About Liqueurs from USA

About Liqueurs from USA
The spirit industry in America is much like the beer industry; some large corporate distillers turning out good quality vodka, gin and whisky along with a growing number of artisan producers of these same products. In large cities such as Chicago and San Francisco, small distilleries turn out superb spirits, many of them organically produced. Vodkas and gins are most common, but there are even a few examples of single malt whiskey. This is certainly an encouraging alternative to the commercially produced spirits in the US, but the truth is that these artisan spirits are a drop in the bucket next to the huge amount of vodkas, gins and whiskeys made by the large companies and are sold in huge numbers; given the promotional money spent by these firms. But the new competition is a bright sign at least in terms of some of the famous whiskey producers that have recently introduced specialty bourbons, aged for a dozen or more years, many of them single barrel products. They are responding to a public looking for more high quality American spirits. The success of these products is a great thing for the American sprits industry.

Top Picks for USA


Hoodoo Papa Legba Reserve Chicory Liqueur
96 points
Dark reddish mahogany color. Complex, roasted aromas of blackened walnut, charred chicory, mace, dried rose and geranium, ginseng, and fine espresso with a round, crisp, sweet medium-to-full body and a smooth, epic, long salted milk chocolate, marinated pimentos, black pepper, olive, caramel buttercream, toasted coconut pastry, and orris root finish. An endlessly complex, very distinctive liqueur that will up your cocktail game; a must-try.
Awards: 2018 Best Herb/Spice Liqueur
Sugarlands Distilling Co. Appalachian Sippin Cream Butter Pecan Liqueur
95 points
Opaque cream color. Inviting aromas and flavors of snickerdoodle cookie, fresh baked cinnamon-sugar pretzel, condensed milk, and buttery caramel popcorn with a creamy, vibrant, sweet medium-to-full body and a seamless, refreshing, medium-long all butter sugar cookies and almond windmill cookies finish. Enticing fresh-baked aromas and craveable cookie-like flavors will make this liqueur a smash hit at holiday festivities.
Awards: 2018 Best Cream Liqueur
Vapor Distillery Arrosta Coffee Liqueur
94 points
Hazy copper color. Sweet, toasty aromas and flavors of creme brulee crust, coffee and root beer candy, raisin French toast with fig jam, and toasted hazelnut with a silky, crisp, moderately sweet light-to-medium body and a tingling, compelling, breezy cappuccino gelato, caramelized fruits, and shaved chocolate finish. A rock solid coffee liqueur that deserves another sip; vibrant and chocolatey.
Awards: 2018 Best Coffee Liqueur
Kirkland Signature Irish Cream Liqueur
94 points
Creamy manila color. Creamy, toasty aromas and flavors of pecan cookie, almond biscotti, creamy tiramisu, and delicate spice with a creamy, bright, moderately sweet medium-full body and a smooth, compelling, long spicy egg nog, fruitcake, and fruit caramel finish. A delightfully drinkable, fruity and lightly spicy cream liqueur that is sure to please.
BOM BOM Coco Mochanut Liqueur
94 points
Creamy medium brown color. Attractive aromas of dream bar and latte with a creamy, bright, moderately sweet medium-to-full body and a smooth, interesting, long toasted coconut, caramelized nuts, chocolate cannoli, and sweet cream finish. A great creamy coconut chocolate liqueur that is sure to please.
94 points $24.99
Underground Herbal Spirit
94 points
Best Buy
Opaque bronze black color. Aromas and flavors of anise cookie and honeyed raisin toast with a silky, soft, moderately sweet light-to-medium body and a warming, interesting, medium-length orange pepper, saffron, and sassafras finish. A elegant, nicely styled herb spice liqueur.
Awards: 2016 Best Buy Bar Winner – Herb/Spice Liqueur
94 points $19.95 Best Buy
Sassy Girl Rum C.R.E.A.M
94 points
Best Buy
Creamy bone white color. Bright, attractive, creamy spicy aromas and flavors of key lime pie with graham cracker crust, light egg nog, coconut macaroon, and oatmeal cookie with a creamy, soft, sweet medium-full body and a tingling, complex, medium-long horchata and coconut flan finish. A delicious and delicately spicy cream liqueur.
94 points $16.99 Best Buy
Wild Turkey American Honey Sting Flavored Whiskey Liqueur
93 points
Best Buy
Pale golden amber color. Spicy aromas and flavors of spearmint creme, cinnamon candies, jasmine, violet petals in syrup, coriander, and sweet vanilla caramel with a round, crisp, sweet light body and a peppery, intricate, long cardamom, eucalyptus, spicy cinnamon, and crystalized ginger finish. Bold, nuanced, distinctively spicy; this is the whiskey liqueur you should be shooting.
Awards: 2018 Best Whisky Liqueur
93 points $21.99 Best Buy
Somrus Alphonso Mango Cream Liqueur
93 points
Creamy orange color. Candied aromas of mandarin segments in syrup, tangerine cake, and mango sherbet with a creamy, soft, sweet medium body and a tingling, swift mango lassi, powdered sugar, candied lemon peel, and coconut milk finish. A delicious liqueur that offers distinctive mango notes.
93 points $24.99
Absinthia Organic Absinthe Superieure
93 points
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of aniseed, sandalwood, coriander, lemon peel, wormwood, and black licorice with an oily, lively, sweet medium body and a long black pepper, orris root, and spearmint finish. A balanced, Swiss-style absinthe complete with complexities and a true wormwood note.
Awards: 2018 Best Absinthe