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October 2022 - Last Call Spirits

October 2022 - Last Call Spirits
This month's Spirits feature is Last Call Spirits

Last Call Spirits Reviews

Larceny Barrel Proof Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey Batch No. C922
96 points
$59
Rich and bracing, with intensity that demands attention and comes close to overpowering without going overboard; just delicious.
METHOD AND MADNESS Irish Micro Distilled Gin
95 points
$48
Just a damn fine traditional dry Gin that makes you crave a martini.
Santo Reposado Tequila
95 points
$59
With just a hint of oak to soften the Spirit, beautiful tones of rich, complex, agave abound in this reposado.
Awards: 2022 Top 2 Reposado Tequila
Suyo Single Origin No. 2 Italia Pisco Brandy
95 points
$65
Bold yet delicate with fruity and floral layers of complexity that keep changing in the glass; a contemplative sipper.
Awards: 2022 Best Pisco
Widow Jane Oak & Apple Wood Aged Whiskey Distilled From A Rye Mash
94 points
$44
Complex sipper that is a must have on the back bar for autumn.
G4 Reposado Tequila
94 points
$59
Very delicate barrel influence with a deft touch rounding out and highlighting the agave characteristics, giving way to an herbal, spicy, and slightly smoky treat.
Suyo Single Origin No. 1 Quebranta Pisco Brandy
93 points
Beautiful, gentle, and inviting with fruit, sweetness, and subtle earthiness.
Copper 29 Vodka
93 points
$14.99
Best Buy
A round and supple Vodka with clean, creamy flavors that will compliment either a neat pour or a shaken cocktail beautifully.
93 points $14.99 Best Buy
Banhez Blanco Mezcal
93 points
$33
Fruity, earthy, and mildly smoky; very good on its own, but a Mezcal Manhattan or Boulevardier would be amazing.
Batch 22 New American Aquavit Classic Gold
93 points
$39
More sweet and fruity than traditional examples, but well crafted and a delightful sipper in its own right.
Awards: 2022 Best Specialty Spirit
Pisco Logia Pisco Puro Quebranta
93 points
$40
Bold yet inviting, and probably fantastic in cocktails; this Pisco has amazing aromatics with bold fruits, refreshing citrus, and bright herbal tones.
Cachaça Bela Ouro Wood Aged Cachaça
93 points
$45
Barrel dominated flavors, but a cornucopia of sweet tropical spices that make for an awesome autumnal sipper.
G4 Blanco Tequila
93 points
$49
Peppery, earthy, and citrus fruit-forward with waves of dried herbs; so good that trying this at still proof would be an exciting endeavor.
Prohibition Liquor Co. Small Batch Gin
93 points
$50
Round and supple texture with classic dry gin flavors and lush honeyed and floral notes; craving a martini now.
El Cristiano Clase Reposado Tequila
93 points
$60
Made for sipping, with rich smoky flavors and hints of caramel on the nose and palate.
El Cristiano Clase Extra Añejo Tequila
93 points
$135
Savory herbs with layers and layers of sweet and oaky spices that pull you back in for more.
Tequila Aman El Profesor Añejo Tequila
93 points
$160
This añejo offers up decadent layers of sweet baking spices to be slowly sipped with a cigar on a crisp autumn day next to a fire.
Lovton Farms Hidden Treasure White Rum
92 points
$24
Best Buy
A clean and delicious white Rum that still expresses the flavors and aromas of the cane juice.
92 points $24 Best Buy
Lovton Farms Gentlemens Reserve Vodka
92 points
$24
Best Buy
A super clean and delicate, almost refreshing Vodka.
92 points $24 Best Buy
Hooghoudt 3 Year Bourbon Barrel Aged Genever
92 points
$25
Best Buy
This caters to both Genever and Whiskey lovers and will mix well in cocktails.
92 points $25 Best Buy
Kirkland Signature Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
92 points
$29
Tasty, complex, and interesting, this is a very good Bourbon with lovely umami flavors.
Good Land Coffee Liqueur
92 points
$30
Make your mocha Chocolatini dance a little something extra.
Kentucky 10 Small Batch Kentucky Straight Wheated Bourbon Whiskey
92 points
$37
it's a great choice to sip slowly and allow to develop as the flavors change over time.
Herencia De Plata 100% Agave Blanco Tequila
92 points
$40
Herbaceous and smooth with subtle hints of smoked citrus and poblano; could sip all day long.
Herencia De Plata Espresso Tequila Coffee Liqueur
92 points
$45
A decadent and delicious glass of sweetened coffee.
Hooghoudt 5 Year Barrel Aged Genever
92 points
$45
A Genever for a Whiskey drinker; dark and complex with loads of woody spice.
Santo Blanco Tequila
92 points
$49
Earthy and complex, this is an excellent savory sipper and will play well in a variety of cocktails.
Don Q Double Aged Cognac Cask Rum
92 points
$50
Rich and spicy, a great Rum for mixing into holiday cocktails or pairing with a cigar.
Member’s Mark Spicy Margarita
91 points
$8.48
A nicely balanced, tingling, peppery margarita that livens up the palate.
91 points $8.48
Kirkland Signature 6 Year Old Oak Cask Aged Blended Canadian Whisky
91 points
$18
Best Buy
A good everyday mild Rye that will appeal to Canadian Whisky, American Rye, and Bourbon drinkers alike.
Awards: 2022 Best Canadian Whisky
91 points $18 Best Buy
Kirkland Signature Small Batch Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
91 points
$19
Best Buy
