About Asian Specialty Spirit

About Asian Specialty Spirit
Asian Specialty Spirit is a catchall category for other Asian spirits made from one or more of a variety of bases. An example is a sticky rice liqueur from Vietnam, made by slow distillation in a copper still. Other examples include liqueurs made from passion fruit, rose apples and white ginseng.

Top Picks for Asian Specialty Spirit

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.
By The Dutch Batavia Arrack Indonesia Rum
92 points
$64
Brilliant gold color. Complex aromas and flavors of grilled and caramelized whole plantains and nuts, hot copper pot, and ground nuts and minerals with a supple, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and an even, interesting, medium-long wet alpaca wool, leather bound book, rice water and plant, and brown sugar in chamomile tea finish. A rich and refined Batavia Arrack for sipping or cocktails.