Review: Serpent’s Bite Apple Cider Flavored Whisky

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With a name like Serpent’s Bite, one expects at least a little drama. Truth is this apple cider flavored Canadian whisky is about as harmless as they come. (Yeah, I get it, Adam and Eve and all that.)

Mystery Alberta, Canada-born spirit is spiked with apple cider flavors, with results that are, well, probably exactly what you are expecting.

It starts with clear apple notes on the nose, though fortunately the aroma is far from overblown, with a hint of vanilla backing it up. On the palate, Serpent’s Bite is sweet and cinnamon-laced, with strong apple notes as expected. Aside from a little hit of vanilla-infused caramel, though, what’s ultimately missing here is the whiskey. The whiskey flavor is so mild that this feels like it could be an apple brandy, an apple rum, or a (colored) apple vodka.

That’s not entirely a slight, as Serpent’s Bite is completely harmless and inoffensive in every way — although I’m sure that angry snake on the label will scare off a drinker or two.

70 proof.

B- / $16 / serpentsbitewhisky.com

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4 Responses

  1. Agnostic Pariah April 14, 2016 / 3:55 pm

    Adam and Eve didn’t exist. Snakes aren’t evil and this stuff is amazing.

  2. Jennifer May 26, 2016 / 8:44 pm

    I like to mix it with a splash of Snapple Apple…yummy!!!

  3. Diego August 25, 2016 / 1:03 am

    I work at a liquor store. I recommend this all the time. I recommend to mix it with either apple juice, or sprite. It is a hidden gem in there. Most people flock for the marketed stuff, like ciroc, patron, hennessy, avion, or crown royal

    I always ask customers what type of spirit they are looking for and recommend something new to them

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