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October 2015 - Liqueurs & Aperitifs

October 2015 - Liqueurs & Aperitifs
This month's Spirits feature is Liqueurs & Aperitifs

Liqueurs & Aperitifs Reviews

Jägermeister Liqueur
96 points
$24.99
Brown color. Lively, minty, medicinal aromas of salty roasted walnuts, anise, and molasses spice cookie with a glycerous, bright, sour medium body and a warming, complex, long gingerbread, mincemeat, sarsaparilla, and peppery spices finish. A delicious, dangerous drinkable and balanced herbal liqueur.
96 points $24.99
Balsam American Amaro
96 points
$31.99
Tasted Neat. Dark brown black color. Complex, spicy herbal aromas of anise, gingerbread, chocolate spice raisin cake, and pink peppercorn with a velvety, vibrant, moderately sweet medium-full body and a warming, long bitter barks, wormwood tea, sarsaparilla, and grilled citrus peels finish. A bold, fantastically rich and balanced amaro with cascading waves of flavor. Tasted as Vermouth. Dark violet black color. Bright, spicy, fruity complex aromas of cherry rhubarb pie, rich baking spices, delicate herbs, and chocolate drizzled blood orange with an even, racy, sweet medium body and a tingling, long bitter barks, wormwood tea, toasty cedar, and cardamom finish. A sensationally vibrant and flavor packed vermouth with great balance, style and length; sure to be a hit on its own or in craft cocktails.
96 points $31.99
Sovrano Limoncello Original Liqueur
96 points
$39
Bright creamy cloudy straw color. Rich, citrusy aromas of lemon zest and lemon curd with a supple, crisp, fruity sweet medium-to-full body and a tingling, complex, medium-long honey, sugar cane, and minerals finish. A superbly pure and delicious limoncello.
Punt e Mes Vermouth
95 points
$18.99
Best Buy
Dark brown color. Delicate, spicy aromas of baking spices, pepper, cola, and herbal honey with a satiny, crisp, cloying full body and a tingling, very long cocoa, citrus, prune, and mint finish. A rich and very bitter vermouth that will resonate in cocktails.
95 points $18.99 Best Buy
Carpano Bianco Vermouth
95 points
$20.99
Best Buy
Medium pale slivery straw color. Lively, citrusy, spicy aromas of spiced apples and pears and melon frosting with a soft, vibrant, very sweet medium-to-full body and a tingling, complex, long honey, medicinal barks and roots, and wormwood tea finish. A very traditional vermouth with ample spiciness and bitterness for classic cocktails.
95 points $20.99 Best Buy
Antica Formula Vermouth
95 points
$29.99
Bright bronze color. Bright, spicy aromas of lush orange spice cake, cedar, and sarsaparilla with a soft, crisp, cloying medium body and a tingling, complex, medium-length bitter roots and barks finish. A rock solid traditional sweet vermouth.
95 points $29.99
La Crema Especial Horchata Liqueur
94 points
$14.99
Best Buy
Opaque creamy color. Attractive, toasty aromas of carrot cake and pumpkin pie and toasted coconut dream bar with a creamy, bright, moderately sweet medium-full body and a smooth, complex, medium-long sweet creamy horchata and graham cracker crusted mince meat pie finish. A delicious, complex and layered cream liqueur.
94 points $14.99 Best Buy
La Quintinye Vermouth Royal Rouge
94 points
$21.99
Best Buy
Bright mahogany color. Lively, attractive, complex aromas of caramelized fruits, melted chocolate smores, spice tea, and jasmine and lavender with a soft, crisp, fruity sweet medium-to-full body and a tingling, nuanced, long delicate grassy herbs, bark, and honeyed cherries finish. A vibrant sweet vermouth with a lot of character and interesting chocolate notes.
94 points $21.99 Best Buy
SomruS Original Indian Cream Liqueur
94 points
$24.99
Creamy clear color. Rich, complex aromas of cardamom and lemon yogurt with an oily, bright, sweet medium body and a seamless, layered, medium-long rose water pastry, sweet cream, and Indian spice cake finish. A vibrant and rather unique Indian spiced cream liqueur.
94 points $24.99
Borghetti Sambuca Liqueur
94 points
$26.99
Clear silver color. Bright, sweet, spicy aromas of coated licorice candy and gingerbread muffin with a silky, vibrant, sour medium-to-full body and a warming, appealing, long finish. finish. A rich, thick and pure licorice treat.
