Nellie Collins Backwoods Root Beer Whiskey

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The Backwoods Root Beer Story

The Backwoods Root Beer came along when my dad was in his teenage years. He and his friends would get some bottled root beer, grab some Nellie Collins corn whiskey, and then head out to the back woods to seek life’s adventures. At some point they would settle in and mix the bottled root beer and whiskey. According to our dad, these young men solved the world’s problems while on those life adventures...



100% GMO Free Corn

100% Gluten Free

100% Natural Root Beer Flavors


COLOR: Mid-Brown color with light cream highlights

NOSE: Root Beer and nothing but Root Beer

PALATE: Natural Root Beer fills the mouth with an explosion of Root Beer and a high concentration of Spice

FINISH: Natural yet strong. Long, lingering and balanced finish which takes you back in-time to a slower pace


Backwoods Root Beer Recipes

Backwoods Root Beer Shot

1 1⁄2 ounce shot of Nellie Collins Backwoods Root Beer Whiskey. Serve in a shot glass of choice.


Backwoods Root Beer’tini

Mix 1 1⁄2 ounces of Nellie Collins Backwoods Root Beer Whiskey with 3 ounces of crushed ice. Add 1⁄2 ounces of vanilla vodka and blend together until liquid. Garnish with a sugar rim. Serve chilled in a martini glass or over ice in a highball whiskey glass.


Backwoods Root Beer Mug

Squeeze chocolate sauce inside your serving glasses. Add 1 1⁄2 ounces of Nellie Root Beer Whiskey and two scoops of vanilla ice cream to a blender. Blend until smooth. Add ice, 1 cup at a time, and blend until you get the thickness of shake you desire. Pour into a highball whiskey glass. Add a spoon or straw.

“’s adventures.”

- Pop, used to say.



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