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DavidGrisebach

Always trying to stay in good spirits :) I’m searching for the ideal bottles of each spirit for my home bar. This is my opinion on what’s available in Ontario.

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  1. Beattie’s Distillers Farm-Crafted Potato Gin

    Distilled Gin — Canada

    Tasted
    3.0
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    Smooth with light crisp juniper and a soft citrus acidity. The profile's a little plain but it's pleasant, very easy drinking. $40 in Ontario.
    40.0 CAD per Bottle
  2. Hayman's Sloe Gin

    Sloe Gin & Variants — England

    Tasted
    2.0
    2.0 out of 5 stars
    Sugary sweet dark plums, tannin and citrus peel dryness, with a background of juniper and citrus acidity. It’s got a beautifully rich plum scent and a decent balance of plum and traditional dry gin flavour. While it is good, mixing cassis with gin is better. $30 in Ontario.
    30.0 CAD per Bottle
  3. Ron Diplomático Mantuano Rum

    Aged Rum — Venezuela

    Tasted
    4.0
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Dark almost burnt dry oak, baking spices, brown sugar caramel, and a hint of vanilla sweetness. Much less sweet and less refined than Reserva Exclusiva. I don’t mind the sweetness brought down a few notches, or even the darker profile. The dryness actually keeps me coming back for more of the sweet side. It’s a little too dry/bitter at times though. Good on its own but probably better as a mixer. $42 in Ontario.
    42.0 CAD per Bottle
  4. Patrón Citrónge Orange Liqueur

    Triple Sec/Curaçao — Mexico

    Tasted
    4.0
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Sweet agave in the nose. Wonderfully bright balance of sweet and gentle bittersweet orange with a soft background of agave. Delicious on its own. Easily a great replacement for Cointreau or triple sec. Not available in Ontario.
  5. El Tesoro Añejo Tequila

    Tequila Añejo — Los Altos, Jalisco, Mexico

    Tasted
    4.0
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Oak and rich sweet stewed vegetal agave. Only slight dry mouthfeel compared the the blanco and reposado. The best of the brands offerings. Not available in Ontario.
    La Hacienda
  6. El Tesoro Reposado Tequila

    Tequila Reposado — Los Altos, Jalisco, Mexico

    Tasted
    3.0
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    The same sugar sweet bright vegetal agave, lime pith and dry mouthfeel as the blanco but with added caramelization. It’s reaching towards the anejo’s richness but it’s still held back by the blanco’s dryness. Not available in Ontario.
    La Hacienda
  7. El Tesoro Blanco Tequila

    Tequila Blanco — Los Altos, Jalisco, Mexico

    Tasted
    3.0
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    Sugar sweet bright vegetal agave and lime pith overwhelmed by bone dry mouthfeel. It’s kind of like an super amplified/exploded-view taste profile of Patron Silver, without the chalkiness. It has a decent profile but very dry. Not available in Ontario.
    La Hacienda
  8. Fortaleza Añejo Tequila

    Tequila Añejo — Tequila Valley, Jalisco, Mexico

    Tasted
    4.0
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Rich oak, bright sweet caremelized agave and a hint of pepper and smoke. Not available in Ontario.
    Barrio Queen
  9. Fortaleza Reposado Tequila

    Tequila Reposado — Tequila Valley, Jalisco, Mexico

    Tasted
    4.0
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Light oak, sweet roasted agave and a wonderful smoky depth. Finishing semi dry. The best of the Fortaleza offerings. Not available in Ontario.
    Barrio Queen
  10. Fortaleza Blanco Tequila

    Tequila Blanco — Tequila Valley, Jalisco, Mexico

    Tasted
    3.0
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    Smooth semi dry agave with light powdered sugar sweetness. Good balance and quality but not a ton of interest compared to the Reposado and Anejo. Not available in Ontario.
    Barrio Queen
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