Spirits Reviews Index

A listing of our Spirits Review in short form. Click the link next to each review to see the full review.

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2 Gingers Blended Irish Whiskey
Brilliant, crystal clear. Vibrant while delicate with sweet grain and malty scents in the lead supported by honey, soft caramel, vanilla, and nutmeg with hints of orange zest. The palate confirms the nose delivering soft and silky malt driven flavors with a sweet fruity edge and a very spicy finish featuring black pepper and ginger (am I being persuaded by the title?). Medium-bodied with with lush but vibrant flavors with far too much going on to be labeled “light.”
3 Stars See the BevX Review

Alberta Rye Dark Batch Canadian Rye Whisky
Brilliant, crystal clear. The aromatics are bold and assertive with sweet and spicy rye evident but what is very surprising is that the 1% of Sherry in the blend is so prominent in the nose. The palate echoes the nose with rich, sweet, lush flavors of spicy rye with loads of honey, vanilla, Sherry, and toasted oak casks in support. This is a big and bold Whisky that is not for the timid but with its lush and sweet nature it is a Whisky that is approachable to most spirits drinkers.
5 Stars See the BevX Review

Allaire Privée Rum
Crystal clear. The nose is quite interesting as it delivers sweet sugar notes alternatively with dense earthy tones and subtle tropical notes. The palate somewhat follows the lead the nose provided delivering a sweet and hot core with subtle mineral and earth notes that become dry and slightly woody on the finish. Medium-bodied with hot and dry notes that envelop the subtle fruit notes.
2 Stars See the BevX Review

Amarula Cream Liqueur
Brilliant, crystal clear. The first thing you notice is an unexpected fruit and citrus-like aromatic that defies the appearance. Scents of roasted nuts, nutmeg, and vanilla are also found. The palate is in full agreement with the nose delivering a rich, fruity and nutty core with flavors of cashew butter, star fruit, and toffee cream. This is a rich and mouth filling liqueur with a surprising vibrancy that keeps it from becoming heavy or cloying.
4.5 Stars See the BevX Review

Amrut Fusion Indian Single Malt Whisky
Brilliant, deep golden to copper color. The aromatics are quite beautiful as the rich, honeyed malt is equaled by sweet, peated malt with supporting notes of toffee, Bourbon, and oak. The palate echoes the nose revealing a dense but silky caramel malt core with generous waves of peated malt, Sherry, brown baking spices, and oak with hints of citrus and vanilla. Full-bodied with ideal balance perfectly concealing its high proof.
4 Stars See the BevX Review

Amrut Indian Single Malt Whisky
Brilliant, deep golden to copper color. The nose is bright with the scents of sweet toffee with a generous dose of sea salt, toasted grains, brown butter, anise seed, and rich honey. The palate echoes the nose delivering a lush, silky honey and caramel core with waves of Bourbon, oak, and brown baking spices in support. Medium to full-bodied with ideal balance and great length.
3.5 Stars See the BevX Review

Amrut Old Port – Deluxe Rum
Deep bronze to mahogany color. The aromatics are quite fragrant and pretty with waves of butterscotch, molasses, allspice, and candied orange peel, with accents of clove and cinnamon. The palate confirms the nose on the front of the palate as it delivers rich honey and toffee notes but it soon becomes astringent with cold black tea and wood notes taking center stage. Medium-bodied with good proportions and a fresh dose of acidity are certainly positive but the tannins are a tad too high.
3.5 Stars See the BevX Review

Amrut Peated Indian Single Malt Whisky
Brilliant, deep golden to copper color. The aromatics lead with a bright dose of fresh, reeky peat smoke supported by toasted grain, honey, and rich caramel with accents of baking spices and a hint of lemon zest. The palate confirms the nose delivering a dense and chewy malt Whisky with waves of honey, peat smoke, clove, and butterscotch rising on the finish. Full-bodied with perfect balance thanks to the bright peat and citrus accents.
3.5 Stars See the BevX Review

anCnoc 12 Years Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Brilliant, crystal clear. The nose offers gorgeous scents of honey, butterscotch, toasted grain, roasted almonds, and sweet malt with hints of citrus and smoke. The palate is the natural extension of the aromatics delivering a rich but vibrant malt-driven core with waves of sweet grains, honey, and citrus. Medium-bodied with generous malt and vibrant citrus and spice notes that give this Whisky perfect balance.
4 Stars See the BevX Review

anCnoc cutter Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Brilliant, pale straw color. The nose is very expressive with the expected wave of thick, phenolic peat smoke met by anCnoc’s classic scents of honey, butterscotch, toasted grain, roasted nuts, and ripe orchard fruits. The palate fully concurs with the nose as the juicy apples and pears take center stage with waves of peat smoke, lovely brown spices, and rich malt notes that show accents of salinity and citrus on the finish. Medium to full-bodied with generous fruit and malt supported with loads of peat and spice while delivering perfect balance and a lush texture.
4.5 Stars See the BevX Review

Antica Black Sambuca
Deep indigo color despite the “black” moniker on the label. The aromatics are wonderfully assertive with the vibrant star anise and black liquorice in equal measure with hints of brown baking spices, black pepper, and lovely floral notes. The palate is in full agreement with the nose with a thick, nearly chewy liquorice core with vibrant acidity, black pepper, and citrus zest accents. Medium to full-bodied with a dense and silky core that is also refreshing with bright pepper notes and a dose of acidity.
4.5 Stars See the BevX Review

Antica Classic Sambuca
Brilliant, crystal clear with clear signs of viscosity. The aromatics are very clean and pure with scents of anise and fennel with supporting notes of pepper and floral notes with hints of orange peel and cinnamon. The palate echoes the nose delivering a silky core that prominently features star anise with flanking notes of pepper and brown baking spices. Medium to full-bodied with a velvet-like core that is also refreshing with bright pepper notes and a dose of acidity.
4.5 Stars See the BevX Review

Auchentoshan American Oak
Brilliant, crystal clear. The soft, floral, and subtly fruity Whisky takes second billing to bright Bourbon cask notes offering scents of toasted shaved coconut, vanilla bean, orange peel, and brown baking spices with hints of toasted grain emerging on the finish. The palate echoes the nose while it does reveal some very youthful spirit notes that become a bit peppery and spirity on the finish. It’s medium-bodied with the oak pulling much of the freight with a bright and vibrant acidity.
3.5 Stars See the BevX Review

Auchentoshan Three Wood Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Beautiful amber color. A complex nose of toasted malt, dates and figs with a prominent sweet Sherry quality. The palate is soft and semi-lush with sherry sweetness, nutmeg, allspice, and dried fruits. Medium-bodied with nice balance and long lingering flavors.
3.5 Stars See the BevX Review

Aviation American Gin
Brilliant, crystal clear. The aromatics are generous and complex with citrus in the lead followed closely by juniper and pine cone with supporting notes of floral lavender, orange peel, and caraway. The palate echoes the nose delivering a lush and silky spirit core filled with juniper and citrus with long, lingering botanical accents that become mildly earthy on the finish. Medium-bodied with a silky rich core that never feels heavy rather offering bright acidity and perfect balance.
4.5 Stars See the BevX Review

Azzurre Gin
Brilliant, crystal clear. The nose is vibrant and generous with fresh citrus pulp and zest, wild herbs and heather, grapefruit, pineapple, basil, and bright juniper. The palate echoes the nose delivering a generous citrus core with flanking notes of mineral, herbs, and sweet evergreen accents. Medium-bodied with ideal balance while being more gentle than many Gins undoubtedly due to its moderate alcohol.
4.5 Stars See the BevX Review

Azzurre Vodka
Brilliant, crystal clear. The aromatics are surprisingly fruity as sweet scents of ripe orchard fruits with tropical accents fill the nose supported by hints of mineral, citrus, and hay. The palate echoes the nose delivering a silky fruit-driven core with loads of grassy, sweet accents, mineral, and citrus zest to keep it dry. Medium-bodied with good balance and a dry, citrus-accented finish.
4 Stars See the BevX Review

Balblair (second release) Vintage 1999 Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Brilliant, copper color. The nose is amazingly complex with layers of aromatics revealed with each passing. Scents of baked apples and pears mingle in equal measure with rich oak and brown baking spices with hints of honey, leather, and citrus. The palate echoes the nose delivering a round and lush fruit and oak core enveloped with honey and spice. The flavors build and build until lingering for minutes after swallowing with accents of pepper and honey. Full-bodied with a rich, silky palate that while generous with fruit and oak never seems heavy as it’s ideally balanced with bright, clean acidity and spice notes.
5 Stars See the BevX Review

Balblair Vintage 2003 Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Brilliant, crystal clear. The nose is very seductive and complex offering scents of honey, white peach, apricot, toasted grain, butterscotch, citrus zest, lavender, and nutmeg. The palate is in full accord with the nose delivering a lush, fruity core with waves of fresh herbs, honeycomb, and orange with subtle cask notes on the finish. Medium to full-bodied with a rich, silky palate that while generous with fruit and grain never seems heavy as it’s ideally balanced with bright, clean acidity.
5 Stars See the BevX Review

Balblair Vintage 2005 Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Brilliant, pale golden color. The aromatics are wonderfully fruity and seductive with scents of apple, peach, and honey with waves of spring flowers, nutmeg, orange zest, and vanilla. The palate is in full accord with the nose delivering a beautifully complex fruit-driven core with flanking notes of honey, flowers, baking spices, oak, roasted nuts, and vanilla bean. Medium to full-bodied with rich fruit and spice kept quite sprite via bright acidity and spice accents.
4.5 Stars See the BevX Review

Barrow’s Intense Ginger Liqueur
Brilliant, crystal clear. The nose reveals vibrant ginger aromas married with brown sugar with hints of citrus. Its aromatics profile is a dead-ringer for my homemade ginger syrup. The palate is in full accord with the nose with a rich, silky entry that soon gives way to flavors of freshly grated ginger. The finish builds in peppery intensity and lingers on for minutes. The Barrow’s Intense is truly intense with a fresh and assertive ginger note that delivers the flavors and power that ginger lovers desire.
4 Stars See the BevX Review

Bayou Silver Rum
Brilliant, crystal clear. The nose delivers a careful balance of molasses with vanilla cream supported by tropical fruits and hints of banana. The palate echoes the nose delivering a rich and sweet sugar-focused center with accents of tropical fruit and hints of mineral. Medium-bodied and sweet with long, lingering flavors.
3.5 Stars See the BevX Review

Belvedere Pink Grapefruit Flavored Vodka
Brilliant, crystal clear. The nose is very lively with waves of ripe grapefruit and tropical fruits supported by accents of lemon and cream soda. The palate equals the nose offering bright fruit core flanked by notes of citrus pith and pepper with a sweet/tart flavor rising on the finish. Medium-bodied and fruity whil being both a bit fat and tart with citrus and spice notes.
2.5 Stars See the BevX Review

Bib & Tucker American White Whiskey
Brilliant, crystal clear. The aromatics are reminiscent of stepping into a large feed warehouse (I love that smell) with waves of raw grains filling the nose supported by accents of grass, wild herbs, and bread dough. The palate confirms the nose delivering a dense, grain-focused core with waves of spice, dried herbs, and sweet sap accents. Medium-bodied with lush grains and vibrant edges thanks to a dose of bright acidity.
3 Stars See the BevX Review

BiVi Sicilian Vodka
Brilliant, crystal clear. The nose is soft and delicate with notes of chalk and mineral in the lead with citrus zest accents. The palate is not at all what the nose had promised delivering a hot and rather angular attack with pithy lemon notes married with white pepper. Subtle on the nose and fiery on the palate.
2 Stars See the BevX Review

Blade and Bow Kentucky Straight Bourbon
Brilliant, crystal clear. Then nose is wonderfully fruity with baked apples in the lead supported by rich caramel, wild mint, lemon zest, vanilla, sweet red cherry, pralines, and honey. The palate echoes the nose delivering a decadent fruit and grain driven core with loads of brown baking spices, spicy rye, and generous oak notes. Bold flavors without being extreme featuring mature Bourbon while flashing a vibrant and youthful exuberance; it’s perfectly balanced.
5 Stars See the BevX Review

Blade and Bow Limited Release 22 Years Old Kentucky Straight Bourbon
Brilliant, crystal clear. The nose is wonderfully rich and complex offering waves of decadent caramel, roasted nuts and toffee, dried fruits, brown baking spices, vanilla, and loads of charred oak. The palate confirms the nose delivering a lush caramel and fruit focused core with a wave of dry, peppery spice quickly leading to a long finish featuring brown butter, cinnamon, and nutmeg. This is a big and bold Bourbon showing its 22 years in oak on both the nose and the palate (while not as much to the eye) with flavors that build as sipped.
4 Stars See the BevX Review

Blue Nectar Extra Blend Reposado, 100% Agave Tequila
Brilliant, crystal clear. The nose is filled with the scents of charred oak and baked agave with supporting notes of brown baking spices, black pepper, and burnt marshmallow. The palate is largely in agreement with the nose while the bitter and astringent wood notes that envelope the baked agave was more aggressive than anticipated. Medium to full-bodied with loads of spice and oak.
3 Stars See the BevX Review

Blue Nectar Founder’s Blend Añejo, 100% Agave Tequila
Brilliant, deep copper color. The nose is filled with the scents of charred oak and sweet baked agave with supporting notes of sweet toffee, vanilla, and hints of pickle barrel. The palate is in agreement with the nose delivering a sweet fruit and toffee core flanked by astringent wood notes that envelope the baked agave was more aggressive than anticipated. Full-bodied with loads of spice and a very sweet, fruity core.
3 Stars See the BevX Review

Blue Nectar Silver, 100% Agave Tequila
Brilliant, crystal clear. Beautifully fragrant with ripe, sweet agave in the lead supported by fresh herbs and mineral with hints of citrus and mirin. The palate echoes the nose delivering a lush and silky textured fruit-driven core with a generous dose of vibrant acidity with trailing notes of mineral and herbs. Medium-bodied with ideal balance and a long, lingering finish.
4.5 Stars See the BevX Review

Blue Nectar Special Craft Reposado, 100% Agave Tequila
Brilliant, crystal clear. The nose is intruiging with brown baking spices, vanilla, and brown sugar taking the lead followed by scents of sweet agave and subtle oak notes. The palate is simpatico with the nose while being a good bit sweeter than even the nose suggests with Christmas spices filling the palate. Medium-bodied with loads of spice and a very sweet, fruity core.
3 Stars See the BevX Review

Booker’s Batch 2015-06 6 Years Old Kentucky Straight Bourbon
Brilliant, crystal clear. The nose is filled with rich, caramel soaked grain with supporting notes of dried red fruits, vanilla, allspice, clove, nutmeg, and charred oak. The palate is in full agreement with the nose as it delivers a rich and spicy fruit and grain core with loads of spices ranging fiery black and white pepper to brown baking spices and vanilla bean. Very intense with no punches pulled as this delivers dense and assertive flavors of grain, wood, and spice.
4.5 Stars See the BevX Review

Booker’s Batch 2016-03 6 Years Old Kentucky Straight Bourbon
Brilliant, crystal clear. The nose is incredibly complex and subtle in some respects with rich vanilla and brown baking spices supported by waves of fruit, toasted oak, and brown butter with caramel. The palate is in full agreement with the nose delivering a lush and silky vanilla-driven core with generous fruit, brown baking spices, and rich caramel notes that linger for minutes. Full-bodied and so incredibly silky and lush while also showing balance and restraint.
5 Stars See the BevX Review

Booker’s Batch 2017-01 6 Years Old Kentucky Straight Bourbon
Brilliant, crystal clear with a deep mahogany color. The aromatics are wonderfully complex and bold, dense vanilla fudge, gooey caramel, and brown baking spices supported by waves of baked fruit, toasted oak, and brown butter. The palate echoes the nose delivering a lush and velvet-like caramel and oak-driven core with generous fruit and assertive spice notes that rise on the finish. Full-bodied and so incredibly silky and lush while also showing balance and restraint.
5 Stars See the BevX Review

Booker’s Big Time Batch Rye Whiskey
Brilliant, crystal clear. The nosing at full strength shows dense fruit and spice notes with sweet caramel but a big blast of alcohol as well. With the addition of water it really blossoms revealing nuanced scents of banana bread, rich caramel with allspice, black pepper, cloves, ginger, orange peel, vanilla bean, and star anise. The palate echoes the nose delivering a rich and powerful core of fruit and spice with countess barrel notes and a long, trailing finish that becomes drier as it fades. Full-bodied and quite aggressive with its nearly 70% abv but it does become a more gentle giant with the addition of water.
5 Stars See the BevX Review

Boondocks 11 Years Old American Whiskey
Brilliant, golden straw color. The nose offers a beautiful balance of fruit and grain with accents of blanched almonds, brown butter, nutmeg, baked apples, and subtle toasted oak. The palate echoes the nose delivering a rich and silky fruit and grain driven core with flanking spice notes, butterscotch, and brown bread. This Whiskey is packed with flavor and despite the high proof it’s incredibly balanced with silky flavors and a long, lingering finish.
4.5 Stars See the BevX Review

Boondocks Cask Strength 11 Years Old American Whiskey
Brilliant copper color. Like their 95 proof Whiskey, this cask strength Whiskey perfectly marries fruit and grain but this expression shows accents of caramel, toffee, vanilla bean, toasted oak, and allspice. The palate fully confirms the nose delivering a fruit and grain driven core with waves of caramel, roasted nuts, butterscotch, and subtle brown baking spices. This is a very intense Whiskey thanks to being drawn straight from the cask with no dilution. This needs water in your glass to be enjoyed but with the water addition it is incredibly balanced.
4 Stars See the BevX Review

Bowmore Devil’s Cask III Years Old
Brilliant, crystal clear.
Stars See the BevX Review

Bowmore Dorus Mors III Years Old
Brilliant, crystal clear.
Stars See the BevX Review

Bowmore Mizunara Years Old
Brilliant, crystal clear.
Stars See the BevX Review

Buchanan’s De Luxe 12 Years Old Blended Scotch Whisky
Brilliant, crystal clear. The nose is bright and wonderfully complex with honey-anointed ripe apples and peach with accents of orange peel, candied ginger, and nutmeg with hints of sweet smoke and saddle leather. Rich and creamy with the honey theme continuing being foiled by vibrant notes of spice and citrus zest taking the silky core to a zesty finish. Medium-bodied with generous fruit and honey notes that never get too sweet with a bright blast of spice to add refreshment.
4 Stars See the BevX Review

Buchanan’s Master Blended Scotch Whisky
Brilliant, crystal clear. The nose is rich while being sweet and spicy as well. Notes of caramel-soaked toasted grains leap from the glass supported by dark chocolate, orange peel, lavender, and baked apple with hints of pine cone. The palate is in full agreement with the nose delivering lush and round core that ideally marries fruit, honey, spice, and oak with accents of cocoa nibs. Medium to full-bodied having more weight than the De Luxe while still maintaining a clever balance.
4.5 Stars See the BevX Review

