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Reviews for 2013

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
$30
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
$34.95
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
$29.99
red
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
$30
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.
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