94 points $26.99
Santa Maria Vignale Amaro
94 points
$41.99
Dark bronze color. Bright, complex aromas of sassafras, smoked pink pepper, sandalwood incense, and pomegranate molasses with a glycerous, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tingling, distinctive, medium-long menthol mint, herbal honey, and gentian finish. A very flavorful and well balanced amaro.
94 points $41.99
Sheelin White Chocolate Liqueur
93 points
$9.99
Best Buy
Opaque clear color. Bold, attractive, creamy toasty aromas of white chocolate smore and dulce de leche gelato with a creamy, soft, moderately sweet medium-to-full body and a silky, delightful, long sweet cream and frosted cake finish. A delicious and layered white chocolate cream liqueur.
93 points $9.99 Best Buy
Arrogante Damiana Liqueur
93 points
$22.99
Best Buy
Pale slivery straw color. Bright, exotic, spicy herbal aromas of peppered lime an prickly pear, grassy herbs, grilled pepper, and figs with a velvety, vibrant, off-dry light-to-medium body and a tingling, elegant, medium-long coriander, grains of paradise, ginseng cola, and mint-lilac syrup finish. An elegant and stimulating herbal tequila based liqueur that will be great on it’s own or in a wit beertail.
93 points $22.99 Best Buy
Averna Amaro Siciliano
93 points
$29.99
Opaque brown color. Lively, spicy, fruity aromas of spicy zucchini bread, chocolate fruits and nuts, and root beer float with a velvety, crisp, sour medium-to-full body and a polished, complex, breezy mint cream, alpine herbs, menthol, and pepper finish. A seamless and toothsome mint inflected bitter liqueur.
93 points $29.99
Cinzano 1757 Vermouth
93 points
$29.99
Dark mahogany color. Delicate, spicy aromas of rich brown spices, barks and herbs, exotic peppercorns, and honey with a soft, vibrant, cloying medium-to-full body and a tingling, complex, medium-long earthy roots and tea leaves finish. A richly flavorful sweet vermouth with great drinkability.
93 points $29.99
Cynar Liqueur
93 points
$29.99
Dark mahogany color. Rich, earthy, spicy medicinal aromas of tree barks, wild berries on the bush, aloe, and mint leaves with a velvety, bright, fruity medium-to-full body and a tingling, distinctive, medium-long wormwood finish. A powerful, well balanced, and interesting bitter liqueur.
93 points $29.99
Spirit Hound Distillers Richardos De-Caff Coffee Liqueur
93 points
$30
Opaque dark brown color. Rich, attractive aromas of roasted coffee and dark chocolate cookie with a silky, crisp, moderately sweet medium-full body and a smooth, complex, medium-long caramelized nuts, dark toast, and mocha cream finish. A clean, flavorful, well made coffee liqueur with a balanced roastiness.
Sibona Amaro
93 points
$31.99
Dark copper brown color. Lively, herbal, spicy aromas of molasses spice cake, cola, earthy barks and roots, and grapefruit peel with a velvety, lively, sour medium body and a tingling, distinctive, medium-long peppermint, honey, and chocolate orange peel finish. A delicious, easy drinking herbal mint digestif or cocktail ingredient that would be a great introduction to the category.
93 points $31.99
Herbsaint Liqueur
93 points
$34.99
Yellow color. Rich, spicy aromas of anise, turmeric tea, and curry powder with a silky, lively, sour medium-to-full body and a peppery, captivating, medium-long fennel finish. A pure and power anise liqueur.
93 points $34.99
Sovrano Limoncello Cream
93 points
$39
Clear color. Rich, creamy, citrusy aromas of lemon meringue pie and whipping cream with a creamy, tangy, moderately sweet medium-to-full body and a smooth, complex, long white chocolate and nougat finish. A sensationally delicious and pure lemon cream liqueur for after-dinner enjoyment.
