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

Liqueurs

Hoodoo Papa Legba Reserve Chicory Liqueur
96 points
$35
Dark reddish mahogany color. Complex, roasted aromas of blackened walnut, charred chicory, mace, dried rose and geranium, ginseng, and fine espresso with a round, crisp, sweet medium-to-full body and a smooth, epic, long salted milk chocolate, marinated pimentos, black pepper, olive, caramel buttercream, toasted coconut pastry, and orris root finish. An endlessly complex, very distinctive liqueur that will up your cocktail game; a must-try.
Awards: 2018 Best Herb/Spice Liqueur
KOVAL Distillery Cranberry Gin Liqueur
95 points
$35
Garnet color. Exotic, spicy aromas of horehound candy, dried ginger, eucalyptus, marinated hot peppers, star anise, sesame, salted plum, and dried mushroom with a satiny, racy, sweet light-to-medium body and a warming, complex, medium-long tart cranberry, sloeberry and oolong tea finish. A totally unique liqueur with piles of East Asian spices and racy acidity; one-of-a-kind craft cocktails, coming right up!
Sugarlands Distilling Co. Appalachian Sippin Cream Butter Pecan Liqueur
95 points
$25
Opaque cream color. Inviting aromas and flavors of snickerdoodle cookie, fresh baked cinnamon-sugar pretzel, condensed milk, and buttery caramel popcorn with a creamy, vibrant, sweet medium-to-full body and a seamless, refreshing, medium-long finish conveying notes of all butter sugar cookies and almond windmill cookies finish. Enticing fresh-baked aromas and craveable cookie-like flavors will make this liqueur a smash hit at holiday festivities.
Awards: 2018 Best Cream Liqueur
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
Trader Joe’s Cocoa Cream Liqueur
94 points
$7.99
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
Vapor Distillery Arrosta Coffee Liqueur
94 points
$25
Hazy copper color. Sweet, toasty aromas and flavors of creme brulee crust, coffee and root beer candy, raisin french toast with fig jam, and toasted hazelnut with a silky, crisp, moderately sweet light-to-medium body and a tingling, compelling, breezy finish that shows notes of cappuccino gelato, caramelized fruits, and shaved chocolate finish. A rock solid coffee liqueur that deserves another sip; vibrant and chocolatey.
Awards: 2018 Best Coffee Liqueur
Righteous Seven® Barrel Reserve Liqueur
93 points
$33
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
$28.99
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
$9.98
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
$30
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.