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CONTENTS 46 F EATU R E S 14 WHISKEY: WHAT’S NEW

New whiskey expressions, extensions and innovations keep coming. 18 BROKEN SHED VODKA

Stakes its claim in the vodka market. 32 THE AMERICAN RYE REVOLUTION

Bourbon has company as rye advances. 38 BOTANICALS WITHOUT BORDERS

Modern gin is now a worldwide phenomenon. 50 SWINGIN’ SINGLES

Sleek, sexy smaller formats fit right in to grab and go culture.

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56 OLD PLACES, NEW FACES

Single malt scotch distillers keep pace with whiskey boom.

P ROF I LE S 10 DRINK IDEAS PERFECT FOR AUTUMN

Autumn is filled with flavor and many cocktails that celebrate those comforting tastes. 28 ELIJAH CRAIG

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The history of Elijah Craig is the history of Bourbon. 30 ROOSTER ROJO TEQUILA

Introducing an exciting, new entrant into the fast growing premium tequila market. 44 DIABLO

Introducing Diablo Dark Red Blend. 46 BLACKEND’S BRIGHT FUTURE

After fast start & sudden transition, Metallica’s unique spirit keeps rocking. 54 ONE EXTRAORDINARY VINTAGE

Chile’s Casillero Del Diablo unveils the muchheralded 2018 wines.

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EDITOR'S WIRE THE BEST OF THE BEST Hello, and happy fall!  Single-serve beverage products are hot, and the popularity of canned wines and brand extensions into smaller formats show no signs of slowing down.  From California to New York, the surge of interest from consumers are once again rapidly changing alcohol beverage trends with canned wine and smaller 187ml bottles of champagne and sparkling wine at the top of their lists.  With sales skyrocketing over the past year, winemakers are taking notice and embracing single-serve products in both mini cans and bottles.  While reds along with white and sparkling wines can be put into smaller portions without issue, most often the end result is a convenient, portable and a usually very affordable option that is perfect for the beach, camping, and hiking, going hand-in-hand with millennials' approach to wine without all the stuffiness. Brands such as Sutter Home, Amble & Chase, Korbel and Stella Rosa continue to lead the way in this booming American trend.  Be sure to read our in-depth feature in this month's edition.     Please be sure to check out The Ultimate Guide to the World’s Best Wines and Spirits also within this edition. Bringing you The Best of the Best, the Ultimate Guide features the highest-scoring results from Ultimate Beverage Challenge’s two major international beverage competitions held in 2019:  Ultimate Spirits Challenge and Ultimate Wine Challenge. Since 2010, the Ultimate Beverage Challenge has become one of the beverage industry’s most trusted and respected sources for beverage evaluation.  By creating a pristine and conducive environment for UBC’s staff and judges they have brought forward the entire concept of beverage competitions.  The UBC Evaluation Center provides brickand-mortar proof of UBC’s total commitment to doing things right.  To get the most accurate results it requires seasoned veterans on the judging and preparation teams, the ideal analytical environment, and the proper methodology.  UBC hires the world’s foremost authorities as their spirits and wine judges:  Our generation’s most prominent and acknowledged beverage specialists, such as masters of wine, master sommeliers, award-winning authors and journalists, consultants and buyers, bartenders, bar owners, and food and beverage managers.  If these reasons aren’t enough for you to believe in UBC as being the world’s finest beverage competition company, visit the UBC website for more details at ultimate-beverage.com.

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THE FIND The bottle was designed by Varvatos and Jonas; jewelryinspired metalwork around the neck represents the signature style of the John Varvatos brand.

HEY... IS HAY THE STRAW SOLUTION?

Ditching plastic straws has become an emblem of eco-activism. Metal, bamboo and paper are among alternative materials. Now, add hay. The brand HAY! offers biodegradable, straws made from natural wheat stems, in two sizes: Cocktail (5") and Tall (7¾"). HAY! Straws can be found in diverse establishments like tiki bars Lost Lake in Chicago and Broken Shaker in Los Angeles; and Ace Hotels in New Orleans and Pittsburgh. Wholesale pricing available; SRP $10/100-pack Cocktail, $12/100-pack Tall. haystraws.com

CUERVO EMBRACES DAY OF THE DEAD

Jose Cuervo Tequila is deeply rooted in Mexican heritage and Dia de los Muertos is no exception. For the holiday, Jose Cuervo Tradicional is being offered in two limited edition bottles, Silver and Reposado, featuring a classic skull motif backed with orange marigold flowers emerging from an agave plant. The bottles are set to arrive just in time for the Day of the Dead (Thursday, Oct. 31st through Saturday, Nov. 2nd this year), at SRP $23. cuervo.com

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VILLA ONE TEQUILA HITS THE MARKET WITH STAR POWER

George Clooney made it look easy. Too easy? Pop star Nick Jonas and fashion designer John Varvatos, along with Stoli Group, are hitting the Tequila trail, launching Villa One Tequila— following through on inspiration the two friends had during a trip to Mexico in 2018 with family and friends. The ultra-premium tequila comes in Silver, Reposado and Añejo, made at Stoli Group’s Fabrica de Tequilas Finos distillery in Jalisco, Mexico. Production was led by Master Distiller, Arturo Fuentes, “the godfather of tequila,” who has more than three decades of distilling experience.