Sovrano Orangello Liqueur
93 points
$39
Brilliant hazy light gold color. Bright, citrusy aromas of orange and tangerine zest and honey with a glycerous, lively, moderately sweet medium body and a tingling, compelling, medium-long simple syrup, minerals, and pepper finish. A vivacious and mouthwatering orange liqueur that will be great on it’s own or in cocktails.
broVo Boomerang Liqueur
92 points
Dull golden amber color. Bright aromas of mashed raisins and dried cherries, licorice, peppery spices, and cashew with a silky, vibrant, sour medium body and a sleek, complex, long date, fig, dried apple, and brown spices finish. An intriguing and layered dried fruit liqueur with a panoply of cocktail applications.
Kirkland Signature Egg Nog Liqueur
92 points
$9.99
Best Buy
Creamy bone color. Bright, spicy aromas of holiday egg nog with lots of nutmeg with a silky, soft, moderately sweet medium body and a silky, refreshing, medium-length fruitcake finish. A very pure, fun, and attractive egg nog liqueur.
92 points $9.99 Best Buy
Vya Extra Dry Vermouth
92 points
$22.99
Best Buy
Slivery straw color. Bright, herbal, earthy aromas of pressed flowers, sweet citrus, and herb muffin with a silky, bright, off-dry light-to-medium body and a tingling, delightful, medium-long fleur de sel, root vegetables, and bark finish. A very appetizing and savory vermouth that will shine in dry cocktails.
92 points $22.99 Best Buy
Death’s Door Wondermint Schnapps Liqueur
92 points
$24.99
Clear color. Rich, minty, attractive aromas of peppermint ice cream and chocolate mint cookie with a satiny, lively, sweet medium body and a warming, compelling, long maraschino cherry and white toffee finish. A smooth and delicious minty treat with nice layers of flavor.
92 points $24.99
Herencia de Plata Coffee Tequila Liqueur
92 points
$29.90
Opaque brown black color. Bright, attractive, roasted fruity aromas of roasted coffee, baked prickly pear, coconut, and chocolate with a glycerous, vibrant, petillant, moderately sweet medium-full body and an involved, long roasted pineapple, dates, honeyed nuts, and herbs finish. A delicious tequila based coffee liqueur with great texture and flavor.
92 points $29.90
Rhum Clément Creole Shrubb Liqueur
92 points
$29.95
Light gold color. Bold, citrusy aromas of orange chutney and peppery spices with a silky, tangy, moderately sweet medium-to-full body and a peppery, distinctive, medium-long praline and herbs and spices finish. A superb orange liqueur with great vibrancy and texture for cocktails.
92 points $29.95
Brancamenta Amaro
92 points
$29.99
Dark mahogany brown color. Attractive, minty aromas of peppermint patty and delicate spices and herbs with an vibrant, bittersweet medium-to-full body and a tingling, refreshing, medium-long cooling mint leaf and oil, toffee, and bitter roots and bark finish. A very tasty and easy drinking herbal mint liqueur.
92 points $29.99
Merlet C2 Citrus & Cognac Liqueur
92 points
$39.99
Gold color. Lively, fruity, toasty aromas of baked orange, caramelized pecans, and dried fruits with a satiny, vibrant, moderately sweet medium body and a tingling, complex, medium-long vanilla, honey, and delicate brown spices finish. A delicious and nicely warming orange brand liqueur.
92 points $39.99
Kavanagh Irish Cream Liqueur
91 points
$11.99
Best Buy
Creamy slivery straw color. Bright, creamy, nutty aromas of nougat, butter pecan cream, and delicate spice with a silky, soft, sweet medium-to-full body and a sleek, delightful, medium-long whipped cream in hot cocoa, mocha java, and granola finish. A delicious and inviting cream liqueurs with a nice whisky base.
91 points $11.99 Best Buy
Bols Parfait Amour Liqueur
91 points
$17.99
Best Buy
Dark violet color. Rich, floral aromas of roses, violets, honeyed citrus, and fruit punch with a soft, sweet medium-to-full body and a smooth, appealing, medium-long potpourri finish. A vibrant, well-made, and nicely balanced floral liqueur.
91 points $17.99 Best Buy
Forty Creek Cream Liqueur
91 points
$25
Creamy gold beige color. Bright, creamy aromas of mocha latte, nougat, and vanilla nut fudge with a chewy, soft, sweet medium-full body and a smooth, interesting, medium-long whipped cream, delicate salted nuts, and maple sugar finish. A very tasty and delicate mocha cream liqueur.
