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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: ★☆☆


Evan Williams White Label

Evan Williams White Label

Evan Williams' White Label is most everything good about bourbon. It's buttery, sweet, cheap, and enjoyable enough to have every day. It's one-note, sure, but it's a good note.
Overall Rating: ★★☆

Casamigos Blanco Tequila

Casamigos Blanco Tequila

You have a right to be skeptical. The betting man would put George Clooney's side project tequila down as a flop. Surprisingly, this is quite good stuff.
Overall Rating: ★★☆ 

Mars Iwai Japanese Whisky

Mars Iwai Japanese Whisky

As everyone goes gonzo for Japanese whisky, the market adjusts to provide supply to match demand. Yes: this is Japanese, and it is whisky, but it might not be what you expect.
Overall Rating: ★☆☆

Espolón Blanco Tequila

Espolón Blanco Tequila

A "meh" product from a distillery that does pretty good work. Here, Espolon tries to gun for two flavor profiles at once and I don't think they pull it off.
Overall Rating: ★☆☆

Avión Tequila Reposado

Avión Tequila Reposado

A long one for today, guys and gals, but I hope you'll indulge me. Avión is drinkable proof that positioning and branding is more than just fluff, as it can actually come to affect the taste of what ends up in your glass. And not in a wholly bad way.
Overall Rating: ★★☆

Mellow Corn

Mellow Corn

Do you want to know a secret? Mellow Corn might be the absolute best spirit bargain out there. It's so surprising and so cheap that you might as well pick up a bottle even if you don't drink whisky. Overall Rating: ★★★

Centenario Plata Tequila

Centenario Plata Tequila

Sometimes what seems like a novel experiment turns out to be fairly underwhelming. Basically, this is the tequila equivalent of "Cool story, bro."   Overall Rating: ★☆☆

Jim Beam Jacob's Ghost

Jim Beam Jacob's Ghost

A perfect case of evaluating a product on its own merits. On paper, this is utterly stupid. However, I'd rather have a glass of this than just about any other flagship Jim Beam offering.  Overall Rating: ★★☆

Fortaleza Reposado

Fortaleza Reposado

Looking for a reposado that doesn't taste like an unappealing compromise? We've got the bottle for you in the Fortaleza.  Overall Rating: ★★★

Larceny Bourbon

Larceny Bourbon

If you're looking for a "wheater" bourbon to see what the category is all about, I'd say there are better locks to shove your key into.  Overall Rating: ★☆☆

Nikka Coffey Grain Whisky

Nikka Coffey Grain Whisky

Nobody really expects anything from this spartan-looking bottle. Until they take a sip and have to hunt around on the floor to see where their jaw went. A favorite of mine and a future favorite of yours.  Overall Rating: ★★★