Product Review , November 2015
Marlee’s Green Tea Whiskey
Ever wanted to combine a healthy drink with a favorite libation? In the case of Marlee’s Green Tea Whiskey, a new flavored whiskey that combines whiskey and green tea, you can. Launched in Florida in July 2015, it contains a proprietary blend of Chinese Gunpowder Green Tea containing natural antioxidants sourced from select farms in China, brewed and blended with American rye whiskey and a touch of organic Mexican Blue Agave. Adding to the healthful aspects are a lower ABV 14.95% and hence a lower calorie count than regular whiskey. Interestingly, this idea is not new, as whiskey and tea was a common pairing dating back to the 1800s. In sampling it I found it to be a bit like drinking sweet tea but not overly sweet with a touch of rye. I also found that if I wanted a higher whiskey strength it blends quite well with a full strength brand. The makers recommend to drink it simply poured over ice with a touch of lemon and mint sprig, but if you want to get more creative there are Marlee’s cocktail recipes as well as ordering info at http://whiskeyt.com. The suggested MSRP is $17.99.