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September 2021 - Last Call: Spirits

September 2021 - Last Call: Spirits
This month's Spirits feature is Odds & Ends

Last Call: Spirits Reviews

Alquimia Reserva De Oro 14 yr Extra Añejo Tequila
96 points
$250
Brilliant golden amber color. Aromas and flavors of chocolate toffee with turmeric, neapolitan ice cream, peanut brittle, and waxy honeycomb with a satiny, vibrant, fruity full body and a warming, very complex, very long finish that shows elements of pickled tropical fruits, brandied cherries, and pistachio nougat. A massive, brilliant balanced and vibrant aged tequila that lets the agave shine through.
Old Elk Sherry Cask Finished Straight Bourbon Whiskey
94 points
Dark amber color. Aromas of raisins and caramel with a lightly tannic, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a warming, intricate, medium-long chocolate-dipped graham cracker, dried berries, honey-roasted cashews, salted peanuts, and apricots in syrup finish. A luscious cask-finished Bourbon with layers and layers of palate-pleasing flavors.
Skip Rock Coffee Liqueur
94 points
$22
Best Buy
Opaque brown black color. Savory aromas and flavors of smoked teriyaki jerky, dark espresso, dark roasted nuts and chocolate, and smoked paprika with a glycerous, bright, fruity medium-full body and a tingling, complex, long finish with elements of chocolate espresso bean, dried tropical fruits, and molasses cookie. A very savory, umami-driven, and substantial coffee liqueur that will excel in cocktails.
94 points $22 Best Buy
Molinari Extra Sambuca
94 points
$29
Steely clear color. Aromas and flavors of anise seed and fennel and celery stalks with an oily, vibrant, sweet fat body and a hot, delightful, very long finish with notes of black licorice and rock candy, straw, and coleman’s fuel. A bold anise liqueur with unmistakable Sambuca style.
Limavady Single Barrel Irish Single Malt Whiskey
94 points
$49
Golden amber color. Aromas and flavors of peach, starfruit, spiced caramel, butter cookies, and hints of grapefruit with a velvety, vibrant, dryish medium-full body and a peppery, very complex, very long finish conveying impressions of toasted scones with honey, baked apples, roasted nuts, and toasted sourdough. A complex Irish Single Malt with big impact and big elegance.
Mount Gay XO Triple Cask Blend Rum
94 points
$65
Amber color. Aromas of caramelized nuts, dried tropical fruits, leather-bound wood, and lit beeswax candle with a satiny, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a warming, complex, medium-long cherry cola, dark roasted nuts, and toasted oak finish. A delicious, densely flavored, dry aged rum with great versatility as a sipper or in elevated cocktails.
Alquimia Reserva De Don Adolfo 6 yr Extra Añejo Tequila
94 points
$125
Gold color. Aromas and flavors of cola and sassafras floats, white chocolate cherry nut fudge, exotic spiced chai, and seared cedar and sandalwood with a silky, bright, fruity medium-full body and a smooth, distinctive, long finish with accents of horchata, dried fruits, spumoni, and chocolate nuts. A well-balanced extra Añejo with great drinkability and complexity.
Novo Fogo Bar Strength Silver Cachaca
93 points
$24
Best Buy
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of ripe mango, juicy kiwi, cajeta, warm plantain, and matcha with a supple, crisp, dryish light body and a tingling, complex, long finish imparting notes of grilled nuts. A complex, highly hedonic Cachaca with intricate layers of flavor.
93 points $24 Best Buy
Jd Shore Rum Cream Liqueur
93 points
$27
Straw yellow color. Creamy aromas of fresh butterscotch, coconut caramel cream pie, tiramisu, and vanilla pudding with a creamy, vibrant, moderately sweet fat body and a sleek, interesting, very long milk chocolate coated pineapple, fresh sweet cream, and hazelnut latte finish. A wildly delicious cream liqueur with superbly balanced fresh creamy and delicately fruity and spicy flavors; dangerously drinkable.
Pristine Vodka
93 points
$27
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of zested lime, hints of ginger, and lemon grass with a supple, bright, dry light body and a brisk finish. A super fresh vodka with hints of citrus; a rock-solid go-to for cocktails or sipping on the rocks.
