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December 2018 - New & Innovative Spirits

December 2018 - New & Innovative Spirits
This month's Spirit feature is New & Innovative Spirits

New & Innovative Spirits Reviews

El Dorado 21 Year Old Special Reserve Rum
98 points
$99.99
Dark amber color. Sweet aromas and flavors of butterscotch, burnt sugar, blackstrap molasses, cooked pineapple, and dark roasted pecan with a satiny, bright, off-dry light-to-medium body and a tingling, interesting, medium-long orange zest and black plum finish. A deluxe aged rum that grows more ambrosial with each sip.
98 points $99.99
El Dorado 15 Year Old Special Reserve Rum
97 points
$49.99
Dark amber color. Aromas of mocha latte, copper pot, bruleed orange, and toasted pine nuts with a round, crisp, fruity medium body and a warming, elegant, medium-long ripe cherry, sassafras, salted caramel, pink grapefruit, port, coriander, and raisin finish. A delicious rum that marries flavors of fruit, still, and spice into a harmonious and craveable spirit.
97 points $49.99
KOVAL Distillery Cranberry Gin Liqueur
95 points
$35
Garnet color. Exotic, spicy aromas of horehound candy, dried ginger, eucalyptus, marinated hot peppers, star anise, sesame, salted plum, and dried mushroom with a satiny, racy, sweet light-to-medium body and a warming, complex, medium-long tart cranberry, sloeberry and oolong tea finish. A totally unique liqueur with piles of East Asian spices and racy acidity; one-of-a-kind craft cocktails, coming right up!
Enrico Toro Torella 72 Liqueur
95 points
$49
Pale golden green color. Herbal, interesting aromas of woodruff, pine sap, aniseed, cinchona bark, and saffron with a satiny, crisp, sweet light body and a tingling, elegant, long cinnamon, sage, thyme, black tea, cedar, and ginger finish. A light, alpine-inspired liqueur that refreshes deliciously.
Se Busca Mezcal Joven
93 points
Clear color. Smoky, savory, complex aromas and flavors of char-roasted peppers stone fruit, and pineapples, smoked peppercorns, and roasted garlic nopales and gherkins with a silky, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a peppery, complex, very long smoked nuts, creme anglaise with grilled plantain and tropical fruits, white cigar ash, and white pepper and herbs finish. A smooth sipping mezcal with supple balance and a long finish; this will be very versatile as a sipper or cocktail component and will be a good introduction to the category.
SoulBoxer Bourbon Old Fashioned RTD
93 points
$19.99
Best Buy
Amber color. Aromas of brandied cherries, flamed orange, raspberry cheesecake, candied almond, dried apricot, and nougat with a velvety, bright, fruity medium body and a polished, stimulating, medium-long cocoa nib, coconut creme, cinnamon, anise, and clove finish. A tasty and vibrant Old Fashioned that brings piles of spicy flavors.
93 points $19.99 Best Buy
Monymusk Plantation White Overproof Rum
93 points
$27.25
Clear color. Aromas of ripe papaya, plantains in yogurt, cream of wheat with raisins, and grilled palm leaf with a glycerous, fruity medium body and a peppery, compelling, medium-long sweet cane sugar, icing, cherry stone, and ripe pear finish. A surprisingly smooth and flavorful overproof rum that will be perfect for boozy cocktail creations.
93 points $27.25
Kid Curry Cold Filtered Luxury Vodka
93 points
$28.99
Clear color. Aromas of confectioner’s sugar and white sand with a soft, crisp, fruity light-to-medium body and a tingling, breezy fondant and pear custard finish. A very clean and neutral vodka that offers a hint of round sweetness.
93 points $28.99
El Dorado 12 Year Old Rum
93 points
$35.99
Bronze color. Aromas of maple glaze, oatmeal-molasses cookies, prune, dried mango, bananas foster, and Douglas fir with a glycerous, crisp, fruity sweet medium-to-full body and a sleek, interesting, medium-length alfajores, shortbread, vanilla bean, and cinnamon dusted cherries in syrup finish. A silky-smooth aged rum inflected with a maple sweetness and super sippable character.
93 points $35.99
Grand Macnish Double Matured 13 Year Old Rum Cask Aged Blended Scotch Whisky
93 points
$45.99
Golden amber color. Aromas of almond nougat, heather, dried pear, halvah with dark chocolate, and musk with a velvety, crisp, fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, amusing, medium-long spiced honey, Vienna cream pastry, and creme brulee finish. A rich and velvety scotch whiskey that will be a pleasure to drink in craft cocktails and simply neat.
