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September 2019 - Best Buy Bar

September 2019 - Best Buy Bar
This month's Spirits feature is Best Buy Bar

Best Buy Bar Reviews

Buffalo Trace Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
91 points
$24.99
Golden amber color. Aromas and flavors of cinnamon, port wine, dutch baby pancake, sweet almond, and rose jam with a satiny, crisp, fruity medium body and a tingling, engaging, medium-length finish with notes of strawberry jam on toast and caramel finish. A sweet, toasty bourbon for cocktail play.
91 points $24.99
Tres Agaves Strawberry Margarita/Daiquiri Mixer
90 points
$10
Best Buy
Tasted as a Margarita cocktail. Pale pink color. Aromas and flavors of strawberry puree, hint of coconut, grenadine, and guava with a satiny, crisp, fruity sweet light-to-medium body and a seamless, engaging, breezy finish that shows notes of strawberry popsicle finish. Solid, true-to-life strawberry flavors make this mixer an excellent choice for strawberry daiquiris that let the rum shine.
90 points $10 Best Buy
New Amsterdam Vodka
90 points
$15
Best Buy
Clear color. Aromas of sweet cream, ginger, lemon peel, and tellicherry peppercorns with a glycerous, bright, dry-yet-fruity light body and a warming, brisk lemon oil and butter finish. Hints of citrus dominate the palate in this viscous, ready-for-anything vodka.
90 points $15 Best Buy
Familia Camarena Reposado Tequila
90 points
$19
Best Buy
Slivery straw color. Aromas of fresh cream, vanilla bread pudding, cut grass, and galangal with a supple, vibrant, dryish light body and a tingling, brisk baking spice and bay finish. A slightly toasty reposado tequila that will fit nicely in range of tasty cocktails.
90 points $19 Best Buy
Tres Agaves Bloody Mary Mixer
89 points
$10
Best Buy
Tasted as a Bloody Mary cocktail. Rich red color. Aromas of tomato puree, red bell pepper, hints of horseradish, black pepper, and celery with a thick, lively, salty light-to-medium body and a peppery, medium-length peppercorns and smoke finish. A nicely spiced bloody mix with a kick.
89 points $10 Best Buy
Familia Camarena Blanco Tequila
89 points
$17
Best Buy
Clear color. Aromas of green apple, green plantain, fennel, and salted lime with a supple, bright, dryish light body and a smooth, interesting, breezy black peppercorns, celery, thyme, and mesquite honey finish. A solid tequila with a nice blend of fruity and herbal flavors.
89 points $17 Best Buy
Duggan’s Dew Blended Scotch Whisky
87 points
$18.99
Gold color. Aromas of almond cookies, toast with honey, dried pear, and heather with a satiny, crisp, dry light body and a graceful, brisk fruit and nut studded nougat finish. A mild and very drinkable blended Scotch whisky that will make great highballs.
87 points $18.99
Early Times Kentucky Whisky
86 points
$10.99
Best Buy
Golden amber color. Attractive aromas of sweet corn cakes, toasted walnut, hay, molasses, and toffee with a lean, prickly, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a peppery, quick caramel, ground pepper, and hot cinnamon finish. A rustic spicy shooting whiskey with caramelly, bourbon-like aromas.
86 points $10.99 Best Buy
Dented Brick Premium Well Rum
86 points
$11.99
Best Buy
Clear color. Aroma of powdered sugar with a soft, dry light body and a tingling, brisk coconut shell and macadamia finish. A mild and neutral rum that’s an easy choice to convert vodka drinkers; easy drinking and highly mixable.
86 points $11.99 Best Buy
New Amsterdam Gin
86 points
$15
Best Buy
Gin
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of lemon poppyseed cake, fresh orange zest, cracked juniper, vanilla custard, and hint of elderflower with a satiny, crisp, fruity light-to-medium body and a relaxed finish. A sweet and perfumed gin that makes cocktails a piece of cake.
86 points $15 Best Buy
Alto Grande 5 Year Rum
86 points
$21.99
Amber color. Aromas and flavors of leather, nutmeg, caramel latte, flan, and bananas foster with a supple, crisp, fruity light body and a peppery, brisk finish that exhibits shades of brown sugar and candied orange finish. An easy-to-mix rum with warming brown sugar flavors.
86 points $21.99
Tres Agaves Margarita Mixer
85 points
$10
Tasted as a Margarita cocktail. Pale golden green color. Aromas and flavors of lime peel, grapefruit segments, orange wine, pez candies, and yogurt with a round, soft, sweet light body and a sleek, brisk finish displaying accents of hint of salt finish. A sweet and easygoing Margarita mixer that makes a solid margarita in a flash.
Dented Brick Premium Well Gin
85 points
$11.99
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of juniper, sweet ginger, bay, lemon balm, aniseed, and angelica with a supple, bright, dry light body and a smooth, relaxed finish that presents notes of orange peel, white flowers, and coriander finish. A classically styled gin for easy mixed drinks.
85 points $11.99
Flower City Gin
85 points
$23.99
Gin
Clear color. Aromas of wet tarragon, dried bay, star anise, juniper, and peppercorns with a satiny, bright, dryish light-to-medium body and a tingling, compelling, medium-length cinnamon, allspice, and cracked pepper finish. A very spicy gin that will pop with citrus and ginger-accented cocktails.
85 points $23.99
Canadian Mist Canadian Whisky
84 points
$11.99
Amber color. Aromas and flavors of butterscotch, oatmeal cookie, almond biscotti, and honey with a satiny, vibrant, fruity light-to-medium body and a seamless, compelling, medium-length finish revealing accents of yeasty coffee cake and kasha finish. A yeasty, easy-drinking Canadian Whiskey with bakery shop flavors.
84 points $11.99
Club Caribe Silver Rum
84 points
$11.99
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of silky coffee creamer and lemon meringue with a supple, vibrant, dryish light body and a warming, breezy finish with notes of cracked peppercorns finish. A clean and neutral rum for mixed drinks.
84 points $11.99
Dented Brick Premium Well Vodka
84 points
$11.99
Clear color. Aromas of lemon pepper, corn starch, and hint of dill with a supple, soft, dryish light body and a warming, brisk hint of sea salt finish. A peppery vodka that will work in any citrusy cocktail.
84 points $11.99
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