Review: Lonerider Nutcracker Pecan Flavored Whiskey

Review: Lonerider Nutcracker Pecan Flavored Whiskey

It’s two words — “Nut Cracker” — on the label, but “Nutcracker” officially. Whatever the case, this is a pecan flavored rye whiskey from Durham, NC-based Lonerider Spirits, and with that you know everything about it that I know.

One sniff and whoosh! it’s a sugar bomb that hits the nostrils. Overbearingly sweet and laden with notes of well-toasted sugared pecans, notes of toasted marshmallow endure even as the nuttiness fades a bit. The palate is of course ultra-sweet, candied pecan touched with a slight orange peel character. A chemical note is evident but modest, perhaps a side-effect of the whiskey’s enduring booziness, which attempts to (but largely fails to) temper some of the sweetness.

Simply too much for me.

80 proof.

C / $18 (375 ml) / loneriderspirits.com

Lonerider Nutcracker Pecan Flavored Whiskey

$18
5

Rating

5.0/10

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. AHA on June 27, 2022 at 4:22 am

    Grade inflation? Why not a D or and F?

  2. Anonymous on December 31, 2022 at 9:23 am

    Sooooooo soooo good!!!!!!

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