Our Top Rated Liqueurs & Bitters So Far

We're just getting started with this new category, but these are our top rated Liqueurs & Bitters so far!
Dec 18, 2018
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    Fruity & Sweet
    Plymouth Sloe Gin is made with a recipe dating back to 1883. Sloe berries--a type of wild plum from a blackthorn tree--are macerated with still-strength Plymouth Gin for around four months. It is bottled at 26% ABV.
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    Fruity & Rich
    Spirit Works Sloe Gin begins with the distillery's dry gin, a wheat-based spirit made with juniper, orris and angelica roots, cardamom, coriander, orange and lemon peels, and hibiscus. This is then infused with sloe berries, a relative of the plum, to create their sloe gin.
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    3.25
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    Fruity & Tart
    Released Stateside in September 2015, Boodles Mulberry Gin is inspired by the British classic sloe gin, but is instead made with mulberries rather than sloe berries. Using a base of Boodles Gin, this liqueur is bottled at 30% ABV. Mulberry trees are a common sight on the English countryside, and if you haven't seen one you've certainly heard or sang the nursery rhyme "Here We Go Round..."
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    3.58
    3.58 out of 5 stars
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    Fruity
    The recipe this classic liqueur is based on has been kept in the family for many generations. It's made by steeping wild English sloe berries with Hayman's original London Dry Gin for months, before the addition of sweetener. Along with sloe berries, the botanicals include juniper, coriander, lemon peel, orange peel, angelica root, cinnamon, cassia bark, orris root, licorice, and nutmeg. Bottled at 26% ABV.
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    88
    3.42
    3.42 out of 5 stars
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    Sweet & Herbal
    The base of this Rock & Rye is a blend of straight American rye whiskies, varying in their age. There's a variety of traditional and modern flavorings, including citrus peels, rock candy, Angostura bitters, horehound, and raw honey. It is bottled at 84 proof.
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    2.17
    2.17 out of 5 stars
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    Sweet & Rich
    Rock & Rye was a popular concoction in American bars in the late 19th and early 20th century, masking what was often cheap rye with rock candy and sometimes citrus peels and ginger. In this updated iteration from NY Distilling in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, Mister Katz (Master Distiller Allen Katz) takes a younger version of their Ragtime Rye and mixes it with rock candy made with sugar from the local In the Raw sugar factory and an infusion of botanicals such as dried orange peel, dried Bing cherry, cinnamon, and other spices.
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    3.75
    3.75 out of 5 stars
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    Sweet & Rich
    Ginger was considered a powerful curative in the early 1900s, and was commonly found mixed with rye whiskey and sweetened with rock candy for a concoction found at many bars called "Rock and Rye." Post Prohibition it was relegated to a dusty jar kept behind the bar for old timers, but has recently found a resurgence. Reilly's selected the rye whiskey (mash bill 51% rye, 45% corn, 4% malted barley) with Master Blender Dave Pickerell and infused it with ginger and spices for this updated interpretation.
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    3.5
    3.5 out of 5 stars
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    Rich & Sweet
    Cooper Spirits follows up their initial Hochstadter's Slow & Low Rock & Rye, bottled at 84 proof, with this 100 proof edition. While the same flavorings are included, rock candy, raw honey, bitters, and air dried navel oranges, apart from the higher proof another change is in the form of an older whiskey. Here, it's an 8-year-old rye whiskey, sourced from an unspecified location.
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    2.57
    2.57 out of 5 stars
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    Sweet & Rich
    Jim Beam Honey is made with real honey and natural flavors. It is infused with Kentucky straight bourbon. Bottled at 70 proof.
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    2.86
    2.86 out of 5 stars
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    Sweet & Rich
    Jack Daniel's Tennessee Fire was released countrywide in March 2015 after a brief three state limited release. It is made from a blend of Jack Daniel's Old No. 7 Tennessee Whiskey and Jack's original cinnamon liqueur.