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A combination of pecans and bourbon sounds like a winner. The folks at Heaven Hill Distilleries are hoping so. William Wolf Pecan Bourbon is rolling out in the New York market. The whiskey is made in America then infused in Holland with a pecan distillate. It is the brainchild of Hpnotiq, a brand now owned by Heaven Hill. Hpnotiq is an interesting pale blue vodka liqueur made in France from vodka, cognac and tropical juices. Since its release in 2001, it has become a top selling brand of vodka liqueur.


William Wolf Pecan Bourbon can be served neat, on the rocks or mixed with cola or other cocktail ingredients. It retails for around $30.00 for a 750 ml bottle.



Weird names for whisky are proliferating as fast as fancy flavors. How about Monkey Shoulder described as a triple malt because it is a blend of three single malts. Who can argue with that logic? It comes from William Grant & Sons and costs about $30.


Another company, Compass Box Whisky Co., is offering Spice Tree at $65, Hedonism at $100 and Peat Monster priced at $60.


Not to be outdone, Frederick Wildman & Sons has small batch whiskies called Sheep Dip ($40) and Pig’s Nose ($33). Uh, no thanks!