Fireball Cinnamon Whisky is currently one of the most popular liqueurs sold in the United States, alongside Patron tequila and Jameson Irish Whiskey. Its meteoric rise in popularity began in 2007 when they rebranded. Originally Fireball was made under the brand Dr. McGillicuddy’s. The Dr. is a fictional 19th-century western bartender, who was the namesake for a line of flavored schnapps and liqueurs produced by Seagrams, a Canadian liquor producer known for their whisky, Seagrams 7.
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Dr. Mcgillicuddy’s Fireball Whisky was sold alongside flavored schnapps such as Mentholmint, Peach, Black Licorice, Cherry, Butterscotch, Vanilla, and more in the mid-1980s. In 1989 Seagrams was sold to The Sazerac Company, which in 2007 removed the doctor’s name from the Fireball bottle, but kept the iconic antique medicine bottle shape. Following the success of the cinnamon-flavored whisky, Sazerac has started producing other flavored whiskeys; Blackberry, Peach, Honey, and Apple.
Fireball has always been bottled at 33% ABV, the newer flavored whiskies are 30%, and most of the other schnapps flavors are 15% ABV.
Fireball Pricing and Availability
Fireball Cinnamon Whisky is available in all sizes from 50 ml to 1.75 ml bottles. You can even find “party buckets”, which are small sealed buckets with 20 – 50 ml bottles, just remove the lid and add ice, as well as a 3.5-liter “bag-in-box” format.
The 50 ml shooters are usually available at your local liquor store right by the counter for $1 a piece, so figure $20 for the party bucket in that same store. A one-liter bottle usually retails for around $19.99, and the 3.5-liter bag-in-box is around $60-$65. Shots at the bar can vary from $2 or $3 for a special promotion, or $7-$10 if you’re in a nightclub or large arena.
Below are the latest Fireball prices.
|Fireball Cinnamon Whiskey||50ml||From $7.99|