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October 2021 - Conscious Spirits

October 2021 - Conscious Spirits
This month's Spirits feature is Conscious Spirits™. The Conscious Spirits™ review, conducted by the Beverage Testing Institute, is open to all distilled spirits that are health-, socially-, or environmentally conscious. In this special spirits review session, the experts at the Beverage Testing Institute blind tasted, reviewed, and recognized award-worthy beverage brands that make conscious efforts, including: low-to-no alcohol spirits geared towards a healthier lifestyle and/or spirit alternatives; socially-conscious brands that make the extra effort to give back to their communities either through financial donations or stewardship, and environmentally-conscious brands that are certified organic, biodynamic and have made proven efforts to reduce their carbon footprint.

Conscious Spirits Reviews

Ritual Zero Proof Tequila Alternative Non Alcoholic Spirit
98 points
$28
A spot-on Tequila alternative that thus far, can't be beat. Make margaritas, palomas and more and delight your guests with this non-alcoholic spirit.
Awards: 2021 Best Non Alcoholic Spirit
Ish Spirits Gin-Ish Non Alcoholic Spirit
96 points
$25
Best Buy
This spirit alternative offers the classic London Dry botanical profile and satisfying perceived heat; a raging success for the category, enjoy as liberally as your heart desires.
96 points $25 Best Buy
Uncle Nearest 11 Year 1820 Premium Single Barrel Tennessee Whiskey Barrel No. US-53
95 points
$120
A round, somewhat floral Tennessee Whiskey with luxurious vanilla flavor.
Ish Spirits Rum-Ish Non Alcoholic Spirit
94 points
$25
Best Buy
An impressive impression of pot still rum; a delight in cocktails for those choosing to abstain.
94 points $25 Best Buy
New London Light Non Alcoholic Spirit
94 points
$34.99
A springy, fresh-from-the-garden styled spirit alternative that's clean, bright and stylish.
94 points $34.99
Alquimia Reserva De Don Adolfo 6 yr Extra Añejo Tequila
94 points
$125
A well-balanced extra Añejo with great drinkability and complexity.
Purity Connoisseur 51 Reserve Organic Vodka
93 points
$30
A sweet nose and peppery palate make this a solid option for fruity cocktails. Try this silky-smooth stunner in Cosmos, Vespers, Martinis and beyond.
Alquimia Single Estate Añejo Tequila
93 points
$65
A complex and appealing Añejo Tequila with restrained oak.
Purity Signature 34 Edition Organic Vodka
90 points
$27
A grain-forward, character-rich vodka that offers the vodka enthusiast and cocktail creative something fresh, fun and distinctive.
Ritual Zero Proof Gin Alternative Non Alcoholic Spirit
90 points
$28
A stylish non-alcoholic spirit that balances fruity and herbal notes in harmony.
Plume & Petal Cucumber Spritz RTD
89 points
$12
Best Buy
A nicely balanced, dry cucumber cocktail with good purity, carbonation, and persistence; never cloying.
89 points $12 Best Buy
Wilderton Earthen Non Alcoholic Spirit
89 points
$32
A dark and moody spirit alternative with big notes of clove and carob.
The Long Drink Company Long Drink Zero Low-Calorie RTD
88 points
$2
Best Buy
A nice lo-cal grapefruit crusher.
88 points $2 Best Buy
Dhos Gin-Free Non-Alcoholic Spirit
88 points
$24
A dry and herbaceous spirit alternative that's easy to mix.
Dhos Bittersweet Non-Alcoholic Aperitif
88 points
$24
A bright and bitter aperitivo-style spirit alternative with a stunningly vivid hue.
Ritual Zero Proof Rum Alternative Non Alcoholic Spirit
88 points
$28
A rich and spicy rum alternative to slip into pineapple-kissed punches and more.
Wilderton Lustre Non Alcoholic Spirit
88 points
$32
A dry, spicy and tea-like gin alternative.
Seedlip Grove 42 Citrus Non-Alcoholic Spirit
88 points
$34.99
A mastiha-like spirit alternative with gentle fresh vegetal aromas that are simple to mix in a variety of cocktails.
88 points $34.99
ABK6 Organic Vodka
87 points
$18
A nice creamy, fruity vodka with a warming tingle; great choice for fruity cocktails.
Vera Spirits Non Alcoholic Aperitif Spirit
87 points
$22
A bold and bittersweet spirit alternative with a vivid herbal backbone; pretty hue, fierce flavor.
Purity Estate 17 Reserve Organic Vodka
87 points
$24
A hint of fruity sweetness makes this vodka an effortless sipper or mixer.
Origin Organic Vodka
86 points
$17
A creamy, character-rich vodka with a peppery finish.
Animal Love Tahiti Dark Rum
86 points
$22
A friendly rum with big aromas of coconut.
Dhos Orange Non-Alcoholic Liqueur
86 points
$24
A sweet, citrusy and vanilla-centric spirit alternative; easy to mix and enjoy.
Animal Love Tahiti Vanilla Rum
85 points
$22
A sweet, fruity and spicy flavored rum to kick up your cola.
Suyo Single-Origin Pisco
85 points
$45
A silky smooth pisco for effortless cocktails.
Bax Botanics Sea Buckthorn Non Alcoholic Spirit
83 points
$36.99
A green and herbaceous spirit alternative for fresh-from-the-garden cocktails.
83 points $36.99
Bax Botanics Verbena Non Alcoholic Spirit
83 points
$36.99
A funky and tea-like spirit alternative with notes of greens and baking spices.
83 points $36.99
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