Ole Smoky Blue Flame is bottled at 128 proof (64% ABV.) It is definitely strong, but surprisingly palatable, despite its potency. Although light blue in the jar, the liquid is clear in the glass. The nose is sweet, creamy corn, the flavor is simple and full-bodied, and finish brings the cornhusk out, but it’s smooth and understated. Simple, clear, big bodied, and not even remotely harsh! Try it neat or on ice.