Rosa Vodka Natural Rose Water Flavored Vodka
93 points
$29.99
Clear color. Aromas of hints of powdered sugar and light hints of prickly pear with a supple, soft, dryish light body and a smooth, captivating, quick subtle rose petals and hints of coconut finish. A dry, clean, almost neutral vodka with a very subtle hint of rose petals on the palate; while quite shy at first, each sip grows the flavor intensity. This will be a lovely vodka for elegant cocktails that need a subtle floral twist.
93 points $29.99
Novo Fogo Chameleon Cachaça
93 points
$32.99
Light gold color. Aromas of grilled fig, heirloom apple, hints of orange peel, and cedar with a velvety, vibrant, dry light-to-medium body and a smooth, elegant, long roasted pine nuts and hazelnuts, grilled citrus, endive, and whipped cream finish. A delicious Wood Aged Cachaca with bright grassy cane note coupled with creamy oak; a sophisticated treat on its own or in thoughtfully crafted cocktails.
93 points $32.99
Tiger Gin
93 points
$35
Gin
Clear color. Citrusy, herbal aromas and flavors of tangerine blossoms, lemon blueberry lavender muffin, honeyed earl grey tea, and juniper jelly and talc with a silky, bright, fruity medium-to-full body and a tingling, complex, very long finish that shows impressions of passionfruit-mango relish and potpourri water. A vibrant fruity and floral nouveau gin that will sing in martinis.
Nova Vodka Vodka
93 points
$39
Clear color. Clean aromas and flavors of marshmallow, hints of fresh cut grass, and orange with a supple, soft, dry light body and a tingling, medium-long finish that presents notes of cream. A clean and crisp vodka with an elegant style; great for any vodka cocktail, shots or sipping on the rocks.
Alquimia Single Estate Añejo Tequila
93 points
$65
Golden straw color. Aromas and flavors of fresh apples, orange peel, milk chocolate, spiced pumpkin, and mexican hot chocolate with a supple, dryish light body and a tingling, appealing, medium-long finish that shows impressions of nut skins and hints of eucalyptus. A complex and appealing Añejo Tequila with restrained oak.
Bombarda Rum Formidable 18 year old Rum Limited Edition Ship of the Line
93 points
$109
Golden yellow color. Complex, earthy aromas and flavors of hot copper pot on a wood campfire, plantains foster, incense, and propolis with a slightly chewy, lively, dry-yet-fruity medium-full body and a peppery, elaborate, very long finish with impressions of spiced nougat, carob cream, vanilla pod, and tobacco leaf. A fantastically rich and exotic aged pot still rum bursting with flavor; this will be triumphant as a sipper with cigars or in the very finest of top shelf cocktails.
Old Elk Cognac Cask Finished Straight Bourbon Whiskey
92 points
Amber color. Aromas and flavors of graham cracker and leather with a satiny, vibrant, off-dry medium-to-full body and a peppery, intricate, medium-long finish conveying notes of dried cherries, candied walnut, cola, honey, and luxury dark chocolate. A high-octane Straight Bourbon Whiskey that delivers bold flavors and a honeyed-chocolate finish.
Old Elk Port Cask Finished Straight Bourbon Whiskey
92 points
Amber color. Aromas of toasted banana bread, honey butter, baked apple, and new leather with a supple, crisp, dryish light body and a medium-length creamy caramels, chai tea latte, and salted nuts finish. A fruity, chewy, creamy Bourbon with big oak and a fun, nutty twist of cask finishing.
Whiskeysmith Co. Salted Caramel Flavored Whiskey
92 points
Golden amber color. Confected aromas and flavors of caramel waffle cone, maple nut fudge, and cashew brittle with a glycerous, bright, moderately sweet medium-to-full body and a tingling, complex, long finish with notes of butter pecan and butterscotch ice cream and pecan pie. A soft and creamy caramel and nut whisky delight that will be great in creamy and coffee-based cocktails.
Mount Gay Eclipse Heritage Blend Rum
92 points
$22
Best Buy
Gold color. Aromas of brown sugar and hints of lychee with a satiny, crisp, dryish light body and a breezy hints of vanilla, caramel pudding, and Bananas Foster finish. A simple but rock solid rum for most any cocktail.