Reviseur Pineau des Charentes
91 points
$29.99
Bright brilliant gold color. Delicate, floral, fruity jammy aromas of caramelized nuts, dried fruits, and delicate spice with a satiny, crisp, fruity sweet light-to-medium body and a polished, interesting, medium-length toasted almonds, peach, golden raisins, and honey finish. A delicious, juicy, and refreshing aperitif.
91 points $29.99
Merlet C2 Cassis & Cognac Liqueur
91 points
$39.99
Dark violet black color. Fruity aromas of mixed berries, praline, cocoa, and leather and rubber with a supple, crisp, sweet medium body and a warming, delightful, medium-long polished wood, dried citrus, chestnuts, and pepper finish. A solid berry liqueur for cocktails.
91 points $39.99
broVo Lucky Falernum
90 points
Light gold color. Complex, spicy aromas of exotic carrot and rum cakes, crusty apple and fruit pies, nut brittle, and copper and suede with a glycerous, vibrant, sour medium-to-full body and a tingling, elegant, long gingerbread, honeyed citrus, and baking spices finish. A fantastically flavorful and balanced spice liqueur that will be great in rum cocktails.
Mary Hite Bowman Caramel Cream Liqueur
90 points
$19.99
Best Buy
Creamy tan color. Mild, creamy, nutty aromas of black walnut gelato, pecan pie a la mode, and brandied cherries cake with a velvety, soft, sweet medium-to-full body and a polished, appealing, medium-long toasty praline finish. A fun, nutty cream liqueur that stands out from the rest.
90 points $19.99 Best Buy
Vya Whisper Dry Vermouth
90 points
$22.99
Best Buy
Brilliant bright slivery straw color. Medicinal, floral citrusy aromas of medicinal bark, rubber sap, spiced melon, and herbs with a supple, bright, off-dry light-to-medium body and a graceful, interesting, medium-long salted white nuts, sassafras, and dried citrus finish. A complex and layered savory white vermouth that will be very versatile.
90 points $22.99 Best Buy
X-Rated Fusion Liqueur
90 points
$24.99
Pale neon cloudy pink color. Bright, toasty, fruity aromas of guava and passion fruit candy with a lightly tannic, vibrant, very sweet medium-to-full body and a tingling, medium-length tropical fruit punch, citrus powder, and chalk finish. A pleasant tropical punch liqueur.
90 points $24.99
Stawski Cherry Cordial Liqueur
89 points
$12
Best Buy
Dark maroon color. Lively, fruity aromas of dried cherries, honey, and praline with an even, tangy, moderately sweet medium body and a seamless, interesting, medium-long cherry berry compote finish. A pure and delicious cherry liqueur that will mix well and be quite versatile.
89 points $12 Best Buy
Coloma Licor de Cafe Gran Reserva
89 points
$19.50
Best Buy
Dark brown color. Lively, attractive, inviting aromas of fresh roasted coffee, toasty nut brittle, and dark chocolate with a velvety, bright, dryish medium-full body and a polished, interesting, medium-length charred nuts and dark toast finish. A rock solid coffee liqueur.
89 points $19.50 Best Buy
Barton Chocolate Bourbon Ball Cream Liqueur
89 points
$19.99
Best Buy
Creamy pale color. Lively, nutty aromas of roasted pecan pie, butterscotch, and dark toast with a chewy, soft, sweet medium-full body and a smooth, stimulating, medium-length black walnuts, sweet cream, and fruity caramel finish. A very tasty, nutty cream liqueur.
89 points $19.99 Best Buy
Buffalo Trace Bourbon Cream Liqueur
89 points
$19.99
Best Buy
Creamy pale color. Delicate, dank aromas of spiced nuts, praline, and horchata with a chewy, soft, sweet medium-full body and a seamless, complex, long sweet cream, fruity caramel, latte, and nuts finish. A delicious and nicely flavorful cream liqueur that is sure to please.
89 points $19.99 Best Buy
Gozio Amaretto
89 points
$24
Medium amber color. Lively, fruity aromas of maraschino cherry and almond paste with a soft, bright, fruity medium body and a peppery, stimulating, medium-long frosted almond cookie, honeycomb, and spiced melon finish. A nice and even amaretto that is sure to please.
