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August 2013 - Asian Spirits

August 2013 - Asian Spirits
This month's Spirits feature is Asian Spirits

Asian Spirits Reviews

Miyazaki Honten Honkaku Mugi-Shochu "Kusu"
92 points
Clear color. Earthy aromas of kidd leather, flax, yeasty fruit pastry dough, and bison grass with a soft, dryish light-to-medium body and a soft, waxy rice paper and radish finish. Very clean and precisely etched flavors.
Vinn Baijiu
91 points
Clear. Bold grainy aromas of raisin bran cereal, red licorice, and toasted nuts are reminiscent of white whisky with a silky dryish light-to-medium body and a nut oil, cayenne pepper, sweet cream, and birch bark accented finish with lingering warmth. A very clean, subtle, and highly mixable baijiu.
91 points $34.95
byejoe red
90 points
Clear. Interesting aromas of marinated olives, cabbage and melon with a whiff of vanilla and pepper. Flavors follow suit on a lightly tannic, fruity-yet-dry medium body and a roasted pineapple, plum custard, bamboo and talc accented finish. Captures the wild and woolliness of baijiu with a savory, fruit-forward twist. This will be fun to mix with and creative adventurous cocktails.
90 points $29.99
Miyazaki Honten Honkaku Kome-Shochu "Toki No Kokuin"
89 points
Faint silver straw green color. Aromas of yeasty fruit cake, powdered sugar, balsa, and pepper dust with a dry, silky light-to-medium body and a grain husk, whipped cream, anise, and nutshell finish. Not unlike a very light and mild aged Irish whisky.