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Fifty Pounds Gin

Fifty Pounds Gin

A sophisticated gin that made a middling first impression. However, it grew on me like a moss once I learned how to make it shine.

Overall Rating: ★★☆

Michter's American Rye

Michter's American Rye

Life is hard enough as it is. So when a good thing comes along, why talk yourself out of enjoying it to the fullest?
Overall Rating:   ★★★

Edinburgh Seaside Gin

Edinburgh Seaside Gin

Scurvy grass? Bladderwack? It’s hard to justify oddball botanicals and (a higher price) in this also-ran kind of gin.
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: ★☆☆

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: ★★☆

Rittenhouse Rye

Rittenhouse Rye

It's always something of a backhanded compliment if you recommend a particular bottle for cocktails. Truth is, Rittenhouse is always a right answer when it comes to any drink that calls for whiskey.
Overall Rating: ★★★

 

Chopin Potato Vodka

Chopin Potato Vodka

Potato vodka: turns out it's a hell of a lot like regular vodka. This stuff is serviceable, but it certainly isn't in the upper echelon of fine spirits.
Overall Rating: ★☆☆

Jack Daniel's Tennessee Whiskey

Jack Daniel's Tennessee Whiskey

What if I told you that what people widely promoted as the most manly, ass-kicking kind of spirit was actually formulated to be rather sweet and gentle? You might think you're getting Motorhead, but you're actually getting REO Speedwagon.  Overall Rating: ★☆☆

El Silencio Espadín Mezcal

El Silencio Espadín Mezcal

Mezcal is pretty polarizing. If you've wanted to dip your toe into the water, the El Silencio black bottle is a good starting point, but it's certainly not for everyone.  Overall Rating: ★★☆