New Expert Spirit Reviews - August 30, 2023

Check out the latest spirits reviewed by our Tasting Table experts! Photo Credit: Elijah Craig
Aug 30, 2023
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    This limited edition Toasted Barrel bottling was created to commemorate the 2023 Ryder Cup, the biennial men's golf competition between teams from Europe and the United States. The 2023 event is set for September 29th-October 1st at Marco Simone Golf & Country Club in Rome, Italy. With that in mind, this bottling begins with fully matured Elijah Craig Small Batch Bourbon. It is then finished in new European oak barrels which were toasted with a profile used in the production of Lazio wines which are made in and around Rome. Available nationally beginning August 2023. (SRP $99.99)
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    Old Fitzgerald Bottled in Bond 10 Year is the eleventh nationwide release in the bottled in bond decanter series. Produced by Heaven Hill, Old Fitzgerald is a wheated bourbon brand. This bottled in bond version was distilled in one distillation season (January-June 2013). Aged for 10 years before bottling in spring 2023, this release bears a green label as other spring releases have done. As required, it is bottled at 100 proof. Available on an allocated basis nationwide as of August 2023. (SRP $139.99)
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    This limited release is the 3rd edition of this expression for 2023. As with previous releases, this is an uncut small batch bourbon aged 6 to 8 years, bottled straight from the barrel. It is made with Heaven Hill's wheated bourbon mash bill of 68% corn, 20% wheat, and 12% malted barley. It is bottled at 126.4 proof and available in limited quantities as of September 2023. (SRP $59.99)
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    Announced in July 2023, this flavored grapefruit vodka is made with Sobieski's 100% rye vodka and natural grapefruit juice. It is the fifth flavored expression for the brand following Orange, Vanilla, Raspberry, and Lemon Vodkas. Like those expressions it is bottled at 35% ABV, but unlike the others this has a natural pink/orange color added. Available nationally in four different sizes (50ml, 750, 1L, and 1.75L) beginning with New York, Illinois, Texas, Florida, Michigan, and Ohio. (SRP $13.99 for 750ml)
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    This ready-to-drink cocktail is made with Novo Fogo Silver Cacha├ža using estate-grown sugarcane from Brazil's Atlantic rainforest. It's made with 100% natural ingredients and is USDA Certified Organic. Each 12 oz can has 1.8 servings and has 9% ABV. Sold as a single can ($3.75) or a four-pack ($14.99). Available beginning September 2023.