Ready to Drink - Jeremiah Weed Spiked Cola
Jeremiah Weed Spiked Cola
Jeremiah Weed Co., Plainfield, Illinois
IINGREDIENTS: Barley Malt alcohol Natural flavors and certified color
PROOF: 11.6 (5.8%)
AGE: Not Applicable
TYPE: Flavored Ready to Drink Cocktail
PRICE: $2.79 - 1 Pint 7.5 FL OZ or 23.5 FL.OZ Can
Notes: Not entirely sure how to start commenting on this one. Many "lemonades" use a distilled alcohol of some type as part of their recipe - both the cocktail recipes and other RTD's that are sold in different (or sometimes the same venues). Part of this is due to our torturous federal alcohol taxation laws and another part in the equally tortuous and byzantine state (and sometimes even local) alcohol laws which legislate taxation and access not so much by percentage of alcohol as the source alcohol. A malt derived alcohol is taxed and treated like a beer product, a wine product as wine, and a product using a distilled alcohol as a source of it's alcohol is treated like a liquor - no matter how low the alcohol level. This is not the case in Europe (for the most part) where many of your RTD's here have completely different formulas and do not use a malt base.
Appearance: Cola brown with a minimal sort of carbonation to it (not some overly fizzy soda pop type of drink).
First Impression: Smells like your average cola but a little more on thre lighter side - think RC cola rather than Coca- Cola.
Taste: Very easy to drink - few hints of added alcohol to it especially if it is quite chilled.
Drinks: No, it is a ready to drink, not a mixer.
Cigars: No, more a Marlboro cigarette kind of drink.
Bottle: In this case actually a can. Tall malt liquor style, with dark red with gold bronze medallion
Final Thoughts: Not something I would personally chose to drink, but very good especially compared to most RTD's - Beats the competition as our favorite Cola Ready to Drink. Quite smooth for a cola drink and an excellent alternative to beer at a party and a lot less trouble than mixing a cocktail ( for those host's who don't enjoy playing bartender, and for the guest who wants their drink now.
Web site: http://www.jeremiahweed.com