BuzzFeed Video invited two whiskey experts to review some cheap whiskeys, and the results were pretty mixed.
For Master of Scotch Rick Edwards, first impressions mean a lot.
And Single Malt Specialist Kat Aagesen appreciates the artistry and history that goes into the creation of a good whiskey.
First up, Wild Turkey 101.
Kat called it "aggressive" and compared it to one of those chocolate oranges you get at Christmastime. Rick said it had a "nail polish remover, kind of acetone characteristic" and tasted "a little rubber."
Next up, Jim Beam.
Kat called it "pleasant on the nose" and "really smooth." Rick said it had a certain waxiness, and recognized the single-grain flavors of cotton candy and bubble gum.
Time for a taste of Jack Daniel's Tennessee Honey.
Rick was not a fan. He said, "I want to shave my tongue right now."
What did our experts make of Evan Williams?
Although he noted the nice "age and elegance" of this one, Rick was getting a little tipsy on "sweaty shoes and butterscotch." Kat tasted a "baked cinnamon apple" and said it was very "bready."
Last up, Fireball.
There's that first impression...
Rick said, "I would NOT consider that a whiskey." Kat simply said, "This is no way to live, you guys." Wow.