Yes….I’ll admit it – I’m a sucker for items sitting at the counters of stores.
Just the other day, we stopped at the store to get some drinks for a BYOB Trivia Night in Kingdom City (we came in 2nd BTW).
Of course, at the counter was something I have seen a few times, but not picked up….Pocket Shots.
From the Company Website -
Pocket Shot is an innovative new concept that provides the consumer with “grab and go” convenient and user-friendly package for alcoholic beverages. Packaged with a distinctive shape to resemble a miniature bottle complete with bottleneck for easy pouring and a high quality sheen with bright graphics, Pocket Shot is truly the first new concept in alcohol packaging to hit shelves in North America.
Each Pocket Shot comes in a 50 ml single serve flexible stand-up pouch containing 80 proof varietals including:
- Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey Aged Four Years
- Imported Caribbean Gold Rum
- Premium, Triple Distilled Vodka
- London Dry Gin
- Especial Gold Tequila Imported from Mexico
In my particular case, I purchased Pocket Shots Kentucky Straight Bourbon.
The first thing that grabbed me about the product was packaging.
Slim, compact and self standing – I found this actually to be quite nice. I could definitely see this being slipped into a back pocket, tucked into a jacket, hidden in a purse – thus making it easy to slip a drink into those high priced Sporting Events or Concert that bend you over with the price of beer.
Nose – Sweeter smelling than expected, with hints of fruit (orange rind) and light oak.
- Taste- At the low end of alcohol content (40%ABV), there is little of the whiskey “Burn”. Again the sweetness and fruit (still front ended as orange), although almost no oak was conveyed in the taste.
To say I was actually surprised at the quality of the whiskey would be an understatement. It was definitely on par (if not exceeding) something like Keesler or Old Crow. If it had a little more bite to it, I would put it up with Old Granddad (which I also find sweet). It’s definitely not Maker’s, but at that price – what do you expect? The only thing lacking is the oak taste, but considering the age of maturation (4 years) this is understandable.
Overall - great packaging + unique idea + solid product = 3.5 Stars.
My interest is now piqued in the rest of the Pocket Shots line…..so stay tuned for more reviews.
I would definitely consider stashing a few of these away for my next ND game – and I wouldn’t be embarrassed to brake them out for my friends. Will it replace some of the bourbons and scotches I normally drink/serve? No. But it will be in my pocket from time to time.