Novus Vinum is a wine and spirits review service that recently released its 2008 Top 10 Spirit-The Best Selection for your Home Bar. We would characterize this as a rather eclectic list that's rather heavy on the unusual rather than the consistent. But still, there are some favorites of ours on it and it's an interesting and informative list by any standard. For those of you looking to explore the boundaries a bit, take a look and enjoy! (Please note: not all of these have been submitted for judging and don't appear as separate listings on this site; also, we do not carry listings for cognac or any fortified wines.)
Firefly Sweat Tea Vodka - not something we've seen judged so far. Their wine infused vodkahas been rather well received.
Hine Triomphe Cognac - we haven't taken on cognacs yet... but something for the rap stars to take a look at.
Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey-here's a whiskey that, while a bit pricy, is definitely gaining some credibility. Nice to see someone out west take on Kentucky!
Brinley Gold Vanilla Rum-not one we've personally tried but vanilla rums are definitely something we're interested in.
Martin Miller's Westbourne Strength Gin-again, not something we've tried but gaining some really high praise from the judges.
Maestro Dobel Diamond Tequila - we haven't noticed this one submitted for judging.
Domaine de Canton Ginger Liqueur-a marvelous liqueur - awesome in various kinds of martinis - and we particularly love it with pear nectar and vodka.
(ri)1 Rye Whiskey-haven't you heard? Ryes are making a comeback! Here is Jim Beam's entry.
Woodford Reserve 1838 Sweet Mash Bourbon - we haven't noticed this one submitted for judging but we like their flagship bourbon which has always enjoyed a good deal of praise.
Auchentoshan 18yr Single Malt Scotch-we haven't had the opportunity to taste this scotch but it has been setting the judging world on fire.
Proof66 is pleased to announce their next tasting in late February! We will be featuring liqueurs-all manner of liqueurs-tasted in a variety of formats. If you're a distiller/distributor and would like to make sure we include your liqueur in the tasting, please contact us for shipping information.