When it comes to donuts, I am something of a snob. I love them, but only when they have enough flair to impress me (ie. nothing you’ll find in your local shopping centre). So when I’m telling you I just had a ridiculously delicious donut, you can trust that it’s being rated to a high standard.
I’m talking butterscotch and whisky infused glaze and a pure Fireball icing. You can definitely taste the fireball, but not the point of it being overwhelming, butterscotch is still the winning flavour. Which, to me, is exactly how it should be.
In the centre you have a red cinnamon crumbed donut ball which is spiced with nutmeg, vanilla, cinnamon and apple chunks that have been soaked overnight in Fireball whisky. It’s then topped off with a spiced apple Fireball glaze. I’m going to be honest here, I couldn’t taste the apple. Don’t get me wrong, it was delicious and I enjoyed it, but I was surprised to find there was meant to be apple. Maybe it’s just my unsophisticated palette.
The whole donut is finished off with little pipe of Fireball stuck into the donut hole which I absolutely didn’t shot because I’m at work and I’m a professional (I’m lying, I absolutely took the shot).
My overall snobby donut rating? About an eight and a half out of 10. Also a 10 out of 10 for the presentation, which let’s be real, is half the fun of baked goods.
If you’re anything like me and you’re now absolutely ready to give the ‘Fire in the Hole’ donut a red hot go, then I’m sorry for the early hype but you’ll have to wait until September 4. Suckers.
(All Images: Provided / Fireball Whisky)
Kassia is the Editor of AWOL, and a straight-up travel addict. She was born without a sense of direction, yet an intense desire to explore the world. As such, she's lost 90% of the time but she's learned to roll with it. You can catch her latest adventures on Instagram @probably_kassia.