The staple of boozy refreshment is flavored hard seltzers. We had some beef with the "flavored" part, so we went and did something crazy. Meet HaiBall, the delicate art of Japanese highball captured in a can. We spiked premium sparkling water with five properly aged Whiskies: 17-year-old Scotch Single Malt, Rye Whiskey from upstate New York, Straight American Bourbon, Japanese Whisky, and a hint of 8-year-old Peated Scotch. Our desire to create a superior alternative to flavored malt beverages led us to cherry-pick barrels and blend the juices with obsessive care.
We followed the genius of the Japanese cocktail that leaves nothing to chance and applied it to HaiBall. Some would find our above-and-beyond approach crazy, but you can’t fake the flavor. The palate experiences oakiness and sweet vanilla of Bourbon, the spiciness of Rye, and a hint of mysterious Scottish smoke. The name HaiBall plays with the word ‘hai’ which means ‘yes’ in Japanese, while the clean design that uses Kanji echoes the simplicity of highball and the purity of ingredients. We reimagined hard seltzers here.
About The Flavor Spiral
What does HaiBall Whisky Seltzer (6 Pack) taste like?
The Flavor Spiral™ shows the most common flavors that you'll taste in HaiBall Whisky Seltzer (6 Pack) and gives you a chance to have a taste of it before actually tasting it.
We invented Flavor Spiral™ here at Flaviar to get all your senses involved in tasting drinks and, frankly, because we think that classic tasting notes are boring.
Disappointing. But then again I love my whisky straight. Even ice taints the beautiful flavors that erupt when I am sipping it.
Excellent whisky flavor and nicely carbonated. A great no-brainer with a home cooked meal.
A fun drink, the whisky flavors themselves were very good. I didn't really get the full 'marriage' of seltzer and whisky though, the watery carbonation taste and texture was very apparently separate from the whisky drink.
disappointing for the price! Nothing special about this.
Did not care for the carbonation but it did have a good whiskey flavor.
Very tasty. Much nicer than a malted beverage and seltzer. The whiskey flavor stands out and is not overed powered by the seltzer. I tried it because I've never tried a hard seltzer I liked. Hai Ball changed my mine. I would order this in public.
I had low expectations but it's very good. Light and refreshing for those who don't like beer. The labeling is confusing as hell
Delicious. It reminds me of a whiskey and soda all bottled up and ready to drink. No sweetness but you don't need it if you love the taste of whiskey. Quite refreshing when it's cold.
Taste like a carbonated whiskey & water with a hint of lemon.
It is a bit expensive. It is refreshing though.
True whiskey drinkers will appreciate this bourbon neat or on the rocks! Y’all nailed this one! Not a whiskey snob but I like what I like. My favorite is Knob Creek, every day is Jim Beam. Have tried Bullet, Redemption, Makers Mark, Wild Turkey, Larceny, Four Rosses, all their small batch versions. This by far is my favorite. Ordered two bottles after I had the 1st sip. Enjoy and cheers to y’all
Tasted like a whisky and water with a shot of carbonation. Not a bad flavor, and in some ways a more "drinkable" mix of the two main ingredients, but not necessarily something I would spend the money on as it is expensive for a whisky water - would rather a better bottle of whisky.
I enjoyed the flavor, it was light (almost too light), refreshing, and has that nice whiskey taste at the end that I love. The only reason I am giving it 8/10 is because of the price, it’s way too expensive for what it is in my opinion.
Okay flavored seltzer water, way over priced. I'd much rather buy a case of 24 cans of Truly seltzer for the same cost
These are reminiscent of highballs I've had from cans purchased at convenience stores in Japan. I haven't had any other kinds of flavored seltzers that are part of the current craze, but this whisky-flavored one is a nice offering. Maybe a little pricey for what it is, though.
I can tell Flaviar did a lot of work to fine tune the whisky blend because it's delicious with lots of layers and nuance. The problem is that it's too delicious so it makes me drink it slower than what the alcohol percentage would dictate. I make my own high balls at home with my own carbonated water. My personal preference is to shoot for a 10-15% alcohol percentage with high carbonation so the bubbles last through the entire slow sipping process. The initial price point is high most likely because they used good whiskies, so I can't fault them there. I'll definitely purchase more due to its craftsmanship and convenience of it being in a can.
Awesome flavor. Really enjoyed this. A little high on the price is ny only knock.
The flavor was very nice with a strong whiskey flavor.
But there were next to no bubbles, and it tasted like a very flat seltzer- complete fail. I tried two of them, and they were both flat, or next to it. I threw out the other 4. What a waste of my money. If they were bubbly like seltzer should be, they would have been pretty good, I'm thinking.
I thought it was a bit watered down, but if you truly like hard seltzer, it can be fun to try. I had it with sushi, so it was light and fun. Wouldn't buy it again.
Far too expensive but worth it as a one time curiosity, should be higher proof to be a proper cocktail. Tastes 'real' as opposed to all the seltzers flooding the market and taste compares favorably to Suntory canned Kaku highball.
But Suntory wins for 7% alcohol percentage and a tall boy is probably $2-3 - unfortunately only ever seen these in Japan though. Hoping Suntory purchase of Jim Beam will inspire them to try something in US market.
Never been a huge seltzer fan, as I find most to be too "fake fruity". I enjoyed this a lot more; however, found it a little watered-down. Would have liked more kick to it. May think differently on a hot summers day, but will have to wait until next year for that. $32USD for a 6-pack is too much IMO.
Excellent alternative to other seltzers!!
A little understated but very reminiscent of inexpensive highballs served at Japanese izakayas, and smoother than many of the other canned varieties. Enjoy over ice with a lemon wedge or two.
I am a person who likes sweet drinks. I like this seltzer very much. fresh, clean taste and very smooth. I would order this again
This is wonderful! I've been drinking whiskey and seltzer for a while but these cans make it so much easier! Definitely must be cold AF, and is very refreshing. Can't wait to get more. In the meantime I'll still keep a small bottle of whiskey in the freezer.
Love this, great flavor. Can't wait to buy more!
This was quite the surprise. The flavor reminds me of drinking a warm coke or pepsi on a hot summer day, yet finishes with a smooth caramel flavor. I tried a can both warm and cold to compare flavors and was not disappointed. Immediately notice that a COLD AF flavor was way better!!
My boyfriend and I both really enjoyed this, it was honestly much better than I was anticipating. I am really hoping it will come back into stock soon as we are definitely wanting to order more. It is definitely refreshing and a good way to have whiskey on a weeknight without some of the guilt!
I wasn’t sure what to think of this product, but I took a chance at the unique offer. I have tried the typical seltzer alcoholic drinks people are familiar with, don’t like them, too fruity. This stuff though...it was a definitely drinkable and definitely refreshing. On the nose it has no smell, as expected. The taste is very bubbly...however it ends with a satisfying whiskey taste. I wish it has a bit more than of a whiskey taste, but I am sure that is hard to do and still keep it around 5% alcohol content. That being said the goal is to be a refreshing summer drink and I think it does exactly that. You can’t taste the alcohol...but eventually you will feel it .
The price is way too much though, $32 is simply not competitive for six. If this was priced realistically I think I’d buy some consistently. I understand it is more high shelf with the whiskey mix they claim, but I can’t convince myself $5 per 12 oz. for a 5.2% drink is sensible.
I give them credit on the taste though, solid attempt at a seltzer whiskey drink.
Absolutely loved this. I get a ton of caramel on the finish.