93 points $45.99
Augier Le Singulier Cognac
93 points
$59.99
Golden amber color. Toasty aromas of candied apple, clove, creamy caramel cheesecake, tobacco, and hazelnut with a satiny, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a warming, amusing, medium-length dried currant, prosciutto, and milk and honey finish. An oak-forward VSOP that will work well in classic cognac cocktails or simply neat.
93 points $59.99
Cutwater Fugu Vodka Horchata Cold Brew RTD Cocktail
92 points
$15.99
Best Buy
Amber color. Aromas of donut shop coffee with cream and chocolate glazed pastry with a creamy, crisp, moderately sweet medium-to-full body and a silky, interesting, medium-long rice pudding, caramel, island spices, and smoke finish. A super tasty ready-to-drink coffee cocktail that will be great for outdoor imbibing; balanced, creamy and delicious.
92 points $15.99 Best Buy
Gemme French Wheat Vodka
92 points
$19.99
Best Buy
Clear color. Sweet aromas and flavors of butter-pecan, frosted pound cake, and latte with a velvety, crisp, fruity light body and a warming, amusing, medium-length Irish cream finish. A creamy sipping vodka that will also play well in decadent cocktails like a White Russian or Chocolate Martini.
92 points $19.99 Best Buy
Handy & Schiller Barreled Old Fashioned Cocktail RTD
92 points
$39.99
Amber color. Aromas of dried figs and dates with a satiny, vibrant, fruity sweet light-to-medium body and a tingling, interesting, medium-length vanilla-caramel, roasted nuts, chocolate genache, and watermelon finish. A rich and nutty old fashioned that satisfies.
92 points $39.99
Wódka Vodka
91 points
$12.99
Best Buy
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of green peppercorn, wet bay leaf and sage, and corn meal with a supple, crisp, dryish light body and a peppery, brisk finish. A peppery, slightly herbal vodka that will work well in bloodies.
91 points $12.99 Best Buy
Treaty Oak Waterloo No.9 Gin
91 points
$24.99
Clear color. Fresh aromas of iris, lilac, sweet spearmint, oregano, and juniper berries with a round, vibrant, fruity light body and a tingling, refreshing, medium-length key lime, sage, cucumber, and mace finish. A fresh and minty gin that will make excellent aperitivo cocktails.
91 points $24.99
Augier Le Sauvage Cognac
91 points
$49.99
Gold color. Citrusy aromas of nutmeg, sage, apple butter, dried dates, and ripe tangerine with a silky, bright, dry-yet-fruity light body and a tingling, interesting, relaxed caramel, pink peppercorns, and bay finish. A spicy, autumnal cognac that will be lovely in cool-weather cocktails.
91 points $49.99
Remus Repeal Reserve Series II Straight Bourbon Whiskey
91 points
$84.99
Dark amber color. Complex aromas of cinnamon pastry, black tea, rose petal, and anise with a satiny, vibrant, fruity medium body and a warming, complex, long spiced cherry compote, spiced nuts, caramelized orange, and vanilla-honey finish. This complex whiskey won’t let you down; bottled at a cocktail-friendly proof and with loads of bourbon character.
91 points $84.99
Cocktail Artist Bloody Mary Mixer
90 points
$5.49
Best Buy
Tasted as a Bloody Mary cocktail. Dark red color. Aromas of celery salt, sun dried tomato, oregano, and Worcestershire with a thick, crisp, salty light-to-medium body and a peppery, engaging, medium-long squeeze of lemon, grilled tomato, black pepper, caper brine, and hot peppers finish. A very tasty Bloody mix that won’t let you down.
90 points $5.49 Best Buy
Cocktail Artist Sweet & Sour Mixer
90 points
$5.49
Best Buy
Cloudy gold color. Aromas of lemon slice candy and tangerine scented candle with a satiny, crisp, fruity light-to-medium body and a buoyant honey finish. Whiskey sours are simplified with this bright mixer that brings the best out of your base spirit.
90 points $5.49 Best Buy
FAIR Quinoa Vodka
90 points
$29.99
Clear color. Aromas of fresh cream, faint summer peach, and lemon zest with a satiny, bright, dryish light body and a smooth, cheery malted milk finish. A texturally rich vodka for any serve.
