Fireball Cinnamon Whiskey has become very popular lately in the United States, as well as many other countries. According to Fireball’s website, it originated in Canada. You will notice that the word ‘whiskey’ is spelled without the ‘e,’ which is the proper spelling in Canada. The whisky itself is Canadian, and it is aged in used American bourbon barrels. The whisky is flavored using real Cinnamon.
It seems like every time we’re in a bar, we see people ordering tons of Fireball shots. The popularity has shot through the bar roof.
And in good Food Fight fashion, we completely disagree…
Herman’s Thoughts: Well once again, I am on the “can’t get enough” side of this one. I am a genuine whiskey fan. I like all kinds. The part about this that I most like, and with other whiskeys, is the BURN! Something about the fumes you get when a whiskey burns. I just love it. Don’t get me wrong, I like smooth whiskeys too, but I really like ones that burn. And this one does. A lot. Not only does it burn, you get the intense cinnamon flavor, and it’s not fake. The sugary aspect is just right too. It’s not too syrupy. That with the real cinnamon makes this stuff great. I’ve also found that it can be mixed with other things. For example, mix Fireball with Goldschläger (cinnamon schnapps), and you get a Schlägerball. Hell I would put it on pancakes. If I had one con about this stuff, it’s that I think it’s better chilled than warm, which is not how I usually drink whiskey. But that’s it. Gimme another!
Denny’s Thoughts: What a surprise…I am taking the negative view again. Well, I don’t care. I am not a fan of Fireball at all. Herman talks about the burn. Even the Fireball website talks about the burn. Burn is the number one thing I don’t want in my whiskey. I prefer a smooth whiskey like Jim Beam. I also am not a big fan of cinnamon, with the exception of Cinnamon Toast Crunch, which makes no sense. In any case, I was set up to not like this stuff right from the beginning. Yet, when everyone and their mother-in-law is shooting this shit in the bars, I decided to try it. I also had to try it at Herman’s insistence. Well, I think it sucks. It burns like hell, and I don’t think that is a good thing. The cinnamon is supposedly real, but I don’t think it tastes real. It has an artificial aftertaste to me. And although I don’t have a problem with Canadian “whisky,” I swear this stuff has got to be the cheapest Canadian blend possible. It just doesn’t have an appealing flavor. I don’t like a single thing about it. And once again, I really think that most of the idiots yelling for Fireball shots don’t like it because they actually like it. They like it because it is cool to like it. And I hate that. I hate that a lot. Just like I hate this “whisky.” I’ll stick with the Beam while you shoot your girly stuff. Go eat some cinnamon toast. I’ll drink with the men.
Whiskey, if it needs to be flavored, pretty much is: A.) Awful and not to be consumed, B.) Marketed to those who can’t handle real whiskey. If this stuff is going to, with all the other flavored non-sense whiskey on the market, help bring back whiskey and push the sally-pants vodka market down a little, then I don’t mind it being on the shelf. However having tried this swill, I agree with Denny, this stuff should be avoided by anyone with self respect or hair on their chest. Denny FTW. By the way, you fine gentlemen at fewdsnobs should try a real American wheater whiskey, like Old Fitzgerald. Have a dozen of these, and lets see who pees on what. Because you know, ‘MERICA!!!