Villa One takes its name from the estate that Nick Jonas, John Varvatos and friends were staying at when they came up with the idea for the brand.

SLIVOVITZ & ORAHOVAC: DARING DUO FROM THE ADRIATIC COAST Slivovitz, an Eastern European tradition, is a plum brandy typically consumed neat as a digestive or as a modern cocktail ingredient. Croatian distiller Maraska has released two new products, including a new Slivovitz. ■ Maraska 10 Year Old Slivovitz is fermented then aged in 500L barrels for a minimum of 10 years, giving it roundness, a distinct aroma, and a touch of oak on the palate. 80 proof; SRP $35. ■ Maraska Orahovac Green Walnut Liqueur is a traditional liqueur unique to the Adriatic Coast. Maraska’s is made from a maceration of green (unripe) walnuts, which give it a spice and more depth of flavor. Serve neat or in cocktails. 56 proof; SRP $24. worldwidelibations.com


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1. APOTHIC SPARKLING RED

Apothic, a brand that began with one jammy red blend, continues to expand. Apothic Sparkling Red is a bubbly with vivid ripe cherry fruit, accented with hints of citrus and apple. Made by winemaker Deb Juergenson, it features an unusual mix of 48% Colombard, 42% Chardonnay, 10% Lagrein) and 11.5% ABV. Like Apothic Inferno, Apothic Sparkling Red is a limited edition—when it’s gone, it’s gone.

SRP: $16 apothic.com

4. NOBLE VINES ‘MARQUIS RED’ CALIFORNIA RED BLEND

With Nielsen now tracking Red Blends as 13% of the table wine market, Delicato Family Wines has added Marquis Red to the Noble Vines Collection. Available nationwide, the collection was borne from noble vine stocks originating from renowned appellations of France, and cultivated in family-owned estates in Monterey and Lodi. Marquis Red features aromas of dark cherry, baking spice and vanilla with smooth tannins.

SRP: $14.99 noblevines.com | delicato.com

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2. GLENFIDDICH ‘GRAND CRU’

Glenfiddich has released a new top-tier expression: Grand Cru. Single malt whisky that has matured 23 years and then been finished in French casks used in Champagne base wine production, Grand Cru encompasses a myriad of aromas, from apple blossom to candied lemon and freshly baked bread. Palate notes of vanilla, brioche, sandalwood and pear sorbet are enhanced by a long finish. The sleek black glass bottle comes in an opulent box featuring a sparking golden firework design. 8o proof.

SRP: $299.99 glenfiddich.com

5. RUMCHATA FOOTBALL BOTTLE

Here’s a merger of two fan favorites: football and RumChata, the popular blend of Caribbean rum and real cream. Following successful test markets during last year’s football season, the RumChata Football bottle is now available nationally. The reusable sleeve looks just like a pigskin, complementing RumChata’s highly recognized oblong shape, which already resembles a football. Great for in-store seasonal displays...and tailgates. 27.5 proof.

SRP: $19.99 rumchata.com

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3. DOROTHY PARKER ROSE PETAL GIN

On August 25th, New York Distilling Company released Dorothy Parker Rose Petal Gin to coincide with its namesake’s 125th birthday anniversary. A founding member of the historic Algonquin Round Table, Dorothy Parker was an accomplished writer in several genres. This newest expression of the brand is infused with red and pink rose petals; elderberry is among the other key botanicals. The aroma and flavor of rose complement existing hibiscus notes; sweet, creamy finish. 88 proof; 10,000 bottles.

SRP: $29 nydistilling.com

6. CORTE FIORE PINOT GRIGIO & MONTEPULCIANO D’ABRUZZO

Two years after partnering with Passione Natura, a group of growers in Italy’s Abruzzo and Veneto, to launch Latitude Beverage’s Corte Fiore in the U.S., the brand is thriving. The line is also growing, with the addition of a 2018 Pinot Grigio and a 600-case run of Montepulciano d’Abruzzo. These new wines will be available alongside the current Appassimento and Prosecco—all in decorative six-pack wood boxes.

