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Reviews for 2013

January 2013 - Best Buy Bar

January 2013 - Best Buy Bar
This month's Spirits feature is Best Buy Bar

Best Buy Bar Reviews

Mother’s Pumpkin Spice Cream Liqueur
90 points
$9.99
Best Buy
Milky taupe each color. Convincing aromas and flavors of pumpkin cheesecake with a graham racker crust with a creamy, moderately sweet medium-full body a whipped cream and nutmeg egg nog like finish. Tasty and nicely composed holiday flavors.
Awards: 'Best Value Liqueur $10 and Under'
90 points $9.99 Best Buy
KFB Honey Flavored Bourbon Whiskey
89 points
$14.99
Best Buy
Old gold color. Bright aromas of chestnut honeycomb, praline, and spiced nuts with a sweet, lightly syrupy medium body and a pure raw honey and peppery spice finish. Very solid honey and whisky flavor for mixing.
89 points $14.99 Best Buy
Salute American Vodka
87 points
$19.99
Clear. Rather neutral aromas suggest gravel and honeyed nut bread with a soft, dry light-to-medium body and a lively, warming chalk, cellophane, and pepper accented finish. A snappy vodka that is good choice for vodka tonics.
Awards: 'Best Value Vodka $20 and Under'
87 points $19.99
Deauville Sour Apple Liqueur
86 points
$4.99
Best Buy
Electric emerald color with a saffron rim. Aromas and flavors of sour apple Starburst candy a tangy light body and a breezy, lightly tannin green apple finish finish. Clean, pleasant candy apple flavor for mixing.
86 points $4.99 Best Buy
Sinfire Cinnamon Whisky
86 points
$16.99
Golden color. Aroma and flavor of cinnamon red hot candy with a sweet, slightly syrupy medium-to-full body and a dusty hot cinnamon toothpick, mint leaf, and ginger finish. Delivers intense cinnamon flavor for cocktails.
Awards: 'Best Value Flavored Whisky $20 and Under'
86 points $16.99
Deauville Amaretto
85 points
$4.99
Best Buy
Copper brown color. Aromas of toasty marzipan, wax and pepper with a sweet light-to-medium body and a brown sugar, root beer, and chocolate maraschino cherry accented finish. A solid amaretto for mixing.
85 points $4.99 Best Buy
flipflop Silver Rum
85 points
$12
Clear with nickel cast. Aromas and flavors of cream, talc and powdered sugar with an off-dry light body and a stony, peppery finish. Pleasant.
Awards: 'Best Value White Rum $15 and Under'
Ugly Dog Vodka
85 points
$19.97
Clear. Aromas of yeasty raisin bread dough and vanilla yogurt with a silky, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a warming powdered sugar, pepper, cardboard and mineral ore finish.
85 points $19.97
Deauville Triple Sec
84 points
$4.99
Best Buy
Clear with a bright platinum blue cast. Mild dreamsicle aromas and flavors with a glycerous sweet light-to-medium body and a simple syrup and candied orange zest finish. A solid triple sec.
84 points $4.99 Best Buy
Kentucky’s Old Reserve Straight Bourbon Whiskey
84 points
$9.99
Golden amber color. Aromas root beer, corn flour, toffee, and spice with a soft, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a somewhat angular hot pepper, wax candy, and charcoal finish. Serve on the rocks.
84 points $9.99
RON CARLOS Dark Dry Rum
83 points
$6.99
Best Buy
Gold color. Inert aromas suggest praline and dried fruit with a soft, off-dry light body and a warming pepper, vanilla, spiced nut, citrus peel and cherry accented finish.
83 points $6.99 Best Buy
flipflop Spiced Rum
83 points
$12
Bright golden color. Mild spice cake and cracked peppercorn aromas and flavors with a soft, off-dry light body and a praline cookie, wax paper, iced cola, and chili pepper accented finish.
Dripping Springs Vodka
83 points
$18.99
Clear. Mild aromas of vanilla taffy and nougat with a glycerous, dryish medium body and a slightly tannic grainy pastry, brown paper bag, pepper, and dusty earth finish. Quite dry and austere.
83 points $18.99
RON CARLOS Light Dry Rum
82 points
$6.99
Clear. Aromas of vanilla yogurt, pepper and metal shavings with a brisk dryish light body and a hot peppery, mineral-laden finish.
Awards: 'Best Value White Rum $10 and Under'
82 points $6.99
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