Buchanan’s Red Seal Blended Scotch Whisky
Brilliant, crystal clear. The nose is fresh and vibrant with scents of lightly toasted grains in the lead supported by ripe, sweet apples, pears, and orange with hints of orange peel, cashew butter, and candied ginger. The palate echoes the nose delivering a fruity but dry core with accents of brown baking spice, pepper, citrus zest, and brown butter. Medium-bodied showing ideal balance with a vibrant, crisp finish.
3 Stars See the BevX Review

Buchanan’s Special Reserve 18 Years Old Blended Scotch Whisky
Brilliant, crystal clear. The nose is simply beautiful, perfectly weaving scents of peach and plum with wild flowers, honey, toffee, orange peel, and Sherry with hints of cocoa nibs, smoke, and tropical fruits. The palate is in full support of the nose offering further dimension and texture to the rich and decadent fruit and spice flavors with a long, trailing finish that is dominated by caramel and brown baking spices with a touch of pepper. Full-bodied with incredible length and complexity, perfectly marrying sweet and savory flavors.
5 Stars See the BevX Review

Buffalo Trace Kentucky Straight Bourbon
Brilliant, crystal clear. Then nose is wonderfully fruity with baked apples in the lead supported by rich caramel, wild mint, lemon zest, vanilla, sweet red cherry, pralines, and honey. The palate echoes the nose delivering a decadent fruit and grain driven core with loads of brown baking spices, spicy rye, and generous oak notes. Bold flavors without being extreme featuring mature Bourbon while flashing a vibrant and youthful exuberance; it’s perfectly balanced.
5 Stars See the BevX Review

Caliche Rum
Brilliant, crystal clear. The aromatics are extremely pleasing and welcoming seamlessly marrying vibrant mineral and citrus notes commonly associated with white Rum with rich notes of caramel, vanilla, brown butter and nutmeg. The palate delivers on the promise of the nose offering decadent and complex aged Rum notes with a sprite finish. It is ideally proportioned with great length as well.
4.5 Stars See the BevX Review

Calvados Boulard VSOP Calvados, Pays d’Auge
Brilliant, crystal clear. Wonderfully aromatic, filling the nose with the scents of baked and fresh apples with supporting notes of nutmeg, toasted walnuts, charred oak, brown butter, and a hint of clove. The palate confirms the nose with more vibrant, fresh apple notes emerging with a soft vanilla bean note flanking the rich fruit. Subtle and complex while offering a rich, and generous fruit-driven core with perfect balance as bright acidity is present from entry to finish.
4 Stars See the BevX Review

Campari Bitters
Brilliant, crystal clear. The aromatics are wonderfully complex with scents of bitter bark, teaberry, cranberry, rhubarb, grapefruit zest, quinine, and blood orange. The palate echoes the nose delivering bitter herb and spice flavors that are more tart than sweet with generous citrus notes. Perfectly balanced with the classic contrast of bitter with a mild sweet, fruit core.
4.5 Stars See the BevX Review

Canadian Club 100% Canadian Rye Whisky
Brilliant, crystal clear. This beautiful Whisky is wonderfully aromatic with waves of black fruits and spicy rye lifting from the glass supported by brown baking spices, dark caramel, vanilla bean, and oak. The palate echoes the nose delivering a rich caramel and toffee-centered core with loads of toasty oak, spicy rye, Christmas cake spices and fruit, and trailing hints of roasted nuts. Medium to full-bodied with ideal balance and great complexity as the fresh acidity activates your saliva and begs for the next sip.
4.5 Stars See the BevX Review

Caorunn Small Batch Scottish Gin
Brilliant, crystal clear. The aromatics are wonderfully fresh presented on a backdrop of an ultra clean spirit offering scents of red and black berries with mint, anise, and hints of evergreen brush. The palate echoes the nose delivering a silky, grain spirit core with waves of herbs, pine, heather, and soft (almost sweet) mineral notes. Medium to full-bodied with a beautifully lush core and ideal balance thanks to a vibrant dose of acidity and clever botanical blend.
5 Stars See the BevX Review

Caorunn Small Batch Scottish Gin
Brilliant, crystal clear. The aromatics are wonderfully fresh presented on a backdrop of an ultra clean and expansive spirit offering scents of red and black berries with mint, anise, and hints of evergreen brush. The palate echoes the nose delivering a silky, grain spirit core with waves of herbs, pine, heather, and soft (almost sweet) mineral notes. Medium to full-bodied with a beautifully lush core and ideal balance thanks to a vibrant dose of acidity and clever botanical blend.
5 Stars See the BevX Review

Caribou Crossing Single Barrel Canadian Blended Whisky
Brilliant, crystal clear.
Stars See the BevX Review

Carpano Antica Formula Sweet Vermouth
Brilliant, crystal clear. The nose is incredibly complex and pleasing offering scents of orange marmalade, sour cherries, raspberry, allspice, clove, buckwheat honey, bark, mango chutney, and Earl Grey tea. The palate is in full accord with the nose delivering waves of fruit, spice, and herbs that become more dry and tart on the finish. Rich and full-bodied delivering generous fruit flavors with vibrant spice and citrus notes that provide balance and structure.
5 Stars See the BevX Review

Carpano Bianco Vermouth
Brilliant, crystal clear. The aromatics are simply beautiful showcasing fresh, sweet herbs and spring flowers on a backdrop of fruity white wine with hints of grapefruit, honey, and peach. The palate echoes the nose delivering a silky and lush fruit driven core with waves of honey, spice, white flowers, and citrus. Full-bodied with a fresh dose of bright acidity while offering a sweet and juicy center.
4 Stars See the BevX Review

Carpano Dry Vermouth
Brilliant, crystal clear. The nose is generous and complex with a vibrant white wine core with bright notes of citrus juice and zest, coriander, fenugreek, yellow mustard seed, and rice wine vinegar. The palate confirms the nose delivering a lush, wine-driven core with supporting notes of citrus, spice, and bright floral flavors with a deft dose of sweetness. Full-bodied while being perfectly balanced with deep, off-dry wine notes and trailing spice flavors.
4 Stars See the BevX Review

Casa D’Aristi Kalani Liqueur
Brilliant, crystal clear. The nose is unmistakably raw and baked, sweet coconut with accents of coconut cream, cocoa, and hints of caramel. The palate confirms the nose delivering an incredibly rich coconut-driven core with waves of cream, cocoa, and baked coconut with hints of citrus on the finish keeping it fresh and vibrant. Medium-bodied and sweet while never being cloying giving waves of complex coconut flavors.
5 Stars See the BevX Review

Casa D’Aristi XTA Liqueur
Brilliant, crystal clear. The nose is wonderfully intense with scents of exotic tropical flowers, honey, and anise with hints of wild mint, candied orange peel, and papaya. The palate echoes the nose delivering a rich honey and anise focused core with flanking notes of mint and honeycomb. Full-bodied with intense spice and herbal flavors that give this sweet and lush Liqueur an unexpected vibrancy.
5 Stars See the BevX Review

Cedar Ridge Iowa Bourbon Whiskey
Brilliant copper color. The nose is complex and subtle for a Bourbon with scents of grain, brown baking spices, and oak, with accents of dried herbs, fresh mint, and hints of toffee. The palate echoes the nose delivering a a dry and slightly astringent fruit and caramel core with flanking notes of baking spices, pepper, and toasted grain. Medium-bodied with ideal balance thanks to a bright dose of acidity and dry spices.
3.5 Stars See the BevX Review

Cedar Ridge Malted Rye Whiskey
Brilliant copper color. The nose is so alluring and complex offering scents of baked apples, honey, roasted almonds, and caramel with accents of clove, allspice, and nutmeg. The palate in in full agreement with the nose delivering a lush fruit and caramel core with waves of brown spice, oak, and hints of leather, and black pepper. Medium to full-bodied with a rich fruit core while being vibrant with a bright dose of acidity providing perfect balance.
4 Stars See the BevX Review

Cedar Ridge Single Malt American Whiskey
Brilliant amber color. The nose is filled with dense, ripe fruits ranging from red cherries to apricot with bold accents of burnt sugar, allspice, vanilla, and sweet oak with hints of Brandy. The palate echoes the nose delivering a complex fruit core with generous supporting notes of brown baking spices, oak, and rich caramel. Medium to full-bodied with perfect balance and bold spice and oak notes.
4.5 Stars See the BevX Review

Cedar Ridge Wheat Whiskey
Brilliant, pale golden color. The aromatics are quite delicate offering scents of steeped grains, butterscotch, toffee, and subtle baked orchard fruits. The palate confirms the nose being a bit drier than expected with a grassy core and assertive notes of green tea emerging on the finish. Medium-bodied with bright grain and green notes that become astringent on the finish.
3 Stars See the BevX Review

Charbay Hop Flavored American Whiskey
Deep, brilliant amber color. The nose is wonderfully expressive seamlessly marrying rich, sweet malt, brown baking spices, fruitcake, and hops. The palate is rich and viscous with a wild herbal note reminding us of Amaro which was a bit of a shocker when prepping the tongue for a Whiskey experience. Full-bodied, complex, and playful while certainly unconventional.
3 Stars See the BevX Review

Chinaco Añejo, 100% Agave Tequila
Pale golden color. The nose is beautiful and complex with scents of baked apple and pear accented by vanilla and hints of brown butter. The palate echoes the nose delivering a lush and stylish añejo that offers tremendous fruit as pretty cask flavors/spice flavors that linger on the finish. Medium-bodied with a bright dose of acid.
3 Stars See the BevX Review

Christian Brothers Sacred Bond – Bottled in Bond American Brandy
Brilliant, crystal clear. The nose is rich with the scents of red and black berries with notes of plum, vanilla bean, fig, nougat, marzipan, allspice, and black currant jam. The palate fully confirms the nose delivering a rich, fruit-focused core with waves of sweet vanilla, brown baking spices, and spicy/sweet oak. Being bottled at 50% abv it is quite intense while still being very nuanced and complex with perfect balance and great length.
5 Stars See the BevX Review

Christian Drouin 1967 Calvados
Brilliant, deep amber color. The nose is complex while surprisingly assertive showing its muscular single distillation with charming notes of ripe fruit with waves of generous spice notes (clove and cinnamon in the lead). The palate confirms the nose in every way featuring the rustic, single-distilled fruit with spicy cask notes and a delicate note of rancio and a pronounced oaky finish. Full-bodied while quite elegant with ideal balance and incredible length.
4.5 Stars See the BevX Review

Christian Drouin 1977 Calvados, Pays d’Auge
Brilliant, deep mahogany color. The concentrated fruit notes marry seamlessly with the Sherry casks creating a decadent blanket of fruit and spice flavors with accents of wild flowers, caramel, and nutmeg. The palate equals the nose delivering a lush and spicy fruit-driven core with waves of caramel, toffee, marzipan, and dense dried fruits with Sherry accents. This full-bodied beauty is perfectly balanced with a bright, fresh acidity that frames the rich fruit and Sherry flavors.
5 Stars See the BevX Review

Christian Drouin 1987 Calvados, Pays d’Auge
Brilliant, deep amber color. The nose is wonderfully expressive with dense, youthful fruit in the lead supported by scents of orange marmalade and candied orange peel with dried red fruits and waves of brown baking spices. The palate fully concurs with the decadent nose delivering a rich, fruit-driven core that is flanked by spice, oak, and subtle earth tones that linger for minutes. Full-bodied with ideal balance with bright acidity to match the dense fruit and a surprising firm grip of tannins on the finish.
5 Stars See the BevX Review

Christian Drouin 1997 Calvados, Pays d’Auge
Brilliant, deep amber color. The aromatics are quite fresh and youthful with ripe, whole apples in the lead supported by scents of bright citrus, spring flowers, and blanched nuts with hints of oak and allspice. The palate echoes the nose delivering a bright and ripe fruit-driven core with the Pommeau influence being quite evident. The flavors linger on with spice notes of allspice and cinnamon rising with a dose of rancio on the finish. Medium to full-bodied displaying perfect balance as the rich fruit and spice are equaled by bright acidity and oak.
4.5 Stars See the BevX Review

Christian Drouin 25 Years Old Calvados, Pays d’Auge
Brilliant, crystal clear. The nose is wonderfully complex with fresh juice, caramel apples, and rich baked apples competing for dominace with waves of spice, oak, dried fruits, and a subtle cinnamon heat. The palate is a natural extention of the nose delivering rich, layered fruit and caramel core with assertive brown spices rising on the finish met by toasted oak and delicate mineral accents. Full-bodied with hedonistic fruit notes while keeping a perfect balance and delivering a finish that beautifully carries on for minutes.
5 Stars See the BevX Review

Christian Drouin Blanche de Normande Eau-de-Vie-de-Cidre
Brilliant, crystal clear. Incredibly fresh with ripe, crisp apple and pear, sweet fresh press juice, and hints of citrus. The palate carries the nose being decidedly sweeter allowing it to fill the mouth with ripe apple and pear flavors and to linger on for minutes. Medium-bodied with rich fruit and crisp acidity that keeps it perfectly balanced.
4.5 Stars See the BevX Review

Christian Drouin Hors D’age Calvados, Pays d’Auge
Brilliant, rich amber color. The nose reveals a perfect balance of rich, baked apples, brown baking spices, earth, and oak. The most striking aspect is its absolute harmony. The palate echoes the nose delivering seamless integration of fruit, spice, and oak with subtle accents of apple, peel, mineral, and vanilla bean with hints of chocolate. Medium to full-bodied displaying perfect balance as the lush fruit and spice are foiled by bright acidity and oak offering structure and nuance.
5 Stars See the BevX Review

Christian Drouin Pommeau de Normandie
Brilliant, crystal clear. The aroma of freshly baked apples fills the nose with supporting notes of brown butter, brown sugar, allspice, nutmeg, and subtle caramel accents. The palate echoes the nose offering a very vibrant but rich, fruit-driven core with generous butter toffee and soft brown baking spice notes. Medium-bodied and very sprite with the open bottle being in grave danger of being exhausted in one sitting.
4.5 Stars See the BevX Review

Christian Drouin Réserve des Fiefs Calvados, Pays d’Auge
Brilliant, crystal clear. The nose is filled with the vibrant scents of ripe and baked apples, with hints of fermenting skins, wild flowers, stone fruits, and mineral. The palate is in full agreement with the nose adding fresh, rich apple juice notes with accents of cinnamon, nutmeg, and a hint of earth and oak. Medium-bodied with a well-proportioned palate and lingering apple and spice notes.
4 Stars See the BevX Review

Christian Drouin Selection Calvados
Brilliant, crystal clear. The nose is greeted with bright fruit, fresh cider notes with strong hints of pear, supporting/secondary notes of wood, subtle brown baking spice accents, and hints of citrus. The palate totally agrees with the aromatics delivering a generous and vibrant fruit-focused core with waves of citrus, spice, and mineral. Medium-bodied with perfect balance and a soft, lingering apple cider note.
4 Stars See the BevX Review

Christian Drouin Vintage 1975 Calvados, Pays d’Auge
Brilliant, crystal clear. The nose is very floral and amazingly youthful with loads of apple and supporting waves of marzipan, honey, candied orange peel, rancio, and rich butter toffee, and delicate brown baking spices. The palate is in full agreement with the nose delivering waves of fruit, caramel, honey, and spice with peppery wood, soft cinnamon heat, and a trailing toffee and apple melange that lingers seemingly forever. Medium to full-bodied with intense honey and fruit married in one flawless package that defies its age.
5 Stars See the BevX Review

Christian Drouin Vintage 1976 Calvados, Pays d’Auge
Brilliant, crystal clear. Immediately the nose offers a rich and robust Sherry note followed by baked apples, ornage zest, cinnamon, nutmeg, and caramel, The palate opens in the direction of the nose cola nut and then a big blast of Sherry cask
NA Stars See the BevX Review

Christian Drouin Vintage 1986 Calvados, Pays d’Auge
Brilliant, crystal clear. The nose is wonderfully floral with wild honey, red cherry, candied ginger, and loads of baked apples, marzipan, and oak. The palate is in full accord delivering a rich apple core with cherry accents as the wood is a companion here, never trampling the complex flavors. Medium-bodied and amazingly delicate with ideal balance and long, lingering flavors.
5 Stars See the BevX Review

Christian Drouin Vintage 1993 Calvados, Pays d’Auge
Brilliant, crystal clear. The nose is filled with the scents of honey, wild flowers, figs, caramel, and layers of fruit with toffee, apricot, pecan, and brown butter. The palate fully agrees with the nose delivering rich layers of brown butter and baked apple with loads of honey, assertive brown baking spices, and soft oak accents. Medium-bodied with perfect balance and a building warmth from the freshly toasted clove, cinnamon, and allspice.
4 Stars See the BevX Review

Christian Drouin Vintage 1995 Calvados, Pays d’Auge
Brilliant, crystal clear. The nose is quite fruity and complex with scents of prunes and cashew butter, red cherry, vanilla custard, stewed red fruits, red currants, and cinnamon. The palate is so in-tune with the nose with loads of red fruits, spice, cinnamon, and bright Port cask notes giving it a strong vinous accent. Full-bodied and quite assertive with so many fresh fruit flavors arriving in waves with baking spices and Port while keeping a perfect balance.
5 Stars See the BevX Review

Christian Drouin Vintage 1996 Calvados, Pays d’Auge
Brilliant, crystal clear. The aromatics are rich and dense with scents of wild honey, baked apples, caramel, red fruits, almonds, brown baking spices, and dried fruits (fruitcake like). The palate is in full accord with the nose delivering waves of fruit ranging from plum, red berries, apricot, and of course apple with hints of honeycomb, nutmeg, and oak. Medium to full-bodied with intense waves of fruit and spice while maintaining a very pleasing balance.
4 Stars See the BevX Review

Christian Drouin VSOP Calvados, Pays d’Auge
Brilliant, crystal clear. The aromatics are full and rich opening with baked apples supported by loads of brown spices with hints of candied ginger, cinnamon, honey comb, cocoa nibs, dried autumn leaves, and white pepper. The palate agrees with rich and drier notes rising to meet the fruit-driven core with flanking notes of mineral, salinity, and rich wine cask accents. Medium to full-bodied offering great density – being assertive while delicate with long, trailing fruit and spice notes.
4.5 Stars See the BevX Review

Christian Drouin XO Calvados, Pays d’Auge
Brilliant, crystal clear. The aromatics are amazingly fresh and vibrant with scents of fresh apple juice, candied apples, baked stone fruits, toasted almonds, brown baking spices, and a splash of vanilla. The palate is equally youthful delivering layers of fruit, spice, mineral, and a fine salinity and trailing floral notes, with cinnamon heat, vanilla bean, and oak on the finish. Medium to full-bodied with layers of ripe fruit and generous portions of spice, vanilla, and oak.
5 Stars See the BevX Review

Christian Drouin XO Calvados, Pays d’Auge
Brilliant golden to copper color. The aromatics are amazingly fresh and vibrant with scents of fresh apple juice and cider, caramelized apples, baked stone fruits, toasted almonds, brown baking spices, and a splash of vanilla. The palate is equally youthful and mature delivering layers of ripe fruit, spice, mineral, a fine salinity, and trailing floral notes, with cinnamon heat, vanilla bean, and oak on the finish. Medium to full-bodied with layers of ripe fruit and generous portions of spice, vanilla, and oak.
5 Stars See the BevX Review