A rock solid Bourbon, exactly what you expect for cocktail Whiskey that is good enough to sip.
91 points $19 Best Buy
Kirkland Signature Bottled In Bond Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
91 points
$24
Best Buy
Sweet at first with nice spicy and herbal notes, a versatile all around Bourbon.
91 points $24 Best Buy
Stalinskaya Gold Vodka
91 points
$28
A rounded mouth feel and just a hint of minerality will delight Vodka drinkers.
Cairlinn Bay Oak & Coast Irish Whiskey
91 points
$38
The malt character is there but in the background, paving the way for an approachable and delicious Whiskey with layers of complexity.
Tullibardine 12 Year Old Double Wood Single Malt Scotch Whisky
91 points
$49
A great balance of fruit, spice, and bitterness make this a textbook Single Malt that tastes like Highland Scotch.
Prohibition Liquor Co. Navy Strength Gin
91 points
$50
A beautiful and aromatic gin for a wide range of classic cocktails, and an easy grab to super charge your Negroni.
Senor Rio Añejo Tequila
91 points
$74
Rich oak influence with an earthy, savory, and umami layered core.
Stalinskaya Vodka
90 points
$12
Best Buy
Crisp, clean, clear; great in any very soft subtle cocktail that only needs the addition of subtle nuance.
90 points $12 Best Buy
Cleveland Whiskey Magic Rabbit Chocolate And Peanut Butter Whiskey
90 points
$24
A delicious flavored Whiskey to use in cocktails or as an after dinner sipper.
Senor Rio Blanco Tequila
90 points
$54
A round, complex, and earthy blanco that keeps you coming back for another sip.
GrandTen Distilling WellHouse Vodka
89 points
$20
Best Buy
Clean but still carries a bit of character from the base ferment.
89 points $20 Best Buy
Ovo Vodka
89 points
$26
Pleasant and approachable with a little bit of an earthy under current.
Hooghoudt 3 Year Barrel Aged Peated Genever
89 points
$27
Lovable but unique; a great Gin substitute for the person that likes citrusy, smoky Single Malts.
Pisco Logia Pisco Acholado
89 points
$40
Tropical and citrus forward, this is a thoughtful sipper that will hold up to cocktails.
Senor Rio Reposado Tequila
89 points
$59
A tasty and complex barrel forward reposado that will satisfy Whiskey and Rum drinkers.
Suyo Single Origin No. 1 Quebranta Pisco Brandy
88 points
Delicate with subtle aromatics, reminiscent of a walk through the forest after a summer rain and smelling fallen fruits on the wet grass.
Kirkland Signature Spiced Rum
88 points
$13
Best Buy
A sweet and mildly spicy Rum that is like birthday cake in your glass.
88 points $13 Best Buy
Senor Rio Coffee Liqueur
88 points
$21
Sweet, delicious, and a little sinful; this will make a tasty mocha milkshake.
Kirkland Signature Silver Tequila
88 points
$22
A citrus-forward blanco that is a pleasant sipper but will make a killer margarita.
Noble Cut Distillery Signature Vodka
88 points
$23
High quality distillate with a round texture and some interesting character.
Sombrero 100% Agave Silver Tequila
88 points
$35
Clean and subtle and could stand up on its own as a light sipper or nicely elevate a simple cocktail.
Everleigh Botanical-Infused Vodka
88 points
$38
Have a prohibition party and use this as your bathtub Gin base spirit.
Herencia De Plata 100% Agave Añejo Tequila
88 points
$50
Soft and approachable with rich pastry flavors; excellent for someone looking to start exploring barrel aged Spirits.
Lovton Farms Apple Pie Flavored Rum
87 points
$24
A perfect sipper or mixer for a crisp fall day.
Noble Cut Distillery Limoncello
87 points
$31
A full-bodied Limoncello; pour over flaky pastry greek dessert for fun!
Bobby’s Gin Company Schiedam Dry Gin
87 points
$32
With loads of bitter citrus on the nose and palate, this would make a nice winter punch.
Bobby’s Gin Company Schiedam Jenever
87 points
$39
Toasted bread and herbal spice followed by hints of fruit make for a well balanced Genever that would make a wide variety of cocktails.
Phrases Made of Words Blanco Tequila
87 points
$39
Light, subtle, and loaded with tropical fruits; this will make an awesome pairing with ceviche.
Querendón Blanco Tequila
87 points
$39
Delicate aromas and palate but layers of subtle depth and complexity round out this blanco.
Blood Monkey Irish Craft Gin
87 points
$45
A rock solid Gin for numerous applications; leans in the more modernist fruit-forward style.
Tres Generaciones Añejo Cristalino Tequila
87 points
$64
A contemplative sipper that would make an excellent accompaniment to your after dinner espresso.
Libélula Joven Tequila
86 points
$29
Well made with some fascinating flavors that are uncommon for Tequila.
Sombrero Negro Gold Tequila
86 points
$30
A solid house Tequila that will provide a good backbone for cocktails but has sufficient quality to be enjoyed on its own.
El Cristiano Clase Silver Tequila
86 points
$50
The blanco to help your Whiskey drinking friends transition to agave.
Beattie’s Distillers Strawberry Flavored Vodka
84 points
$13
Strawberry flavored Vodka that is reminiscent of all your favorite childhood candies and gums.
Beattie’s Distillers Blueberry Lemongrass Flavored Vodka
84 points
$13
Nostalgic aromas of childhood cereal berries.
Sip & Sip Silver Tequila
82 points
$30
Warm, herbaceous, savory, and a bit roasty.
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