Liqueur - Cream
Whisper Creek Tennessee Sipping Cream Liqueur
This is a Tier 2 score in the Liqueur category. It means critics have highly recommended the spirit as a benchmark in the category.
Whisper Creek Tennessee Sipping Cream uses Tennessee whiskey as its base, which is the "charcoal mellowed" concept of filtering the distillate through beds of charred oak to impart an aged flavor. They use a blend of flavors ("all-natural secret ingredients, as they would have it) and and Wisconsin cream promising flavor notes of burnt molasses and fruit among others. It is these southern flavors of fig, pecan, and apple that give the distinctive "southern twist" as compared to other cream liqueurs on the market. They say it is also distinguished by the relatively high proof (40 as opposed to a more typical 30 -35) that gives a lighter mouthfeel. The bottle itself is said to be inspired by a classic milk bottle combined with a moonshine jug. We guess that the whiskey is sourced from another distillery.
Speakeasy Spirits is located in Nashville founded by the husband/wife pairing of Jeff and Jenny Pennington. According to the write-up at the Williamson Herald (Skip Anderson) they graduated from high school in the local area in 1998 and opened the distillery 11 years later.