Clyde May’s Non-Chill Filtered 5 Years Old Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Very deep amber color. The nose is filled with the scents of sweet grains, caramel, brown sugar, vanilla bean, and baked orchard fruits with flanking notes of brown baking spices and charred oak. The palate echoes the nose delivering a fruit-forward core with waves of exotic spices, vanilla, and sweet barrel notes with hints of black pepper and leather. Full-bodied with rich and bright fruit while maintaining an ideal balance thanks to a bright dose of acidity and generous spice accents.
4 Stars See the BevX Review

Clyde May’s Special Reserve American Whiskey
Rich, vibrant burgundy color. The generous aromatics are loaded with rich caramel, dried orchard fruits, toffee, butterscotch, nutmeg, cinnamon, Amaretto, and candied orange peel. The palate is harmonious and seamless being decadent with a spicy edge with loads of viscosity to give the Whiskey length and depth. It finishes with a complex brown spice accent, hints of clove, and toasted oak. Full-bodied and totally hedonistic offering rich, ripe, sweet flavors with great balance and dexterity considering the high proof.
4.5 Stars See the BevX Review

Collingwood Toasted Stave Finished Canadian Blended Whisky
Brilliant, crystal clear. The nose is vibrant and rich with an essence of spicy grain Whisky with accents of caramel, vanilla, maple, and cinnamon biscuits. The palate echoes the nose delivering a spicy grain core with soft, delicate flavors of butterscotch, toasted almonds, candied ginger, treacle, and maple fudge. Ideally balanced with soft, trailing flavors that finish with a touch of spice and sweet wood.
4 Stars See the BevX Review

Colorado Sun ‘Shine Moonshine USA White Whiskey
Brilliant, crystal clear. The nose is filled with the scents of sweet talc and corn Whiskey supported by notes of citrus redolent of limeade and lime zest. The palate echoes the nose delivering a thick and sweet core with copious amounts of sweet lime and candy sugar. Despite the high proof, this spirit is rather soft and pleasant on the palate with no significant sense of alcohol heat.
3 Stars See the BevX Review

Connemara Peated Single Malt Irish Whiskey
Brilliant, crystal clear. The aromatics jump out at you offering waves of smoke and peat delivered on a dense bed of sweet, honey-soaked malt with accents of spring flowers, heather, and a hint of citrus zest. The palate echoes the nose being rich with flavors of baked apples, malt, and honey accented by dry oak and grass notes. Wonderfully balanced and complex offering new wrinkles with each sip. This is a bold and hedonistic Whiskey with perfectly integrated peat and smoke notes that marry with the Whiskey rather than trample upon it.
5 Stars See the BevX Review

Coole Swan Irish Cream Liqueur
Dense and viscous, mocha cream. The nose is subtle yet complex with notes of white chocolate, vanilla cream, marzipan, and a backbone of Irish Malt Whiskey. The palate echoes the nose delivering a silky rich cream base with complex spice and chocolate notes that are kept vibrant by the bright Whiskey flavors that while subtle are indispensable. Rich and generous without being cloying with perfect balance that just begs for the next sip.
5 Stars See the BevX Review

Corazón Blanco, 100% Agave Tequila
Brilliant, crystal clear. The nose is quite aromatic with waves of sweet agave, fresh herbs, citrus, and pickling spices seamlessly married. The palate echoes the nose delivering a rich, baked agave core with flanking herbal and citrus notes with long, lingering notes of agave with coriander seed and hints of yellow mustard seed. Medium-bodied with perfect balance thanks to a vibrant dose of fresh acidity.
4 Stars See the BevX Review

Corazón Reposado, 100% Agave Tequila
Brilliant, crystal clear. The nose is rather pretty and more subtle than the blanco offering scents of baked agave, caramel, allspice, nutmeg and hints of citrus. The palate is in full agreement with the nose delivering a lush core that showcases the baked agave while becoming woody at times leading to a long finish punctuated by caramel and brown spices. Medium-bodied with a rich core that becomes drier on the finish providing a vibrant dose of acidity.
3.5 Stars See the BevX Review

Crop Organic Spiced Pumpkin Flavored Vodka
Deep golden color with orange undertones and visible viscosity. The aromatics are unmistakably pumpkin with loads of traditional brown baking spices and a mild lactic, cream cheese like accent. The palate echoes the nose remaining as dry as the aromatics as well with a trailing note of cola. Full-bodied with rich flavors being drier and more vibrant than expected.
3 Stars See the BevX Review

Cubaney Gran Reserva 12 Years Old Rum
Deep mahogany color. Aromatic notes of vanilla, cola, treacle, and dark molasses fill the nose accented by exotic hints of clove, allspice, Bourbon, and black pepper. The palate echoes the nose delivering sweet molasses and spice notes with a soft trailing semi-sweet and spicy finish. Medium-bodied being slightly viscous with crisp pepper and dry spice notes.
3 Stars See the BevX Review

Cutty Sark Prohibition Edition Blended Scotch Whisky
Brilliant, crystal clear. The nose is quite alluring with sweet malted barley and grains drenched in ripe fruits with baked apples, buckwheat honey, roasted walnuts, toffee, vanilla, and clove. The palate echoes the nose delivering a lush fruit core with silky baked fruits layered with caramel and loads of brown baking spices with black pepper and oak notes emerging on the finish. (It really needs a splash of water to come alive.) Despite its obvious strength (100 proof) it is really quite approachable and delicate while being incredibly generous with fruit, caramel, toffee, and spice notes.
4.5 Stars See the BevX Review

Dimmi Liquore de Milano Liqueur
Brilliant, crystal clear. The nose is very aromatic offering scents of ripe fruits including lychee, peach, apricot, and golden melon supported by dried herbs, orange peel, anise, and vanilla. The palate echoes the nose delivering more dense fruit with a rising spice and herbal vein offering length, balance, and intrigue. Medium-bodied with layers of fruit, herb, and spice with just enough tart fruit and citrus notes to keep it balanced inviting the next sip.
4 Stars See the BevX Review

Don Q 151 Rum
Brilliant, crystal clear. Wow! This is simply amazing and complex offering scents of dried and baked fruits, cigar box, caramel, toffee, vanilla, brown butter, cocoa, fudge, cola nut, and brown baking spices. The palate delivers on the promise of the nose being impossibly rich and creamy despite its obvious strength finishing with notes of black pepper and blast of alcohol. It’s as intense as it gets while being surprisingly silky and gentle with a rich and chewy mouthfeel.
5 Stars See the BevX Review

Don Q Oak Barrel Spiced Rum
Brilliant copper color. The nose is so seductive offering a wave of decadent aromatics led by caramel and butterscotch supported by cinnamon, nutmeg, and Christmas spices framed by toasted oak. The palate echoes the nose delivering a rich, spicy Rum core that oozes butterscotch with an exotic spice blend that is far from overly sweet rather finishing with a dry vanilla and oak accent. Medium to full-bodied with ideal balance thanks to a fresh dose of acidity and a melange of spices that are so carefully portioned that a master chef would be envious.
4.5 Stars See the BevX Review

Don Q Piña Flavored Rum
Brilliant, crystal clear. The nose is filled with the scents of baked pineapple with soft, vanilla-accented white Rum offering hints of lime and honey. The palate echoes the nose delivering a lush, sweet, and juicy pineapple core with flanking tart pineapple acidity, silky Rum, and vibrant citrus. Medium-bodied with ripe and sweet pineapple a its core with enough bright citrus-like acidity to keep it fresh.
4.5 Stars See the BevX Review

Don Q Signature Release/Single Barrel 2005 Rum
Brilliant, crystal clear. There is a generous oak note but I find it to be very rounded and mellow (especially with a few drops of water) as the exotic brown spices from the oak marry beautifully with rich dried fruits, caramel, and roasted nuts. The palate echoes the nose delivering a silky, caramel, and fruit-focused core with an incredibly generous dose of brown baking spice, toasted oak, vanilla, and leather that finishes dry. Medium-bodied with ideal balance thanks to a fresh dose of acidity and firm wood tannins that rise on the finish.
4.5 Stars See the BevX Review

Don Q Signature Release/Single Barrel 2007 Rum
Brilliant, deep amber color. The aromatics rise from the glass with the complex essence of aged Rum offering scents of baked orchard fruits with waves of caramel, vanilla bean, brown baking spices, and roasted pineapple flanked by charred oak. The palate echoes the nose delivering a rich but vibrant fruit and spice core with layers of caramel, brown butter, and vanilla with dry oak and leather accents and hints of mineral. Medium to full-bodied with ideal balance thanks to a fresh dose of acidity with an impossibly silky texture and incredible length.
5 Stars See the BevX Review

DonQ Gold Rum
Brilliant pale golden color. The nose is wonderfully complex with notes of baked apples, molasses, cinnamon, and vanilla-soaked oak. The palate echoes the nose delivering a pleasing marriage of fruit, brown spices, cola, and oak. Silky and warming with a lingering but clean finish.
3 Stars See the BevX Review

Downslope Distilling Vanilla Flavored Rum
Brilliant, very pale golden color. The nose is unexpectedly subtle and short on sweetness focusing rather on vanilla bean with accents of fresh, sweet cream. The palate delivers on the promise of the nose with the flavors mingling in harmony. Medium-bodied with nice balance due to a dose of fresh acidity and a deft use of sugar.
3 Stars See the BevX Review

E&J Apple Liqueur
Brilliant, crystal clear. The nose is filled with apple veering in style to a fresh apple cider with supporting notes of Brandy barrel spice. The palate agrees with the nose delivering a very juicy core that finishes with a bit of sour apple candy. Medium-bodied and quite sweet with bold apple flavors.
3 Stars See the BevX Review

E&J VS American Brandy
Brilliant, crystal clear. The aromatics reveal a very fruity, vinous Brandy with loads of brown baking spices with vanilla and cinnamon in the lead followed by dried red and black fruits and sweet toffee. The palate is in full agreement with the nose delivering a lush but vibrant marriage of fruit, spice, and sweet oak. Medium-bodied with ideal balance and long, lingering flavors of spice and dried fruits.
3.5 Stars See the BevX Review

E&J VSOP Superior Reserve American Brandy
Brilliant, crystal clear. The nose is incredibly fragrant with the scents of baked apples and dried red cherries supported by a generous dose of brown baking spices, oak, fruitcake, and vanilla bean. The palate is in full accord with the nose delivering a warming fruit-driven core with loads of flanking brown spices, oak, and a sweet cola nut note rising on the finish. Medium to full-bodied with layers of fruit and spice in perfect balance.
4 Stars See the BevX Review

E&J XO Extra Smooth American Brandy
Brilliant, crystal clear. The aromatics are so complex and inviting offering scents of roasted nuts, old leather, dense fruitcake, caramel, baked apple, vanilla bean, and sweet oak. The palate echoes the aromatics in every respect delivering a rich and impossibly silky fruit-driven core with supporting spice, toffee, caramel, and oak notes that mingle and evolve with each sip. Medium to full-bodied with perfect balance and proportions as each generous sip begs for the next.
5 Stars See the BevX Review

Early Times 354 Kentucky Straight Bourbon
Brilliant amber color. The nose is lively with sweet apple notes accented by cinnamon, clove, and allspice with hints of caramel. The palate echoes the nose delivering a bright core of sweet fruit with a flanking vanilla accent. Medium-bodied and fresh showing nice balance.
3 Stars See the BevX Review

Early Times Bottled-in-Bond Kentucky Straight Bourbon
Brilliant, deep copper color. The nose is beautifully complex while also straightforward offering scents of caramel, orange zest, wild honey, and cinnamon dusted tea biscuits with accents of cocoa, oak, and ginger. The palate echoes the nose delivering a caramel and citrus-driven core with waves of brown baking spices, ginger snaps, dark chocolate, and oak. Full-bodied and perfectly balanced offering a rich core with very nimble flavors, which is quite a feat considering the strength.
4.5 Stars See the BevX Review

Egan’s 10 Years Old Single Malt Irish Whiskey
Brilliant, crystal clear. The aromatics are beautiful and complex ideally marrying cereal grains with rich honeycomb, caramel, wild flowers and herbs, mint, delicate citrus notes, and sweet oak with a hint of campfire. The palate fully confirms the nose delivering a lush toffee-like core with waves of herbs, brown baking spice, and honey in support. Full-bodied and quite silky with perfect balance and long, lingering flavors that become both dry and sweet.
4.5 Stars See the BevX Review

El Consuelo Organic Blanco, 100% Agave Tequila
Brilliant, crystal clear. The aromatics are ultra fresh with notes of ripe agave fruit sharing the spotlight with notes of earth, salt, citrus zest, and subtle tropical fruits. The palate echoes the nose delivering a vibrant, baked agave core with supporting herbal, salt, and citrus notes with long, lingering flavors of tart citrus and subtle earth tones. Medium-bodied with perfect balance thanks to a vibrant dose of fresh acidity.
4 Stars See the BevX Review

Elijah Craig Small Batch Kentucky Straight Bourbon

Stars See the BevX Review

Espolon Reposado, 100% Agave Tequila
Brilliant, pale golden color. The nose is rich, sweet, and fruity with hints of vanilla. The palate is true to the aromatics with a rich fruity core flanked by spice and a pronounced wood note. Medium-bodied while being refined, mature, and nicely proportioned with a dry wood note.
3.5 Stars See the BevX Review

Fabrizia Blood Orange Liqueur
Cloudy with a pale orange to golden color. The nose is amazingly appealing and complex with the scents of freshly cut blood oranges rising from the glass with waves of zest and orange hard candies. The palate fully concurs with the nose delivering a vibrant orange-driven core with a generous dose of bright acidity with bright zesty accents. Medium-bodied with vibrant acidity and perfectly proportioned flavors.
4.5 Stars See the BevX Review

Fabrizia Crema di Limoncello Liqueur
Cloudy and creamy with a pale golden hue. The nose is fresh and slightly warming with bright scents of fresh cream with sweet lemon. The palate echoes the nose delivering a soft and silky lemon cream core with subtle hints of blanched almonds and nougat. Medium-bodied with soft cream and sweet lemon notes with enough bright zest notes to keep it fresh.
4 Stars See the BevX Review

Fabrizia Limoncello
Cloudy, looking akin to freshly squeezed lemon juice. The nose is filled with the scents of freshly cut lemon zest with accents of cane sugar being redolent of homemade lemonade with a vibrant dose of zest. The palate echoes the nose delivering a bright lemon-driven core with a refreshing dose of zest and just enough sugar to give it body and tame the tart flavors. Medium-bodied with bright and crisp flavors of fresh lemon zest with a deft dose of sweetness.
4 Stars See the BevX Review

Fords London Dry Gin
Brilliant, crystal clear. The juniper steps up and takes center stage followed by a toasted coriander note supported by the angelica with citrus, floral jasmine, and lavender. The palate is in full accord with the nose delivering a lush and oily center palate with juniper and citrus in the lead creating a slightly sweet core that becomes quite dry on the finish. Medium-bodied with ideal balance and a texture that far surpasses most in its class.
5 Stars See the BevX Review

FOS Greek Mastiha Liqueur
Brilliant, crystal clear with viscous legs in the glass. The nose is very interesting and unique offering waves of pine cone and pine needles with dried herbs, dried lemon peel, anise seed, and sweet pickle juice. The palate echoes the nose delivering a softer herbal mélange as sweet sugar does mute the flavors and makes it all a bit more uniform. Medium-bodied with a rich and nearly cloying wave of sweet white sugar notes.
3.5 Stars See the BevX Review

Francescano Natura Assisi Chocolate & Rum Cream Liqueur
Brilliant, crystal clear. The nose is dense with the chocolate, veering toward dark chocolate, with subtle rich and sweet Rum notes. The palate delivers the promise of the nose while being incredibly viscous having the texture of gelato rather than a Liqueur. The generous chocolate flavors linger on and on for minutes. Medium-bodied with incredible viscosity coating every corner of your mouth and staying there for minutes. It’s impossibly rich!
4 Stars See the BevX Review

Francescano Natura Assisi Lemon Cream Liqueur
Brilliant, crystal clear. The nose is wonderfully fresh and vibrant with the scents of lemon zest and sweet lemon juice being redolent of Limoncello and lemon drop candies. The palate confirms the nose delivering a rich, creamy core with bright lemon pulp and zest sharing an equal stage with a creamy custard. Medium-bodied with incredible viscosity coating every corner of your mouth while maintaining perfect balance.
5 Stars See the BevX Review

Francescano Natura Assisi Limoncello
Brilliant, crystal clear. Medium-bodied with incredible viscosity coating every corner of your mouth.
Stars See the BevX Review

Francescano Natura Assisi Melon Cream Liqueur
Brilliant, crystal clear. The nose is filled with the scents of fresh-cut cantaloupe with accents of Japanese Kasugai Melon candy and watermelon hard candy with soft dairy cream. The palate is in great agreement with the nose while being more cream and less fruit than the nose would suggest. Medium-bodied with incredible viscosity coating every corner of your mouth.
3.5 Stars See the BevX Review

Francescano Natura Assisi Peach Cream Liqueur
Brilliant, crystal clear. The nose is amazingly generous with ripe peaches and a touch of apricot nesting on a stone fruit custard. The palate echoes the nose delivering a very lush, peach and custard core that offers subtle peach skin notes as well to add interest with accents of citrus rising on the finish. Medium-bodied with incredible viscosity coating every corner of your mouth.
3.5 Stars See the BevX Review

Francescano Natura Assisi Pistachio Cream Liqueur
Brilliant, crystal clear. The nose is hedonistic with the scents of freshly ground pistachio being less sweet than one would expect with accents of richly toasted pistachio. The palate fully concurs with the nose delivering dense layers of pistachio with a roasted nut edge and subtle hints of vanilla. It’s less sweet than expected (a good thing) being laser focused on purity. Medium-bodied with incredible viscosity coating every corner of your mouth while still being incredibly balanced and nuanced.
5 Stars See the BevX Review

Francescano Natura Assisi White Chocolate Cream Liqueur
Brilliant, crystal clear. The nose is rather subtle, like white chocolate, with scents of vanilla cream with accents of roasted cocoa nibs. The palate perfectly mirrors the nose delivering a rich vanilla and chocolate cream that starts sweet and builds in cocoa intensity that becomes subtly drier. Medium-bodied with incredible viscosity coating every corner of your mouth.
4.5 Stars See the BevX Review

Frey Ranch Gin
Brilliant, crystal clear. The vibrant juniper jumps from the glass and greets the nose followed quickly by the sagebrush that adds a unique note. Waves of exotic spices add to the fun with a bright citrus note that seems to frame all of the botanicals. The palate echoes the nose delivering a lush and chewy core with an incredibly dense and chewy array of fresh botanicals with trailing notes of coriander and citrus. Medium to full-bodied with ideal balance and great length.
5 Stars See the BevX Review

