New Expert Spirit Reviews - June 21, 2023

Check out the latest spirits reviewed by our Tasting Table experts! Photo Credit: Beam Suntory
Jun 21, 2023
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    Clermont Steep is an American Single Malt Whiskey developed by 8th generation Master Distiller Freddie Noe. He used American barley in its creation along with the Beam family jug yeast in for the fermentation process — the same yeast used in all Beam products. It was column distilled and aged for 5 years in toasted then charred barrels (char level 1) in Clermont, Kentucky. Clermont Steep is a permanent addition to the Beam portfolio and is available in select US states and via ReserveBar beginning June 2023. (SRP $59.99)
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    Named after American storyteller Ernest Hemingway, this whiskey is made from a blend of straight rye whiskeys. The majority of the blend (94%) is a 9 year-old straight Indiana rye and the other remaining portion is a 4 year-old Kentucky straight rye. The ryes were blended and finished in rum-seasoned oloroso sherry casks before bottling at 100 proof. This wider release in April 2023 follows the inaugural batch of First Edition bottles sold in collectors packaging which sold out a week after its fall 2022 launch. (SRP $109.99)
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    This bourbon expression is distilled from a mash bill of 73% corn, 15% red wheat, and 12% barley. It is produced according to both bottled-in-bond and Real Missouri Bourbon standards—fermented, distilled, and aged in house in barrels manufactured in the state—made with Missouri-grown corn. As such it is bottled at 100 proof.
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    Celosa Rose Tequila is a 100% blue weber agave joven tequila. The brand uses 7 year-old agaves grown in a single estate distillery, Hacienda La Capilla in the Highlands of Jalisco. The agaves are cooked for 8 hours in an autoclave and then crushed. After fermentation, the juice is distilled twice and then rested in used French oak barrels which previously held Napa Valley red wine (pinot noir & cabernet sauvignon). There are no additives used. It's available in select US markets as of April 2023. (SRP $129)
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    This Ultraviolet Edition from Brazil's McQueen and the Violet Fog is not only violet in color, but is flavored with red berries & hibiscus. It is made with the brand's flagship gin as its base which is made from 21 botanicals from all over the world including rose petal, coriander, rosemary, lemongrass, pomelo, and jasmine flower. The violet color is obtained from a blend of natural juices and carmine. Available beginning March 2023. (SRP $34.99)