90 points $29.99
Kyrö Napue Gin
90 points
$33
Clear color. Spicy aromas and flavors of coriander, cumin, paprika, cucumber, and stone pine with a round, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tingling, complex, medium-long turmeric, pink peppercorn, rosemary loaf, and angelica finish. Exotic spices peppered throughout this contemporary gin offer a liquid escape for experience-thirsty imbibers.
Papa’s Pilar Dark Rum
90 points
$39.99
Amber color. Nutty aromas and flavors of walnut fudge, chocolate-covered cherries, cola, and coffee yogurt with an oily, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tingling, compelling, medium-long chocolate malt milkshake, flamed orange peel, and creme brulee finish. An outgoing rum that will be a nice sweet sipper or creative cocktail base.
90 points $39.99
Cocktail Artist Strawberry Daiquiri-Margarita Mixer
89 points
$5.49
Best Buy
Pale hazy pink color. Aromas of watermelon bubblegum and cotton candy with a syrupy, bright, very sweet light-to-medium body and a smooth, medium-length strawberry ice cream and ripe strawberries in powdered sugar finish. A very sweet mixer packed with all-natural strawberry flavor; boozy smoothies coming right up.
89 points $5.49 Best Buy
Row Vodka
89 points
$13.99
Best Buy
Clear color. Aromas of lime zest, sea shells, and chalk with a silky, vibrant, dryish light body and a warming, swift water cracker finish. A clean, Russian-style vodka that offers a silky-smooth, highly versatile option for cocktails or sipping.
89 points $13.99 Best Buy
King Floyd’s Barrel Aged Aromatic Bitters
89 points
$24.99
Tasted as a Old Fashioned cocktail. Dark reddish brown color. Aromas of gentian, cinnamon, coriander, ginger, and ginseng with a supple, bitter light-to-medium body and a warming, interesting, medium-length grilled rhubarb, anise, and mace finish. A dark toned and punchy bitter.
89 points $24.99
Papa’s Pilar Bourbon Barrel Finished Overproof Rum
89 points
$46.99
Copper color. Confected aromas of black forest cake, orange marmalade, pecan frosting, chocolate biscuit, and stewed strawberry with a round, bright, fruity medium body and a warming, delightful, medium-length chocolate genache, French cruller donut, poached apricots and mango, and grand Marnier finish. A rich, smooth rum with lots of sweet bakery notes; a decadent liquid hug.
89 points $46.99
Cocktail Artist Piña Colada Mixer
88 points
$5.49
Best Buy
Tasted as a Daiquiri cocktail. Sedimentary opaque ivory color. Fruity aromas and flavors of cream of coconut, green apple candy, diced pineapple, marzipan, fresh cut grass, and lime zest with a creamy, vibrant, very sweet medium body and a graceful, cheery finish. A zippy and creamy tropical escape; use a blender.
88 points $5.49 Best Buy
Deep Ellum All Purpose Vodka
88 points
$19.99
Best Buy
Clear color. Creamy aromas of poured fondant, creme Anglaise, and animal crackers with a satiny, bright, dryish light body and a tingling, breezy candied pineapple and chalk finish. A creamy and mild vodka with great cocktail versatility.
88 points $19.99 Best Buy
Greenall’s London Dry Gin
88 points
$19.99
Best Buy
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of juniper, cracked green peppercorn, orris root, coriander, dill, and orange sherbet with a soft, dryish light body and a smooth, brisk finish. An easy-drinking gin that hits all the herbal notes; will work in all the classics.
88 points $19.99 Best Buy
Monkey In Paradise Premium Vodka
88 points
$19.99
Best Buy
Clear color. Aromas of fresh dinner roll and royal icing with a satiny, crisp, dryish light body and an effortless, buoyant rock candy finish. A smooth and well-rounded vodka; good on the rocks and in any number of cocktails.
88 points $19.99 Best Buy
El Dorado 8 Year Old Rum
88 points
$27.99
Amber color. Aromas of caramel coated nougat, circus peanut, and maduro cigar with a satiny, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a medium-length salted butterscotch, prosciutto, burnt sugar, parmesan, flamed orange, clove, and candied peanuts finish. A cognac-like rum with lots of sultry rancio notes.
88 points $27.99
Bloom Jasmine & Rose Gin
88 points
$34.99
Pale pink color. Perfumed aromas of luxury bath powder, dill, rose water, wisteria, lemon scone, and nasturtium with a satiny, crisp, fruity medium body and a smooth, engaging, medium-length rose jam, crushed juniper, salt, and and pepper finish. A hyper-floral gin that will make for lots of fun twists on the classics.