Frey Ranch Vodka
Brilliant, crystal clear. The nose is filed with the scents of pure grain spirit with corn certainly in the lead. The aromatics are so pure that the corn takes on a fruity note (peach and melon) that is supported by mineral, sweet talc, and a hint of pepper. The palate is in full agreement with the nose delivering a lush and fruit-filled core with flanking notes of pepper that are more prominent on the finish. Medium-bodied with perfect balance and a silky texture that while generous finishes quite dry.
4.5 Stars See the BevX Review

G’Vine Floraison Gin
Brilliant, crystal clear. The aromatics are very floral with a hint of citrus and a Genever-like sweetness with hints of fenugreek, green cardamon, and gooseberry. The palate echoes the nose delivering a sweet, fruit driven core with green spices, lime zest, and ginger. This is a soft and gentle Gin that may be too soft and gentle for some hardcore Gin lovers. It is undeniably balanced with great length and depth.
3 Stars See the BevX Review

G’Vine Nouaison Gin
Brilliant, crystal clear. The nose is quite unique and complex with scents of forest floor inclusive of dry pine needles in the lead with cinnamon and allspice in support by semisweet lime notes, nutmeg, and a juniper flourish. The palate is in full agreement as this rogue Gin delivers a rich and chewy juniper center flanked by a generous dose of sharp citrus zest with forest floor and citrus pulp. This is a powerful Gin with a lush fruity and spicy core.
4 Stars See the BevX Review

Gautier Gold & Blue XO Cognac
Brilliant, deep amber color. The aromatics are simply amazing offering a marriage of fruit and spice that can only be found in an elite spirit with extended aging. Scents of cinnamon accented baked fruits, rich caramel, and dried tropical fruits fill the nose supported by dark chocolate, earth, leather, mineral, and oak. The palate fully concurs with the nose delivering a lush and decadent fruit-centric core with gorgeous flanking notes of brown baking spice, toffee, cocoa, vanilla, and toasted oak. Full-bodied with a lush, creamy core balanced with acid, spice, and delicate citrus zest accents.
5 Stars See the BevX Review

Gautier VS Cognac
Brilliant bronze color. The nose is quite pretty with waves of fruits ranging from poached pears to tropical fruits with a touch of peach marmalade, ginger biscuits, and dried apricot with hints of vanilla and cocoa nibs. The palate certainly echoes the nose delivering a fruit-forward core with waves of brown baking spices, toasted oak, and and subtle pepper accents. Medium-bodied with a perfect balance of flavors, as well as balanced acidity to ripe fruit.
4 Stars See the BevX Review

Gautier VSOP Cognac
Brilliant amber color. The aromatics are beautiful and intense with baked orchard fruits (apple, pear, and peach) leading the way supported by caramel, vanilla, dried fruits, subtle earth notes, and spicy oak. The palate is in full agreement with the nose delivering a fruit-driven core with waves of caramel and toffee, accented with brown baking spices, dark chocolate, a hint of ginger, and orange peel. Medium to full-bodied with a lush core while exhibiting a great vibrancy thanks to a generous dose of acidity and bright spice notes.
4.5 Stars See the BevX Review

Gin Lane 1751 Old Tom Gin
Brilliant, crystal clear. The nose presents sweet, floral juniper with supporting notes of orange peel, lemon, and a mélange of brown baking spices. The palate echoes the nose delivering a lush, silky, and slightly sweet juniper focused core with flanking notes of citrus and hints of exotic botanicals that finish dry with a vibrant dose of citrus. Medium-bodied with bright flavors and a velvety spirit deftly mingle with the eight botanicals to create a Gin with ideal balance.
4 Stars See the BevX Review

Gin Lane 1751 Victoria Pink Gin
Brilliant, pink salmon color. The nose is quite vibrant offering scents of fresh juniper with a bright floral backdrop and supporting notes of bitter herbs and citrus. The palate confirms the nose while being fuller and richer than expected delivering a fresh floral and juniper core with flanking notes of citrus zest and bitter herbs enveloped in a silky spirit. Medium-bodied with a round, silky core and a bright dose of acidity offering perfect balance.
4.5 Stars See the BevX Review

Glenfarclas 105 Cask Strength Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Brilliant, crystal clear. The aromatics are a bit heady at first but this is calmed considerably by adding a splash of water. It’s bold and spicy with black pepper and clove while at its core its pure Glenfarclas with scents of baked orchard fruits, toffee, and rich Sherry. The palate echoes the nose with waves of fruit, brown baking spices, roasted nuts, Sherry, and oak with a trailing smoky note that lingers for minutes. This is a big and bold Whisky with incredible warming powers while never being awkward or out of balance.
4.5 Stars See the BevX Review

Glenfarclas 12 Years Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Brilliant amber with hints of gold. The very expressive nose is dense with scents of rich fruitcake, caramel, Sherry, roasted walnuts, toffee, and ginger biscuits. The palate echoes the nose delivering waves of decadent fruit, spice, and malt finishing with a generous dose of sweet Sherry and a touch of earth. Full-bodied and perfectly proportioned with a bright dose of acidity and bright spice accents.
4.5 Stars See the BevX Review

Glenfarclas 17 Years Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Brilliant, crystal clear. Rich and complex aromas of dried apricots, figs, roasted nuts, butterscotch, and a generous dose of Sherry rise from the glass. The palate is in full accord with the nose revealing further dimensions of marzipan, sweet black fruits, allspice, and hints of clove. The flavors mingle perfectly and linger for minutes after swallowing. Perfectly proportioned with hedonistic pleasure and style. It is assertive while being delicate and that is no small feat.
5 Stars See the BevX Review

Glenfarclas 21 Years Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Brilliant, deep golden/amber. The aromatics are rich and complex with scents of sweet Sherry, nutmeg, baked apple, tropical fruits, caramel, and wildflower honey with accents of vanilla and whips of smoke. The palate in is full accord with the nose delivering waves of Sherry-soaked fruits with flanking notes of brown baking spice, with hints of smoke, vanilla, and citrus. Full-bodied while showing perfect balance as the lush flavors are ideally foiled by bright acidity and spice accents.
5 Stars See the BevX Review

Glenfiddich The Original Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Brilliant, crystal clear. At the first nosing your nose will confirm your eyes as the cask influence plays second fiddle to the bright floral and toasted grain notes with hints of hay, green apple, roasted almonds, coconut, and then a burst of sweet Sherry. The palate perfectly echoes the nose delivering a vibrant and pleasing core of grain and fruit mingling with more floral and citrus notes as it trails toward a subtle and dry finish. Medium-bodied to light with nuance being prized over heft while presenting a perfectly balanced dram.
4 Stars See the BevX Review

Gonzalez Byass Lepanto Solera Gran Reserva Brandy de Jerez
Brilliant, crystal clear. The aromatics are quite complex while subtle with scents of toffee, Marcona almonds, orange peel, Sherry, earth, vanilla, and sultanas. The palate echoes the nose delivering a generous, unctuous caramel and fruit core with layers of nutmeg, nut, citrus, brown butter, and hints of clove. It’s a medium-bodied Brandy with complex layers of fruit, caramel, spice, and wood with perfect balance.
4.5 Stars See the BevX Review

Gonzalez Byass Soberano Spanish Brandy
Brilliant, crystal clear. The nose is filled with beautiful Christmas cake fruits with rich brown baking spices, caramel, wood, and candied walnuts. The palate is in full agreeement with the nose delivering lush but vibrant fruit core with waves of spice, oak, honey, and toffee with hints of vanilla and black pepper. Medium-bodied with great depth and complex spice notes while featuring rich and ripe fruit flavors.
4 Stars See the BevX Review

Goral Vodka
Brilliant, crystal clear. The nose is vibrant and focused with delicate, sweet grain notes supported by scents of mineral, wet river stones, chalk, dried flowers, and hints of white pepper. The palate confirms the nose delivering a bright, grain-driven core with generous floral and mineral notes and a peppery finish. Bright and generous flavors are far from neutral while remaining clean with vibrant acidity and assertive pepper notes.
4.5 Stars See the BevX Review

Gran Centenario Rosangel Reposado, 100% Agave Tequila
Bright orange to pink color. The nose is incredible wild, complex, and all together unexpected. It is quite floral and fruity with scents of ripe wild berries and tart cherry accented by hints of citrus. The palate fully agrees with the nose being lush and semisweet with only faint agave notes. Medium-bodied with nice balance and long lingering flavors.
3 Stars See the BevX Review

Grand Marnier Titanium Flavored Cognac
Deep golden peach color with perfect clarity. The nose is filled with the scents of sweet, concentrated orange and tangerine with hints of baked peach, candied ginger, brown baking spices, and vanilla. On the palate the fruit notes are quite subtle with the spices taking center stage offering soft pepper notes with pithy citrus sensations. Despite the rich fruit notes found in the aromatics this spirit is totally dry. Medium-bodied with dense fruit and a dry finish with great balancing acidity.
3 Stars See the BevX Review

Grand Traverse Distillery 116 Proof Straight Rye Whiskey
Brilliant, crystal clear. Intensely spiced with loads of brown baking spices and a rich, fruity core with hints of cocoa, French roast coffee, and charred oak. The palate is equal to the nose with a rich, caramel drenched fruit core flanked by spicy rye, black pepper, allspice and dense caramel with hints of sweet vanilla. Super intense with rich bold fruit, caramel, spicy rye, and oak to spare.
4 Stars See the BevX Review

Grand Traverse Distillery Double Barreled Ole George Rye Whiskey
Brilliant, crystal clear. The nose is assertively spicy with toasted grain and black pepper in the lead. After a small water addition this Whiskey really shows its stuff offering black fruits, rye bread, black pepper, toffee, and vanilla. The palate is full accord with the nose delivering a beautiful mix of fruit and grain with hints of black cherry with loads of spicy rye and sweet caramel. This is a very intense rye that requires a water addition in my view to best expand the flavors and tame the heat.
4.5 Stars See the BevX Review

Grand Traverse Distillery Ole George Straight Rye Whiskey
Brilliant, crystal clear. The aromatics are complex and pure with scents of toasted grain, black pepper, sourdough rye bread, dried black fruits, caramel, vanilla, allspice, and pralines. The palate is full agreement with the nose offering a silky and zesty marriage of fruit, caramel, pepper, and brown baking spices with a silky blast that coats the palate and lingers for minutes. This is a wonderfully intense Rye that also offers incredible balance and style. A must have for “Rye Heads” as this is pure, unadulterated Rye Whiskey.
5 Stars See the BevX Review

Grand Traverse Distillery Silver Reserve Rum
Brilliant, crystal clear. The nose is quite intriguing as the material (molasses) is quite familiar while the distillation in a hybrid pot still gives the rich, densely fruity qualities of a Caribbean pot still while being as clean and floral as a column still Rum. The palate confirms the nose delivering a dry, fruit-forward core with a silky texture. The over-proof finish gives the clove and pepper spice accents more lift as well as the charred sugar flavors that emerge on the finish. A full-bodied white Rum with lots of gusto and personality that will hold its own in cocktails.
4 Stars See the BevX Review

Grand Traverse Distillery Small Batch Botanical Gin
Brilliant, crystal clear. The aromatics are bold and clear rising from the glass well before it’s lifted. Scents of juniper with vibrant citrus notes take the lead with accents of angelica and cilantro. The palate echoes the nose while being somehow even more intense with the botanicals becoming nearly chewy. The juniper and citrus have become fruity being framed by vibrant citrus zest and peppery spice notes. This is a bold and intense Gin with generous botanicals delivered on a silky, creamy bed of a beautiful wheat-based spirit.
5 Stars See the BevX Review

Grand Traverse Distillery Straight Bourbon
Brilliant, crystal clear. The aromatics are complex and pure with scents of toasted grain, caramel, vanilla bean, cigar box, smoky hardwood charcoal notes, nutmeg, and cigar box. The palate is full agreement with the nose offering a silky and zesty marriage of fruit, caramel, pepper, and brown baking spices with a silky blast that coats the palate and lingers for minutes. Medium-bodied and not as dense or assertive as many Bourbons, which is interesting as it’s bottled over-proof without showing a hint of being hot.
4.5 Stars See the BevX Review

Grand Traverse Distillery True North Rye Vodka
Brilliant, crystal clear. Beautiful aromatics offering scents of lemon curd, dried black fruits, dried flowers, spicy rye bread, and subtle mineral notes. The palate echoes the nose delivering the complex set of flavors on a silky, viscous palate that carries the vibrant and rich flavors like a fluffy cloud. Medium-bodied and sure to destroy any ideas you may have about Vodka being a neutral spirit.
5 Stars See the BevX Review

Grand Traverse Distillery True North Wheat Vodka
Brilliant, crystal clear. The nose is wonderfully floral with an equal dose of sweet, toasted grains, dried berries, tarragon, and an distinct accent of wet river stones. The palate confirms the nose being rich and expansive on the palate with a silky core while maintaining its vibrancy. Layers of sweet grains are flanked by hints of citrus zest, teaberries, and mineral. Ideally balanced being both generous and sprite with a long, lingering finish that ultimately becomes dry and clean.
5 Stars See the BevX Review

Greenore 8 Years Old Single Grain Irish Whiskey
Brilliant, crystal clear. The nose offers sweet grain and grass notes with accents of lemon peel, vanilla, and honey, and a touch of smoke. The palate echoes the nose delivering a sweet grain core with touches of baked apple and pear not immediately evident in the nose. It finishes with a sweet citrus zest note with a kick of toasted oak. This is a wonderfully rich and decadent Whiskey with fresh citrus and spice notes and a nice dose of acidity.
4 Stars See the BevX Review

Haig Club Single Grain Scotch Whisky
Brilliant, crystal clear. The aromas are simply beautiful with scents of butterscotch, fresh and baked apples, Calvados, pine needles, black pepper, shaved oak, and tropical fruits including raw coconut. The palate fully confirms the nose while being a bit more firm with a grip of cold, green tea tannins and a further pronounced black pepper note that flanks the lush fruit core. This is definitely a lighter styled whisky but it’s far from faint. It’s wonderfully complex with a great balance and a good bit of length.
3.5 Stars See the BevX Review

Hankey Bannister Original Blended Scotch Whisky
Brilliant, crystal clear. Scents of toffee, toasted grain, honey, and citrus dominate with supporting brown spice accents. The palate echoes the nose with a spicy grain-driven core that shows more peppery spice than shown on the nose. Medium-bodied with bright citrus and spice to keep it fresh and clean.
3 Stars See the BevX Review

Hazelburn 12 Years Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Deep, brilliant copper color. The nose is deeply fruity with a big, lush dose of Sherry with toffee and refined caramel notes. The palate is quite sprite as it opens with a zesty, spirity note backed by rich ripe fruit and sweet Sherry. Medium-bodied with great length and balance.
3.5 Stars See the BevX Review

Herradura Añejo, 100% Agave Tequila
Brilliant, deep copper color. The aromatics reveal a rich agave spirit ideally integrated with decadent cask accents of vanilla, butter caramel, and brown baking spices. The palate is spot on with the aromatics offering the perfect liquid. Medium to full-bodied with waves of fruit equaled by sweet barrel notes with a bright citrus edge.
4 Stars See the BevX Review

Herradura Colección de la Casa Reserva 2015, Directo de Alambique Silver, 100% Agave Tequila
Brilliant, crystal clear. The nose is wonderfully expressive and complex offering scents of sweet baked agave, tart lemon candy, lime zest, sautéed nopales, and poblano pepper with hints of black peppercorns and coriander. The palate is in full agreement with the nose delivering a lush and beautiful agave-filled core with flanking notes of spice, citrus, and hints of sea salt. This is a full-bodied plus Tequila bottled over-proof while still being perfectly balanced, tantalizingly viscous, and dare I say delicate.
5 Stars See the BevX Review

Herradura Colección de la Casa Reserva 2016, Port Cask Reposado, 100% Agave Tequila
Brilliant copper with hints of pink. The aromatics are amazingly complex offering scents of sweet baked agave, dried cherries and raspberry, blood orange, and allspice with hints of cigar box. The palate echoes the nose delivering a silky fruit-driven core featuring both agave and red fruits with flanking notes of spice, oak, cocoa nibs, and hints of sea salt. Medium-bodied with a complex mélange of fruit and spice framed by bright acidity providing perfect balance.
4.5 Stars See the BevX Review

Herradura Reposado, 100% Agave Tequila
Brilliant, deep straw color. The aromatics are quite amazing and complex featuring sweet agave with generous accents of vanilla bean, nougat, butterscotch, and caramel with hints of mineral and oak. The palate is in full agreement with the nose delivering a lush and silky fruit-core with loads of butter and caramel with trailing notes of oak and vanilla. Medium to full-bodied with waves of fruit and sweet barrel notes kept vibrant by a fresh dose of acidity.
4.5 Stars See the BevX Review

Herradura Silver, 100% Agave Tequila
Brilliant, crystal clear. The aromatics are led by dense, fruity agave notes with strong supporting notes of dried herbs, oak, and earth with hints of mineral, citrus zest, and sandalwood. The palate echoes the nose delivering a rich, agave-driven core flanked by sandalwood, earth, and faint citrus accents and vanilla bean. Medium-bodied with ideal balance thanks to a bright dose of acidity.
4 Stars See the BevX Review

Highland Park 12 Years Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Deep gold to amber copper color. The nose is a textbook study in the art of subtle aromatics while gorgeous toasted malt mingles with oak, smoke, baked orchard fruits, wild flower honey, and Highland Park’s calling card — heather. The palate is in full accord with the nose delivering rich, sweet malt while dry and spicy with notes of pepper, smoke, and cloves. Full-bodied with generous malt and spice notes while maintaining a perfect balance with bright acidity and spice notes.
4.5 Stars See the BevX Review

Highland Park Dark Origins Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Brilliant, crystal clear. The Sherry casks are quite evident supported by notes of dried berries, roasted hazelnut, earth, orange zest, banana bread, and charred oak. Dark fruit and cocoa nibs take the lead with pretty smoke and meaty notes, with treacle, baked apples, and stewed berries all enveloped in sweet Sherry. Bold and assertive but ideally balanced with a silky texture and peppery finish offering great length.
4.5 Stars See the BevX Review

Highland Park Fire Edition 15 Years Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Brilliant amber color. The aromatics are quite beautiful with waves of red fruits layered with rich, sweet malt supported by notes of brown baking spices, fruit cake, vanilla, and hints of chocolate. The palate echoes the nose delivering a lush fruit and malt-driven core with generous spice and oak notes. It’s a full-bodied Whisky for sure with generous fruit and malt flavors balanced with bright acidity and spice accents.
4.5 Stars See the BevX Review

Humboldt Distillery Humboldt’s Finest Flavored Vodka
Brilliant, crystal clear. The aromatics are fresh and vibrant with waves of dried flowers, jasmine, English Thyme, lime zest, and fennel pollen with hints of mineral and cucumber. The palate fully confirms the nose delivering a soft and silky spirit core with waves of fresh and dried herbal notes accented by citrus, pepper, and mineral. Medium-bodied with superb balance and a well-proportioned herbal attack.
4.5 Stars See the BevX Review

