Uncle Val's Botanical Gin

Uncle Val's Botanical Gin

Once again, here we have a gin for "gin people." If you’re willing to take the ride, it will be exciting. Now, if you don’t normally drink gin straight…
Overall Rating: ★★☆


Chalfonte Cognac

Chalfonte Cognac

A totally rock-solid cognac and representative of the category. So much so, in fact, that it becomes hard to find something novel about this bottle to talk about.
Overall Rating: ★★☆


Redemption Bourbon

Redemption Bourbon

Redemption is fine. Not fine as in “a fine spirit,” but “fine” in the sense of being perfectly adequate on all levels without ever managing to astound.
Overall Rating: ★☆☆

Boodles Gin

Boodles Gin

A proper British gin that might be one of my favorites for a Martini. Just don’t get your nose too far into the glass.
Overall Rating: ★★☆

Cazadores Reposado Tequila

Cazadores Reposado Tequila

Great in a margarita, and offers decent enough value, but it’s one of those tequilas that you won’t be in a rush to enjoy straight.
Overall Rating: ★☆☆


Riazul Tequila Anejo

Riazul Tequila Anejo

So, if you're convinced you can pretty much close your eyes and imagine what a tequila tastes like, have I got a curve ball for you.
Overall Rating: ★★☆ 

Rock Oyster Blended Scotch

Rock Oyster Blended Scotch

A blend of malt whiskies that becomes much more than the sum of its parts. Distinctive and delicious!
Overall Rating: ★★★

 

Gin Mare

Gin Mare

A delightfully bold treat with a bonanza of Mediterranean flavors. An absolute must-try if you're feeling adventurous.
Overall Rating: ★★★ 

Ancient Age Bourbon

Ancient Age Bourbon

There's value here to be sure. But if you're the kind of person who can afford an extra topping on your pizza, Ancient Age is hard to recommend on merit alone.
Overall Rating: ★☆☆

Bushmills Red Bush

Bushmills Red Bush

Ugh. Sometimes you think you have enough information to figure a product out, and then the rug gets pulled out from under you.
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Purity Vodka

Purity Vodka

Together, let's learn about what counts as a "distillation." No better place to start than with a vodka claiming to be distilled 34 times.
Overall Rating: ★★☆

Highland Park Magnus

Highland Park Magnus

Is it horrendous? No. Is it overpriced and only a shadow of what the distillery has to offer? Absolutely.
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Zubrowka Bison Grass Vodka

Zubrowka Bison Grass Vodka

Ass, gas, or grass? On the basis of what's in the bottle, Zubrowka makes a really good case for joining team grass.  
Overall Rating: ★★☆

Collingwood Canadian Whisky

Collingwood Canadian Whisky

Collingwood isn't the worst Canadian whisky I've tried, but it's a good enough primer on why people shit on the category.
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Ron Zacapa Centenario 23 Rum

Ron Zacapa Centenario 23 Rum

An interesting bottle in that it comes to us with something of a (*gasp*)... storied reputation. And yet, I do think it's decently good stuff.
Overall Rating: ★★☆ 
 

Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey

Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey

It ain't bourbon or scotch, that's for sure. This is a very good thing in my book, and I hope it holds true for you as well.
Overall Rating: ★★★

De Luze VSOP Cognac

De Luze VSOP Cognac

There's a lot of fun, interesting cognac out there I've never heard of. Here's another to show that those who veer from the beaten path are often rewarded for their curiosity.
Overall Rating: ★★☆ 

Russian Standard Gold Vodka

Russian Standard Gold Vodka

If you like vodka, I haven't yet tasted one better. A very reasonable price should make this an essential buy if you don't have some already.
Overall Rating: ★★★