SRP: Pinot Grigio $13.99 | Montepulciano $19.99 latitudebeverage.com

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O’Neill Vintners & Distillers, a leading California producer of premium wine brands, has joined with retired NFL star defensive back Charles Woodson to launch Intercept. Woodson, who is one of the league’s career leaders in interceptions, caught the wine bug when the Oakland Raiders trained in Napa. The wines for Intercept come from Paso Robles and Monterey County, comprising Cabernet Sauvignon, Red Blend, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.

SRP: $18 interceptwine.com

10. QUINTA DA FONTE SOUTO DOC, PORTUGAL

Symington Family Estates, based in Oporto, is launching Quinta da Fonte Souto DOC, a prestige table wine from Portalegre, a sub-region in Alentejo. All 2017 vintage, the wines include Tinto (Alicante Bouschet, Tinta Amarela, Alfrocheiro, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah); Branco (Arinto, Verdelho); and “Vinha do Souto,” (Alicante Bouschet, Syrah), the flagship wine from the estate. Fonte Souto extends Symington outside the Douro Valley.

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Combining Jägermeister’s 56 herbs, blossoms, roots and fruits with the flavors of intense rich Arabica coffee and cacao, Jägermeister Cold Brew Coffee breaks new ground for the iconic Jägermeister ice cold shot experience. Select coffee and cacao beans complement the unique ingredients and the gentle maceration process used to create Jägermeister for more than 80 years. All-natural, 66 proof.

SRP: $24.99/750ml | $32.99/1L jagermeister.com/coldbrew

11. ZARDETTO PROSECCO

Zardetto has new packaging and an updated range. The new double-layer labels created by an award-winning Italian agency peel back, unveiling an inside layer of colorful artwork. Plus, the Brut and Rosé bottlings carry surprise phrases in English and Italian on the back of the front label. The Zardetto range consists of: Prosecco DOC Brut; Sparkling Rosé Extra Dry; two ConeglianoValdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCGs (Extra Dry and Long Charmat); and Private Cuvée Brut, also available in keg.

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9. FLAT TOP HILLS WINES

Flat Top Hills is a premium collection of vineyard-driven wines from the “G4,” or fourth generation of the iconic C. Mondavi family, whose roots in California wine date back nearly 100 years. Rolling out after successful test markets, the line has five wines—crisp Sauvignon Blanc, supple Rosé, lush Chardonnay, juicy Red Blend and rich Cabernet Sauvignon. Winemaker Randy Herron calls them “intense yet smooth… quaffable wines made with a keen attention to detail.”

SRP: $13.99-$15.99 flattopwines.com

12. JOHNNIE WALKER ‘GAME OF THRONES’ WHISKIES

The Game of Thrones legacy lives on in two new Johnnie Walker expressions: A Song of Ice and A Song of Fire, inspired by House Stark and House Targaryen, respectively; their house sigils—the Direwolf and the Dragon—fiercely adorn each bottle. A Song of Ice (80.4 proof ) is best over ice; A Song of Fire (81.6 proof ) is best neat. A face-off of Johnnie Walker’s iconic Striding Man is revealed when the bottles are side-by-side.

SRP: Tinto/Branco $30 | “Vinha do Souto” $60

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AUTUMN COCKTAILS

BLOOD ORANGE PALOMA

1 oz Jose Cuervo Tradicional Silver Tequila 1 oz Blood Orange Juice 1 oz Soda Water 1 tsp of Superfine Sugar

KAHLÚA HALLOWEEN PUNCH

Method: Cut lime wheels. Run one lime wheel around the rim of glass then dip the glass into salt. In the glass, add ice, tequila, blood orange juice and superfine sugar. Stir ingredients. Pour in soda and garnish with blood orange.

Method: Mix liquids together in a bowl. Empty out a pumpkin. Place dry ice and some water in between the pumpkin and the bowl (not in the punch). Nest the punch bowl in the pumpkin. Serve over ice.

1 part Kahlúa 3 parts Ginger ale 1 pumpkin

CAROLAN’S CARAMEL APPLE PIE

RUFFINO JACK OF SPADES 2 oz Ruffino Prosecco 1½ oz Cognac ¾ oz Lemon Juice

1 oz Apple Cider ½ oz Honey Syrup (2:1 honey to water) Apple slices

Method: Shake the Cognac, lemon, apple cider and honey syrup with ice. Strain into a lowball glass with ice and top with Ruffino Prosecco. Garnish with an apple slice.

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2 oz Carolans Salted Caramel 1 oz Apple Vodka Cinnamon Sugar Method: Rim chilled glass with mix of cinnamon and sugar. Combine Carolans and apple vodka in a shaker with ice; shake and strain into glass. Garnish with an apple slice.


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AUTUMN COCKTAILS

SMOKE AND FIRE MARGARITA

by Camille Austin, National Montelobos Ambassador

¾ oz Montelobos Mezcal ¾ oz Ancho Reyes Liqueur ¾ oz Milagro Silver Tequila 1 oz fresh Lime Juice ½ oz Agave Nectar Method: Using a lime wedge, wet the rim of an old fashioned glass; salt it, and set aside. Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker. Add ice, shake, and double strain over fresh ice into the glass. Garnish with a lime wedge.

