When it comes to the soft drink world, the term "artificial" is commonly found on ingredient lists. There are a lot of "fruit drinks" that barely resemble the fruit listed on the label of the bottle. Take watermelon for example. Growing up I was a fan of watermelon-flavored drinks and candy, but never really like the genuine article - yes I am not a watermelon fan, it is a texture thing, alright. This doesn't mean that I don't want to see legit flavored treats. It's always refreshing to me when I find a carbonated drink that does contain actual, natural fruit flavor (even in the presence of the artificial). Henry Weinhard's Black Cherry Cream is flavored using black cherries, black raspberries, and bourbon vanilla. Just reading the label around the neck of the bottle gives me high hopes about this drink. But the biggest question of all is will my wife like this drink? She dislikes anything that tastes like cherry cough syrup - traumatic childhood experience.
More about Bourbon Vanilla
Bourbon vanilla is from Madagascar. Many view the vanilla beans grown their to be the best in the world. The name bourbon doesn't have to do anything with the alcoholic drink, it has to do with an island containing that name.
This is one delicious soda! The best black cherry soda on the market (at least that I have had). It has a complex flavor that does taste like real cherries. The vanilla helps give it that creamy something. I let my wife took a sip of my bottle. She keep the bottle for herself. Henry Weinhard's does such a fabulous job of carbonating their beverages. Some drinks are overcarbonated - especially if it is in plastic. The carbonation gets in the way of the flavor, but not in this case; it adds to the experience.