88 points $34.99
Marquis de Montesquiou Reserve Armagnac
88 points
$39.99
Golden amber color. Aromas of dates in caramel, candied nuts, toasted challah, and banana puree with a velvety, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a warming, amusing, medium-length raisin, cardamom, black pepper, and custard finish. A nicely rounded Armagnac that makes for a toasty cool-weather nightcap.
88 points $39.99
Chareau Aloe Liqueur
88 points
$40
Clear color. Herbal aromas of wilted tarragon, pickling spices, cucumber, squash blossom, peppermint, and peppercorns with a satiny, bright, fruity sweet light body and a smooth, appealing, medium-length aloe vera and cantaloupe finish. A fresh-from-the-garden liqueur that will add an intriguing herbal note to your cocktails.
Roger Fisher & The Human Tribe Heart of the Blues Rye Whiskey
88 points
$49.95
Golden amber color. Aromas of ginger, ground black pepper, brown sugar, cardamom, clove, and toasted raisin swirl bread with a satiny, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a tingling, appealing, medium-length sticky toffee pudding finish. A solid rye whiskey to whet your whistle.
88 points $49.95
Grand Macnish 15 Year Old Sherry Cask Age Blended Scotch Whisky
88 points
$54.99
Golden amber color. Aromas of honey-wheat crackers, caramel coated nougat, sesame, and leather with a silky, dry-yet-fruity light body and a tingling, swift maple and chocolate covered nuts finish. A solid blended Scotch for everyday highballs.
88 points $54.99
Southern Comfort Black Spirit Whiskey
87 points
$17.99
Bronze color. Confected aromas and flavors of forest berry jam, frosted Danish, marzipan, cherry cola, and graham cracker with a velvety, bright, fruity medium body and a seamless, appealing, carefree coconut layer bar, animal crackers, chocolate covered almonds, and constant comment tea finish. A full-bodied whiskey packed with toasty, confected goodness; try slipping some in an amaretto sour.
87 points $17.99
Imperial 12 Year Old Blended Scotch Whisky
87 points
$19.99
Light gold color. Aromas of flamed lemon peel, banana nut bread, dried apple, black tea, and fig bar with a crisp, dryish medium body and an effortless, breezy heather finish. A robust blended Scotch whiskey with a grassy appeal and a hint of peat; a luncheon dram.
87 points $19.99
Paddy’s Irish Whiskey
87 points
$19.99
Light gold color. Aromas and flavors of sticky rice, moss, tea with milk and honey, and shortbread with a satiny, bright, dry-yet-fruity light body and a smooth, brisk lemon cream tart and sandalwood finish. A soft Irish whiskey that will make for shots that go down easy.
87 points $19.99
Harleston Green Blended Scotch Whisky
87 points
$23.99
Golden amber color. Aromas of honeycomb, baby’s breath, apricot, herbal tea, and lemon pepper with a satiny, vibrant, fruity light-to-medium body and a seamless, refreshing, medium-length caramelized lychee, turkish delight, and sandalwood finish. A citrusy and subtle tropical blended Scotch that will be a great choice for a highball.
87 points $23.99
Pietro Gallo Estate Liquore allArancia
87 points
$36
Gold color. Aromas of naval orange peel and marmalade with a round, lively, sweet medium body and a smooth, quick meyer lemon, pink grapefruit zest, and dried flowers finish. An all-natural liqueur that will be lovely for holiday cocktails.
Handy & Schiller Barreled Manhattan Cocktail RTD
87 points
$39.99
Golden amber color. Aromas of Boston cream pie, dried orange peel, and corn bread with a satiny, bright, fruity light-to-medium body and a tingling, brisk dried cherry, toasted coconut, slivered almond, cola, and fruit punch finish. A mild-mannered ready-to-drink cocktail
87 points $39.99
Sons of Liberty Saison Ale Spirit
87 points
$44.99
Amber color. Aromas of gingerbread, honeyed figs, peach tea, and pecan with a satiny, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a warming, stimulating, medium-length tobacco, lime zest, menthol, and black licorice finish. A zesty spirit with loads of rye-like character; a unique sipper or craft cocktail ingredient.
