If you’re looking for updated Fireball prices, here’s what you need to know. While some hardcore whiskey lovers would denounce Fireball being listed in the whiskey category, it is a Canadian whiskey.
Technically (don’t blame the messenger), Fireball isn’t a whiskey. You see, to be classified as a whiskey, the brew has to be at least 40% alcohol by volume (ABV).
Fireball measures up to about 33% ABV. So, Fireball is more of a flavored whiskey or what some might call a specialty distilled spirit. This red hot liquor mixes Canadian Whiskey with sweeteners and cinnamon flavoring.
Cinnamon lovers prefer to enjoy Fireball Whiskey straight up as an ice-cold shot. Others would rather dabble with mixers like cola, hard cider, cranberry, and ginger beer.
A popular favorite is the Cinnamon Roll Cocktail; all you need is Fireball and cream soda. It’s surprisingly versatile, being cinnamon flavored.
A Brief History of Fireball Cinnamon Whiskey
Fireball’s creation occurred around 1984, supposedly during the coldest winter, Canada had ever seen. The cinnamon whiskey was initially a line of schnapps by Seagram during the mid-1980s, and it was only available in Canada.
In 1989 the Sazerac Company purchased the formula and all rights to the cinnamon spirit. It was in 2001 that Fireball found its way to America.
The reason for the slow rise in popularity might have something to do with the fact that the brand initially marketed it as “Dr. McGillicuddy’s Fireball Whiskey.”
Once the Whiskey was in Sazerac’s hands, the brand got a makeover, taking to the streets marketing the drink in a face-to-face grassroots style. It didn’t take long for people to fall in love with it; country singers seem to be huge fans of it.
From 2011 to 2014, Fireball’s income went from $1.9 million in sales up to $863.5 million. The cinnamon blaze didn’t stop there; in 2019, the Canadian Whiskey sold 5.65 million cases of 9-liter bottles.
Fireball has won at least seven awards, including the gold medal they received at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition and Three Affiliated Tribes awarded the brand with Best Mini Alcoholic Bottle.
Fireball Prices, Variations & Sizes
While the company Sazerac owns several brands of alcohol, Fireball is the one and only. There aren’t any flavor varieties or variations.
But, you can find special editions such as the Fireball Halloween Collector’s Edition and released in 2021.
|Fireball Halloween Collector’s Edition||50ml||$1-$2|
|Firebox||3.5L||$39.99 – $49.99|
The FireKeg is a 5.25 L keg full of Fireball whiskey, and it comes with a built-in tap. It’s a limited edition that was released in 2021.
Fireball Halloween Collector’s Edition 2021
Halloween of 2021 brought Fireball drinkers a collector’s edition bottle. There wasn’t much different about the Whiskey other than the awesome art on the bottle.
In January of 2016, the Firebox was available as a limited release item. The fans must’ve gone wild because it didn’t take long for the limited release to become a permanent staple for party convenience.
Boxed wine meets Canadian Whiskey with this 3.5 Liter box. Inside you’ll find two 1.75-liter pouches and a spigot to pour it off.
This one’s for you for those hardcore whiskey drinkers who are still with us. Cinnamon whiskey became a popular flavor quickly, and many top-shelf and lower-tier whiskey distilling companies jumped into that game.
|Stillhouse Red Hot Whiskey||750ml||69||$21.99 – $29.99|
|Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Fire||750ml||70||$20.99 – $24.99|
|Beach Whiskey Bonfire Cinnamon||750ml||70||$17.99 – $21.99|
|Jim Beam Kentucky Fire||750ml||70||$15.99 – $19.99|
|Cinerator||750ml||91.1||$17.99 – $19.99|
Stillhouse Red Hot Whiskey
Stillhouse Spirits was established in 2016 by an entrepreneur named Brad Beckerman. The company has an excellent whiskey portfolio with flavors like Apple Crisp, Red Hot, Mint Chip, and Peach Tea.
If you’ve never seen this brand’s bottle, never fear; all Whiskey is sold in 100% stainless steel cans. This cinnamon whiskey is slightly restrained with a vibrant, candied sweetness when it first hits the palate.
