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December 2021 - Chicago Indie Spirits Awards

December 2021 - Chicago Indie Spirits Awards
This month's feature is the Chicago Indie Spirits Awards

Chicago Indie Spirits Awards Reviews

Western Reserve Distillers 6 Year Old Single Barrel Straight Rye Whiskey Barrel 20-0083
94 points
A very nice Rye whiskey that nails the style; enjoy neat, on the rocks or in your favorite classic cocktails.
Amrut Two Indies Rum Btl No. 9
92 points
Best Buy
A rock-solid pot still-like rum that nails the style; flavorful, well-integrated, and smooth-sipping.
Awards: 2021 Chicago Indie Spirits Awards - Best Rum
92 points $24 Best Buy
Amrut Deluxe Old Port Rum Barrel No. 20
90 points
Best Buy
A bold, spicy rum with rich flavors of fruit, baking spices and nuts.
90 points $19 Best Buy
Western Reserve Distillers Vodka Batch 005
90 points
A fun grain-forward, character-rich vodka for robust cocktails; should appeal to whisky drinkers.
Western Reserve Distillers Organic Blanco Agave Spirit
88 points
Herbal, grassy and full of life, this brings an earthy honesty to the table.
Moon’s Best Straight Rye Whiskey Batch 1 Barrel 3 Bottle 206
88 points
Enjoy bold aromas of candied cherries and a licorice-like finish in this atypically fruity Rye that instantly accessible.
Ron Cihuatan Jade 4 Year Old White Rum
87 points
A creamy, vanilla-centric rum that's silky-smooth and easy-drinking.
87 points $17.99
Western Reserve Distillers 3 Year Old Organic Single Barrel Straight Bourbon Whiskey Barrel 2
87 points
A lighter, malty bourbon that places grain flavor front-and-center.
Waterford Biodynamic Luna 1.1 Irish Single Malt Whiskey
87 points
A shy Irish Single Malt that is a nice introduction to the category.
Waterford The Cuvee Irish Single Malt Whiskey
86 points
An interesting, complex Irish Single Malt that's a bit demure on the nose, but explodes into a fruity, flavorful spirit on the palate.
Ron Cihuatan Indigo 8 Year Old Aged Rum
85 points
A sweet, candied and spicy rum that's an easy-drinker.
85 points $24.99
Ron Cihuatan Cinabrio 12 Year Old Aged Rum
84 points
A complex, palate-pleasing rum that will bring dimension to cocktails.
Western Reserve Distillers Organic Reposado Agave Spirit
84 points
A creamy spirit with sweet oak flavors.
Western Reserve Distillers Organic Silver White Rum Batch 008
83 points
A character-rich, flavorful white rum with an American Craft philosophy in its heart.