Awards: 2021 Best Aged Rum (Aged 3 years or less)
92 points $22 Best Buy
Satellite Spirits South Fork Vodka
92 points
$22
Best Buy
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of crystal, cream of wheat, and subtle hints of fig with a silky, vibrant, dry light-to-medium body and a sleek, medium-long finish with notes of subtle hints of roasted nuts. Since when can something so neutral be so, so stylish? Highly recommended for the vodka enthusiast for sipping neat, on the rocks and in fine cocktails.
92 points $22 Best Buy
Loft & Bear Artisanal Vodka
92 points
$24
Best Buy
Clear color. Aromas of slate, hints of dried lemon peel, ground pepper, and distant hint of sage with a supple, soft, dry light body and a smooth, breezy fresh cream and minerals finish. A crisp, clean and easy-drinking vodka for all manner of cocktails.
92 points $24 Best Buy
El Bandido Yankee Tequila Company Blanco Tequila
92 points
$39
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of lime, wet clay, hints of green melon, and squash blossom with a supple, crisp, bone-dry thin body and a tingling, swift finish with accents of crushed minerals, wildflower tea, white pepper, and cilantro. Big minerality shines in this easy to enjoy Tequila; sip or mix.
Silks Irish Dry Gin
92 points
$39
Clear color. Aromas of fresh lime, grapefruit marmalade, and kumquat with a round, vibrant, dryish medium body and a warming, involved, medium-long orris root, angelica, hints of cinnamon, crushed juniper, and lime leaf finish. A concentrated, citrus-forward Gin with big, vivid aromatics.
Mount Gay Black Barrel Double Cask Blend Rum
92 points
$45
Golden amber color. Aromas and flavors of vanilla custard, bananas foster, and coffee gelato with a supple, crisp, dry medium body and a warming, interesting, medium-long finish that exhibits notes of Spanish coffee, orange peel, and glazed nuts. A pure and delicious rum that will be very wide-appealing.
Robbers Roost Campsite Cordial Whisky Liqueur
91 points
$24
Best Buy
Amber color. Aromas of mulling spices, roasted apples, turmeric, fresh cinnamon babka, and nutmeg with a round, vibrant, dryish medium body and a smooth, charming, medium-long flan, egg nog, creamy oak, and honey-roasted roasted nuts finish. A tastefully spiced whiskey that will be delicious in cocktails; try in winter warmers and tropical drinks, too.
91 points $24 Best Buy
SKYY Vodka
90 points
$14.99
Best Buy
Clear color. Aromas of fresh linen and hints of strawberry cake with a supple, bright, dryish light body and a tingling, brisk cream of wheat, whipped cream, hints of fresh fennel, peppercorns, and powdered sugar finish. A supple, clean vodka with soft peppery heat; perfect for any cocktail and smooth enough to drink on the rocks.
90 points $14.99 Best Buy
Kristone Vodka
90 points
$22
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of crushed black pepper with a supple, soft, dry thin body and a peppery, swift finish imparting notes of hints of lime and almond milk. A simple, supple vodka that will slip into most any vodka cocktail.
Jd Shore White Rum
90 points
$23
Clear color. Aromas of hints of banana leaf and sweet mango on yogurt with a satiny, crisp, fruity light body and a tingling, interesting, medium-length hints of glazed nuts and coconut cream finish. A smooth and creamy white rum with just the right amount of tropical character; ideal for classic Daiquiris.
BarBox Ready-To-Drink Blueberry Vodka Sour Cocktail
90 points
$24
Garnet color. Aromas of dried berries, honey, wet stones, pepper, and maple sugar with a satiny, vibrant, fruity sweet medium-to-full body and a tingling, interesting, medium-long dried cranberry and blueberry danish finish. Tasted on the rocks. A rich and pure dark berry and vodka treat with excellent flavor, vibrancy, and balance.
Mashbuild Bourbon Whiskey Finished in XO Cognac Barrels, Bottle B1-61
90 points
$39
Golden amber color. Aromas of candy corn, hints of circus peanuts, frosted flakes, and vanilla ice cream with a supple, crisp, dryish light-to-medium body and a smooth, medium-length grilled and buttered corn, creamy caramel, and chai spices finish. A mild and mixable bourbon with a super silky vibe.
