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January 2019 - Best Buy Bar

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

Best Buy Bar Reviews

Don Q 151 Rum
93 points
$21.99
Best Buy
A delicious overproof rum that will add complexity and spice to a range of tiki cocktails.
Awards: 2018 Best Buy Bar - Best Value Overproof Rum
93 points $21.99 Best Buy
Ballotin Bourbon Ball Whiskey
92 points
$24.99
A liqueur-like flavored whiskey with fantastic notes of roasted nuts and toast; try in a boozy milkshake.
Awards: 2018 Best Buy Bar - Best Value Flavored Whiskey
92 points $24.99
Laird’s Straight Applejack 86 Brandy
92 points
$25
An upstanding apple brandy with layers of flavor that evolve on the palate.
Awards: 2018 Best Buy Bar - Best Value Fruit Brandy
Journeyman Distillery Old Country Goodness Apple Cider Liqueur
91 points
$13.99
Best Buy
A liqueur that drinks like a desert cider; sip on its own, ice cold.
Awards: 2018 Best Buy Bar - Best Value Pommeau
91 points $13.99 Best Buy
Loma Azul Gran Reserva Blanco Tequila
91 points
$25
A concentrated, vividly fruity blanco tequila that is a pleasure to drink on its own; will create vibrantly fruity cocktails.
Awards: 2018 Best Buy Bar - Best Value Blanco Tequila
Big 5 Coconut Rum
90 points
$19.99
Best Buy
A restrained and pleasantly dry coconut rum that is just the thing for daiquiri bliss.
Awards: 2018 Best Buy Bar - Best Value Flavored Rum
90 points $19.99 Best Buy
Don Q Añejo Rum
90 points
$21.99
Best Buy
A satisfying and flavor-packed aged rum that will be a nice go-to for tropical drinks.
Awards: 2018 Best Buy Bar - Best Value Dark Rum
90 points $21.99 Best Buy
Ballotin Caramel Turtle Whiskey
90 points
$24.99
Vivid notes of crispy waffles make this a fun brunchtime shooter or cocktail modifier.
90 points $24.99
Ballotin Chocolate Mint Whiskey
90 points
$24.99
A fun, spiced whiskey with lots a cool-weather applications.
90 points $24.99
Belle Chasse Vodka
89 points
$14.99
Best Buy
A spicy and nuanced vodka with lots of serving possibilities.
Awards: 2018 Best Buy Bar - Best Value Unflavored Vodka
89 points $14.99 Best Buy
ALOO Gin
89 points
$17.58
Best Buy
Gin
An attractive gin that strikes a nice balance between fresh, floral, and earthy.
Awards: 2018 Best Buy Bar - Best Value Gin
89 points $17.58 Best Buy
Ron Malteco 5 Anos Dark Rum
89 points
$19.90
Best Buy
A sweet rum that will deliver toasty goodness in a variety of cool-weather cocktails.
89 points $19.90 Best Buy
Ballotin Chocolate Whiskey
89 points
$24.99
A rich and velvety chocolate-cherry whisky that will be a hit.
89 points $24.99
Henderson American Whiskey
88 points
$11.99
Best Buy
A solid blended whiskey with lots of soft fruit notes; youthful.
Awards: 2018 Best Buy Bar - Best Value American Blended Whiskey
88 points $11.99 Best Buy
Boardroom Spirits Boardroom Vodka
88 points
$19.99
Best Buy
A vibrant, citrus-centric vodka that will be a hit in citrus-forward cocktails.
88 points $19.99 Best Buy
Heritage Distilling Co. Brown Sugar Bourbon Whiskey
88 points
$21.99
A sweet cinnamon whiskey to add to toasty cool-weather cocktails.
88 points $21.99
American Harvest Organic Vodka
88 points
$23.99
A mineral-forward vodka for spring cocktails.
88 points $23.99
Johnnie Walker Red Label Blended Scotch Whisky
88 points
$25
A rich and satisfying blended scotch with a stealthy lining of peat.
Awards: 2018 Best Buy Bar - Best Value Blended Scotch
ALOO Vodka
86 points
$13.43
Best Buy
A mild and creamy vodka with a hint of peppery zing.
86 points $13.43 Best Buy
Roofraiser Vodka
86 points
$19.99
A creamy and confected vodka for sweet cocktails.
86 points $19.99
Nue Grapefruit Vodka
85 points
$11.99
An herbaceous grapefruit vodka that will appeal to sauvignon blanc lovers.
85 points $11.99
Don Q Coco Rum
85 points
$13.99
A tropical breeze of a rum that will transport you to the beach.
85 points $13.99
Caliche White Rum
85 points
$21.99
A dry, Cuban style white rum that offers a mild and clean cocktail mixer.
85 points $21.99
Jacquin’s Vodka Royale
84 points
$9.99
A canvas for cocktail creation.
84 points $9.99
Nue Vodka
84 points
$11.99
A neutral canvas for cocktail creation.
84 points $11.99
Stein Distillery Seven Devils Bourbon Barrel Aged Rum
84 points
$25
A lighter-bodied dark rum peppered with soft fruit.
Big 5 Gold Rum
83 points
$19.99
A wholly mixable rum for carefree cocktails.
83 points $19.99
Crater Lake Rock & Rye RTD
83 points
$19.99
A woody cocktail for anytime happy hour.
83 points $19.99
Big 5 Silver Rum
82 points
$19.99
A neutral rum for mixed drinks.
82 points $19.99
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