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Hendrick's Gin

Hendrick's Gin

Often, the very first “good” gin most will have, and thankfully one most will be unlikely to outgrow if they dig deeper into the category.
Overall Rating: ★★★

Bloom Gin

Bloom Gin

Bloom is a very pretty gin with a subtle and unexpected mean streak. Like a lot of the pretty ones, I suppose.
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: ★☆☆

Martin Miller's Gin

Martin Miller's Gin

Martin Miller's is maybe my favorite gin, period. It's a stupidly good product that is almost beyond all reproach. Sure, it's not a juniper-heavy back breaker, but not every gin needs to be.
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: ★★☆

Aviation American Gin

Aviation American Gin

Aviation is something of a paradox: a "light" gin. It's the forefather of a New American gin style that's tasty, but certainly not for everyone or for all applications.  Overall Rating: ★★☆

Bernheim 7-year Wheat Whiskey

Bernheim 7-year Wheat Whiskey

It's close to a bourbon, but not quite: it's a wheat whiskey. There aren't many of them, and if Bernheim is representative of the category, it's a shame there aren't more.  Overall Rating: ★★☆