El Bandido Yankee Tequila Company Reposado Tequila
90 points
$44
Slivery straw color. Aromas of fresh yellow squash, hints of pineapple, marzipan, and pastry with a silky, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light body and a stimulating, medium-length white chocolate cream, sea salt, and hints of mint finish. A very light and delicate Reposado Tequila with big minerality and bright agave notes in balance with restrained oak.
Kirkland Signature Vodka
89 points
$18
Best Buy
Clear color. Aromas of suggestions of grilled citrus and milled wheat with a supple, crisp, dry light body and a tingling, breezy hints of bitter chocolate finish. A solid vodka for a wide array of cocktails, mixed drinks and beyond.
89 points $18 Best Buy
Cask House Triple Oak Rye Whiskey Finished in Oak and Bourbon Barrels
89 points
$19
Best Buy
Golden amber color. Aromas and flavors of violet, sweet anise, caramel-filled chocolates, and spice cake with a velvety, lively, dry medium-to-full body and a smooth, nuanced, very long finish with notes of glazed nuts, cherry cola, dense chocolate cake, toffee, and hints of rose jam. A complex, well-matured Rye destined for sipping with excellent company.
89 points $19 Best Buy
LUNAZUL Blanco Tequila
89 points
$19
Best Buy
Brilliant slivery straw color. Creamy, fruity aromas and flavors of cajeta, vanilla yogurt covered figs, nuts, and green tea leaves with a satiny, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a peppery, interesting, medium-long finish evoking suggestions of dried pineapple, spiced praline, and peppercorns. A silky, creamy, peppery Blanco that will provide a pleasurable punch of agave to cocktails.
89 points $19 Best Buy
Kirkland Signature 12 Year Old Blended Scotch Whisky
89 points
$34
Amber color. Aromas and flavors of kasha, baked peaches, and hints of bubble gum with a supple, crisp, dryish light body and a smooth, interesting, medium-length finish evoking notes of honey on pears and toasted black bread. A mild Blended Scotch Whisky with a nice balance of fruity and chewy grain characters.
Sisters’ 1924 London Dry Gin Batch #1
89 points
$37
Clear color. Spicy aromas and flavors of juniper jelly, spicy lemon-zucchini muffin, and anise whipped cream on graham cracker with a silky, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tingling, delightful, medium-long finish with accents of citrus rind and peppercorns. A creamy, nicely balanced and understated gin for elegant cocktails.
Conniption Navy Strength Gin
89 points
$40
Clear color. Aromas of bay leaf, lavender, sage, and grapefruit with a round, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium body and an effortless, complex, medium-long juniper, honey-lemon-ginger tea, and orange marmalade on toast finish. A robust and distinctive Gin with a cocktail-friendly proof.
Calirosa Rosa Blanco Tequila
89 points
$49
Pale pink coralpink color. Aromas and flavors of berry nonpareils, boysenberry-dragonfruit sorbet, and floral honeycomb with a silky, bright, fruity medium body and a tingling, intriguing, medium-long finish with notes of honeyed dried cherry, bubblegum, and sweet and peppery spices. An intriguing looking and tasting Blanco tequila with distinctive berry notes meshed into the agave.
Bond Seven Australian Blended Whisky
88 points
$17
Best Buy
Gold color. Aromas and flavors of baked peach, pear, honey, licorice, and coriander seed with a satiny, soft, dryish thin body and a layered, medium-long finish displaying notes of candied peanut, toasted oats and banana creme. A Highland-esque Whisky with big appeal.
88 points $17 Best Buy
Havana Club Añejo Blanco Puerto Rican Rum
88 points
$19
Best Buy
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of hints of powdered sugar and coconut shavings with a soft, crisp, dry light body and a tingling, medium-length finish. A solid white rum that’s just the thing for Daiquiris, Mojitos, Cuba Libres and beyond.
88 points $19 Best Buy
Method + Standard Original Vodka
88 points
$19
Best Buy
Clear color. Spicy aromas of cream and lemon pepper with a silky, crisp, dryish light-to-medium body and a polished, medium-length hints of pound cake and coconut cream finish. A round and creamy Vodka that will play well in cocktails; try in creamy after-dinner drinks or an espresso martini.
