Review: Tiger Thiccc Blended Whiskey

Yes, the name of this whiskey is Tiger Thiccc. Yes, with three Cs. To call it unique would be an understatement: It’s a blended whiskey, made from 80% American bourbon (a 99% corn mash from Indiana’s MGP) and 20% Japanese whiskey (55% grain, 45% barley), all finished in a mizunara oak barrel. No age statements or additional details are available, so let’s put all that aside — alongside with a Joe Rogan endorsement — and see what’s in the bottle.

Well damn if it isn’t a pretty impressive product, definitely thicc, if not quite thiccc, though. The nose is fruit-heavy and quite corny, but tempered by ample oak, lending it a soothing, almost earthy woodiness. Breathe deep and a spearmint quality comes into focus, with clear umami notes that could be anything from marinated mushroom to soy sauce.

This all comes together well on the palate, which kicks off with a touch of sweetness — lemon and orange, namely — then takes a more savory bent. Grassy, malty, and corny and almost equal proportions, that citrus peel pops after a moment on the tongue, infusing the more earth-driven attack with some zesty fruit. The more I sit with it, the more exotic it gets, including distinct touches of garam masala, coconut, and a chocolate note on the finish.

This is one of those whiskeys where I came in with zero expectations and left a true convert. Ignore the gaudy bottle and try it in an Old Fashioned, a highball, or — as I’d recommend — on its own.

96 proof. Reviewed: Batch #2, 2022 edition.

A / $89 / aikoimporters.com

Tiger Thiccc Blended Whiskey

$89
9.5

Rating

9.5/10

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.

18 Comments

  1. Daniel on June 14, 2023 at 3:31 am

    Got it on your recommendation. Wow, what a terrible whiskey. Best mixed into a drain.

    • Christopher Null on June 14, 2023 at 7:59 am

      Damn, sorry to hear that and sorry to let you down!



  2. Chin Su Yi on June 18, 2023 at 5:11 pm

    My boss drinks this terrible whiskey at work, then proceeds to urinate in the sink. The smell of his wretched waste and breath make me gag.

  3. Georgie on June 20, 2023 at 3:36 pm

    Water

  4. Anonymous on July 9, 2023 at 2:24 pm

    Bro you’re literally the only person who thinks this garbage is good?

    • Christopher Null on July 9, 2023 at 3:09 pm

      First, it’s possible you’re trying a different batch (mine is from the 2022 edition). And not that it means much, but the whiskey does have a gold SIP award (2021 edition) and 89 points from Whisky Advocate (2022 edition). I tried it again today and still enjoyed it. I still hate the name.



  5. Bapa on August 13, 2023 at 3:22 pm

    This whiskey is absolute trash. What is wrong with you?

  6. Chin on August 15, 2023 at 12:43 pm

    Ran into Adam sandler at pf changs while having a glass and he said oh is that the whiskey made by the tough guy that’s funny? Huge fan nevir meddum

  7. max love on August 27, 2023 at 1:27 pm

    It tastes alright in the sink

  8. Xander on September 7, 2023 at 6:48 pm

    Not good. What’s up with this score?

  9. Anonymous on September 9, 2023 at 2:18 pm

    I 100% agree. It’s actually quite good. Overpriced though

  10. Nunya b on September 15, 2023 at 6:46 am

    You’re way off on this one. Makes me think you like Evan Williams. In fact, Evan Williams is better than this overpriced garbage.

    • Morgan on November 17, 2023 at 5:04 am

      Evan Williams is actually not bad for the price.



  11. Anonymous on September 15, 2023 at 6:49 am

    Terrible whiskey. Actual garbage

  12. K on October 7, 2023 at 7:29 am

    Just an FYI to the reviewer, you’re getting trolled by obsessed Brendan Schaub haters. That’s a whole Reddit board who devote their lives to said trolling. None of them actually tried the whiskey. They just hate anyone saying anything nice about anything related to him.

    • Morgan on November 17, 2023 at 5:03 am

      100% correct. The juice is what you would expect it to be from an MGP product…nothing mind blowing. Tried it at a buddies house. Its okay, but would say its overpriced by about $40. I’d could name 10+ bottles at this price point I’d grab before this.



  13. Brian O on February 18, 2024 at 3:36 pm

    I have only two words to described this daring and adventurous blend after giving it a try over the Weekend……….Boner alert!!!!

    • Christopher Null on February 18, 2024 at 4:27 pm

      Top DH comment ever… I think.



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