Review: Jeremiah Weed Country Peach Sweet Tea Vodka and Sweet Tea Bourbon

We’ve discussed at length the obliviatory powers of Jeremiah Weed Sweet Tea Vodka, and now the company is back with a couple of extensions to the line. Get ready to rock, tea-sip style.

Both are 70 proof.

The first is unsurprising: Jeremiah Weed Country Peach Sweet Tea Vodka. I’ve never much understood the connection, but peaches and tea have gone hand in hand for decades, so it makes sense they’d be conjoined here in a flavored vodka. Like standard Jeremiah Weed, the Country Peach version looks like tea and smells a lot like it too. The difference: It’s considerably fruitier on the nose, though the peach is hard to peg, and on first taste it doesn’t scream tea leaves but very sweet fruit. I found the original Jeremiah Weed considerably more satisfying — its tea character is powerful and quite delicious — as the peach isn’t 100% convincing and leaves a lingering aftertaste that coats the mouth. B+ / $18

And now for something completely different… If you can flavor vodka, why not flavor Bourbon? Jeremiah Weed figured it would take two great southern tastes and put them together with Jeremiah Weed Sweet Tea Flavored Vodka & Bourbon Whiskey. The result: A winner. The nose is muted, giving few clues to the experience ahead, but the body offers the best of both worlds: Big sweet tea character, and a touch of bourbon’s sweetness and wood. To be honest, the overall effect is not dramatically different from Jeremiah Weed’s standard vodka, as the tea component is by far the strongest part of the blend and it still has vodka in the mix. For something just a little bit different, though, it’s a hit. A / $18

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5 Responses

  1. Ryan October 17, 2010 / 3:28 am

    From what I can tell, you like the sweat tea bourbons. Please enlighten me to this holiday spirit.

  2. Michael / South Bay Foodies October 18, 2010 / 7:50 am

    I’m scared of these sweet tea flavored liquors! That is, they taste so good and are so easy to drink, I end up drinking them like they’re regular sweet tea. :D

  3. XullioS October 18, 2010 / 12:57 pm

    How sweet is this / how does it compare to Jim beam black cherry bourbon?
    I really hate that stuff because of how sweet it is straight up. It just makes me want to drink real bourbon.

  4. sokojoe October 18, 2010 / 7:03 pm

    So it’s actually Sweet Tea flavored Vodka & Bourbon. I wonder why they have vodka in it as well. Maybe they just took their existing sweet tea vodka stocks and mixed in some bourbon to get a different flavor profile. Although the proof is the same. Odd.

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