Flavored Gin — Chicago Illinois , USATastedIt's an interesting and unique gin. Worth trying (at a bar)
Matsui Mizunara Cask
Single Malt — JapanTastedWow! Is this whisky? That was my first impression. Super strong floral notes that make you wonder if this is gin or something else. Definitely an interesting dram but not sure it will be a huge hit amongst traditional Japanese whisky drinkers. Try it at a bar first!
Nikka Taketsuru Pure Malt
Peated Blended Malt — JapanTastedIt's a solid representation of a good Japanese whisky, well-balanced flavors throughout with great aftertaste
Ron Diplomático Planas Rum
Silver Rum — VenezuelaTastedIt's an okay rum, however at this price point there are others that I'd rather pick such as plantation and denizen. It's other sibling reserva exclusiva is a complete different story; that one is my favorite rum under $50
Redbreast 12 Year
Single Pot Still — IrelandTastedThis is an amazing sample of an Irish whisky well executed. It definitely punches above its weight at only $70
Nikka Coffey Grain Whisky
Single Grain — JapanTastedI revisited my review to give this whisky a better score. This is a nice smooth (and sweet) whisky, kind of what you'd pick for someone who's not particularly a big fan of the spirit. A little expensive for a NAS bottle but definitely worth it!
4 Copas Tequila Blanco
Tequila Blanco — Jalisco, MexicoTastedRecently tried this blanco and it dethroned Corazon Blanco as the best tequila to use in cocktails. This is as good as tequila blanco gets!
Redbreast Lustau Edition
Single Pot Still — IrelandTastedThis is quite an interesting take on Irish whiskey. If you like some of the spiciness from Rye added to Irish whisky, then this will be a surprisingly good choice. I prefer it over the regular 12 year, as the Lustau has more character and there are other 12 year that deliver quite well in that age statement
Powers John's Lane Release 12 Year
Single Pot Still — IrelandTastedIf you like Irish whisky because you associate it with smoothness, then you'd definitely enjoy a dram of this thing. It's a great value whisky, and delivers quite well
Volcán De Mi Tierra Blanco Tequila
Tequila Blanco — MexicoTastedamazing blanco with a well balanced traditional notes. a no brainer at this price point ($40). I still prefer the cristalino for sipping but the blanco works great in cocktails