88 points $19 Best Buy
MoneyBag Gold Filtered Vodka
88 points
$19
Best Buy
Clear color. Savory aromas and flavors of bran nut muffin and hint of cornichons with a silky, crisp, dryish medium body and a peppery, stimulating, medium-length finish displaying impressions of vanilla cream and fondant, orange and pear relish, and peppercorns. A nice dry vodka with a peppery snap that will pop in savory cocktails.
88 points $19 Best Buy
BarBox Ready-To-Drink Margarita Cocktail
88 points
$24
Straw color. Fruity aromas and flavors of honeyed figs, dates and yams, vanilla-yogurt, cornbread muffin, and orange zest with a satiny, bright, fruity sweet medium-to-full body and a tingling, intriguing, medium-long finish that shows notes of lime sorbet and gelato, agave drizzled sweet potato, and peppered kiwi. Tasted on the rocks. A rock solid margarita with nice agave character throughout.
Butler Vodka
88 points
$24
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of cream of wheat with butter and hints of vanilla taffy with a supple, bright, dry light body and a smooth, brisk finish with notes of hints of powdered sugar and cake batter. A grain-forward craft Vodka that’s poised yet rustic.
Middle Finger Moonshine Moonshine Corn Whiskey Batch #01.2021
88 points
$32
Clear color. Earthy aromas and flavors of corn husk, cornbread dough, and raisin bran box with a supple, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a warming, engaging, medium-long finish displaying notes of nut skins, creamed corn with white pepper, and honey bran muffin. A clean, grain forward moonshine with a nice creamy corn character that will cut through in cocktails.
Conniption American Dry Gin
88 points
$35
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of crushed coriander, basil, strawberry candy, sumac, and fresh ginger with a supple, crisp, dryish light body and a warming, interesting, medium-long finish with impressions of grilled lemon and soy-glazed fresh veggies. A well-made, distinctive gin with a unique botanical profile.
Old Elk Armagnac Cask Finished Straight Bourbon Whiskey
87 points
Gold color. Aromas of buttered corn, hints of honey, caramel on warm corn bread, and hints of dried peach with a soft, crisp, dry medium body and a warming, crisp dark chocolate, roasted almonds, carob, and orange zest finish. A warming bourbon with classic flavors.
Whiskeysmith Co. Coconut Flavored Whiskey
87 points
Golden amber color. Aromas and flavors of coconut oil, biscotti, hints of brown sugar, and toasted corn with a round, crisp, sweet light body and a polished, medium finish displaying accents of Mounds bar. A sweet, coconut-y Whiskey for shooters.
Whiskeysmith Co. Blood Orange Flavored Whiskey
87 points
Golden amber color. Aromas of orange marmalade and pound cake with orange icing with a round, bright, sweet light-to-medium body and a smooth, medium-length caramel, glazed orchard fruits, and red licorice finish. Bright and appealing orange flavors shine in this mixable Whiskey.
ABK6 Organic Vodka
87 points
$18
Brilliant clear color. Minerally aromas and flavors of wet porcelain, powdered milk, and almond skin with a satiny, dry-yet-fruity medium body and an interesting, long finish with overtones of papaya, strawberries in cream, and pepper. A nice creamy, fruity vodka with a warming tingle; great choice for fruity cocktails.
Midnight Moon Watermelon Moonshine
87 points
$19
Clear color. Aromas of honeydew melon candies with a round, moderately sweet light-to-medium body and a polished, brisk summer fruit smoothie finish. A fun, fruity, melon-flavored spirit that will be fun in cocktails and shooters.
Havana Club Añejo Classico Puerto Rican Rum
87 points
$21
Golden amber color. Aromas of brown sugar, baked pineapple, hints of cinnamon, and caramel plantains with a soft, crisp, fruity light body and a tingling, refreshing, medium-length caramel sauce, french toast, and baked tropical fruit cobbler finish. A solid aged rum with caramel-y, tropical flavors and a hint of sweetness.
LUNAZUL Añejo Tequila
87 points
$22
Golden amber color. Aromas of toffee, toasted marshmallow, avocado, spice cookies, chai latte, and star anise with a supple, crisp, dryish light body and a warming, complex, medium-long dark chocolate-covered nuts and cafe con leche finish. A smooth and elegant tequila laden with delicate spice notes.
Modern Love Vodka
87 points
$23
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of cream of wheat and honeydew melon with a supple, bright, dry light body and a tingling, breezy finish manifesting notes of green peppercorns and minerals. A round and spunky Vodka for cocktails.
