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9 Popular Apple Whiskeys to Try

If you’re a fan of whiskey and love the taste of fresh apples, then you’re in for a treat. Apple whiskeys are a delicious and unique twist on traditional whiskey that combine the bold flavor of whiskey with the sweet and tangy taste of apples. These whiskeys can be enjoyed on their own or used as a base for a variety of delicious cocktails.

Evan Williams Apple Bourbon

Evan Williams Apple Bourbon
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Evan Williams Apple Bourbon packs a powerful punch. The whiskey is smooth and delicious, and the distillers infuse the spirit with a full green apple flavor. Apple enthusiasts will want to savor the bourbon straight. Caramel and spices complement the fruit taste; the whiskey is basically liquid apple pie in a glass. The liquor also makes a great cocktail ingredient. 


Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Apple Whiskey

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Jack Daniel’s blends its Old Number Seven whiskey with real apples to create this delicious, refreshing apple spirit. Tennessee Apple tastes excellent alone; green apples provide a tart and pleasant bite. However, the whiskey also helps craft a perfect apple fizz for cocktail lovers. 


Bird Dog Apple Whiskey

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Bird Dog Apple Whiskey works as a drink or a dessert. The sweet, refreshing spirit captures all the best elements of apple pie in a bottle. Bird Dog infuses its Kentucky bourbon with fresh apples. The resulting whiskey has won the distillery multiple awards, including platinum, gold, and double gold medals. 


Crown Royal Apple Whiskey

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Crown Royal ensures its apple whiskey continues the distillery’s noble legacy. The celebrated spirit makers blend their beloved Canadian whisky with Regal Gala Apples. The resulting liquor is crisp, balanced, and has a hint of tart. Crown Royal Apple Whiskey finishes with notes of caramel and spice. The sip is slightly sweet without being cloying. 

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Rattlesnake Rosie’s Apple Pie Whiskey

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Rattlesnake Rosie’s Apple Pie Whiskey is an entire meal in a glass. The distillery blends New York apple cider, cinnamon, vanilla, brown sugar, and corn whiskey into a complex, layered spirit. The whiskey has won Rattlesnake Rosie several awards, including the Double Gold Medal at the North American Bourbon and Whiskey competition. Though the spirit makes a fantastic mixer, you may drink all of it before you have a chance to add any other ingredients.


Serpent’s Bite Apple Cider Whisky

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Apple cider is the official taste of autumn. Serpent’s Bite Apple Cider Whiskey is ideal for cool fall evenings; the bright, crisp spirit warms you from the inside. The apple cider lends the smooth whiskey a dose of sweetness. The spirit is sugary and strong, so best imbibed in small amounts. Serpent’s Bite apple cider whiskey makes a great shot, enjoyed straight.


Iron Smoke Applewood Smoked Whiskey

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Iron Smoke Applewood Smoked Whiskey is the perfect drink to sip by a fire in a haunted cabin in the woods. The spirit is complex and layered, fusing complementary flavors into a delicious autumn drink. Iron Smoke Applewood is a sweet and smoky whiskey that tastes of vanilla, pecans, apples, and caramel. The spirit is an ideal after-dinner drink meant for slow savoring. 


Leopold Bros New York Apple Whiskey

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Leopold Bros uses only natural ingredients in its New York Apple Whiskey. The resulting spirit is crisp and bright. Leopold Bros don’t limit themselves to apples, however. To round out the spirit’s flavor, the whiskey includes apricots, raisins, and other dried fruits. The ingredients provide the drink with its color, a deep golden amber. The New York apple whiskey tastes lovely alone but works particularly well as a cocktail mixer. 

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Jim Beam Apple Bourbon Whiskey

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Jim Beam Apple Bourbon Whiskey blends the best elements of the esteemed distiller’s whiskey and green apple liqueur. The spirit is tart and not too sweet. Jim Beam’s bourbon is smooth and goes down easily on its own; paired with green apple flavor, the drink is a little dangerous. The whiskey is particularly delicious on ice.

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Written by Paul Kushner

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