The finish is round, slightly spicy, and toasty. Stillhouse Red Hot is a perfect middle-of-the-bar whiskey that’s good for Fireball fans and those who like cinnamon but hate atomic fireballs.
Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Fire
While Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7 is a much older whiskey brand, Tennessee Fire wasn’t released until March 2015. If you’re a fan of sweet and spicy with a kick of Whiskey, this one might be for you.
Fireball is a cinnamon-flavored Canadian Whiskey; remember that Tennessee Fire is a cinnamon liqueur, so the whiskey flavor will be richer. The hints of vanilla and sugar are delightful.
Beach Whiskey Bonfire Cinnamon
Bonfire Cinnamon was released around 2016. Beach Whiskey Bonfire Cinnamon is a soft and gentle cinnamon whiskey. Some might call it “ladies liquor,” but don’t be fooled.
Bonfire Cinnamon smells of a combination of banana and bubblegum. It’s a sweet and mild shot and makes a delicious mixed drink.
This brand contains a third less sugar than most cinnamon whiskies, so this is a consideration if you’re watching your sugar intake.
Jim Beam Kentucky Fire
Jim Beam Kentucky Fire hit the cinnamon scene in October of 2014. This cinnamon-infused bourbon gives bourbon drinkers a spicy red hot twist.
The flavor offers hints of orange zest among the cinnamon bursts. The silky texture captivates you before the back-of-the-throat burn sets in. It’s got less of an Atomic Fireball taste and more of a Red Hot flavor.
Believe it or not, Cinerator was released in 2013. When I first heard about this one, I couldn’t help but think there was a mistake because the name didn’t sound “real.”
Just me? Cinerator is the highest-proof cinnamon whiskey on the list. This 90 proof spirit packs and definitely brings the heat.
However, it’s pretty approachable with hints of apple to the nose and an interestingly tart flavor. That burn, though, it slides in as you sip, following up with a clean finish.
How To Drink Fireball Cinnamon Whiskey
Hardcore cinnamon lovers often drink their Fireball as a straight iced shot or on the rocks. There are so many incredible mixed drinks and cocktails made using Fireball.
Surprisingly, people who aren’t into cinnamon can get down with some of these drinks. The Fireball website has a decent list of recipes like the “Cinna-Rita,” Ring-of-Fire” Hot Cherry Fizz,” and “Fire Starter Coffee.”
Of course, countless people create concoctions left and right, so there’s always something new to try.
A Drunken Rudolf combines hot chocolate and Fireball, which kind of sounds like a good evening by the fire. French Toast Shots, The Cinnamon Toast Crunch, and the F-Bomb are extremely popular.
This drink combines whole milk, hot cocoa, vanilla ice cream, Bailey’s Irish Cream, and Fireball. Top it off with whipped cream and maraschino cherries, and you’re good to go.
Mmmmm, Butterscotch Schnapps, Fireball, Irish Cream, sugar, cinnamon, and a slice of banana for garnish. These delicious creamy shots are a winner in my book.
Imagine if Fireball Cinnamon Whiskey and RumChata had a baby! Some sugar and cinnamon to coat the rim, and you’ve got a delicious drink on your hands.
If you know what a Jager Bomb is, then you might see where we’re going with this. A shot of Fireball whiskey dropped into six ounces of your preferred energy drink, Red Bull is the prime choice.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. Is Fireball gluten-free?
Yes! Even though gluten is present in some grains, the distillation process strips all of the gluten out.
2. Is Fireball vegan?
Yes! No animal products or byproducts are used to make Fireball cinnamon whiskey.
3. Is Fireball really whiskey?
Fireball barley falls into the Canadian whiskey category, but it is technically classified and registered as a whiskey. I
t can be sold as Whiskey in the U.S. because the Canadian and American whiskey guidelines are different, but the spirit is made in Canada.
Interesting Facts & Myths
When this spirit was first released, it was named Dr. McGillicuddy’s Fireball Whiskey.
Apparently, Fireball was named after Dr. Aloysius Percival McGillicuddy, more commonly referred to as “the shot doctor.” It wasn’t until 2007 that the liquor was rebranded.