Humboldt Distillery Small Batch – Certified Organic Spiced Rum
Brilliant golden color. The nose is far more subtle than expected as it offers scents of fresh fruit compote accented with vanilla bean, allspice, and baked apple. The palate is in full agreement with the nose delivering a fruit-driven core with flanking notes of pretty brown baking spices and sweet vanilla. Medium-bodied with waves of sweet fruit and spice notes while never becoming overly sweet.
4 Stars See the BevX Review

Humboldt Distillery Small Batch – Certified Organic Vodka
Brilliant, crystal clear. The aromatics are pure and clean with scents of sugar-accented wet river stones with hints of vanilla bean and white pepper. The palate echoes the nose delivering a silky texture with vibrant acidity and a dose of spicy ginger on the finish. Medium-bodied with great balance and a dry, ginger/pepper finish.
4 Stars See the BevX Review

Hyde Single Malt Irish Whiskey
Brilliant, crystal clear. The aromatics are very spicy with a well-integrated oak backbone that offers a perfect platform for ripe, rich stone fruits, lemon curd, honey, and caramel. The palate echoes the nose delivering a rich and quite spicy fruit, Sherry, and honey-focused core with layers of pepper, brown baking spices, and loads of oak. Full-bodied with intense spice, Sherry, and oak flavors that envelop the rich fruit.
4 Stars See the BevX Review

I.W. Harper Kentucky Straight Bourbon
Brilliant, crystal clear. The nose is classic Bourbon with waves of caramel, roasted nuts, brown baking spices, vanilla, and oak. The palate confirms the nose delivering a soft, fruity core with loads of toffee, caramel, oak, and spice. Medium-bodied with a gentle core of fruit and spice and sweet caramel flavors on the finish.
4 Stars See the BevX Review

Ian MacLeod Isle of Skye 8 Years Old Blended Scotch Whisky
Brilliant amber color. The nose is beautifully rich and fruity with semi-sweet fruitcake, wild honey, toffee, and treacle with vibrant notes of peat smoke. The palate echoes the nose with a lush, silky texture flanked by accents of wood and black pepper. Cleverly constructed delivering robust Island Malt notes with style and panache.
3.5 Stars See the BevX Review

Johnnie Walker Rye Cask Finish 10 Years Old Blended Scotch Whisky
Brilliant, crystal clear. The aromatics are rich with sweet grain, malt, caramel, toffee, and loads of brown baking spices with accents of candied ginger, vanilla bean, and peppery rye notes. The palate mirrors the nose delivering a lush malt and grain core with baking spice and black pepper notes rising on the finish. The rye notes are evident but a companion to the grain core rather than a dominating force. Ideally balanced with long, lingering flavors and a fresh dose of acidity.
5 Stars See the BevX Review

Jumbie Coconut Splash Flavored Rum
Brilliant, crystal clear. The aromatics are vibrant and unmistakably coconut offering both fresh and toasted coconut meat with fresh juice and subtle hints of cocoa beans. The palate echoes the nose delivering a sweet but incredible, well-balanced burst of pure coconut flavors with flanking notes of citrus that keeps it clean and very refreshing. Medium-bodied with gobs of rich coconut flavor and perfect balance thanks to a dose of fresh acidity.
4 Stars See the BevX Review

Jumbie Pineapple Splash Flavored Rum
Brilliant, crystal clear. The nose is filled with sweet tropical fruit featuring pineapple with mandarin orange and other tropical fruits as well. The palate is in full agreement with the nose with sweet tropical fruits at the core with soft notes of confectioners’ sugar, tropical flowers, and hints of vanilla. Medium-bodied with sweet tropical fruits.
3 Stars See the BevX Review

Jura 10 Years Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Brilliant copper color. The aromatics are complex and alluring with waves of fruit compote with supporting notes of candied ginger, campfire, cocoa nibs, Sherry, oak, and black pepper. The palate echoes the nose delivering a sweet fruit core wrapped in smoke, Sherry, and earth notes with trailing accents of honey and nutmeg. Medium-bodied with bright fruit and perfect balance thanks to a vibrant dose of acidity.
4.5 Stars See the BevX Review

Kilbeggan Blended Irish Whiskey
Brilliant, crystal clear. The nose reveals a grain focused Whiskey with hints of clover honey, orange zest, and black pepper, with hints of clove, and a green grassy accent. The palate delivers on the promise of the nose. It’s very malty with a generous dose of honey and soft brown baking spice notes. Medium-bodied plus with a silky, lush core with semisweet malt notes.
4 Stars See the BevX Review

Kinahan’s Blended Irish Whiskey
Brilliant, crystal clear. The aromatics are quite beautiful filling the nose with scents of ripe orchard fruits featuring pear and peach with accents of wild herbs, mint, honey, and vanilla. The palate echoes the nose delivering waves of fruit and malted barley at its core with flanking notes of herbs, oak, dark cocoa nibs, and subtle brown baking spices with a hint of citrus. Medium to full-bodied with ideal balance and long, lingering flavors that become drier on the finish.
4.5 Stars See the BevX Review

Kinahan’s Single Malt Irish Whiskey
Brilliant, crystal clear. The aromatics are certainly generous offering rich scents of butter toffee, honey, dried red fruits, toasted grain, orange peel and black tea with hints of allspice, pepper, and oak. The palate is in full agreement with the nose with the fruit component taking center stage then being quickly enveloped by spice, wood, and cigar. Full-bodied with a a dense and assertive core that finishes dry.
4 Stars See the BevX Review

Knob Creek Limited Edition – Batch 1 2001 Kentucky Straight Bourbon
Brilliant, crystal clear. The aromatics offered by this Bourbon are so rich and seductive that it’s hard to stop nosing. The dense toffee, caramel, and baked fruit notes are perfectly married and jump from the glass (especially after a water dose). Supporting notes of charred oak, brown baking spices, and vanilla. The palate echoes the nose with a decadent, sweet fruit, caramel and nut core supported by brown spices and pepper that become drier and more wood forward on the finish. Full-bodied with the rich baked fruits and spices carrying the higher proof with ease and style.
4.5 Stars See the BevX Review

La Quintinye Vermouth Royal Blanc Vermouth
Brilliant, crystal clear. Incredibly floral with a complex tapestry of aromatics including honeysuckle, candied-ginger, white peach, grapefruit, quinine, and kumquat. The palate echoes the nose delivering a beautuful fruit-driven core with accents of spice, ginger, and fresh herbs. Wonderfully intense while being complex and delicate at the same time.
5 Stars See the BevX Review

La Quintinye Vermouth Royal Extra Dry Vermouth
Brilliant, crystal clear. The nose is incredibly floral with loads of spice, bark, on a backdrop of red grapefruit and melon pear with hints of quinine and nutmeg. The palate is in full accord with the nose delivering a vibrant, tart tropical fruit core with accents of wild flowers and citrus. Beautifully intense and complex with a crisp dry edge.
4.5 Stars See the BevX Review

La Quintinye Vermouth Royal Rouge Vermouth
Brilliant, crystal clear. The aromatics are multifarious offering scents of ripe red fruits with dried figs and dates, anise, vanilla, and chocolate. The palate is in full agreement with the nose delivering a lush, fruit center-core with generous herb and spice notes in support with hints of bitter bark and allspice. Wonderfully intense with waves of sweet and tart fruits supported by a melange of spices.
5 Stars See the BevX Review

Lagavulin 16 Years Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Brilliant, crystal clear. The nose is wonderfully complex offering beautiful scents of Lapsang Souchong tea, rich Sherry, peat, iodine, toasted malted barley, and sea breezes with a touch of salt, vanilla, and caramel. The palate is the multidimensional expression of the nose as it delivers layers of peat-drenched malt and caramel with loads of spice, peat smoke, and decadent wood notes that linger on for an eternity. Full-bodied and majestically assertive, this is the bull in the china shop if the bull were impossibly nimble and wearing ballet shoes.
5 Stars See the BevX Review

Laphroaig 15 Years Old
Brilliant, crystal clear. The nose is quite beautiful and if one could ever call Laphroaig understated this one could carry that moniker. Scents of citrus, apples, fresh green herbs, and subtle cigar notes mingle with the peat and sea. The palate is in full agreement with the nose delivering vibrant fruit core with generous supporting spice, oak, sea salt, smoky peat, and dried herbs. Medium to full-bodied with perfect balance and vibrant flavors that are both generous and sprite.
4.5 Stars See the BevX Review

Laphroaig 32 Years Old
Brilliant, crystal clear. The nose is incredibly decadent with rich, old Sherry in the lead with loads of brown baking spices (clove, allspice, cinnamon, and nutmeg among others), brown butter, dark chocolate, baked apples, and a generous dose of the classic Laphroaig smoke and sea notes. The palate echoes the nose delivering a rich and silky core that ideally marries fruit with spice, chocolate, Sherry, peat, oak, and sea salt. Full-bodied with rich and lingering flavors that carry on for minutes. Despite its heft it is never heavy and always balanced on the palate.
5 Stars See the BevX Review

Laphroaig Cairdeas 2015 Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Brilliant, crystal clear. The nose offers quite a conundrum as it offers bright berry and apple fruit but once you shift your attention to to the rich, salty, peat notes with its iodine and pepper accents the fruit becomes just a cherished memory. The palate fully concurs with the nose again offering a glimpse at fruit before the earthy peat and spice notes roll in like tidal wave with hints of anise, clove, allspice, seaweed, and campfire. It’s Laphroaig so it’s not going to be shy but it does have a delicate note albeit buried with a mass of beautiful peat and smoke.
5 Stars See the BevX Review

Laphroaig Cairdeas Madeira Cask Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Brilliant copper color. The aromatics are both exotic and intense offering scents of sweet turf fire with blood orange, sea salt, baked apple, dried chili, anise seed, and nougat. The palate fully concurs with the nose delivering a lush and vibrant fruit and peat mélange ideally framed by brown baking spices, oak, and citrus. Being Laphroaig you know it’s not going to be a wallflower. It’s quite intense but wonderfully complex and perfectly balanced.
5 Stars See the BevX Review

Laphroaig Lore Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Brilliant, deep mahogany. The aromatics leap from the glass in a full attack of dense peat smoke, sea salt, and oak with accents of citrus, roasted nuts, toasted grains, and damp leaves. The palate echoes the nose delivering an exploding peat bomb with flanking notes of seaweed, sweet malt, and assertive spice and oak notes. Full-bodied with a sledgehammer of peat and oak.
3 Stars See the BevX Review

Lejay Crème de Cassis
Brilliant, crystal clear. The aromatics are wonderfully rich with scents of ripe blackcurrants, red plum, and dried blueberry. The palate is in full agreement with the nose delivering lush and silky ripe fruit flavors with loads of blackberry jam foiled by subtle citrus, and tart cherry notes. This is an incredibly intense Liqueur with impossibly rich fruit notes balanced by soft citrus notes and a dose of bright acidity on the finish.
4.5 Stars See the BevX Review

Limoncello di Capri Limoncello
Brilliant, crystal clear. The nose is alive with the scents of lemon zest and sweetened lemon juice. The palate mirrors the nose while being far more intense delivering a vibrant and generous lemon-focused core with the sugar being balanced by a peppery note in the form of the fresh essential oils. Wonderfully intense and refreshing with fresh, sweet lemon notes bursting on the palate.
5 Stars See the BevX Review

Linie Aquavit
Brilliant, crystal clear. The nose is filled with the scents of caraway and anise with supporting notes of dill seed, orange peel, clove, dried figs, and vanilla. The palate echoes the nose delivering a rich spice and fruit core as the Sherry cask flavors come alive with accents of citrus and peppermint. Medium-bodied with too many layers of fruit and spice to dissect with bright acidity aiding in the perfect balance.
5 Stars See the BevX Review

Lost Distillery Co. Auchnagie Blended Malt Scotch Whisky
Brilliant, pale golden straw color. The aromatics are very enticing offering a mélange of sweet pear, citrus, and toasted grains with supporting notes of wild honey, ginger, and hints of nutmeg. The palate is in agreement with the nose delivering a vibrant fruit and citrus core with a bright dose of acidity that gives way to soft honey and spice accents on the finish. Medium to full-bodied with loads of acidity enveloping sweet orchard fruits, spice, and honey.
4 Stars See the BevX Review

Lost Distillery Co. Gerston Blended Malt Scotch Whisky
Brilliant, pale golden color. The nose is filled with the scents of sweet malt and honey with supporting notes of roasted nuts and butter toffee offering accents of mineral and subtle smoke notes. The palate fully concurs with the nose delivering a rich, buttery malt-driven core with waves of spice, honey, caramel, and citrus zest to add lift and vibrancy. Medium to full-bodied with rich caramel and toffee flavors balanced perfectly with bright citrus-like acidity.
4 Stars See the BevX Review

Lost Distillery Co. Lossit Blended Malt Scotch Whisky
Brilliant golden color. The nose is vibrant with the scents of sweet peat smoke, ripe pear and apple, wildflower honey, candied lemon peel, and smoked ham with accents of oak. The palate is in full agreement with the nose delivering a complex, silky core that ideally balances fruit, malt, smoke, and spice with trailing notes of candied ginger and campfire smoke. Medium-bodied with perfect balance delivering layers of Islay Whisky flavors with a very bright dose of acidity.
4.5 Stars See the BevX Review

Lost Distillery Co. Stratheden Blended Malt Scotch Whisky
Brilliant golden color. The nose is complex and expressive with waves of apple and pear married with dried fruits, Sherry, orange peel, and dry caramel with supporting notes of orange peel, leather, and oak. The palate echoes the nose delivering a soft, fruit-driven core with brown baking spices and mineral rising on the back palate presented with a bright dose of acidity and sweet oak finish. Medium to full-bodied with an incredible number of layers of flavors conspiring to create a complex malt with great balance.
4.5 Stars See the BevX Review

Lucano Amaro
Brilliant, crystal clear. It’s very aromatic with rich fruit compote featuring bitter cherries and citrus zest with wild flowers, brown baking spices, and accents of vanilla, wild honey, clove, and hints of anise. The palate confirms the nose being lush and silky offering a mild spice impression as compared with many Amaro while never being overly sweet or cloying. Vibrant while lush and satisfying with a viscosity that lingers for a good minute. Ideally balancing spice, fruit, and sweet flavors in total harmony.
4 Stars See the BevX Review

Lunazul Blanco, 100% Agave Tequila
Brilliant, crystal clear. The nose is fruity exhibiting tropical and apple notes with a healthy dose of salt and citrus, which is to say – it has the aromatics of fresh agave. The palate is semi-viscous and refreshing with ripe fruit tones giving way to crisp citrus notes mingling with agave and ripe peach. Wonderfully balanced with clean flavors and a long, lingering, spicy finish.
4.5 Stars See the BevX Review

Mad March Hare Irish Poitin
Brilliant, crystal clear. The nose is complex and generous with the scents of wet grains, wild herbs, charred sugar, and subtle hints of mineral and smoke. The palate confirms the nose while adding a rich and slightly sweet malt core that provides a lush and silky texture flanked by notes of black pepper and mineral. Medium-bodied with perfect balance as the natural acidity ideally frames the rich, malty core.
4.5 Stars See the BevX Review

Mahón Gin
Brilliant, crystal clear. The aromatics are quite beautiful as the grape spirit is very evident acting as the perfect platform for the vibrant juniper and citrus notes with hints of coriander, bark botanicals, and lavender. The palate echoes the nose delivering a silky but sprite grape spirit core with a lovely marriage if bright juniper and lemon with earthy spices and soft wildflower accents. Medium to full-bodied with perfect balance and great length.
4.5 Stars See the BevX Review

Malfy Con Limone Gin
Brilliant, crystal clear. The aromatics are unique in the Gin world with vibrant lemon flowers, lemon zest, and pulp taking the lead with juniper taking on a supporting roll. The palate confirms the nose again delivering a bright, assertive lemon note that reveals many complex layers and subtle botanical accents on a canvas of a silky and pure spirit. Medium-bodied with perfect balance with a rich, silky texture that carries the flavors from the fruity entry to the dry, zesty finish.
5 Stars See the BevX Review

McCarthy’s Oregon Single Malt American Whiskey
Brilliant, deep copper color. The nose is quite assertive with bright fruit nearly equaling the peat and campfire notes flowing to supporting scents of pine cone, caramel malt, and oak. The palate echoes the nose delivering a lush, sweet malt core that is soaked in peat smoke, pine resin, and rich toffee accents with oak rising on the finish. Full-bodied with dense malt and peat notes balanced by wood tannins and a bright dose of acidity.
4.5 Stars See the BevX Review

Michael Collins Single Malt Irish Whiskey
Brilliant copper color. The nose is complex marrying sweet grain notes with ripe and dried fruit notes (berries, pear, and peach) and oak. The palate is in full agreement offering waves of grain, malt, earth, fruit, and oak with a considerable brown spice and black pepper note. Medium-bodied, it finishes dry with generous spice and oak notes.
3 Stars See the BevX Review

Michter’s Barrel Strength US*1 Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey
Brilliant, crystal clear. The nose is beautifully complex with rich, sweet toasted grain in the lead with generous supporting scents of toffee, butterscotch, dried black fruits, charred oak, brown baking spices, and vanilla. The palate is in full accord with the nose delivering a rich, caramel soaked rye core with generous notes of clove, allspice, vanilla, black pepper, and nutmeg. This is absolutely an intense Rye but the ultra balanced flavors perfectly mask the high alcohol levels.
5 Stars See the BevX Review

Michter’s Toasted Barrel Finish Bourbon
Brilliant, crystal clear. The nose is wonderfully layered with pepper and brown spices mingling perfectly with brown butter, caramel, and butterscotch supported by rich, sweet toasted grain, and vanilla. The palate echoes the nose with black pepper and cloves in the lead quickly followed by a melange of brown baking spices, butter toffee, roasted cashews, baked apples and pears, and cinnamon stick with hints of burnt sugar and oak. This is an intense Bourbon while perfectly balanced with a raw, rustic charm that begs for sip after sip.
5 Stars See the BevX Review

Miel de Tierra Joven, 100% Agave Mezcal

Stars See the BevX Review

Molinari Caffè Liqueur
Brilliant, crystal clear. The nose offers the aromas of freshly roasted beans rather than brewed coffee with accents of cocoa bean, anise, nutmeg, and a hint of vanilla. The palate is reflective of the nose delivering a complex mélange of coffee bean notes that opens sweet and becomes increasingly dry offering crushed bean notes on the finish. This coffee based liqueur is bold and assertive but it’s also quite vibrant and fresh inviting sip after sip.
4.5 Stars See the BevX Review

Molinari Extra Sambuca
Brilliant, crystal clear. Pure, fresh anise seeds dominate the aromatics but there are many, subtle underlying notes that emerge such as kaffir lime leaf, fenugreek, and green peppercorns. The palate confirms the nose delivering a pure and potent anise focused blast of flavor with just enough sugar to tame the fiery spice notes. While this great liqueur is slightly over-proof you never feel any of the alcohol heat. It’s beautifully intense in the nose and on the palate as it somehow manages to be refreshing and vibrant despite its richness.
5 Stars See the BevX Review

