just stronger than I anticipated. I went through a bottle and tried it many ways. At first I tried it neat and it was a bit more pungent than expected. Next, on the rocks, it was certainly easier to drink, but too easily watered down. I then became a bit adventurous and tried to make a variation of the old fashioned. Due to the herbal qualities I thought that replacing the orange flavors with lime would help and the result was just plan bad. I overall enjoyed it best with a slightly larger than average pour and a single ice cube, chilled and watered down a bit to take off the pungent edge, but not enough to make it weak. I don't regret the purchase, but I doubt that I will purchase it again. It is good whiskey, just not to my tastes.
  • TestaOn

    Stick with the classic old fashioned recipe. Orange pairs very well. I even replace the lime with orange bitters in a hopped mule. Too delicious.