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Bacon and bourbon. Two things so delicious it is hard to believe they haven’t been paired off together before. Some people have been trying for years (like myself) to create bacon infused bourbon or even create their own proprietary bacon bourbon recipe. Well fear no more, Ol’ Major Bacon Flavored Bourbon Whiskey has managed to do one better by creating a product that fits this demand. So in order to write a review about bacon flavored bourbon you have to compare it to other bacon flavored bourbon out on the market. Now the problem with that little piece is that they aren’t really any other bacon bourbon whiskies. So this is not only a first for me, but pretty much a first for the industry. Introducing Ol’ Major Bacon Flavored Bourbon Whiskey. The bottle has a very inviting look with a picture of a pig on the front label. The company does a pretty good job with creating it’s brand identity and it helps that Ol’ Major Bacon Flavored Bourbon Whiskey has its own niche market segment in the category specialty bacon whiskey.
Ol’ Major Bacon Flavored Bourbon Whiskey is 70 proof and priced right around $25 in major liquor retailers. Does it taste like bacon? You better believe it!
So this is how I first tried Ol’ Major Bacon Flavored Bourbon Whiskey. A good friend of mine Chris just moved to the Tampa Bay area and we were partying and celebrating his arrival. We opened a bottle of Ol’ Major Bacon Flavored Bourbon Whiskey and began laying out shots. The first thing you notice without a doubt is the smell. Let me paint you a vivid picture with my words. You wake up early on a Saturday morning to the smell of warm, delicious history smoked bacon that ensures you everything in the world is going to be okay. The strong aroma pulls you to the kitchen where it is freshly removed from the frying pan and placed in front of you on a plate. You sink your teeth into the brittle bacon that snaps and breaks with ease. The flavor is full, smokey and salty. Ol’ Major Bacon Flavored Bourbon Whiskey is a delightful reminder of this very moment.
What I noticed the most about Ol’ Major Bacon Flavored Bourbon Whiskey is that its flavor completely overpowers the taste of the whiskey to where it almost tastes like bacon candy. Now if you are looking for a robust, full bodied bourbon that you want to sit on your thinking chair with to sip and enjoy… this is not that bourbon. While the smell is unbelievable and is of exact crispy bacon right off the frying pan, the taste of Ol’ Major Bacon Flavored Bourbon Whiskey is a different story.
Ol’ Major Bacon Flavored Bourbon Whiskey in my honest opinion is sweet and light, and is designed to act as a delicious shot during a night of partying with friends. This bourbon reminded me of Fireball Whiskey or Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Fire in the way it carves out its own niche as a speciality shot. Ol’ Major Bacon Flavored Bourbon Whiskey works well for this exact purpose. I would compare it to the likes of Jeremiah Weed Sarsaparilla Whiskey and other good flavored whiskies on the market.
Now as a cocktail, that is a different story as well. I will say that Ol’ Major Bacon Flavored Bourbon Whiskey will adapt fairly well to a mix drink of soda (like coke). The sweet bacon flavor in the Ol’ Major Bacon Flavored Bourbon Whiskey is joined by the equally sweet soda that creates a sugar rush flavor that works well for people who like that sort of thing.
Overall, Ol’ Major Bacon Flavored Bourbon Whiskey is a great shot and good idea. I would like to thank Ol’ Major Bacon Flavored Bourbon Whiskey for sending me a bottle to review for our website.