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Fireball whisky,What you have here is smooth whisky with a fiery kick of red-hot cinnamon.It tastes like heaven, burns like hell.Fireball’s telltale smell is instantly recognizable; just one whiff can remind imbibers of that burning feeling.
In 2013, it became one of the top ten most popular liquors, displacing Jose Cuervo tequila.Here are,6 things you should know about Fireball.

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1. fireball whisky is it whisky?

Whiskey is defined as a spirit that’s at least 40 percent alcohol by volume. Fireball is more of a flavored whiskey, or, to get technical, a “specialty” distilled spirit.

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Fireball’s been around since 1984, but America only fell in love with it in the late 2000s. Part of the delay in popularity might have to do with the fact that it was only available in Canada until 2001 with the less-than-sexy name “Dr. McGillicudy’s Fireball Whisky.”


Some home cooks incorporate Fireball into a wide, weird variety of recipes ranging from marshmallows to meatballs. Of course, there are the trillion different Fireball shots recipes, but the food is where it gets really interesting.


While the brand might have haters galore, it also inspired a bunch of copycats. Not only did Fireball sue the small brand Stout Brewing Company for creating an almost laughable carbon copy of their liquor (down to the devil-centric packaging), they also sued whiskey giant Jack Daniels in the same year. Jack Daniels and Jim Beam both created cinnamon-flavored whiskeys after seeing Fireball’s success, but Fireball’s beef with Jack came from its use of the word “fireball” in its Google advertisements. Looks like 2015 was a busy year for Fireball in court.

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5. Can you drink Fireball straight?

Yes, you can drink Fireball straight. While it’s sometimes used as an ingredient in cocktails, Fireball is often consumed as a shot.


6. Awards and accolades

An April 2014 article in Bloomberg Business Week said “It’s one of the most successful liquor brands in decades. It has many honors.
2010 Los Angeles International Wine & Spirits Competition: Bronze Medal
San Francisco World Spirits Competition: Gold Medal
BTI Best Buy Bar Competition: Silver Medal, “Highly Recommended”
International Review of Spirits: Silver Medal, “Highly Recommended”
San Francisco World Spirits Competition: Bronze Medal
International Wine & Spirits Competition: Bronze Medal
Three Affiliated Tribes: Best Alcoholic Mini Bottle

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