About Specialty Spirit

Serve in a Copita
Specialty Spirit or Distilled Spirits Specialty is a catchall category for other spirits that don't fit into other categories. According to the US TTB they are 'generally, any class and/or type of distilled spirits that contain or are treated with flavoring and/or coloring materials and/or nonstandard blending or treating materials or processes.' Examples include both domestic and international spirits that are flavored during and by distillation, versus post-distillation flavoring.
Top Picks for Specialty Spirit
100% Real Beet Distilled Spirit
Clear color. Savory, attractive aromas and flavors of roasted and pickled beets, hint of spiced fruits, roasted cauliflower, and galanga with a satiny, bright, dryish medium body and a peppery, interesting, medium-long dusty root vegetables, powdered sugar, radish, and pepper finish. A very interesting and distinctive root vegetable like spirit for savory cocktails.
93 points $29.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
Dry County Distillery
Black Rope Anise Spirit
Minutely hazy clear color. Rich, spicy aromas and flavors of black licorice, banana nut muffin, and pepper with an even, crisp, dryish light body and a warming, interesting, carefree anise seed, pepper dust, and minerals finish. A pure, smooth, and balanced anise schnapps.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
Vermont Spirits
No. 14 Maple Spirit
Bright light gold color. Confected aromas and flavors of toasted nuts in honey, sweet cornbread, burnt sugar, winter spices, and circus peanuts with a crisp, fruity light-to-medium body and a hot, easy caramel, wet leaves, diced apple, bananas foster, and bread pudding finish. A light and interesting whiskey alternative for easy sipping.
86 points $58.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab