Reviews Spirits

Próspero Añejo Tequila Review

By Cornelius Geary Beautifully golden in color with hints of vanilla, orange and spice on the nose. On first sip you are rewarded with a rich, thick texture that coats your mouth. Lush notes of vanilla, chocolate and more spice, but the cooked agave… Read the rest

Bare Bone Vodka, 96 Points

The case is made time and again. A vodka must have something different to justify its space on the already overcrowded shelves at on- and off-premise. Why take down one vodka to make room for another? The answer is always the same: flavor profile. Ba… Read the rest

Joseph Magnus Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Distilled by MGP in Indiana. Aged in Kentucky. Finished and bottled by Jos. A. Magnus & Co., Washington, DC. Age: Sourced eight- to nine-year-old bourbon from MGP in Indiana. Triple finished in oloroso sherry, Pedro Ximénez sherry, and cognac cas… Read the rest

Old Henry Clay Straight Rye Whiskey

Distilled by MGP in Indiana. Bottled by Jas. E. Pepper & Co., Bardstown, Kentucky. Age: No statement. No barrel information. ABV: 43% Appearance: Dark straw; oily consistency; long legs. Nose: Strong notes of fermented white grape, almost to the… Read the rest

Kaiyo Mizunura Oak Japanese Whisky

Maker: Kaiyo Trg Ltd, Hong Kong Age: No statement, but aged in Mizunara oak, initially in Japan and then at sea. ABV: 43% Appearance: Medium amber; oily consistency; long legs. Nose: Ship ahoy! Oak meets the sea. Flavor: Salt and spice, supported by… Read the rest

Silent Pool Intricately Realised Gin

Produced and bottled by Silent Pool Distillers, Surrey, England. Featuring 24 botanicals, including cubeb, a pungent pepper berry. Grain: No information. ABV: 43% Appearance: Richly viscous, with very long legs. Nose: Mild floral notes give way to a… Read the rest