Old Camp Peach Pecan Whiskey is the latest celebrity spirit to hit the shelves. It comes from the country duo of Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard, better known as Florida Georgia Line. I haven’t had OCPPW yet, so I can’t tell you if it’s any good. But it’s certainly an interesting entry into the flavored whiskey space.
I’ve seen peach whiskeys (Leopold Bros, Bird Dog), and I’ve seen pecan whiskeys (William Wolf, Pie Hole, Revelstoke), but I’ve never seen the two combined. I’m pretty confident that Old Camp is currently the only peach pecan whiskey on the market. While I’m not a fan of flavored whiskey, this seems like it would be a stellar marriage of flavors.
The idea behind Old Camp Peach Pecan Whiskey is clear. Florida Georgia Line wanted a whiskey that’s really easy to drink. That’s obvious without even having tried it. For one thing, they’ve called it a whiskey for non-whiskey drinkers. Plus it’s also only 35% ABV, which is typical of the easy-to-drink flavored offerings on the market.
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As for what’s in the bottle, it’s produced by Proximo spirits with whiskey sourced from MGP in Indiana. MGP makes some great whiskeys, and while they’re better know for their ryes like Angels’s Envy, Bulleit, Dickel, they’re solid across the board. It’s aged a minimum of two years (which likely means it is two years) in a No. 3 Char… again, easier to drink. It’s then infused with peach and pecan flavors.
At $20 it’s probably worth taking a flyer on a bottle if you like flavored whiskey. Worst case scenario, finish it off as shots if it’s not your speed. You can find out more on Facebook and Instagram as the rollout that began August 1st starts to get legs.
Whatever you do though, don’t buy it just because the press release says, “ultimate drink to kick-start the party, pouring into a bottle the feeling of complete freedom and living in the moment.” That’s a ridiculous piece of marketing.
If you’re looking to throw a full blown country music party, in addition to Old Camp Peach Pecan Whiskey you can pick up Kenny Chesney’s Blue Chair Bay Rum and Blake Shelton’s Smithworks vodka.