Since 1969, restaurant, hotel, travel & other witty reviews by a handpicked, worldwide team of discerning professionals—and your views, too.

Red Stag by Jim Beam

Top 10 Spirits 2010

A bottle of Red Stag by Jim Beam Bourbon


When it comes to drinking whiskey, our motto has long been, "If it's good enough for Kid Rock, it's good enough for us." (What can we say — we love that tune "Cowboy.") So when we heard that Mr. Rock had signed on as the celebrity spokesperson for Beam’s black-cherry-flavored bourbon, we couldn't wait to try some. From the get-go, a number of purists denounced Red Stag as a gimmick designed to reel in bourbon neophytes. They're absolutely right, too, though we don't believe there's a darn thing wrong with that. We like that Red Stag is an entry-level bourbon aimed squarely at female drinkers who otherwise might never touch America's native spirit. When it comes to bourbon lovers, the more the merrier.

Price: $18

Intro 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

< Previous | Next >

More Spirit Reviews
All Top 10 Lists
Sparkling Wine and Champagne Reviews

PSV120809 (Updated: 06/25/13 MG)

Craft breweries are a trend on the rise, with thousands opening worldwide. To help, we've compiled a list of our ten favorite brews you need to try.

Whether straight up or mixed into an Admiral Schley Punch, share a cheers to the American spirit by trying one of our top ten bourbons.