Mont Blanc Vodka
87 points
$24
Clear color. Aromas of chalk, white pepper, and hits of frosted flakes with a silky, crisp, dryish light body and a smooth, brisk cream of wheat and minerals finish. An authentic, highly mixable vodka that won’t let you down.
Bardenay London Style Dry Gin
87 points
$27
Brilliant clear color. Aromas and flavors of savory cologne, warming brown spices and herbs, and geranium with a silky, soft, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a warming, interesting, medium-length finish that exhibits touches of coriander, chai latte, and pink peppercorn. A nice herbal spicy gin for creative cocktail play.
Redmont Distilling Co. Vulcan Gin
87 points
$34
Clear color. Aromas of juniper berries, hints of rye, lime, and bay with a satiny, crisp, dryish light-to-medium body and a warming, medium-length mixed peppercorns, ginger powder, and angelica finish. A gentle nose and spicy palate make this an easy option when cocktailing.
Whiskeysmith Co. Peach Flavored Whiskey
86 points
Golden amber color. Fruity aromas and flavors of apricot shrub, peach cobbler a la mode, peach blossoms, and peppercorns with a satiny, bright, fruity sweet medium body and a tingling, breezy finish manifesting touches of peach italian ice and hint of peach lip balm. A vibrantly peachy whisky for fruity cocktails.
LUNAZUL Reposado Tequila
86 points
$19
Straw yellow color. Aromas and flavors of pickled jalapeño, dark chocolate with pink peppercorn, leather, and smoked nuts with a velvety, bright, fruity medium-to-full body and a tingling, refreshing, long finish that shows nuances of malt milk chocolate and horchata, nopales, and delicate mexican spices and herbs. Earthy herbal agave combines with creamy sweet spice from the barrel to make an engaging Reposado choice for cocktail play.
BarBox Ready-To-Drink Cosmopolitan Cocktail
86 points
$24
Minutely hazy salmon red color. Aromas and flavors of berry lime sherbet with a supple, bright, moderately sweet medium-to-full body and a silky, amusing, medium-length finish imparting notes of sour cherry jam and orange marmalade, pink pepper, lime sorbet, and cranberry sauce. Tasted on the rocks. A solid Cosmo cocktail with tangy acidity.
Wayward Sons Coffee Claro Que Sim! Distilled Coffee Spirit
86 points
$29
Slivery straw color. Roasted aromas and flavors of dark roasted espresso, agave syrup on roasted hot peppers, and hint of green herbs and aloe with a supple, bright, dry light-to-medium body and a tingling, brisk finish evoking notes of cigar ash, dark roasted pecans, almond latte, and white pepper. A bold, smoky, very dry coffee-like spirit to use as a modifier in cocktails.
Green Ditch Gin
86 points
$35
Gin
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of wintergreen, juniper jelly, hints of chamomile tea, and coriander with a round, crisp, dryish light body and a smooth, medium-length finish. A gentle and herbal gin with fresh mint character that will be delicious in shaken cocktails.
Ahoy Barrel-Aged Gin
86 points
$39
Slivery straw color. Aromas and flavors of hints of cinnamon candies, allspice, and cologne with a supple, crisp, dry light body and a tingling, brisk finish with accents of menthol-mint, ginseng, and hints of incense. A solid Barrel Aged Gin with just a hint of barrel-rested character.
Tullibardine 12yo Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
86 points
$44
Gold color. Aromas and flavors of lemon scone and buttercream with a satiny, crisp, dry light body and a graceful, swift finish that presents nuances of sourdough, cracked pepper, and hints of herbs. A gentle Highland Single Malt.
ABK6 Rosé Flavored Vodka
85 points
$19
Pink color. Floral, fruity aromas of strawberry sherbet and rose water with a supple, bright, fruity light-to-medium body and a graceful, medium-length strawberry shortcake and watermelon candy finish. A very fruity, rosy vodka for dainty summer cocktails.
Method + Standard Strawberry Flavored Vodka
85 points
$19
Golden amber color. Aromas and flavors of mango preserves and tinned peaches with a soft, dry light body and a smooth, brisk finish. A fun Mango vodka for easy mixed drinks.
