January 2013 - Best Buy Bar

This month's Spirits feature is Best Buy Bar
Best Buy Bar Reviews
200693
Mother’s
Pumpkin Spice Cream Liqueur
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.
90 points $9.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
200694
KFB
Honey Flavored Bourbon Whiskey
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
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
201131
Salute
American Vodka
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.
87 points $19.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
200966
Deauville
Sour Apple Liqueur
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
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
200707
Sinfire
Cinnamon Whisky
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.
86 points $16.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
200967
Deauville
Amaretto
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
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
200817
flipflop
Silver Rum
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.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
200746
Ugly Dog
Vodka
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
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
200965
Deauville
Triple Sec
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
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
200963
Kentucky’s Old Reserve
Straight Bourbon Whiskey
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
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
200962
RON CARLOS
Dark Dry Rum
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
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
200818
flipflop
Spiced Rum
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.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
200751
Dripping Springs
Vodka
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
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
200961
RON CARLOS
Light Dry Rum
Clear. Aromas of vanilla yogurt, pepper and metal shavings with a brisk dryish light body and a hot peppery, mineral-laden finish.
82 points $6.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
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