Review: Southern Comfort 100

Review: Southern Comfort 100

The folks at Southern Comfort were convinced that, though I didn’t care for SoCo Lime, something a little more refined would be to my taste. So they sent this: Southern Comfort 100 (100 as in proof), a higher-alcohol version of the classic Bourbon-peach liqueur.

For starters, it’s darker in color and with none of the green overtones that standard SoCo (which is 80 proof) has, and it’s still full with peach, simple whiskey, and wood characteristics. Yes, that classic cherry/medicinal character that’s Southern Comfort is so well-known for comes in for the kill during the finish, but it’s not half as harsh as standard SoCo.

Southern Comfort — like Jagermeister, Rumple Minze, and a few other notorious liqueuers — is a bit of an acquired taste, but SoCo 100 at least has more taste and takes less acquiring to be enjoyable. Compare to $14 for a regular bottle of SoCo and it’s definitely worth the upgrade.

100 proof.

B / $19 / southerncomfort.com [BUY IT NOW FROM TOTAL WINE]

Southern Comfort 100

$19
8

Rating

8.0/10

Christopher Null is the founder and editor in chief of Drinkhacker. A veteran writer and journalist, he also operates Null Media, a bespoke content creation company.

2 Comments

  1. HWHecht on November 13, 2010 at 4:51 pm

    As I dimly remember, SoCo used to be 100 octane.

  2. Bob Ryan on May 4, 2022 at 6:39 pm

    My Grandpappy introduced me to Southern Comfort 100 when I was in college . He called it “sudden comfort”. Y”all take care when sipping it.

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