Molly’s Irish Cream Liqueur
Dense and viscous mocha cream color. The nose is subtle yet complex with notes of white chocolate, fresh cream, marzipan, and a subtle accent of Irish Whiskey. The palate echoes the nose delivering a lush and creamy core with flanking notes of milk chocolate with enough Irish Whiskey to keep it vibrant. Rich and generous without being cloying with perfect balance that just begs for the next sip.
4 Stars See the BevX Review

Mortlach Rare Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Brilliant, crystal clear. The nose is classic Mortlach with loads of fruit ranging from dried red and black berries to baked peach and apple with hints of toasted nuts, brown baking spices, and butterscotch. The palate is in full agreement with the nose focused on fruit with a rising spicy note that veers from black pepper to candied ginger with a sweet, oak-centric finish. Medium-bodied with a round, fruity core and a generous spice notes with ideal balance.
4 Stars See the BevX Review

Nardini Aquavite di Vinaccia alla Ruta – Flavored Grappa Grappa
Crystal clear with faint cooper-green color. The nose is amazingly complex offering scents of dried blueberry laced with the wild herbal aroma of rue (an herb thought to have sundry medicinal properties). The palate is wildly fruity touched with fresh, green herbs and green tea tannins. Medium-bodied with nice balance and long lingering flavors.
3 Stars See the BevX Review

Nardini Aquavite di Vinaccia Bianca Grappa
Brilliant, crystal clear. The aromatics are wonderfully floral and complex intertwining fresh flowers with dried flowers, hints of tea and honey add accents with subtle notes of earth. Rich, dense, and viscous with flavors of citrus, jasmine tea, blanched almonds, wild flower honey, and loads of savory herbs that become bitter in all the right ways on the finish. Full-bodied with layers of intense flavors (aided by the higher proof) and a silky, viscous core that is kept clean with a generous splash of acidity.
4.5 Stars See the BevX Review

New Holland Blue Haven Blueberry Flavored Gin
Brilliant, crystal clear. The nose is wonderfully dense with sweet, blueberry jam with juniper is the second slot with accents of orris root and cardamon. The palate is in full agreement with the nose while being drier than expected delivering a blueberry-driven core with juniper and citrus in support creating a dry finish. Medium to full-bodied with rich and vibrant blueberry in the lead supported by citrus notes that give it an overall dry impression.
4.5 Stars See the BevX Review

New Holland Knickerbocker Barrel Gin
Brilliant, pale golden straw. The aromatics are very interesting and certainly barrel-driven with scents of cola and Whiskey with accents of ginger, sweet citrus, and a host of brown baking spices supported by hints of brown sugar. The palate is in somewhat agreement with the nose as the decadent Whiskey and brown spice notes give way to peppery ginger and citrus notes that become redolent of lemongrass and citronelle. Full-bodied with dense brown spirit and brown spice notes that are foiled by citrus and ginger ultimately becoming dry.
3.5 Stars See the BevX Review

New Holland Knickerbocker Gin
Brilliant, crystal clear. The aromatics are quite assertive while being very soothing and pleasing with vibrant juniper in the lead supported by citrus, coriander, pine, and a bright mélange of crushed spices. The palate echoes the nose delivering a bold, dry juniper-driven core with generous citrus zest and ginger accents with brown spices offered in good measure. Full-bodied with a dense but fine balance of aromatic spices that is framed by vibrant acidity with just enough sweetness to provide body and a rich mouthfeel.
4.5 Stars See the BevX Review

Nomad Outland Blended Whisky
Brilliant, deep amber color. The nose is quite expressive with generous scents of toffee, fruit cake, caramel malt, and oak with accents of brown baking spices and honey. The palate reveals more Whisky notes than the nose as the aromatics are Sherry dominated while the Whisky is fighting through on the palate showing waves of grains before surrendering to the rich, silky Sherry. Medium-bodied with good balance considering the decadence of the Sherry with a pleasing silky texture.
4 Stars See the BevX Review

Oban 14 Years Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Brilliant, crystal clear. A wonderfully complex nose showing sweet malt notes supported by hints of earth, peach, orange marmalade, and sea air. The rich malted barley notes that dominate the aromatics are on full display with rich notes of caramel, and baked apple, with hints of cigar box, shortbread, ginger tea, and sea salt. This rich malt has such a lush texture on entry with enough viscosity to suspend the flavors throughout. While big and chewy it is never cloying or flabby with a bright dose of acidity to keep it fresh.
5 Stars See the BevX Review

Oban Little Bay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Brilliant, crystal clear. A beautifully complex nose showing sweet malt notes supported by hints of herbs (peppermint), peach, orange zest, burnt sugar, brown baking spices, and sea air. The palate continues with rich malt and fruit in the lead with firm spice and charred cask notes that actually outpace the sea air and classic shortbread notes found in other bottlings of Oban. This rich malt is nearly as lush as the iconic 10 year old with a prominent spice note and lingering notes of oak and sea.
4.5 Stars See the BevX Review

Old Forester Birthday 2015 Kentucky Straight Bourbon
Brilliant, crystal clear. This is a very aromatic Bourbon offering a complex set of aromatics featuring generous oak notes, sweet vanilla, dried orchard fruits, cigar box, orange peel, toasted walnuts, dried herbs, and brown baking spices. The palate echoes the nose delivering more pepper upfront than the nose suggests while quickly developing a lush and spicy fruit and caramel core with loads of baking spices building on the finish. This is a full-throttle Bourbon that marries intensity with complexity.
5 Stars See the BevX Review

Old Pulteney 12 Years Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Brilliant, amber to gold color. The nose is beautiful offering scents of honey, wild flowers, fresh sea air, and sweet malt. The palate fully concurs with the nose delivering a creamy malt-driven core with flanking notes of sea salt and honey with accents of brown baking spices and citrus zest. Medium-bodied and wonderfully proportioned offering seaside accents to a bright and pure malt core.
4 Stars See the BevX Review

Old Pulteney Navigator Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Brilliant, crystal clear. The nose is sweet with notes of honey and loads of citrus (lemon and orange peel), toasted grains, wild mint, with hints of sea salt and green herbs. The palate echoes the nose delivering a vibrant and zesty core that is dominated by youthful spirit notes with a generous dose of citrus and hints of cocoa bean, smoke, and white pepper. Medium-bodied with waves of citrus mingling with young Whisky and subtle notes of sea and spice providing balance.
3.5 Stars See the BevX Review

Old Pulteney Navigator Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Brilliant, amber to gold color. The nose is sweet with notes of honey and loads of citrus (lemon and orange peel), toasted grains, wild mint, with hints of sea salt and green herbs. The palate echoes the nose delivering a vibrant and zesty core that is dominated by youthful spirit notes with a generous dose of citrus and hints of cocoa bean, smoke, and white pepper. Medium-bodied with waves of citrus mingling with young Whisky and subtle notes of sea and spice providing balance.
3.5 Stars See the BevX Review

Old Pulteney Stroma Malt Whisky Liqueur
Deep copper color with an apparent viscosity when swirled in the glass. The nose is intriguing with a definitive Whisky base supported by notes of honey, toffee, nougat, white chocolate, and brown butter. The palate is in full agreement with the nose delivering a rich and silky sweet Whisky core with waves of toffee and dried fruit that linger on the viscous finish. Medium-bodied with rich malt and sweet butter toffee with a subtle sea salt accent.
4 Stars See the BevX Review

Old Tahoe Honey Flavored Rye Whiskey
Brilliant, crystal clear. The nose is greeted with the scent of sweet honey with a supporting Whiskey note that includes sweet grains, vanilla, and caramel. The palate delivers a full-throttle honey sensation with flanking notes of vanilla, brown sugar, and subtle tropical fruit notes. Medium-bodied and quite sweet.
3 Stars See the BevX Review

Old Tahoe Straight Rye Whiskey
Brilliant, crystal clear. The nose is quite subtle offering scents of honey, butterscotch, brown baking spices, and secondary notes of vanilla and caramel. The palate confirms the nose delivering soft, sweet barrel notes with a rich butterscotch core and little to no spice that one would associate with Rye Whiskey. Medium-bodied and soft in style and texture.
3.5 Stars See the BevX Review

Palm Ridge Reserve American Whiskey
Brilliant, deep copper color. The aromatics leap from the glass offering scents of baked orchard fruits with supporting notes of caramel, honey, and roasted nuts with accents of orange peel and nutmeg. The palate echoes the nose delivering a rich fruit and caramel core with flanking vibrant spice notes with hints of black pepper and toasted oak. Full-bodied with a dense grain center that never feels cloying thanks to a bright dose of fresh acidity.
4 Stars See the BevX Review

Palm Ridge Reserve Rye Whiskey
Brilliant, deep copper color. The aromatics are quite intense with waves of rich, malted rye with supporting notes of baked peach and apple with accents of caramel and brown baking spices. The palate fully confirms the nose delivering a grain-driven core with generous notes of wood and spice with accents of orange peel and allspice. Full-bodied with a dense grain center that never feels cloying thanks to a bright dose of fresh acidity.
4.5 Stars See the BevX Review

Papa’s Pilar Blonde Rum
Brilliant, crystal clear. The nose is rich and exotic with scents of butter toffee, marzipan, vanilla, lemon drops, ripe tropical fruit, and subtle spice notes. The palate echoes the nose delivering a silky, buttery texture with ripe fruit, citrus zest, nutmeg, cinnamon, and hints of clove. Medium-bodied with a lush and generous mouthfeel giving layers of fruit and spice with a bright dose of acidity to keep it balanced.
4 Stars See the BevX Review

Papa’s Pilar Dark Rum
Brilliant, crystal clear. The nose is filled with scents of charred oak, vanilla, generous brown baking spices, earth, concentrated fruit, mocha, hints of black pepper, treacle, and Bourbon. The palate absolutely confirms the nose as it offers a viscous fruit and caramel core with loads of spice, oak, and Sherry. Full-bodied and quite intense with dense barrel notes, molasses, and baking spice notes lingering for minutes.
4 Stars See the BevX Review

Partida Blanco, 100% Agave Tequila
Brilliant, crystal clear. The nose is amazingly complex offering rustic notes of baked agave with loads of salty aromatics ranging from green olives to pickles and capers with hints of earth and pineapple skins. The palate delivers a silky entry with dry tropical fruit on the mid-palate with loads of black and white pepper, lime zest, and sea salt. The second sip is far more rich and elegant with flanking notes of spice, honey, and dried herbs. This blanco is wonderfully intense while vibrant and refreshing as well. It walks the line between delicate and rustic in the best possible way.
5 Stars See the BevX Review

Pasote Añejo, 100% Agave Tequila
Brilliant, crystal clear. The nose is very vibrant with scents of agave and fresh herbal notes outpacing the exotic and sweet wood notes that offer supporting notes of vanilla and caramel. The palate is in full agreement with the nose delivering a lush agave core that is fully enveloped in sweet oak cask notes including vanilla, allspice, and caramel. Medium-bodied with a generous dose of bright acidity not always found in añejo Tequila. The flavors are generous and bold while maintaining ideal balance.
4.5 Stars See the BevX Review

Pasote Blanco, 100% Agave Tequila
Brilliant, crystal clear. The nose is wild and complex offering scents of baked and raw agave with a beautiful, fresh herbal layer that flows seamlessly to green, fresh jalapeno with lime. It’s a Mexican kitchen in a glass. The palate matches the nose is each respect delivering an agave fruit core that is generously supported by waves of green herbs, lime, and peppery heat that fades to a sweet, baked agave fruit finish. Medium-bodied while full-throttle in terms of the flavors with great definition of flavor with long, lingering flavors.
5 Stars See the BevX Review

Pasote Reposado, 100% Agave Tequila
Brilliant, crystal clear. The aromatics are lovely and inviting as this repo carries on the rich fruit found in their blanco while some of the more angular herbal edges have been tamed and replaced with soft honey and cask notes. The palate echoes the nose delivering a soft and silky agave and orchard fruit core with supporting notes of lime, salt, mineral, and delicate spice notes provided by the cask. Medium-bodied with rich, generous flavors of agave. Perfctly balanced with a bright dose of acidity that keeps it vibrant and allows the subtle secondary notes to shine.
5 Stars See the BevX Review

Pau Maui Vodka
Brilliant, crystal clear.
Stars See the BevX Review

Paul John Brilliance Indian Single Malt Whisky
Brilliant copper color. The nose is beautiful and complex offering scents of cashew butter, honey, banana bread, and baked apples with accents of treacle and honey. The palate echoes the nose delivering a fruit and grain core with accents of allspice, cinnamon, and cocoa nibs while it becomes increasingly drier finishing with notes of black pepper. Medium-bodied with ideal balance thanks to a bright dose of acidity and sprite spice notes.
4 Stars See the BevX Review

Penderyn Madeira Single Malt Welsh Whisky
Brilliant golden color. The nose reveals scents of wild flora with waves of toffee, fruitcake, and vanilla bean with accents of oak. The palate echoes the nose delivering generous but delicate flavors of dried fruits with cream and a bright dose of brown baking spices. Medium-bodied with generous fruit notes met by bright acidity and crisp spice accents.
4 Stars See the BevX Review

Pendleton 1910, 12 Years Old Canadian Rye Whisky
Brilliant, crystal clear. The nose is quite fruity with scents of red cherry, tangerine, and sweet toffee with supporting notes of vanilla, maple, pumpkin pie spice, cigar box, and charred oak. The palate is in full agreement with the nose offering a lush and chewy platform for the spicy rye notes to emerge with loads of sweet maple and caramel enveloping the entirety. More dense and assertive than the “standard” Pendelton bottling while still offering an easy to drink and easy to love essence.
4.5 Stars See the BevX Review

Pendleton Canadian Blended Whisky
Brilliant, crystal clear. The nose is seductive and pleasing luring you in with the scents of soft, toasted grains supported by sweet vanilla, cinnamon, allspice, caramel, and toasted oak. The palate echoes the nose delivering a lush and silky smooth core with waves of caramel, toasted grains, and brown baking spices with accents of spicy rye and black pepper. Medium-bodied with a decadent nature and ideal balance.
4 Stars See the BevX Review

Pendleton Midnight Canadian Blended Whisky
Brilliant, crystal clear. The nose is wonderfully fruity and floral with a backdrop of toasted grains supported by saddle leather, vanilla, cinnamon, allspice, clove, and toasted oak. The palate echoes the nose delivering a rich fruit and spice driven core that is reminiscent of premium aged Rum. It’s an amazing, seamless blend of fruit and grain. It’s full-bodied without being brooding or heavy offering more elegance than weight with ideal balance.
4 Stars See the BevX Review

Père Magloire Fine V.S. Calvados
Brilliant, crystal clear. The nose is very floral and fruity with many expressions of apple offered such as juice, fresh picked apple, and baked apples. The palate surely echoes the nose delivering a lush and sweet apple-focused core with lovely wood-derived notes of caramel and brown baking spices. Medium-bodied with long, lingering fruit notes capped by a slightly tart dose of acidity that keeps it fresh and balanced.
3.5 Stars See the BevX Review

Phraya Gold Rum
Deep, brilliant bronze color. The aromatics are wonderfully complex and exciting offering scents of butterscotch, maple syrup, brown sugar, and stewed tropical fruits with supporting notes of vanilla, roasted almonds, and exotic brown spices. The palate is in full accord with the nose delivering a lush butterscotch and caramel core with a refreshing dose of acidity and spice that keeps this lush and decadent Rum very vibrant and nuanced. Medium-bodied with layers of flavors that are perfectly balanced with fresh acidity and subtle pepper notes.
4.5 Stars See the BevX Review

Pierre Croizet VS Cognac
Brilliant, crystal clear. The nose is incredibly floral with waves of ripe and baked orchard fruits, wild honey, pale caramel, roasted almonds, vanilla bean, and orange peel. The palate echoes the nose delivering waves of fruit beautifully intertwined with spice, caramel, and wild flowers that linger for minutes and finishes with hints of nutmeg and allspice. Medium-bodied with perfect balance flawlessly marrying mature wood-aged notes with vibrant youthful Cognac notes.
4 Stars See the BevX Review

Poli Distillerie Jacopo Poli Moscato Grape Brandy
Brilliant, crystal clear. The nose is filled with the scents of exotic tropical flowers, fresh savory herbs, orange blossom, white peach, and citrus zest with a hint of mineral. The palate echoes the nose delivering a vibrant fruit-driven core that captures the essence of a dense floral bouquet with generous citrus zest and soft mineral notes. Medium to full-bodied with a rich but vibrant Moscato-driven core offering perfect balance with a generous dose of bright acidity.
5 Stars See the BevX Review

Poli Distillerie Miele Liqueur
Brilliant, crystal clear. The nose is amazing and sure to be a hit with many Gin lovers. Bright citrus notes (both zest and juice) abound with accents of pine, spring flowers, juniper, and honeycomb. The palate echoes the nose with waves of citrus fruit and supporting botanicals. It’s more sweet than tart but keeps a fine balance and great length. Medium-bodied with a rich but vibrant fruit-driven core offering perfect balance with a generous dose of bright acidity.
4.5 Stars See the BevX Review

Poli Distillerie PO’ di Poli Aromatica Grappa
Brilliant, crystal clear. The nose surely lives up to its name offering up fresh scents of lavender, rose water, wild flowers, pink peppercorns, pine cone, and earthy notes redolent of turmeric. The palate is in full agreement with the nose while being remarkably delicate and mildly viscous with a rich floral core and flanking notes of pepper, ginger, and rose water rising on the finish. Medium-bodied with a rich, semi-viscous core that remains very vibrant offering perfect balance with a generous dose of bright acidity.
5 Stars See the BevX Review

Poli Distillerie Sarpa di Poli Grappa
Brilliant, crystal clear. The nose is incredibly floral with fresh scents of savory herbs (tarragon and peppermint jump out), rose petals, aloe, citrus zest, and mineral. The palate fully concurs with the nose delivering a zesty, rustic fruit, and herbal core with generous citrus notes adding dimension and a peppery punch. Medium-bodied with a rich and slightly chewy core offering perfect balance with a generous dose of bright acidity.
4 Stars See the BevX Review

Poli Distillerie Uva Viva Italiana di Poli Grape Brandy
Brilliant, crystal clear. The nose is incredibly floral offering scents of cherry blossom, ripe pear, peach, mineral, apricot, and hints of raw apple. The palate is in full agreement with the nose while the flavors are more generous than the aromatics delivering waves of pure stone fruits with apple and pear as well. The vibrant flavors linger on for minutes on the finish. Medium-bodied with a rich but vibrant fruit-driven core offering perfect balance with a generous dose of bright acidity.
5 Stars See the BevX Review

Port Dundas 12 Years Old Single Grain Scotch Whisky
Brilliant, crystal clear. The nose is subtle and seductive with scents of wild flowers, honey, blanched almonds, sandalwood, and a sweet Amontillado Sherry note (despite there being no Sherry casks used). The palate echoes the nose delivering a a pretty marriage of subtle orchard fruits with floral and honey notes leading to a spicy finish. Medium-bodied and ideally balanced with soft trailing finish.
4 Stars See the BevX Review

