Tasting: 2 Flavors From San Diego’s First Light Coffee Whiskey

From: pastemagazine.com

Flavored whiskeys are a tricky proposition, when it comes to treading the difficult balance between fulfilling consumer expectations of assertive flavors and remaining drinkable and not cloyingly sweet. It’s no secret that the consumers of most flavored whiskeys want a treacly, sticky sort of spirit, bordering on the territory where “liqueur” is a far more accurate title, but that syrupy consistency simultaneously turns off purists and those who have learned to appreciate neat spirits. Rarely does any flavored whiskey manage to appeal to both sets of consumers at once.

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