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Root Beer Whiskey is Perfect for Fourth of July

June 22, 2015 – Looking for something different and special for your Fourth of July cookout?  How about serving Uncle Bob’s Root Beer Flavored Whiskey.  What could be more American than Root Beer and American whiskey?

Uncle Bob’s was launched earlier this year and is taking the college crowd by storm.  We didn’t see that as necessarily a good recommendation but reserved judgment until we tried it.  The first sniff and sip will definitely take you back to the barstool and counter where you used to order your root beer float and dream of summer.  Then whiskey notes emerge, ever so subtly, blending the sarsaparilla and anise of the root beer with the honey, vanilla and oaky caramel of the whiskey.  The finish is warm and very smooth.  The pleasant surprise is just how well balanced it is.  Not overly sweet or syrupy.  Not burningly hot with alcohol.

Try it over ice.  Add some spice to a regular root beer or cola.  Or have fun with the recipes below.  The Uncle Bob’s version of a root beer float isn’t one for the kids!

Uncle Bob’s Root Beer Flavored Whiskey is the creation of Founders 49 Distilling and Whiskey House, a division of a spirits rectifier, LeVecke Corporation, a family owned company that produces over 2,500 spirits and cordials for private labels as well as for major distillers that need extra capacity.  In between keeping track of all those flavors and labels, they came up with Uncle Bob’s, created a colorful, nostalgic label and a clever marketing plan.  It is currently available in 18 states with several more opening up this summer.  If you live in CA, NV, WA, SD, ND, NE, KS, TX, OK, LA, MN, WI, IA, MI, NY, WV, RI, MA you can purchase it.  If not, you can order it through  They ship to most states.  Uncle Bob’s Root Beer Flavored Whiskey is 70 proof and the suggested retail is $19.99.


Root Beer Float

1.5 oz. Uncle Bob’s Root Beer Whiskey

1.5 oz. Vanilla Vodka

Top with Root Beer or Cola

Serve on the rocks

Uncle Jäger

1 oz. Uncle bob’s Root Beer Whiskey

1 oz. Jägermeister

Top with Cola

Serve on the rocks

 Jack Sparrow

1.5 oz. Uncle Bob’s Root Beer Whiskey

1.5 oz. Spiced Rum

1 oz. Orange Juice

Serve on the rocks

Drunken Float

2 oz. Uncle Bob’s Root Beer Whiskey

Splash of Coffee Liqueur

Top with half & half and a dash of pure vanilla extract