Port Dundas 18 Years Old Single Grain Scotch Whisky
Brilliant, crystal clear. The nose is beautiful with vibrant notes of wild flowers, butterscotch, toasted grains, nutmeg, and vanilla bean with hints of dried apple. The palate echoes the nose with a generous grain and caramel core that becomes drier and peppery with a spirity note on the finish. Medium-bodied with a nice marriage of grain Whisky, wood, and spice with a bit of a hot note on the finish.
4 Stars See the BevX Review

Prairie Organic Vodka
Brilliant, crystal clear. The nose is incredibly pure with scents of grain and citrus blossom with accents of mineral and dried herbs. The palate echoes the nose delivering a lush and silky core with supporting and vibrant mineral and citrus notes that add interest and length. Medium-bodied with a bright dose of acidity and long, lingering grain and mineral flavors.
4 Stars See the BevX Review

Punt e Mes Vermouth
Brilliant, crystal clear. The nose is deep and dense with a sweet, fruity wine core with generous supporting notes of bitter herbs, cloves, allspice, orange zest, and anise. The palate confirms the nose while possibly being more robust with a fruity, vinous core that brilliantly merges sweet Vermouth and bitters. Wonderfully intense and full-bodied with robust and assertive fruit and bitters in one ideally balanced package.
4.5 Stars See the BevX Review

Purus Vodka
Brilliant, crystal clear. The nose is ultra clean and pure with scents of wet river stones and white peach supported by notes of rising bread dough, blanched almonds, and poached pears. The palate confirms the nose delivering a silky mineral and fruit-driven core with flanking notes of mineral and citrus with long and lingering hints of stone fruits. Medium-bodied with a round center and plenty of crisp acidity to keep it fresh and inviting.
4.5 Stars See the BevX Review

Ranchero Reposado, 100% Agave Tequila
Pale straw color. The nose is soft and rich, with hints of caramel touches of vanilla and soft baked tropical fruits. The palate echoes the nose delivering bright fruit with a fresh, crisp finish with a long trailing note of baked agave. Medium bodied and ideal for sipping and would be a welcome substitute for the usual “gold” Tequila shooter.
3 Stars See the BevX Review

RE:FIND Batch No. 3 Rye Whiskey
Brilliant, crystal clear. The nose is unmistakably rye with loads of brown baking spices delivered at near parity and hints of vanilla bean. The palate echoes the nose delivering a round, slightly viscous sweet grain core with loads of baking spices and the vanilla found on the nose taking a bigger role while it mingles with caramel. Full-bodied with a prominent sense of alcohol due to the over-proof bottling strength.
3.5 Stars See the BevX Review

RE:FIND Cucumber Flavored Vodka
Brilliant, crystal clear. The nose is quite green with the scent of cucumber (skins and flesh) with green and dried herbs, and a distinct earthiness. The palate confirms the nose delivering the green cucumber notes with a generous dose of sugar and pithy citrus notes rising on the finish. Medium-bodied with bold vegetal flavors and a healthy dose of sweetness.
3 Stars See the BevX Review

RE:FIND Finished in Barrel Vodka
Brilliant, crystal clear. Well, there is not a chance you could nose this and think Vodka. The aromatics are firmly in the Whiskey camp offering waves of caramel, vanilla, cloves, allspice, cinnamon, and toffee. The palate is in full accord with the nose delivering a rich, Bourbon barrel notes with only the spirits lush and silky texture left to speak for itself. Medium-bodied with rich and expressive barrel notes of brown baking spice, vanilla, and caramel.
3 Stars See the BevX Review

RE:FIND Vodka
Brilliant, crystal clear. The nose is wonderfully aromatic reminiscent of the best Grappas that you have nosed offering scents of wild flowers and macerated red fruits with hints of mineral and tropical fruits. The palate echoes the nose while fully coming to life offering a lush and chewy fruit-driven core with layers of berry and tropical fruits with a delicate and creamy vanilla-accented finish. Medium-bodied with a beautifully silky texture and long, decadent finish.
4.5 Stars See the BevX Review

Rivulet Artisan Pecan Liqueur
Brilliant, crystal clear. The nose is wonderfully complex with notes of toasted pecans virtually leaping from the glass with supporting notes of rich caramel with hints of dark caramel, cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, butterscotch and candied orange peel. The palate echoes the nose delivering a silky, lush toffee and praline core with accents of brown baking spices, cappuccino, maple syrup, treacle, and brown sugar. This is certainly a full-bodied and complex liqueur but its edge is that it is remarkably balanced with vibrant acidity that leads you to desire sip after sip.
5 Stars See the BevX Review

Ron Abuelo 12 Years Old Rum
Deep, brilliant amber color. The aromatics are are incredibly decadent and complex with scents of Rum infused fruit cake, macaroons, allspice, nutmeg, vanilla, buckwheat honey, caramel, cinnamon, and roasted nuts. The palate is in full agreement with the nose delivering layers of baked fruits, caramel, brown baking spices, and oak with dry and sweet spice notes mingling on the finish for minutes. Full-bodied and incredibly decadent with layers of fruit and spice presented in perfect proportions with an endless finish.
5 Stars See the BevX Review

Ron Abuelo 7 Years Old Rum
Brilliant, deep bronze color. The aromatics are wonderfully complex and vibrant with alternating aromatics of dried tropical fruits, toffee, toasted coconut, darjeeling tea leaves, brown baking spices, treacle, vanilla, and sweet oak. The palate is simpatico with the nose delivering incredibly lush and silky layers of fruit with supporting notes of pralines, butterscotch, allspice, nutmeg, and toasted oak. Medium-bodied and luxurious with velvet-like fruit and ideal balance thanks to the generous spice notes and bright acidity.
5 Stars See the BevX Review

Ron Abuelo Añejo Rum
Deep golden/bronze color. The nose opens with dry oak notes that soon evolve into beautiful scents of roasted nuts, toasted coconut, brown baking spices, fruit cake, treacle, and vanilla cream with accents of sandalwood and butterscotch. The palate echoes the nose delivering a gorgeous fruit and honey core with waves of nutmeg, allspice, and brown sugar with pepper and clove accents on the finish. Medium-bodied with perfect balance and a bright dose of acidity that keeps it vibrant and joyful to sip.
4.5 Stars See the BevX Review

Rumson’s Coffee Flavored Rum
Brilliant, crystal clear. The nose is unmistakably coffee offering scents of roasted coffee beans, as well as brewed coffee, cocoa nibs, vanilla bean, and mocha. The palate supports the nose adding a deep, roasted bean note on the sweet, coffee-centric core with accents of vanilla cream and sweet brown sugar. Medium-bodied and very well-balanced especially for the style as we are accustomed to these being cloyingly sweet while this offers a brilliant roasted bean edge.
4 Stars See the BevX Review

Rumson’s Grand Reserve Rum
Brilliant, crystal clear. The nose is filled with the sweet and decadent scents of brown sugar, butterscotch, vanilla, and brown baking spices with treacle, leather, cigar box, and rustic oak notes. The palate echoes the nose delivering a lush and sweet core of brown sugar and treacle with waves of spice, gingerbread, and sexy oak accents. Full-bodied and certainly sweet while never finishing heavy benefiting from a generous dose of spice and just enough acidity to keep it vibrant.
4.5 Stars See the BevX Review

Rumson’s Rum
Brilliant, crystal clear. The nose offers a very distinctive blast of Caribbean Rum “hogo” that’s found in old, traditional Rums of the region. Behind this comes waves of butterscotch, caramel, wild flowers, nutmeg, and allspice with hints of lime and toffee. The palate is in full agreement with the nose as the sweeter flavors converge on the core giving a silky and buttery mouthfeel with a generous dose of spice and wood to create a crisp finish. Medium to full-bodied with a rich and silky core backed by loads of spice, pepper, and citrus.
4.5 Stars See the BevX Review

Rumson’s Spiced Rum
Brilliant, crystal clear. The aromatics are hauntingly similar the the Rumson’s standard Rum with a greater focus on sweet vanilla, nutmeg, and golden syrup. The palate is in full agreement with the nose offering a rich baking spice driven core supported by sweet butterscotch and sugar giving it body and weight. It’s a Christmas cake in a glass. Medium-bodied with waves of sweet spices and sugar notes while never becoming too sweet.
4 Stars See the BevX Review

Rutte Celery Gin
Brilliant, crystal clear. The nose is rather delicate allowing the sweet scents of the pot still distillate to rise from the glass. The celery is certainly evident and it seems to accentuate the fruity notes of the juniper and the sweetness of the angelica with hints of spring flowers and citrus. The palate echoes the nose delivering soft, sweet herbal notes with vibrant citrus that finish with a touch of mint and cardamon. Medium-bodied with ideal balance and a beautiful complexity. The botanicals are pronounced while delicate with great length.
4.5 Stars See the BevX Review

Rutte Dry Gin
Brilliant, crystal clear. The nose is quite expressive being led by citrus with fresh, green herbs and juniper not far behind. Exotic brown spices emerge after several nosings providing a warming sense. The palate echoes the nose while being more vibrant and spicy with the secondary brown spices taking the lead now being followed by citrus and juniper with hints of sandalwood and black pepper. Medium to full-bodied with an assertive and complex melange of botanicals that present themselves one after another from the front palate to the very, very long finish.
5 Stars See the BevX Review

Rutte Old Simon Genever
Brilliant, crystal clear. The nose is very unctuous and malty with scents of grains in the lead supported by hints of roasted nuts and spices (coriander and subtle caraway notes) with soft citrus and juniper accents. The palate echoes the nose delivering a lush and silky texture that gives life to the toasted spice core with the caraway really accentuated. Full-bodied with a rich, nearly chewy, malty, and grain core supported by bright juniper, spice, and notes of hazelnut.
5 Stars See the BevX Review

Saint James Imperial Blanc Rhum Agricole
Brilliant, crystal clear. The nose reveals classic Rhum Agricole notes of sugarcane and freshly cut grass with accents of tropical fruit, black pepper, and a bright salinity. The palate echoes the nose delivering a silky fruit and cane-driven core with soft grassy notes on the flank with subtle citrus accents on the finish. Medium-bodied with harmonious flavors of grass and fruit with bright acidity creating perfect balance.
4 Stars See the BevX Review

Saint James Rhum Paille Rhum Agricole
Brilliant, pale, yellow straw color. The nose is wonderfully complex first showing wild grassy notes present in Rhum Agricole with dense dried fruit, wild honey, and barrel accents including vanilla bean and nutmeg. The palate is in full agreement with the nose with fruit cake dominating the core with waves of wood, grass, citrus, and spice on the flanks. Medium-bodied with complex fruit, grass, and wood notes balanced by pepper and acid.
3.5 Stars See the BevX Review

Saint-Vivant VS Armagnac
Brilliant, crystal clear. The nose is very pleasing and complex with sweet, honeyed apples and pears, dried fruits (think fruitcake), allspice, mace, vanilla, and orange peel. The palate echoes the nose delivering a lush but very vibrant fruit-driven core with supporting accents of oak, brown baking spices, black pepper, and dried fruit concentrate that lingers with nutmeg, clove, and brown butter. Medium to full-bodied with ideal balance and length offering the full and semi-rustic flavors that Armagnac lovers seek.
4 Stars See the BevX Review

Seraphin VSOP Cognac
Bright, copper color. The nose is wonderfully fruity veering toward Calvados (apples) with its aromatic signature accented by notes of clove, allspice, and oak. The palate is soft on entry with a peppery back and palate finish. Medium-bodied while being decidedly sweet and slightly viscous.
3 Stars See the BevX Review

Singani 63 Singani Brandy
Crystal clear. The aromatics are nothing short of enchanting with scents of frangipani and hibiscus flowers with accents of sandalwood, citrus zest, and hints of fresh ginger. The palate echoes the nose delivering a wonderfully delicate floral explosion with flanking notes of citrus and lemongrass with hints of galangal. Medium-bodied and wonderfully proportioned with a fine, delicate touch and perfect balance thanks a to vibrant dose of acidity.
4.5 Stars See the BevX Review

Sloane’s Dry Gin
Brilliant, crystal clear. This Gin is very aromatic with spicy cardamom notes hitting first followed quickly by the citrus and soft peppery notes that lead to subtle hints of vanilla. The palate echoes the nose delivering a vibrant citrus-focused core with the other botanicals bringing support on the flanks with floral notes rising on the finish with accents of lemon zest. Medium-bodied with perfect balance and a complex mélange of citrus and exotic botanicals.
4.5 Stars See the BevX Review

Somrus Indian Cream Liqueur
Brilliant, crystal clear. The nose is incredible and one of a kind. The exotic scents of rose, dairy, cardamon, pistachio, and cinnamon with hints of sweet citrus and bergamot. The palate echoes the nose with the addition of a silky, creamy texture that acts as the perfect delivery vehicle for the complex floral and spice notes. Medium-bodied with perfect balance and an ever evolving collection of spice notes that linger for minutes.
5 Stars See the BevX Review

Southern Comfort Fiery Pepper Liqueur
Brilliant, deep mahogany/burnt orange color. Once you nose this spirit the new addition is quite evident as sharp pepper notes, courtesy of Tabasco, rises from the glass. On the palate the entry is equal parts sweet peaches and vibrant Tabasco flavors. Soon the pepper takes over and runs strong through the finish and beyond as the Tabasco heat lingers for minutes after the spirit has been swallowed. Medium-bodied and a bit disjointed with intense heat.
2 Stars See the BevX Review

Speyburn 10 Years Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Brilliant, crystal clear. The nose is really quite beautiful with scents of honey-soaked toasted malt and cereal, citrus zest, sweet and dry herbs, with hints of vanilla bean, basil, dried flowers, and oak. The palate is in full accord with the nose delivering a silky and fruity core with layers of honey, grain, and earth leading to a delicate floral finish. Medium-bodied (on the lighter side of medium) with bright, vibrant flavors and perfect balance.
4 Stars See the BevX Review

Speyburn Arranta Casks Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Brilliant, deep golden color. The aromatics are absolutely gorgeous with gobs of butter toffee, toasted coconut, wild honey, brown baking spices featuring nutmeg, with accents of butterscotch, roasted nuts, and vanilla bean. The palate fully concurs with the nose delivering a lush but spicy malt and caramel-driven core with flanking notes of baking spice, oak, brown butter, and bright citrus accents on the finish. Full-bodied with generous malt and spice notes while maintaining a perfect balance with bright acidity and the perfect dose of oak.
5 Stars See the BevX Review

Speyburn Bradan Orach Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Brilliant, crystal clear. The nose opens with pretty green apple and citrus scents leading to wet grains, honeycomb, dried flowers, wax, and hints of vanilla bean. The palate is in full agreement with the nose delivering a fruit and honey-driven core that is sweeter than the nose suggests giving a mild viscosity that offers dimension to the soft and subtle flavors. Medium-bodied with with generous fruit tones and waves of floral and spice notes with a touch of citrus to give balance.
3.5 Stars See the BevX Review

Spytail Black Ginger Flavored Rum
Brilliant, deep mahogany color. The nose is filled with the scents of sweet Rum, cola, and brown baking spices, along with a generous dose of candied ginger and hints of tropical fruits. On the palate this flavored Rum becomes decidedly more angular with sharp spice and ginger notes and a strong medicinal flavors that overwhelms. Medium-bodied with compartmentalized and competing flavors.
2.5 Stars See the BevX Review

St. Elder Natural Elderflower Liqueur
Brilliant, crystal clear. As you would imagine the nose is quite floral with scents of wild spring flowers in the lead supported by ripe green melon, white grapes, mango, kiwi, and star fruit with a dose of tangerine zest. The palate is in full accord with the nose offering up waves of white peach with loads of floral and tropical fruit notes flanked by a crisp dose of acidity and subtle citrus zest note. Rich but very vibrant with fresh acidity framing the bright, fruit-driven core. Ideally balanced with a bright, almost airy finish.
4.5 Stars See the BevX Review

Strathisla Lonach Bottling – Cask Strength 42 Years Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Deep copper color. The nose is complex and intriguing with scents of nougat, caramel, and fruitcake with accents of mint and ginger. The palate echoes the nose with a firm black pepper note and a hefty dose of wood. Medium-bodied while the flavors trail off quickly as notes of oxidation emerge.
3 Stars See the BevX Review

Suerte Añejo, 100% Agave Tequila
Brilliant, golden straw color. The nose reveals a big Tequila with intense wood influence offering scents of rich milk chocolate, sweet red fruit, and charred oak with hints of vanilla cream and allspice. The palate confirms the nose delivering dense and rich, oak-soaked core with loads of brown baking spice, cocoa nibs, and subtle accents of cassis with sweet agave rising on the finish. Full-bodied and absolutely decadent while maintaining a respectable balance with subtle citrus accents.
4 Stars See the BevX Review

Suerte Blanco, 100% Agave Tequila
Brilliant, crystal clear. The nose is wonderfully rich and complex offering sweet agave notes with loads of citrus ranging from lime and lemon juice to zest with hints of salt and sweet herbs. The palate echoes the nose offering a generous agave fruit core with vibrant citrus accents and hints of mineral and a soft salinity. Full bodied and rich without being cloying in the slightest offering a bright dose of balancing acidity.
5 Stars See the BevX Review

Suerte Blanco, 100% Agave Tequila
Brilliant, crystal clear. The nose is wonderfully rich and complex offering sweet agave notes with loads of citrus ranging from lime and lemon juice to zest with hints of salt and sweet herbs. The palate echoes the nose offering a generous agave fruit core with vibrant citrus accents and hints of mineral and a soft salinity. Full bodied and rich without being cloying in the slightest offering a bright dose of balancing acidity.
5 Stars See the BevX Review

Suerte Extra Añejo, 100% Agave Tequila
Brilliant, crystal clear. The nose is really quite beautiful as so many extra añejo are simply redolent of Bourbon. Suerte Extra Añejo offers scents of baked apple, honey, vanilla bean, and ripe red berries with notes of charred oak. The palate continues in the same vein as the aromatics with the oak component taking center stage and muting the fruit a bit. It’s a bold, heavily wood-influenced style that still manages to feature the fresh, balancing acidity found in their blanco.
4 Stars See the BevX Review

Suerte Reposado, 100% Agave Tequila
Brilliant, very pale straw color. The aromatics are complex and generous featuring sweet agave with accents of butterscotch, nutmeg, and vanilla bean with hints of red fruits and lime concentrate. The palate is in full agreement with the nose delivering a rich and silky sweet agave core with flanking notes of delicate oak and spice. Full bodied without being cloying in the slightest offering a bright dose of balancing acidity and subtle oak notes.
5 Stars See the BevX Review

SX Cha cha cha – Lemon & Honey Flavored Tequila
Brilliant pale golden color. The nose is quite beautiful as pure Tequila and agave notes are paired with citrus and aromatic honey accents. The palate echoes the nose delivering a soft and multilayered explosion of sweet Tequila with bright notes of citrus and rich honey. Medium-bodied and well proportioned but it is undeniably very sweet.
2.5 Stars See the BevX Review

Talisker 10 Years Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Brilliant, crystal clear. The aromatics are wonderfully smoky with waves of toasted malt, dried fruits, brown baking spices, treacle, sea salt, smoke, and hints of wood. The palate reveals an avalanche of flavors and textures being amazingly vibrant while sweet as well. It begins with sweet and complex toasted malt notes with layers of fruit, spice, sea air, and smoke. Perfectly balanced and near perfect being both youthful and remarkably mature for a 10 year old.
5 Stars See the BevX Review