Bardenay 5 Year Old Limited Release Rum
85 points
$39
Bright golden amber color. Curious aromas and flavors of buttery caramelized nuts, plantain, and cinnamon bark with a silky, bright, dryish medium body and a peppery, atypical, easy finish with shades of caramel buttermilk, clay, and oily peppered nuts. A brash and angular rum for punches.
Storm King Distilling Co. Side Gig Whiskey
85 points
$60
Dark amber color. Aromas and flavors of cajeta, molasses, chicory, charred corn bread, and walnuts with a slightly chewy, crisp, dryish medium body and a seamless, delightful, medium-length finish with nuances of hints of pistachio cake and banana frosting. A rich and chewy American Whiskey with a fruity finish.
Dented Brick Daddy Stump Peach Flavored Rum
84 points
Clear color. Fruity aromas and flavors of peach sweet tea, yogurt, tropical punch, and hazelnut nougat with a silky, bright, off-dry medium body and a tingling, stimulating, medium-length finish that exhibits notes of peach sorbet and skin and vanilla oat milk. A nice peach flavored rum for carefree cocktailing.
Midnight Moon Apple Pie Moonshine
84 points
$19
Gold color. Aromas and flavors of cinnamon toast crunch cereal, horchata, and hints of cumin with a round, bright, sweet medium-to-full body and an effortless, brisk finish revealing overtones of buttered toast and cinnamon syrup. A sweet cinnamon spirit for fun shots.
Redmont Distilling Co. Redmont Vodka
84 points
$23
Clear color. Aromas of cast iron, wet leaves and cheesecake with a satiny, crisp, dryish light body and a graceful, buoyant cafe au lait finish. A richer, weightier Vodka with plenty of character.
BarBox Ready-To-Drink Negroni Cocktail
84 points
$24
Sedimentary sunset orange color. Aromas of cinnamon, ginger, and bitter herbs and barks with a supple, crisp, moderately sweet light body and a tingling, brisk cider apples finish. A bitter, aperitivo-style cocktail.
Goldstream Distillery Canadian Whisky Lot 8
84 points
$38
Copper color. Aromas and flavors of campfire, smoked maple syrup, and oak with a satiny, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a tingling, breezy finish that shows accents of spiced and smoked caramel and toasted marshmallow. A sweet and smoky Canadian Whisky with a lot of character.
Calirosa Añejo Tequila
84 points
$74
Copper color. Aromas of almond studded chocolate bar and toasted sesame with a supple, crisp, dry medium body and a warming, peculiar, buoyant dates and tea finish. An atypical Añejo with bold chocolate-y character.
Midnight Moon Blackberry Moonshine
83 points
$19
Ruby color. Aroma of hibiscus tea with a supple, crisp, dryish light body and a seamless, brief hints of black pepper and cola finish. A funky, berry-flavored shooter; serve well chilled.
Midnight Moon Lightning Lemonade Moonshine
83 points
$19
Cloudy slivery straw color. Aromas and flavors of lemon drop candies with a satiny, tangy, fruity sweet light-to-medium body and a silky, medium-length finish. A simple citrusy shooter; shake and shoot.
Jd Shore Amber Rum
83 points
$23
Golden amber color. Aromas and flavors of cinnamon tea, chocolate-covered marshmallow, circus peanuts, and root beer float with a supple, soft, dry light body and a seamless, carefree finish that exhibits notes of tiramisu. A candied gold rum for holiday cocktails.
Jd Shore Spiced Rum
83 points
$23
Dusty golden amber color. Aromas of cherry rum cake, spiced dried papaya, banana kefir, and vanilla extract with a supple, off-dry light body and a peppery, carefree spumoni ice cream and pepper jelly finish. A peppery spiced rum for punches and cocktails.
Jd Shore Black Rum
83 points
$23
Mahogany color. Aromas of root beer float and snickerdoodle cookies with a supple, bright, fruity sweet light-to-medium body and a smooth, fleeting hints of tobacco finish. A sweet and candied rum for Bourbon Street-style cocktails.
BarBox Ready-To-Drink Gin Lemonade Cocktail
83 points
$24
Slivery straw color. Aromas of celery, herbs, and white tea with a supple, soft, dryish light body and a silky, rapid sliced ginger finish. A bitter, herbal cocktail.
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