Review: Uncle Bob’s Root Beer Flavored Whiskey

Review: Uncle Bob’s Root Beer Flavored Whiskey

uncle bobsThe name should tell you all you need to know about Uncle Bob’s Root Beer Flavored Whiskey, a sourced whiskey (from parts unknown) that is flavored with natural root beer flavors.

The nose is straight-up Barq’s, sarsaparilla and licorice and lots of vanilla overtones. On the palate, a heavy syrup character takes hold, imbuing the spirit with deep notes of molasses, cinnamon, and classic anise. The sugar is strong here — and it may get to be a bit much after a glass. Uncle Bob might be a little more engaging with a little less sweetness and a little more bite, but as it stands it’s a fun little diversion from the flood of the usual flavored vodkas and whiskeys. Definitely worth sampling, particularly at this price.

70 proof.

B / $18

Uncle Bob's Root Beer Flavored Whiskey




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.


  1. William Carroll on May 19, 2020 at 6:18 pm

    Hello hope all’s well, I collect 50 ml whiskey bottles I want 3 more brands but I live in Va. the ABC controls what whiskey can and can not come in Va the 3 I want are not in 50 ml here. Sellers that do carry these 3 can not ship, so I offer to buy have the seller pour out the contents out and sell empty bottles. they are afraid to sell. I have bough from the internet but no one has these bottles.

  2. William Carroll on May 19, 2020 at 6:37 pm

    I can not type my whole message so here is the rest. I was hoping you could tell me where I can find these 3 brands in 50 ml that will ship to Va. They are Uncle Bob’s root beer (root beer flavored whiskey) George Dickel black label with a orange #8 on it and red label Old Forster. If you can help I will be very great full. thank you, stay safe and God Bless

    • Marcia Stratton on March 5, 2022 at 3:36 pm

      William, Did you ever get a 50 ml bottle of Uncle Bob’s Root Beer Wiskey? I have one if you still are interested?

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