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I had this on a night out at a mates student accomodation. I found it thoroughly enjoyable however it should come with a warning 'no pigs allowed'. I let a friend of mine, Benjamin James Holmes consume quite a lot of this beauty whilst he was snarfling jammy dodgers. Consequently, I found him naked in a w/c with the toilet sit severed from the toilet. I would suggest that you drink this in moderation as it can cause certain individuals to feel like they own the country, therefore giving them the right to harm toilet seats. Warning: causes swine intoxication
It's an orange (and other flavours) whisky liqueur spirit, an own brand alternative to Southern Comfort. The flavour is quite sweet and noticeably 'fruity' though I wouldn't say orangey exactly as it's a more complex flavour than this (the label describes it as "A subtle blend of liqueur spirit, orange flavouring and selected spices". The recipe is a little different from the real Southern Comfort but is a similar drink and clearly intended to be an 'own brand' equivalent. I actually like this better than the real Southern Comfort, which I have found far stronger and more sickly. Spirit of Louisiana can be drunk on its own, or over ice, or can also be mixed with cola or lemonade (personally I prefer cola but lemonade also goes with it very well) It's a pleasant surprise being able to buy this again as my local Tesco used to stock it but don't any more, but I now have a different 'local' Tesco who do carry it so I've been able to buy it again! It's normally around £10 for a bottle and is the normal spirit strength, 35% ABV and comes in a 70 cl bottle. The only downside (if you can call it that) is that it is very nice in itself as well as being alcoholic the actual taste is very nice so it can get 'moreish' very easily and you may end up drinking quite a bit of it which could be a bit expensive or unhealthy! :) I would suggest trying this if you normally drink the branded Southern Comfort or like any other 'spicy' type of drinks, you may find you actually like it better than the branded ones.
Spirit of Louisiana was a brilliant bargain buy up until its recent price hike. Up until very recently, it cost around £7.99 for a 70cl bottle of whiskey liqueur. Compared to £17.25 for a 70cl bottle of Southern Comfort, that was a real bargain! Unfortunately, the price has now crept up to £9.99 per bottle of Spirit of Louisiana, and at that price I'm not so enthusiastic about this product. When I first tried this, it was obviously as a cheaper alternative to Southern Comfort. I thought this had a lovely strong smell that really whet my taste buds before I'd even had a sip. On tasting it for the first time, I found that the taste was strong, smooth and with a lovely twist of flavouring. This is a little sweeter than Southern Comfort is, with a bit less of an orange twist to it, and a narrower array of spices. The texture isn't quite as thick as Southern Comfort is, but I'm not entirely sure why as they both have a 35% alcohol content. The original Southern Comfort definitely has a much spicier, thicker taste and texture to it than this impersonater does. When you mix Southern Comfort with a mixer like cola or lemonade, it retains its flavour through the taste of the mixer. When you mix Spirit of Louisiana, it gets a little drowned and watered down really. You can still taste the spirit, it's just not very strong when mixed. I'd definitely recommend against mixing this with lemonade, as the flavour you get is pretty much just sugar. At least when you mix it with cola you get a bit of a spice coming through. I've got nothing against this on the whole. It's quite nice, it's got a really lovely smell to it and the texture and taste is very pallatable. But it's not quite on par with the original Southern Comfort, and I don't think much to the recent dramatic price hike. At £7.99 it was a no brainer for me, I'd choose Spirit of Louisiana every time for the sake of saving a whole £10. Now the price is creeping up, I think it'll be a case of what mood I'm in as to which brand I buy.
Type: Spirits / ABV:35%