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November 2015 - Asian Spirits

November 2015 - Asian Spirits
This month's Spirits feature is Asian Spirits

Asian Spirits Reviews

Sơn Tinh Nếp Cẩm Sticky Red Rice "Port" Liqueur
94 points
Bright dark amber color. Bright, interesting, fruity umami aromas of spicy baked goji berries, dried mushrooms, soy roasted nuts, and peppery spices with a satiny, racy, sourish medium-full body and a tingling, elegant, medium-long fresh cut wheatgrass, honeyed dried cherries, dusty beets, and peppered kale finish. A very interesting earthy, fruity, vegetal spirit; try as a vermouth in cocktails.
Kirishima Shuzo "Ho" Green Label Honkaku Shochu
88 points
Best Buy
Medium slivery straw color. Rich, oaky, spicy aromas of brown spices, cedar bark, roasted nuts, and peppercorns with a silky, racy, dry medium-to-full body and a warming, subtle, long caramel milk, oak, peppery radishes, and ginseng mint gum finish. A nice oak aged, Canadian whisky-like shochu, that will be fun to mix with.
88 points $8 Best Buy