Review: Bonnie Rose Tennessee White Whiskey – Orange Peel and Spiced Apple

Review: Bonnie Rose Tennessee White Whiskey – Orange Peel and Spiced Apple

bonnie roseIt hasn’t taken long, but flavored white whiskeys — most visibly in the form of brightly-colored flavored moonshines — are starting to gain in the marketplace as producers look for a way to make these very young spirits palatable to a wider audience.

Bonnie Rose is white Tennessee whiskey (which alone is unusual), and it isn’t even available at all in an unflavored version. We got both flavors — orange peel and spiced apple — to put through the paces. Thoughts follow.

Both are 70 proof.

Bonnie Rose Tennessee White Whiskey Orange Peel Flavor – Very strong on the nose with notes of orange candies (not so much “peel”). On the tongue, a similar citrus-forward sweetness emerges — and endures for the long haul. There’s only a modest graininess underpinning the sweet sugar notes up top, effectively wiped away by the flavoring elements. Nothing shocking here. B-

Bonnie Rose Tennessee White Whiskey Spiced Apple Flavor – Heavy cinnamon-applesauce notes fill the air as soon as this is uncorked, and it offers dense and largely pleasant apple cider notes on the nose when the glass is poured. Though less immediately sweet than the Orange Peel expression, this whiskey is equally effective at masking the granary notes with flavoring agents, although the finish has moments of astringency and some bursts of popcorn. B

each $17 /

Bonnie Rose Tennessee White Whiskey Orange Peel Flavor




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. Carolyn Mims on November 9, 2019 at 3:25 pm

    I tried it for the first time 11/8/19. A bottle was given to me. I really like it and I appreciate the taste. I doesn’t burn the mouth like some whiskey. I could taste the sugar and a little fruity taste. It has a smooth taste to me. I will buy it again.

  2. Tom on December 16, 2020 at 10:54 pm

    I have bought this several time and I like it and the ladies like it too because it is smooth and not hot going down…..I always have some in the house….and it pairs well with a glass of Orange Juice…..smiles

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