Wild Turkey American Honey

Kev’s take:

They say that if you have nothing good to say, say nothing at all. If I were to follow that advice, I’d have to write nothing here.  However,  I like to be a half glass full kinda guy so let me think of the positives…
The bottle is recyclable? 
There’s really not much else to say. If you like REALLY REALLY REALLY sweet drinks, or want something sweet to add to a cocktail this might be worth looking out for but apart from that, I’d say look elsewhere. 

Luke’s take:

While this isn’t technically a whisky, it is generally clumped into that section, so we thought we’d give it a go.

The bottle borders somewhere between novel and gimmicky, and seeing as there are some other honey-whiskies out there, Kevin took the plunge and bought a bottle of this.

A good drink should be memorable, and this is very memorable. This however, is not a good drink. Although there is some honey, and bourbon for that matter, in the mix, it doesn’t come through. What does come through is a sickly cordial sweetness. Blegh.

It’s as if someone got the recipe while playing broken telephone with Helen Keller, and then added some extra sugar.

OK, maybe that’s a little harsh, what was I really expecting right?

Well, this is priced at R265, which means if we had spent R34 more, we could have bought a bottle of Glen Grant single malt for R299. It really annoys me when companies massively overprice their products. If it had cost half it’s price, I would have still scored it low, but at least I would’ve judged in it’s proper context.

I give this 1 out of 5.