American Honey Sting – New Ghost Pepper Bourbon Liqueur from Wild Turkey – UPDATED!!!

YES!!! The search is over! We may have finally found the liqueur that truly epitomizes “Sugar” and “Loco” put together.

stingLet’s give you some background here. There’s a rating system called Scoville Units that describes how hot peppers and other foods are, all based on the amount of capsaicin present. Everyone has tried a jalapeno before, right? If you eat them fresh, with the seeds, they’re pretty spicy. They are rated up to 8,000 Scovilles. Habanero peppers can rate as high as 800,000 Scovilles. The Ghost Pepper, also known as the Bhut or Naga Jolokia Pepper, rates at OVER 1 MILLION SCOVILLES!!! This handy chart from can give you a better idea of just how hot these Ghost Peppers are.


Needless to say, they are HOT.

…and Wild Turkey American Honey has decided to infuse them into their new liqueuer! In the interest of full disclosure, we haven’t tried it yet. We’re not quite that brave. But, we know that some of our readers are probably looking for a little spice in their lives. Plus, we also feel that this liqueur truly is Loco, so we kinda had to post about it. Wild Turkey claims that it’s not TOO spicy, but they also recommend that you drink it as a chilled shot. So, you know – try at your own risk!


Ok, so there you have it, straight from the horse’s mouth. Maybe it isn’t quit as hot as we thought. Either that or @American_Honey is pulling our legs. Either way, we kinda have to try it now. More updates to come.


Interested in learning more about this mouth and eye watering liqueur? Check out American Honey’s homepage!

1 Comment

  • November 3, 2014


    I was excited to try this since I love the ghost pepper. The odor is that of normal American Honey and the taste was very similar. I could not detect any flavor from the ghost or any heat. I call this an extreme disappointment.