Talisker Storm Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Brilliant, crystal clear. The nose offers more assertive peat, smoke, and pepper notes and fewer fruit notes as compared to the iconic Talisker 10 with hints of roasted nuts and red fruits. The palate confirms the nose as the Storm lives up to its name on the palate hitting with power bursts of pepper, smoke, and earth from the entry to the finish. Medium to full-bodied with assertive spice and smoky embers that linger for minutes.
4 Stars See the BevX Review

Tap Rye Sherry Finished 8 Years Old Canadian Rye Whisky
Brilliant, crystal clear. The aromatics are very grain focused with toasted grains and nuts with supporting notes of clove, allspice, cinnamon bark, rancio, vanilla bean, and black pepper. The palate echoes the nose perfectly with a lush, caramel accented sweet grain core with loads of spice, dried fruit, and pepper. Wonderfully intense without being over-the-top showing great balance with a generous dose of acidity that keeps it vibrant.
4 Stars See the BevX Review

Teeling Single Malt Irish Whiskey
Brilliant, crystal clear. The aromatics are quite complex offering scents of roasted malt with ripe stone fruits with rich butter toffee, and toasted almonds with hints of lemon zest and nutmeg. The palate echoes the nose delivering a lush while very vibrant fruit and grain-driven core with loads of brown baking spices, ginger biscuits, vanilla bean, and bright citrus accents. Medium-bodied with ideal balance as the acidity level is quite generous and finishing with dry barrel notes.
4 Stars See the BevX Review

Teeling Small Batch Blended Irish Whiskey
Brilliant, crystal clear. The nose is wonderfully seductive with sweet Irish malt in the forefront, supporting notes of exotic brown baking spices, vanilla, toasted oak, and beautiful Caribbean Rum accents. The palate echoes the nose delivering a complex mélange of grain and spice notes offered on a silky palate. Medium-bodied with perfect balance due to bright acidity and dry, oak cask notes.
5 Stars See the BevX Review

The Dalmore 1263 King Alexander III Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Deep copper color. The nose is more delicate and austere than the others in The Dalmore portfolio. Scents of roasted nuts and wood take the lead with accents of candied apples, allspice, and nutmeg. The palate is in full agreement with the nose being dry and and restrained while delivering fruit and spice flavors. Medium to full-bodied with a bright dose of fresh acidity and assertive wood notes.
3 Stars See the BevX Review

The English Whisky Co. Peated Single Malt Whisky
Brilliant, crystal clear. The aromatics are quite beautiful as the grape spirit is very evident acting as the perfect platform for the vibrant juniper and citrus notes with hints of coriander, bark botanicals, and lavender. The palate echoes the nose delivering a silky but sprite grape spirit core with a lovely marriage if bright juniper and lemon with earthy spices and soft wildflower accents. Medium to full-bodied with perfect balance and great length.
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The Macallan Rare Cask Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Brilliant, crystal clear. The nose is rich with the scents of toasted grains equaled by notes of dense sherry with supporting notes of cocoa, green grass, orange zest, dried fruits, vanilla bean, and loads of brown baking spices. The palate echoes the nose as the sherry envelopes the spicy grain core that now exhibits more black pepper than is found in the aromatics. It finishes with a rich, sweet dried fruit focus with accents of brown spices. It’s a full-bodied Whisky for sure but not as brooding as many heavily Sherry influenced drams and it has a long, lingering finish.
3.5 Stars See the BevX Review

The Tyrconnell Single Malt Irish Whiskey
Brilliant, crystal clear. The nose offers a very pretty marriage of apples and pears, grain, and brown baking spices with accents of oak, tropical fruits, honey, and citrus. The palate echoes the nose offering a balance of sweet malt and baked fruit supported by a generous does of spice and oak finishing with a sharp black pepper note. Rich and bold with a fresh dose of acidity and loads of spices. This is not a beginners’ dram.
4 Stars See the BevX Review

Three Meadows Peony Flavored Vodka
Crystal clear. The aromatics are quite beautiful offering scents of wild flowers, jasmine tea, vanilla bean, and subtle tropical fruits. The palate echoes the nose while becoming a great deal more animated lifting the beautiful floral mélange to new heights by delivering a lightly sweet essence of the aromatics with a subtle citrus edge on the finish that gives balance and length. Medium-bodied with semisweet floral notes expanding on the palate while showing perfect balance.
4 Stars See the BevX Review

Toast Vodka with Coconut Water Flavored Vodka
Crystal Clear. The aromatics are quite subtle save an earthy, coconut husk scent with waves of mineral as well. The palate is equally subtle with a silky core and flanking notes of dry coconut and mineral with hot spirity notes rising on the finish being met by the earthy tones found on the nose. Medium-bodied with a silky, slightly chewy center and long lingering pepper and earth notes.
3 Stars See the BevX Review

Trail’s End Batch No. 2, 8 Years Old Kentucky Straight Bourbon
Brilliant, deep amber color. The aromatics are quite complex and intense with waves of sweet grains with wild mint, spring flowers, fruitcake, toasted nuts, and cigar box with pine resin and oak. The palate is in full agreement with the nose delivering a rich, dense mélange of fruit, oak, spice, and grain with accents of dark chocolate, cigar, and assertive oak rising on the finish. Full-bodied with dense waves of whiskey, fruit, and very assertive oak that knocks it a bit out of balance.
3.5 Stars See the BevX Review

Tullamore D.E.W. 14 Years Old Single Malt Irish Whiskey
Deep golden to bronze color. The nose is filled with a beautiful and complex marriage of sweet grains, ripe orchard fruits, and citrus, with accents of honey, nutmeg, and dried apricots. The palate echoes the nose delivering a rich but vibrant grain and fruit core with flanking notes of brown spice, pepper, and oak. Medium-bodied with perfect balance, bright acidity, and complex flavors.
4.5 Stars See the BevX Review

Tullamore D.E.W. 18 Years Old Single Malt Irish Whiskey
Brilliant, deep bronze to amber color. The nose is really quite beautiful offering generous fruit, honey, and baked apples with accents of honey, toffee, and rich sherry notes. The palate is in full agreement with the nose as it delivers a rich and decadent baked fruit core with waves of brown spice, honey, and Sherry that finishes much drier with loads of pepper and wood. Full-bodied with loads of sweet and candied fruits foiled by brown spice and pepper.
4 Stars See the BevX Review

Tullamore D.E.W. Trilogy 15 Years Old Blended Irish Whiskey
Brilliant, amber and crystal clear. The nose is very pretty and rather complex perfectly marrying baked orchard fruits with caramel, brown baking spices, toasted nuts, and candied ginger with citrus zest. The palate echoes the nose with waves of rich fruit being bettered by the flood of spices, honey, and oak that simply takeover. Medium-bodied being rather rich and creamy with pronounced spice notes that add balance.
4 Stars See the BevX Review

Tullamore Dew 10 Years Old Single Malt Irish Whiskey
Bright copper color. The nose is remarkably similar to the classic Tully with the difference being made in its concentration. This Whiskey is a bit more dense showing aromatics of orange peel, cinnamon, and allspice, with accents of dried fruits. The palate echoes the nose offering a pleasing viscosity and sweet, vanilla tinged Bourbon notes. Medium-bodied with bright acidity and generous spice and oak notes.
3.5 Stars See the BevX Review

Uncle Bob’s Root Beer Flavored Whisk(e)y
Brilliant, crystal clear.
Stars See the BevX Review

Usquaebach An Ard Ri Cask Strength Blended Malt Scotch Whisky
Brilliant, crystal clear. The nose is wonderfully complex offering scents of stewed fruits along with fresh pear, pineapple, and red apple supported by waves of brown baking spices (allspice and nutmeg are prominent), caramel, black pepper, wood, and toffee. The palate confirms the nose delivering a lush and silky fruit driven core with accents of baking spice, toasted grains, wood, Sherry, and dry black pepper notes on the finish. This is an intense and multilayered blended malt that changes constantly in the glass as it aerates, revealing new layers of flavors.
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Usquaebach Highland Whiskies 15 Years Old Blended Malt Scotch Whisky
Brilliant, crystal clear. The nose is wonderfully complex offering scents of stewed fruits along with fresh pear, pineapple, and red apple supported by waves of brown baking spices (allspice and nutmeg are prominent), caramel, black pepper, wood, and toffee. The palate confirms the nose delivering a lush and silky fruit driven core with accents of baking spice, toasted grains, wood, Sherry, and dry black pepper notes on the finish. This is an intense and multilayered blended malt that changes constantly in the glass as it aerates, revealing new layers of flavors.
4.5 Stars See the BevX Review

Van Gogh Acai-Blueberry Flavored Vodka
Brilliant, gorgeous violet/lavender color. The aromatics leap from the glass offering scents of crushed red and blue berries with accents of blanched almonds and subtle herbal notes. The palate is in full agreement with the nose delivering a sweet and tart berry core with accents of black tea, nuts, and cranberry. Medium-bodied with a sweet berry core with loads of vibrant acidity and thick tannins that offer structure.
4.5 Stars See the BevX Review

Van Gogh Citroen Flavored Vodka
Brilliant, crystal clear. The aromatics are crisp and lively with fresh lemon and lime juice equaled by more tart notes of citrus zest with accents of mineral and lemon drops. The palate echoes the nose delivering a vibrant citrus pulp core with flanking notes of lemon and lime zest and subtle mineral accents rising on the finish. Medium-bodied and very refreshing with just a hint of sweetness present to tame the tart nature of citrus and to add body.
4.5 Stars See the BevX Review

Van Gogh Double Espresso Flavored Vodka
Brilliant, crystal clear. Dark roasted coffee, roasted nuts, double cream, and treacle scents with hints of vanilla bean and caramel. The palate is in full agreement with the nose delivering bitter coffee notes and sweet brown sugar flavors in equal measure. Full-bodied and warming with generous coffee and confection notes mingling with subtle spice and bitter bean accents.
4 Stars See the BevX Review

Van Gogh Dutch Caramel Flavored Vodka
Brilliant, rich amber, caramel color. The aromatics are quite decadent with deep, decadent scents of fresh off the stove caramel with accents of mocha, milk chocolate, and vanilla. The palate certainly concurs with the nose delivering a silky, rich caramel core with flanking notes of mocha and burnt sugar with accents of roasted nuts and chocolate. Medium-bodied with complex caramel flavors and bright acidity that keeps it fresh and vibrant.
4 Stars See the BevX Review

Van Gogh Espresso Flavored Vodka
Brilliant, crystal clear. The nose is filled with scents of dark roasted coffee with supporting notes of fresh cream, brown sugar, and cocoa nibs, with a hint of vanilla. The palate echoes the nose while offering more lush and intense flavors than the nose suggested. It’s just sweet enough to carry the flavors from the fore-palate to the finish with trailing notes of crushed coffee bean. It’s medium-bodied with bright and genuine flavors that offer as many subtle notes as assertive flavors.
4.5 Stars See the BevX Review

Van Gogh Pineapple Flavored Vodka
Brilliant, crystal clear. The aromatics are very expressive with scents of the entire fruit exposed led by the sweet, ripe fruit with hints of the core, skin, and crown as well. The palate echoes the nose with the ripe fruit in the lead with subtle hints of orange peel and mineral with citrus rising on the finish. Medium-bodied with intense pineapple flavors that never become overly sweet with vibrant citrus accents offering balance and structure.
4 Stars See the BevX Review

Van Gogh Vodka
Brilliant, crystal clear. The nose is expressive while ultra clean with bright, nearly sweet scents of wheat with supporting notes of pear, citrus, and mineral. The palate echoes the nose delivering a grain-driven core flanked by ripe orchard fruit, citrus zest, and a wet river stone like minerality that defines the finish. Medium-bodied showing perfect balance with a silky texture and a pristine finish.
4.5 Stars See the BevX Review

Ventura Limoncello
Brilliant, crystal clear. The nose is filled with the vibrant scents of freshly juiced lemons with a healthy dose of fresh lemon zest and lemon drop candy. The palate echoes the nose delivering rich and concentrated lemon flavors with a bigger dose of peppery lemon zest that veers towards white pepper that builds on the finish. This is definitely on the intense end of scale for Limoncello as the tart and pepper zest notes are not entirely enveloped in sugar.
4 Stars See the BevX Review

Ventura Orangecello
Brilliant, crystal clear. The aromatics are so pure and forward offering bright scents of candied, sliced blood orange with accents of mandarin orange and red grapefruit. The palate is in full agreement with the nose, rich and concentrated orange flavors that focus on the juice and pulp with a vibrant dose of zest that add an edge and keep it fresh. It’s a big mouthful of orange with waves of sweet juice and zesty peel.
4.5 Stars See the BevX Review

Vermont Spirits Coppers Barrel Gin
Brilliant, pale copper color. The nose is very expressive leading with a bright blast of cinnamon and tropical fruits marking a clear departure from the original Coppers Gin. The palate echoes the nose as the brown baking spices from the barrels dominate the flavor profile while accentuating the cassia and cardamon with accents of caramel and toasted coconut. Full-bodied with bold wood notes that have won the battle versus the softer, more subtle botanical accents of the Coppers Gin.
3.5 Stars See the BevX Review

Vermont Spirits Coppers Gin
Brilliant, crystal clear. The aromatics are alluring and complex with orange peel on near equal footing with the juniper supported by coriander and cardamon giving a slight Indian spice feel. The palate echoes the nose delivering a rich and silky grain spirit core infused with vibrant juniper and citrus with enough acidity to add lift and brightness. Medium to full-bodied with a velvety core spirit with the botanicals seamlessly integrated while being perfectly balanced.
4.5 Stars See the BevX Review

Vermont Spirits Gold Vodka

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Vermont Spirits No. 14 Apple Brandy

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Vermont Spirits No. 14 Maple Spirit

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VOV Zabajone Cream Liqueur
Brilliant, crystal clear. The nose is rich with the scents of sweet Marsala with rich, baked and concentrated fruit with brown baking spices, vanilla, and a blast of lemon curd. The palate matches the nose perfectly while being more expressive with the rich and sweet Marsala being delivered on a thick, creamy blanket of cream, fruit, and vanilla. This may be the most sophisticated eggnog you will find. This is a rich and mouth filling Liqueur with bold flavors that flow over the palate.
4 Stars See the BevX Review

Warship Reserved Black Strap Rum
Brilliant, crystal clear. The nose is very aromatic redolent of old-style Caribbean Rums with a wild scents of blackstrap molasses, grass, balsa wood, and licorice with supporting notes of raw coconut and dried coconut husks. The palate echoes the nose delivering a dry, molasses-driven core with waves of spice and grassy accents that finish crisp with a bright dose of acidity. Medium-bodied and very vibrant with a great balance of tamed, raw flavors that are perfectly balanced with a bright dose of acidity.
4 Stars See the BevX Review

West Cork 10 Years Old Single Malt Irish Whiskey
Brilliant, crystal clear. The nose is wonderfully intense with waves of rich caramel malt, tea biscuits, honey, wild flowers, vanilla bean, and toffee. The palate is in full agreement with the nose while delivering a super rich and ever-expansive malt core that is impossibly silky. Supporting notes of brown baking spices, gingerbread, and toasted oak round out the package. This single malt is bold and beautiful while never being cloying or heavy as vibrant spice notes and a generous dose of acidity keep it fresh.
5 Stars See the BevX Review

West Cork Original Blended Irish Whiskey
Brilliant, crystal clear. The nose is quite refreshing and complex with scents of toasted grain mingling with honey, heather, tangerine zest, caramel, and baked apples. The palate echoes the nose offering a dense and chewy grain and malt core with loads of support with rich honey and caramel notes foiled by a generous dose of acidity and fine wood tannins. Moderately intense on entry the round and mildly viscous core elongates the palate leading to a spicy, peppery, wood laced finish.
4 Stars See the BevX Review

West Cork Port Cask 12 Years Old Single Malt Irish Whiskey
Brilliant. deep amber color. The nose reveals a classic West Cork profile of rich, malted barely and grains supported by accents of toffee, floral notes, fruit, and honey with the Port cask offering a sweet, vinous character. The palate fully concurs wit the nose delivering a lush but vibrant grain-driven core with layers of ripe orchard fruits, honey, red berries, and oak. Full-bodied with a lush grain and fruit core foiled by ripe orchard fruits and red berries with a bright dose of acidity that provides balance and structure.
5 Stars See the BevX Review

West Cork Rum Cask 12 Years Old Single Malt Irish Whiskey
Brilliant, deep bronze color. The nose is filled with toasted grains soaked in honey with waves of marzipan, sweet floral notes, toffee, toasted coconut, and unmistakable Rum accents with dried fruits. The palate is in full agreement with the nose delivering a fruit-driven core with loads of nutmeg, black pepper, and citrus zest to add interest while finishing with a sweet marriage of honey and malt. Medium to full-bodied with a lush, nearly chewy core while offering enough vibrant citrus notes to maintain balance.
4 Stars See the BevX Review

West Cork Sherry Cask 12 Years Old Single Malt Irish Whiskey
Brilliant, deep copper color. The aromatics are complex and delicate with malted barley and grain notes in the lead supported by accents of spring flowers, orange peel, toasted almonds, and dried apricot with subtle hints of the Sherry cask. The palate echoes the nose delivering a lush and round malt and grain core with flanking notes of citrus, honey, nutmeg, and oak with the rich Sherry notes riding on the finish enveloping the toasted malt. Medium to full-bodied with layers of grains and fruit presented in perfect proportions with a bright dose of acidity as well.
4.5 Stars See the BevX Review

William Wolf Coffee Flavored Whisk(e)y
Brilliant mahogany color. The nose is filled with the scent of roasted coffee beans, toasted mixed nuts, and black patent malt with hints of caramel and brown sugar. The palate echoes the nose delivering a bright coffee/espresso-core with flanking notes of brown sugar that transition to drier finish that for the first time shows this spirit’s Whiskey base. Medium-bodied with vibrant coffee notes with the sugar well in check with a dose of acidity and dry Whiskey notes.
4 Stars See the BevX Review

William Wolf Frisky Flavored Whisk(e)y
Brilliant bronze color. The nose is filled with the sweet scent of caramel, butterscotch, and cashew brittle with accents of brown sugar. The palate is in full agreement with the nose delivering a very sweet, caramel-forward core with flanking notes of toffee. Medium-bodied with sweet caramel and Liqueur proportions.
3 Stars See the BevX Review

Woodford Reserve Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey
Brilliant, crystal clear. The nose is big and complex with rich caramel and baked grain notes supported by a collection of brown baking spices that include clove, cinnamon, allspice, and nutmeg with dried black fruit, ginger biscuits, vanilla, and toasted oak. The palate is in full agreement with the nose delivering a silky and spicy, grain driven core with sweet honey notes and drier spices like black pepper emerging on the finish. This is a hearty Whiskey with many layers that become more defined and enjoyable with the addition of water. This is one of the most ideally balanced Rye Whiskies you will encounter.
5 Stars See the BevX Review

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