87 points $44.99
Augier LOceanique Cognac
87 points
$49.99
Pale gold color. Aromas of candied orange, pear compote, thyme tisane, cinnamon stick, and singed parchment with a satiny, bright, dry-yet-fruity light body and a peppery, short toasted brioche, apricot liqueur, tobacco, and mineral water finish. A youthful and rustic cognac for carefree nights.
87 points $49.99
Guillotine Vodka au Caviar Petrossian
87 points
$219.99
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of bacalao, herring in cream sauce, and toasted rye with a satiny, bright, dryish light body and a seamless, amusing, short finish. True to its word, this vodka tastes of salted fish; zacuzki and vodka in one bottle.
87 points $219.99
El Dorado 3 Year Old White Rum
86 points
$16.99
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of powdered sugar, sliced plantain, cashew brittle, and caramel icing with a supple, bright, fruity light body and a smooth, brisk sweet yogurt finish. A mild white rum that fit for Cuba Libres and flavored Daiquiris.
86 points $16.99
El Dorado 5 Year Old Demerara Rum
86 points
$19.99
Golden amber color. Inviting aromas of mocha buttercream, tiramisu, herbs on parmesan rind, and graham cracker with a velvety, crisp, fruity medium body and a smooth, refreshing, medium-long brown sugar, chess pie, marzipan, and bananas foster finish. A dark rum that will be welcomed in any number of cocktails.
86 points $19.99
Maison Boinaud OAKER Barrel-Aged Elixir
86 points
$21
Pale straw color. Aromas of marshmallow, vanilla, molasses, tobacco, dried currant, and licorice with a lightly tannic, soft, dryish medium body and an engaging, medium-length creme finish. A creamy, stealthy oak-bomb to be used sparingly by skilled bartenders to add texture and flavor to cocktails.
Mi Campo Blanco Tequila
86 points
$24.99
Nickel cast clear color. Aromas and flavors of masa, cocoa butter, dates, and pineapple-clove tisane with a supple, soft, fruity light body and a smooth, swift drawn butter and cream cheese frosting finish. A soft, smooth and creamy tequila.
86 points $24.99
Monymusk Plantation Special Gold Rum
86 points
$24.99
Minutely hazy golden amber color. Funky aromas and flavors of warm blackstrap molasses, copper pot, dried grasses, gingerbread, and allspice with a satiny, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a captivating, medium-length mustard seed and butter finish. A spicy rum with copper-pot character and a rich molasses sweetness.
86 points $24.99
Monymusk Plantation Classic Gold Rum
86 points
$34.99
Amber color. Aromas of warm cedar, blackened banana bread toast, tiramisu, and roasted almonds with a slightly chewy, fruity medium body and a tingling, interesting, breezy cinnamon raisin toast, tobacco, and dried mint finish. An oak-focused rum for toasty cocktails and or a lighter-bodied sipper.
86 points $34.99
Guillotine Originale Vodka
86 points
$39.99
Clear color. Aromas of lemon zest and minerals with a velvety, dry-yet-fruity light body and a smooth, cheery clean marble, white peach, and custard finish. A clean and citrusy vodka with great structure.
86 points $39.99
Spirit of HVEN Organic Summer Spirit
86 points
$44
Gold color. Aromas of honey grahams, orange peel, and rose with a silky, bright, dry-yet-fruity light body and a tingling, buoyant candied pear and cider apples finish. Orchard fruit shines in this spirit that will add a festive touch to cocktails.
Loyal 9 Apple Cider Cocktail RTD
85 points
$11.99
Cloudy gold color. Fruity aromas and flavors of apple cider, Thompson seedless, and white peach with a satiny, bright, fruity light-to-medium body and a brisk cinnamon and clove finish. A mild spiked apple cider to try heated or ice cold.
85 points $11.99
Mi Campo Reposado Tequila
85 points
$24.99
Gold color. Aromas and flavors of grilled plantain, cider apples, tea bag, shortening, and cream with a supple, soft, fruity light body and a tingling, brisk popcorn finish. A plush reposado tequila.
85 points $24.99
Papa’s Pilar Blonde Rum
85 points
$29.99
Straw color. Aromas and flavors of maple-walnut, toasted coconut, white chocolate fudge, and creamy orange-vanilla gelato with a satiny, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a peppery, snappy finish. A distinctive rum with piles of creamy citrus appeal.
85 points $29.99
Founding Spirits Vodka
85 points
$36
Clear color. Fruity, funky aromas of baked pear, vanilla creme Anglaise, and banana-walnut with a silky, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light body and a tingling, swift salted caramel finish. An ultra-silky craft vodka rich with ripe fruit character.