Breckenridge Bitters
89 points
$29
Clear yellow straw color. Bright, herbal, spicy aromas of alpine herbal mint lozenge, pink peppercorn, and spicy lemon custard with a satiny, lively, sweet medium-to-full body and a tingling, layered, medium-long barks and roots, honey, dried fruits, and echinacea finish. A rock solid bitter liqueur that will play nicely in cocktails, like a "white amaro".
Cote Jolie Elderflower Liqueur
89 points
$29.99
Bright slivery straw color. Rich, floral, fruity aromas of peony, tropical fruit punch candies, and hibiscus with a velvety, crisp, sweet light-to-medium body and a smooth, amusing, medium-length orange blossom water, violet candy, and apple cider finish. A very vibrant and fruit floral liqueur that will compliment clever cocktails in small doses.
89 points $29.99
Kleiner Feigling Fig Liqueur
88 points
$16.99
Best Buy
Clear silver color. Lively, attractive, fruity aromas of green apple candy and fig paste with an even, crisp, moderately sweet medium body and a tingling, medium-length bubblegum and honey finish. A nice sweet green apple flavored liqueur.
88 points $16.99 Best Buy
Carpano Dry Vermouth
88 points
$20.99
Clear pale slivery straw color. Lively, fruity aromas of cracked pepper, spiced melon and limes, honeycomb, and toasty cedar with an oily, crisp, fruity light body and a tingling, refreshing, breezy herbs, sassafras, nectarine, and straw finish. A delicate, easy drinking aperitif.
88 points $20.99
La Quintinye Vermouth Royal Blanc
88 points
$21.99
Bright slivery straw color. Delicate, fruity, floral aromas of peach-pear relish, delicate spices, dried lavender, and menthol mint with a silky, bright, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a graceful, interesting, medium-long kiwi, melon, green apple skin, and bark finish. A clean and zesty white vermouth.
88 points $21.99
Helbing Kuemmel Herb Liqueur
88 points
$23.99
Bright clear silver color. Bright, inviting aromas of pumpernickel rye, sauerkraut, and dill with a glycerous, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a smooth, amusing, medium-length honeyed toast, fig, nut oil, and delicate spices finish. A fun, sweet and savory herb liqueur with lots of culinary applications.
88 points $23.99
Indio Hopka
88 points
$26.95
Clear color. Bold, piney aromas of pine sap and bark, paint and thinner, citrus pith, and oregano with a glycerous, vibrant, fruity medium body and a warming, medium-length honeyed orange, hop leaf, and white pepper finish. A fun, hoppy ingredient for cocktails.
88 points $26.95
Vermont Spirits No. 14 Cassis Liqueur
88 points
$26.95
Dark garnet violet color. Lively, attractive, fruity aromas of berry compote, buttery praline, and peppery spices with a satiny, lively, moderately sweet medium-to-full body and a tingling, appealing, medium-long craisin, chocolate, and berry bush finish. A nice cranberry liqueur for cocktails.
88 points $26.95
Black Button Distilling Bespoke Bourbon Cream
88 points
$29.99
Creamy light color. Delicate, creamy, nutty aromas of walnut custard tart and mocha latte with a silky, sweet full body and a graceful, interesting, medium-long whipping cream, fruity caramel, milk chocolate, and sour cream frosting finish. A very tasty and well balanced, and elegant cream liqueur.
88 points $29.99
Fernet-Branca Amaro
88 points
$29.99
Dark mahogany brown color. Rich, minty, woody aromas of dried fruits and herbs, cocoa powder, and woody barks with a satiny, crisp, bone-dry medium body and a warming, interesting, long menthol, gentian, and oak and bark finish. A bold and broadly bitter amaro for bitterness fans.
88 points $29.99
1921 Crema de Tequila
88 points
$31.99
Creamy dark clear color. Toasty aromas of spicy roasted nuts with a silky, soft, fruity medium-to-full body and a graceful, medium-length cream, dried fruits, and cola float finish. A solid cream liqueur with a tequila base.
88 points $31.99
Merlet C2 Coffee & Cognac Liqueur
88 points
$39.99
Nearly opaque dark brown color. Bold, nutty, roasted rustic smoky aromas of dark chocolate, dark nut toast, coffee grounds, and pickled melon with a satiny, crisp, very sweet light-to-medium body and a tingling, medium-length burnt nuts, rubber balloon, brown sugar, and espresso finish.
