Late last week, the whiskey’s European bottler informed the makers of Fireball that they were out of compliance with European regulations. The Fireballers prepare two versions: a recipe for Canada and the United States containing the chemical, propylene glycol, and a European version that has less of the stuff. Propylene glycol is used for a variety of industrial, cosmetic, and food production uses.
In your Prestone Low-Tox, it’s an antifreeze. In Fireball, it’s used as a sweetener, its makers say. (And yes, according to the Centers for Disease Control, it’s “generally regarded as safe for use in food.”)
And who doesn’t love the sweet deliciousness of generally safe food?