About Liqueurs from USA

About Liqueurs from USA
The spirit industry in America is much like the beer industry; some large corporate distillers turning out good quality vodka, gin and whisky along with a growing number of artisan producers of these same products. In large cities such as Chicago and San Francisco, small distilleries turn out superb spirits, many of them organically produced. Vodkas and gins are most common, but there are even a few examples of single malt whiskey. This is certainly an encouraging alternative to the commercially produced spirits in the US, but the truth is that these artisan spirits are a drop in the bucket next to the huge amount of vodkas, gins and whiskeys made by the large companies and are sold in huge numbers; given the promotional money spent by these firms. But the new competition is a bright sign at least in terms of some of the famous whiskey producers that have recently introduced specialty bourbons, aged for a dozen or more years, many of them single barrel products. They are responding to a public looking for more high quality American spirits. The success of these products is a great thing for the American sprits industry.

Top Picks for USA


Pennsylvania Dutch Egg Nog Cream Liqueur
94 points
Best Buy
Creamy almond white color. Spicy aromas and flavors of spice egg nog with nutmeg with a creamy, vibrant, sweet medium-full body and an even, appealing, long finish evoking notes of egg nog gelato, horchata, and white chocolate toffee. A richly spiced, creamy and balanced egg nog liqueur that is a delight to drink.
Awards: 2021 Chicago Indie Spirits Awards - Best Liqueur
94 points $10 Best Buy
Skip Rock Coffee Liqueur
94 points
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.
Awards: 2021 Best Coffee Liqueur
94 points $22 Best Buy
Trader Joe’s Cocoa Cream Liqueur
94 points
Best Buy
Creamy taupe color. Aromas of chocolate milk, cocoa powder, and graham crackers with a creamy, crisp, sweet fat body and a smooth, delightful, medium-length hot fudge on chocolate gelato and chocolate mousse finish. Giant chocolate flavors for your inner child; luxuriate with this over ice.
94 points $7.99 Best Buy
Righteous Seven® Barrel Reserve Liqueur
93 points
Mahogany color. Tropical aromas and flavors of brown sugar, dark honey, grilled pineapple, roasted cacao, and bananas with a satiny, crisp, fruity light body and a graceful, very complex, medium-long finish displaying overtones of allspice, clove, cola, cinnamon, molasses date cake, roasted walnuts, and dulce de leche. A rich, tropical, spicy, fruit-laden Liqueur that offers a world of possibilities for cocktails.
Texas Silver Star Texas Honey Liqueur
93 points
Dull gold color. Aromas and flavors of buttercream, clover, honeyed crepes, and golden apple with a round, crisp, moderately sweet medium body and a smooth, charming, medium-long finish revealing notes of hint of woodruff and cashew-honey nougat finish. A smooth and natural-tasting honey liqueur to use in a wide spectrum of tasty, nuanced cocktails.
93 points $28.99
Member’s Mark Limited Edition Egg Nog
93 points
Best Buy
Opaque cream color. Spicy aromas of gingerbread cookie and egg nog with a creamy, vibrant, sweet full body and an effortless, refreshing, medium-length cheese danish, spice cake, buttercream, and flan finish. A custardy treat with piles of festive holiday spice; great for gifting and sipping.
93 points $9.98 Best Buy
Righteous Seven® Liqueur
93 points
Bright reddish mahogany color. Fruity aromas of cherry preserves, chocolate bar, toasted coconut, mocha, and whipped creme with a satiny, crisp, very sweet medium body and an even, appealing, medium-length dried figs and dates, prunes, black forest cake, and rooibos tea finish. Delicious rich flavors of forest fruits and chocolate make this a nuanced liqueur that will add complexity and interest to a wide array of cocktails.
Pennsylvania Dutch Pumpkin Spice Cream Liqueur
92 points
Best Buy
Creamy orange pink color. Attractive, spicy aromas and flavors of pumpkin pie with graham cracker crust and whipped cream and gingerbread cookie with a creamy, bright, moderately sweet medium-to-full body and a tingling, complex, long finish that shows accents of pumpkin chai latte, spicy carrot cake a la mode, and banana bread. A wonderfully expressive and balanced pumpkin pie spiced cream liqueur that is sure to be a hit.
92 points $12 Best Buy
Bitter Journey Bingzhou Liqueur
92 points
Bright bronze color. Aromas of gentian, black tea, ginseng, and palo santo smoke with a satiny, soft, off-dry light-to-medium body and a warming, interesting, medium-length herbal tincture, homeopathic remedy, and licorice finish. A slightly bitter and boldly intriguing Liqueur made with a sensuous bouquet of East Asian herbs and spices.
Kirkland Signature Traditional Holiday Egg Nog Liqueur
92 points
Best Buy
Opaque creamy straw color. Creamy aromas of horchata, buttermilk pie, nutmeg, and tres leches cake with a thick, vibrant, sweet fat body and a sleek, interesting, medium-long vanilla milkshake and whipped cream with cherries finish. An absurdly craveable Cream Liqueur that proves near-impossible to refuse.
92 points $9.99 Best Buy