88 points $39.99
Stawski Gorzka Herb Liqueur
87 points
$14
Best Buy
Gold color. Citrusy, clean woody aromas of honeyed dried fruits, grassy herbs and dried spices, and root beer float with a velvety, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a warming, nuanced, medium-long smoked peppercorns, roots, pepper, and cherry pit finish. A alluring herbal liqueur with a warming, peppery finish.
87 points $14 Best Buy
Reserva del Señor Almond Tequila Liqueur
87 points
$20
Copper color. Buttery, citrusy confected nutty aromas of almond frosting on caramel cake with a velvety, moderately sweet light-to-medium body and a smooth, engaging, medium-long almond brittle, maraschino, and roasted coffee beans finish. A solid, candied almond flavor for cocktails.
Spiritopia Ginger Liqueur
87 points
$30
Hazy gold color. Bright, herbal, inviting aromas of ginger flan and ginseng gum with a satiny, racy, moderately sweet medium body and a peppery, complex, medium-long raw ginger, pepper, and horchata finish. Solid, peppery ginger flavor for cocktails.
D’Albicocco Amaretto Liqueur
86 points
$23.99
Bright brilliant golden amber color. Sweet, nutty aromas of marzipan and frosted almond cookie with an moderately sweet medium body and a tingling, refreshing, breezy honey and fondant finish. A sweet, dainty almond liqueur.
86 points $23.99
DELANEY’S Irish Cream Liqueur
85 points
$10.99
Creamy beige color. Delicate, creamy, confected aromas of cream, nuts, dried fruit, and pepper with an oily, soft, sweet medium body and a tingling, swift chocolate milk, white toffee, and whipping cream finish. A nice cream forward Irish cream.
85 points $10.99
Stawski Krupnik Honey Liqueur
85 points
$16
Light gold color. Bright, exotic, meaty aromas of waxy wild honeycomb, marinated pork and cabbage, dried fruits, and peppery vapor with a silky, lively, sour medium-to-full body and a peppery, captivating, medium-long rich peppery spices, herbs, nuts, and birch bark finish. A intricately layered sweet, savory and peppery liqueur that will be fun to mix with.
Meukow Vanilla Cognac Liqueur
85 points
$21.99
Pale light gold color. Delicate, spicy aromas of vanilla custard, spiced pears, and pepper with a satiny, soft, off-dry light-to-medium body and a warming, rapid nuts and earth finish. A mellow vanilla spirit for mixing.
85 points $21.99
Bertina Blueberry Liqueur
85 points
$24.90
Dark garnet black color. Mild, funky aromas of dark mulberries, chestnut honey, and pencil shavings with a satiny, bright, sweet medium body and a tingling, brisk cracked pepper and chalk finish. A pleasant berry liqueur.
85 points $24.90
Indio Barrel Room Curacao
85 points
$26.95
Slivery straw color. Bright, citrusy, clean aromas of orange chiffon and flan with a glycerous, tangy, moderately sweet medium-to-full body and a peppery, refreshing, medium-length orange zest, minerals, and pepper finish. A solid, potent curaçao like liqueur that will add punch to any cocktail.
85 points $26.95
Vermont Spirits No. 14 Cranberry Liqueur
85 points
$26.95
Light neon red color. Faint, grassy, fruity clean earthy aromas of wax, canned berries, straw mat, and old pop tart with a lean, shy, fruity thin body and a graceful, breezy honey candy, berry powder, and chalk finish.
85 points $26.95
FYR Liqueur
85 points
$34
Dark amber brown color. Rich, peppery aromas of honey roasted hot peppers and nuts, cinnamon spice date cake, spice custard, and kelp with a supple, vibrant, sour medium-to-full body and a peppery, very long cinnamon yogurt and herbal tea finish. A curious spicy, peppery libation for adventuresome cocktails.
Spirit Hound Distillers Colorado Sambuca
84 points
Medium brown color. Lively, curious aromas of singed fudge cake, roasted nuts, dried fruits, and chocolate yogurt with a silky, vibrant, bittersweet medium-to-full body and a peppery, appealing, medium-long black licorice and pepper finish.
Maloney’s Irish Country Cream
84 points
$8.99
Creamy color. Bright, creamy aromas of nougat, white chocolate, and caramel yogurt with an oily, soft, sweet medium-full body and a graceful, amusing, medium-long mocha milkshake and whipped cream finish. A simple and easy cream liqueur.
