I've yet to take a drink of this. I bought it because I found a recipe that called for it. I'm pretty sure I never made it since the seal wasn't broken when I started using it as an ingredient in a barbeque glaze for chicken. It was a no brainer really. I bought a spicy bourbon barbeque sauce and it was too thick for what I was using it for. I had bourbon on hand and used that to thin it out a bit. Along with a couple other ingredients to sweeten it a bit (maple and vanilla). Ooh is that good on grilled chicken. Too sweet as a dipping sauce, for that I'll go straight from the bottle, but on the chicken... yum.