Pietro Gallo Estate Limoncello Classico
85 points
$36
Hazy straw yellow color. Aromas of natural lemon oil, lemon yogurt, and citronella with a satiny, bright, moderately sweet light-to-medium body and a medium-length finish. A natural lemon liqueur that will bring a poignant citrus note to cocktails.
Pietro Gallo Estate Liquore al Lime
85 points
$36
Cloudy light green color. Citrusy aromas of fresh lime peel, clean white florals, and wintergreen with a velvety, crisp, moderately sweet light-to-medium body and a seamless, brisk lime curd finish. Natural lime aromas reign in this highly mixable liqueur.
Sparkle Donkey Añejo Tequila
85 points
$39.95
Light gold color. Sweet aromas of beeswax, vanilla fondant, pound cake, and buttered popcorn with a silky, bright, fruity light-to-medium body and an even, delightful, breezy toasted cinnamon swirl toast and lemon buttercream finish. A buttery Añejo Tequila with kisses of sweetness for casual sipping.
85 points $39.95
Three Chord Blended Bourbon Whiskey
85 points
$39.99
Amber color. Nutty aromas of toffee-coated popcorn, redskin peanuts, spiced cherry compote, and nougat with a satiny, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a warming, interesting, medium-length caramel, praline, and menthol finish. A nutty blended bourbon that delivers; sip, shoot, or craft cocktails.
85 points $39.99
Caribou Crossing Single Barrel Canadian Whisky
85 points
$49.99
Amber color. Aromas of French toast, orange creme, circus peanut, and cedar shavings with a coarse, crisp, fruity light-to-medium body and a tingling, brisk dark rum and cigarillo finish. A whiskey that will appeal to rum drinkers.
85 points $49.99
Guillotine Heritage Barrel-Aged Vodka
85 points
$69.99
Amber color. Aromas of cream of wheat with a brown sugar topping, pressed linen, and pink eraser with a satiny, bright, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a tingling, medium-length walnut skin, burnt sugar, brazil nut butter, and ground mustard finish. Notes of caramel lace this oaky vodka that will offer a mild and approachable alternative in whiskey cocktails.
85 points $69.99
Cocktail Artist Margarita Mixer
84 points
$5.49
Best Buy
Tasted as a Margarita cocktail. Hazy golden green color. Aromas of lime candies and fresh cut grass with a satiny, racy, sweet-and-sour medium body and a breezy hint of peppermint and lemon pith finish. A tart and zingy margarita mixer for simple cocktails at home.
84 points $5.49 Best Buy
RICH & RARE Reserve Canadian Whisky
84 points
$9.99
Amber color. Aromas of wrapped vanilla caramels and snickerdoodle cookie with a supple, bright, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a peppery, brisk raspberry thumbprint cookie and ground pepper finish. A peppery Canadian whiskey with the caramel notes you crave.
84 points $9.99
Greenall’s Wild Berry Gin
84 points
$17.99
Pale silvery pink color. Fruity aromas of raspberry confection, lime pixi stix, and pink Starburst with a supple, bright, dryish light body and a peppery, brisk dried juniper and lavender finish. Pops of raspberry flavor make this blush-hued gin a fun choice for festive tonics.
84 points $17.99
Treaty Oak Waterloo Old Yaupon Gin
84 points
$24.99
Hazy golden amber color. Aromas of iced tea with lemon, kaffir lime leaf, bakelite, scented candle, and hops with a glycerous, crisp, moderately sweet medium body and a tingling, interesting, medium-length orange blossom water, lemon shortbread cookies, mango, grapefruit spritz, and nutmeg finish. An interesting, full-bodied gin with an all-natural character.
84 points $24.99
Charboneau Distillery Rouge Rum Specialty Spirit
83 points
$40
Peachy golden amber color. Aromas and flavors of banana soufflé, dried guava, durian, and bread fruit with a satiny, crisp, fruity light body and a tingling, engaging, breezy cashew apple and apple sauce finish. A funky, tropical spirit that will be fun for cocktail play.
Charboneau Distillery Coffee-Flavored Black Rum
80 points
$40
Brown color. Aromas of char roasted coffee, jalapeño, carob, and charred griddlecakes with a soft, bright, bone-dry medium body and a hot, brisk tobacco ash finish. A rough-riding coffee-flavored rum to slip into creamy cocktails.
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