84 points $8.99
Coloma Crema de Whisky
84 points
$9.50
Creamy copper color. Delicate, creamy aromas of fruity caramel candies and butterscotch with a soft, sweet medium-full body and a tingling, medium-long flan, thick whipped cream, and pancake syrup finish. A thick, super creamy liqueur.
84 points $9.50
DOS SANTOS Mexican Coffee Liqueur
84 points
$10.99
Dark brown color. Rich, roasted aromas of coffee, chocolate yogurt, and char-roasted nuts with a bright, very sweet medium body and a smooth, medium-length honeyed toasted fruitcake and delicate pepper finish. A nice candied coffee liqueur for mixing.
84 points $10.99
Kahana Royale Macadamia Nut Liqueur
84 points
$14.99
Pale light gold color. Lively, nutty aromas of marzipan, roasted almonds, peppery spice, and ink with an oily, bright, very sweet medium-to-full body and a tingling, engaging, medium-length dried citrus, honeyed macaroon, and macadamia brittle finish. Rock solid nut flavor for sipping or mixing.
84 points $14.99
Borghetti Espresso Coffee Liqueur
84 points
$19.99
Dark opaque brown black color. Bright, roasted, smoky aromas of dark roasted espresso beans, cocoa, and cigar ash with a glycerous, crisp, moderately sweet medium-to-full body and a seamless, engaging, cheery burnt nuts finish. A bold, smoky espresso liqueur that will pop in cocktails.
84 points $19.99
Rhum Clément Mahina Coco Liqueur
84 points
$24.99
Clear color. Lively, floral, citrusy fruity aromas of coconut oil and flakes, powdered milk, chalk eraser, and rice flour with a creamy, crisp, very sweet medium body and a tingling, medium-length cane sugar syrup, river water, and gravel finish. A very sweet and sugary coconut liqueur for cocktails.
84 points $24.99
Cafe Bravo Mexican Coffee Liqueur
83 points
$10.99
Brown color. Bright, attractive, creamy aromas of toasted meringue, coffee yogurt, and brown grass with a supple, soft, sour medium-full body and a smooth, medium-length chocolate caramel bar, parchment, and bark finish.
83 points $10.99
Bols Pumpkin Spice Liqueur
83 points
$14.99
Neon amber color. Bright, buttery, nutty aromas of hazelnut and cashew butters, delicate spice, and pie crust with a velvety, bright, moderately sweet medium body and a tingling, charming, medium-length sweet potato pie and caramelized nuts finish. An interesting nut pie flavored liqueur with an outrageous orange color.
83 points $14.99
Praline Pecan Liqueur
83 points
$16.99
Dark amber mahogany color. Lively, unusual, meaty aromas of soy sauce, beef teriyaki, and mocha with an soft, sour medium-to-full body and a smooth, intriguing, medium-length roasted mixed nuts, honey cream, and maple sugar finish.
83 points $16.99
La Quintinye Vermouth Royal Extra Dry
83 points
$21.99
Gold color. Piney, herbal aromas of thyme and rosemary, spiced fruits, and dried lemon and lavender with a soft, dry light-to-medium body and a tingling, quick nutskin, balsa, fruit peels and pith, and bark and roots finish. Will add a nice herbal pop to cocktails.
83 points $21.99
ABK6 Honey Cognac Liqueur
83 points
$29
Golden amber color. Bright, interesting aromas of saddle soaped leather, cherry gum, roasted nuts, and floral polished wood with a supple, bright, off-dry medium body and a warming, breezy winter mint, exotic honey, mossy earth, and pepper finish. A very distinctive and somewhat rustic brandy liqueur.
Meukow Coffee Cognac Liqueur
82 points
$21.99
Nearly opaque dark brown color. Lively, roasted, medicinal aromas of green coffee beans, alpine mint, rubber band, and paprika with a glycerous, bright, sour medium body and a graceful, easy peppered pear and cucumber and chocolate finish. Interesting mocha-herb flavor for mixing.
82 points $21.99
X-Rated Tropix
82 points
$24.99
Brilliant hazy golden yellow color. Mild, fruity aromas of coconut oil, pineapple yogurt, and vanilla candle with a lightly tannic, crisp, sweet light-to-medium body and a tingling, quick pineapple husk, straw, and nut oil finish.
82 points $24.99
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