Published on January 3rd, 2013 | by Siz2
Whisper Creek Tennessee Sipping Cream
- Kind of Spirit:Sipping Cream
- Distillery:Speakeasy Spirits
- Alcohol Percentage:20%
- Color:Light Tan
- Average Price:$20
About a month ago I walked into my local wine and spirits store. I was lured in through their Facebook posting for a tasting event. They were offering tastings of a new local product called Whisper Creek Tennessee Sipping Cream. I had no clue going in what in the hell this would be, but I’m always up to try new things, especially when they’re free. This new product is born and bred right here in Nashville. In fact, the distillery is about half a mile from where I used to live.
During the tasting event I hung around a little longer than usual for some of the crowd to clear out so I can speak with the man pouring the drinks. Turns out his name is Jeff, he and his wife run Speakeasy Spirits the parent company that makes Whisper Creek Tennessee Sipping Cream. This was their first venture into the world of spirits. They both come from a sales background working in the spirits industry and that led them to start their own thing.
So what was the motivation for creating Whisper Creek Tennessee Sipping Cream? I mean we already have Baileys Irish cream and it’s pretty damn good. It’s been around forever and doesn’t really have any competition. Well that’s pretty much exactly what Jeff told me. He said he wanted something to challenge Bailey’s. He said he wanted an American whiskey cream, not an Irish whiskey cream. In fact he said he wanted a Tennessee whiskey cream because if you go anywhere around the world when you mention the state of Tennessee people know two things: Jack Daniel’s and Elvis Presley. So he wanted to make a Tennessee Sipping cream with charcoal filtered Tennessee whiskey in it to make it incredibly smooth and pleasurable to drink. Can’t get any better than that can it? Well let’s jump into the review and see if this Whisper Creek Tennessee Sipping Cream hits the mark.
First off, if you’ve read any of my cigar reviews you know I’m a huge fan of packaging, in this case bottling. I asked Jeff about the bottle that contains Whisper Creek. He said his wife designed the bottle after old fashioned moonshine jugs. That’s the reason there is a loop near the top of the bottle to slip your finger in and you can carry the bottle over your shoulder like they do through the hills of Appalachia. If you so choose.
The first thing that jumps out at me is the Whisper Creek Tennessee Sipping Cream logo. When I see it, I’m instantly transported back to the wild west and it reminds me of a whiskey saloon. Big bold curly letters that remind of a time that has passed by. This might be one of my favorite bottle and logo designs I’ve seen in a long time. There is something about it that just lets you know what you’re about to get into.
Reviewed on Ice
Because this is a cream I decided it was best enjoyed on ice, with no other spirits mixed in. Jeff told me to try it with dropping some bourbon in. I’m sure it’d go great together, but I just wanted to drink it straight and really experience the all that this Whisper Creek Tennessee Sipping Cream had to offer.
As soon as I put this glass up to my nose I pick up the strong scent of butterscotch like I’m in the middle of a candy factory. It has such a warm and buttery scent to it that’s just marvelous. The notes hit my nose and warm it and just beg me to take a drink. This has to be one of the most satisfying noses I’ve ever experienced from a liqueur before. So rich and full of flavor and creaminess.
There’s one thing you’re always going to get with American whiskey, Caramel. That’s one of the most dominant flavors I picked up from this Whisper Creek Tennessee Sipping Cream. Between the butterscotch notes on the nose and the caramel flavors on the palate. I feel like I’m running through the candy store unsupervised and dipping my face in all streams of molten candy on the way to being processed and packaged. In fact maybe even something like this:
All jokes aside the flavor on this Whisper Creek Tennessee Sipping Cream is incredible. So rich and creamy it’s an incredible after dinner drink if you have a sweet tooth and affinity for alcohol. Who doesn’t honestly?
Usually when I talk about the finish of a liqueur I use all the words I’ve previously used in this review to describe that finish. So it makes sense to use them again. The mouthfeel of Whisper Creek is incredibly delightful. It coats the mouth with a very thick butterscotch film and leaves a nice long lasting caramel flavor on your tongue. It’s smooth, sweet, and rich everything you would expect a sipping cream to be. In fact, it’s better than any sipping cream I would expect to be.
I never thought I would drink a sipping cream by itself so often. I mean, honestly how many times do you drink Bailey’s on the rocks? Hardly ever right? I’ve found myself going through this Whisper Creek Tennessee Sipping Cream almost like it’s water. I constantly have a bottle in my refrigerator and I use it in my coffee for those rough mornings. I honestly can’t say enough good things about this liqueur it’s a new staple in my liquor cabinet. I’m not exactly sure how far this cream is distributed yet, but feel free to give them a shout on Twitter or hell you can even buy it online. Trust me for $20 you won’t be let down!