Over the last two decades, cinnamon whiskey has skyrocketed as one of the most popular new types of spirits on the market. Consumed in mixed drinks, warming cocktails, and flaming hot shots on college campuses across the country, this sweetly hot whiskey has made quite the reputation for itself. Whether you love it or you hate it, there’s no denying that cinnamon whiskey is here to stay. We’ve rounded up 10 of the most popular cinnamon whiskey brands on the market for when you feel like turning up the heat.
Fireball Cinnamon Whisky
It goes without saying that Fireball is the OG cinnamon whiskey, making its debut on the market in 1984. If you don’t have a horrific college memory that involves Fireball, did you even go to college?
Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Fire
This Brown-Forman product combines the infamous No.7 with spicy cinnamon liqueur. Debuting in 2014, this bottle remains relatively new to the market, though is definitely a must-try for die-hard JD fans.
Jim Beam Kentucky Fire Whiskey
Not to be confused with the Red Stag brand, Jim Beam Kentucky Fire is an entirely different labeling. At only 35 percent ABV, one can assume this whiskey is meant to be taken as a shot; its vanilla and caramel-dominant notes make doing so pretty easy, too.
Jim Beam Red Stag Spiced
This natural cinnamon-infused Kentucky straight bourbon is more cinnamon-candy tasting than its Kentucky Fire counterpart, with a light, lingering burn. While Fire might be for shooting, this particular bottle is preferred for cocktail concoctions.
Jeremiah Weed Cinnamon-Flavored Whiskey
Born in Connecticut, this spicy, sweet cinnamon whiskey tastes like straight cinnamon candy. Spicy, ground cinnamon adds to the warm, oak-aged flavor profile of the whiskey.
SinFire Cinnamon Whiskey
This blended Canadian whisky is made with all-natural cinnamon flavors, and exclusively imported by Hood River Distillers in Oregon. Each bottle’s label depicts a temperature-receptive icicle, which turns blue when the bottle is appropriately chilled. Icy hot just went to a whole ‘nother level.
Stillhouse Moonshine Red Hot Whiskey
Made with 100 percent corn whiskey and natural cinnamon, this whiskey remains on the sweeter side, yet maintains that warming spice that you’d expect from a cinnamon whiskey. At only 69 proof, this bottle makes for some seriously smooth sipping.
Yukon Jack Wicked Hot Cinnamon Whiskey
This blended Canadian whisky is made with cinnamon and other natural flavors. Big, bold, and affordable, this is the bottle to throw into winter ciders and sangrias.
Cinerator Hot Cinnamon Whiskey
This Heaven Hill product has only been on the market for two years, yet has managed to ignite quite the spark. At 45.5 percent ABV, there’s no doubt you’ll be feeling the burn here.
Evan Williams Cinnamon Reserve
Evan Williams has some serious history in Kentucky, known for founding the region’s first commercial distillery, in 1783. Their extra-aged cinnamon reserve is “all heat, no burn.” According to the distillery, it’s finally O.K. to play with fire — at least when it’s in one of their bottles.