Whiskey’s Steakhouse (Back Bay)

Whiskey’s Steakhouse on Boylston St. in Boston claims that its Buffalo wings are listed in the Guinness Book of World Records for their deliciousness. We could not confirm or deny this, so we’ll just have to take them at their word. I’d have settled for Ripley’s Believe it or Not! but that’s a different story…

Anyway, Whiskey’s boasts nine different wing options which include original Buffalo, honey Buffalo, atomic, no nuke (for those who don’t like spicy),  chipotle bbq, Texas inferno, Tennessee sweet, and Memphis mild.

We opted for the Buffalo and honey Buffalo because, damn, we like the combination of sweet and spicy. Both orders of wings came served with a side of chunky blue cheese dressing and celery sticks for dipping.

Flavor:  Both the original Buffalo and honey Buffalo were packed with a robust Buffalo flavor. The fried wings were liberally doused in thick sauce that really stuck to the wings. The Buffalo sauce was noticeably thicker than others we’ve tasted, and it appeared to have a tomato base rather than just a combination of hot sauce and butter. The honey Buffalo wings were some of the most unique wings we’ve ever tasted, as they combined both sweet and spicy elements into a real satisfying flavor experience. The sauce was sticky sweet with a good kick of spice that we really appreciated.

Size/Texture: We found there to be a near even proportion of leg and wing pieces. Overall, the wings were tender and moist on the inside and deliciously crispy on the outside. We thought that they could have been a little bigger however, as some of the wings were two bite wonders leaving us wanting a third.

Value: The original Buffalo wings come in at a respectable $6.95 per order of 10, and the honey Buffalo wings were a few cents more at $7.25. Hopefully those honey bees were working overtime to justify the added expense.

Overall: We appreciated the combination of flavor, value, service, and portion size at Whiskey’s. We agree the wings could have been sized a little bigger, but they still provided for a very satisfying wing eating experience. We’d definitely come back to try the other flavors and perhaps ask to see that Guinness Book of World Records certificate in person.

Score: 7.5/10

-JC

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