Rice Whiskey - Cobra Whiskey
Notes: "Fear Factor" comes to whiskey tasting! No one has ever reviewed anything remotely like this before in any literature I have found; possibly for good reason.
"Real Cobra Snake whiskey is infused with a real farm raised Cobra snake, ginseng roots and seed pods. The whiskey is left for several months, which then imparts a unique flavour into the whiskey, it is quite an acquired taste.
The story is that this is used in SE Asia as a very strong Aphrodisiac; and it also has many medical uses, such as the treatment of back and muscle pain."
I don't want to know how they got this into the bottle.This particular species of cobra is considered more dangerous than most and highly neurotoxic.
"The venom can cause death if injected into the human body, it should be handled with the appropriate precautions including wearing of gloves and safety glasses." (this quote is from a venom website).
Appearance: Straw colored with oily droplets
First Impression: Ginger, hot pepper notes, sesame, earthy soy notes, fish sauce smell.
Taste: Fishy, hot taste, almost like drinking peanut oil and alcohol with notes of ginseng. Almost immediate, slightly disquieting numbing of every part that comes into contact with it. Finish is hot. Closest equvalent taste is orange roughy/monkfish cooked in a hot piquant oil.Slight tingling effects in certain exremities and well. other areas, along with numbing - yes, I can see what they mean... hmm...
Drinks: No known recipes for this one.
Cigars: Sher bidi or Thai tobacco
Final Thoughts: An interesting, if potentially neurotoxic, whiskey. A very different type of whisky for someone seeking something unique. The whiskey itself is a good grade of rice whiskey - I've had worse, but the other components add some unique layers of flavor. The closest thing to a Klingon Whiskey on this planet! If you have any known allergies to venoms or if you have bleeding gums this could be very bad for you. Otherwise a unique experience.
Highly recommended as a truly one of a kind addition/gift for the whiskey lover to scare children and adults alike.
Bottle:The bottle is clear glass which shows off the color of the whiskey and the sundry ingredients to good effect.There is no label of any kind. Plain white screw cap and inner plastic cap plug to preserve flavor. Indechiperable graphics adorn the back side of bottle in pressed glass. Cobra is artfully arranged in bottle.
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