As the temperature starts to drop and the leaves begin to fall, one thing becomes clear — these light beers you’ve been sucking down all summer aren't going to cut it anymore.
Now that the sun sets at 6pm, you need something to spice up your night, and we’ve got just the thing — whiskey! Well, not just whiskey; there’s cinnamon apple bourbon and pear infused brandy too. Oh, did that just make your mouth water a little? #sorrynotsorry
This Fall, there are a few bottles of whiskey, bourbon, and brandy in particular that caught our attention for unique flavor combinations. With rich colors, bold flavors, and enough kick to make you think they came from mules, these whiskeys, scotches, and bourbons are perfect for sipping, mixing, or toasting with close friends and family.
Maybe you’re looking for something spooky to serve this October? Why not try a Tootsie Roll:
- 2 oz Rye Whiskey
- 1 oz Lustau Pedro Ximenez Sherry
- 6 dashes Chocolate Bitters
1. Macallan 12 Single Malt Scotch
Fall is for family. It’s time to start up the fireplace, put on some old music, and toast with the good stuff just for the Hell of it. This single malt, 12-year scotch is perfect for celebrating life. This warm, inviting scotch has a rich gold color and strong vanilla aroma with hints of ginger. On the palate, this deliciously smooth whisky is bursting with rich dried fruit and sherry flavors and finishes with strong notes of wood smoke and spice. Enjoy it straight, with a splash of water, or on ice. If you’re more of a cocktail person, try it in a Blood and Sand, or a Cinnamon Maple Old Fashioned.
2. Maker’s Mark Blended Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey
Maker’s Mark is a classic, and your Grandad probably used it for cough medicine. This straight bourbon whiskey is handmade in and aged in Kentucky, and known for its signature caramel taste — which makes it perfect for warm, creamy Fall cocktails like their signature Kentucky Coffee, Kentucky Mulled Cider, and Zuzu Toddy. Try one next time you call in sick for no real reason!
3. Jack Daniel’s Fire Cinnamon Whiskey
Imagine a cool dusk October night; you and your friends are sitting around a campfire, bundled up in blankets, roasting marshmallows, drinking cinnamon-spiced hot chocolate. Now bottle that up and make it 80 proof and you’ve got Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Fire. Jack Daniel’s infused their Old No.7 blend whiskey with an intense, red-hot cinnamon liqueur that’s got a smooth start and a fiery finish. Best served in a chilled shot, and a pint of hard cider.
4. Hudson Baby Bourbon Whiskey
Nobody puts baby in the corner, and nobody passes on a glass of Hudson Baby Bourbon. This 100% corn bourbon is sweeter than candy and finishes warm with notes of marzipan and roasted corn. Enjoy it straight, on the rocks, or in a signature Hudson Nights, made with Hudson Baby Bourbon, blackberry jam, and local honey, served on the rocks with an orange twist. Serve a batch at your next Halloween party!
5. Jim Beam Apple Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Spiking apple cider with Jim Beam is hands-down the best part of Fall — don’t @ us. But now there’s a classier way to enjoy your favorite alcoholic apple drink — Jim Beam Apple. If you garnished it with an orange leaf, this stuff would literally be Fall in a glass. Enjoy it straight, on the rocks or with club soda and a dash of cinnamon.
6. Wild Turkey American Honey Whiskey
Wild Turkey always rekindles fond memories of the holidays. It’s a big-bodied whiskey that’s been around so long your Grandad can remember doing shots of it, but the floral scent, hints of honey, and syrupy finish of the American Honey mean even your Mom will have a glass on special occasions. Pairs well with classic movies, way too much food (especially Grandma’s rolls), and trips down memory lane.
7. Jim Beam Red Stag Black Cherry Bourbon Whiskey
Jim Beam is a classic, and your Grandad probably used it for cough medicine. This straight bourbon whiskey is handmade in and aged in Kentucky, and known for its signature caramel taste — which makes it perfect for warm, creamy Fall cocktails like their signature Kentucky Coffee, Kentucky Mulled Cider, and Zuzu Toddy. Try one next time you call in sick for no real reason!
8. Stillhouse Apple Crisp Whiskey
Nothing says Fall like apple pie, and arguing with your relatives. Stillhouse Apple Crisp Whiskey lets you enjoy all the comforts of a freshly-baked homemade apple pie, without the hassle of having to show your Mom how to use her DVR again. With hints of baked apples, cinnamon, natural oats, brown sugar, ginger and nutmeg, this 100% clear corn whiskey packs enough kick to listen to your Uncle talk about politics for 7 whole minutes, just in case you do have to endure another holiday at home. Plus, it’s gluten-free and comes in an old-timey turpentine-style can, so even your hipster cousin will like it! Cheers to another holiday saved!
9. Laird’s Apple Jack Brandy
Sometimes, Fall flavors can go a little overboard (ahem, looking at you Starbucks pumpkin spice lattes), but Laird’s Apple Jack Brandy takes a more subtle approach. Perfect for sipping on a cool Autumn night, this tasty brandy combines tart and sweet apple flavors with a light hint of spice in the finish. If you’re the type to roll into a Halloween party with a “Hello My Name Is Halloween Costume” sticker, this is the drink for you. It celebrates the subtleties of Fall without being too extra.
10. Ole Smoky Tenn Apple Pie Moonshine
Alright, now we’re talking. You know they mean business because this stuff comes in a mason jar. Ole Smoky Tenn Apple Pie Moonshine tastes even better than it sounds. You remember that one scene from American Pie? It’s basically that, but in your mouth. Seriously, don’t knock it ’til you try it. Made with pure apple juice, ground cinnamon, and other spices, this blended moonshine makes the perfect dessert.
Whiskey? √ Bourbon? √ Scotch? √ Brandy? √ Apple? √ Pumpkin? √ Cinnamon? √ Seriously, what more could you ask for? With more choices than there are colors on the trees, there’s a Fall whiskey out there for everyone.
Whether you’re looking for something to drink around the campfire, something spooky to serve at your next Halloween party, or something to get you through the holidays with your family, these whiskeys are all bursting with rich Autumn flavors. Grab a bottle today and see what everyone is talking about!