ORANGE HARVEST T&T

1¼ oz Tanqueray No. Ten Gin Tonic Water Garnish: Blood Orange Wheel, Fresh Thyme, Orange Dahlia Method: Add ice and Tanqueray No. Ten to a Copa glass. Top with tonic. Place blood orange wheel on rim of glass. Fix floral garnish to rim of glass using cocktail pick.

THE DARKE DAIQUIRI

1 oz Jägermeister 1 oz Aged Rum ¾ oz fresh Lime Juice ¾ oz 1-to-1 Simple Syrup 1 capsule activated Charcoal Method: Shake ingredients with ice and strain into a 5-7oz coupe glass. Garnish with orange oil and peel.

COPPER CAULDRON

2 cups Tito’s Handmade Vodka 4 cups Spiced Apple Cider 1½ oz Caramel Sauce 4 oz Lemon Juice 2 oz Grenadine Method: Add all ingredients to a copper cauldron or punch bowl. Stir well and serve over ice.

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WHISKEY: WHAT‘S NEW

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1910 RETURNS TO THE PRESENT DAY

After depleting a year’s supply just two months upon its original release, Old Forester 1910 Old Fine Whisky— the fourth and final expression in Old Forester’s Whiskey Row Series—is back. “1910” is inspired by a key turn in Old Forester history, when the Distillery suffered a fire that shut down the bottling line and led to the whiskey being stored in a second barrel until the bottling line was repaired. The result, presented as Very Old Fine Whisky, was the first documented double-barreled bourbon. Today’s iteration is a nod to that moment in time and has a rich, chocolatey flavor profile. 105 proof; SRP $55.

FANS SET TO RUN FOR ‘WALKING DEAD’ BOURBON

On the heels of #193, the final issue of The Walking Dead comic series, Skybound Entertainment and Diageo have teamed up on The Walking Dead Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey. With a light caramel nose, taste of fruit and a smooth and spicy finish, this whiskey calls itself “good enough for the living and sought out by the dead.” 80 proof; SRP $34.99

REDBREAST SINGLE POT STILL: MIXING THINGS UP AT THE BAR

Amid the parade of new bottlings, suppliers and distributors are working to extend whiskey usage among mixologists. Redbreast Irish Whiskey is among the brands at the forefront of reinventing classic whisky recipes with a twist for a younger, more Millennial audience.

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IRELAND VISITS ITALY……

Knappogue Castle Single Malt Irish Whiskey has announced the third entry in their new Cask Finish Series: their triple-distilled, nonchill filtered 12 Year Old Single Malt Irish Whiskey finished in Marchesi di Barolo casks. Previous editions have included Bordeaux (Pichon-Lalande) and Marsala barrels. 92 proof; SRP $80

Knappogue, pronounced Nah’ Pogue, translates to “hill of the kiss” in Gaelic.

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1¾ oz Redbreast ¼ oz Oloroso Sherry ¼ oz PX Sherry ⅓ oz Golden Sugar Syrup (2:1 ratio) 2 dashes Angostura Bitters Method: Pour all ingredients into a mixing glass and stir well to combine. Add ice to the mixing glass and stir for 20 seconds. Strain into an old fashioned glass filled with a large clear ice cube. Express some orange oil and garnish with an orange peel on a cocktail stick speared with raisins. The zest will be curled over three raisins and sit on either end of the stick.


WHISKEY: WHAT‘S NEW

‘GARRY’ WOOD SETS WESTLAND SERIES APART

Westland’s Native Oak Series continues its exploration of a completely new variety of oak for the whiskey industry—the very rare Quercus garryana. For Garryana Edition 4|1, the spotlight is squarely on the marriage of Garry oak and Pedro Ximénez Sherry casks, bringing two rich and assertive flavors together in a single whiskey. Just 3,750 bottles; 100 proof; SRP $149.99

SMOKE ALERT: ARDBEG ADDS 19-YEAR-OLD Smoky malt whisky lovers will raise a Each annual batch dram to Ardbeg’s of Traigh Bhan will latest permanent feature a unique code on expression: Ardbeg the carton, bottle and foot Traigh Bhan. label—with background Pronounced Tri-Van, details to be found at this rare 19-year-old ardbeg.com single malt is inspired by a beach known locally as The Singing Sands, where the beauty of the shore belies jagged rocks in the water—like the whiskey’s seductively smooth nose precedes intense flavors rushing like a surf of salt, smoke, sweet and sour. This is the first time in 20 years that Ardbeg will release an aged whisky that is a permanent expression, produced in a single batch each year. 92.4 proof; SRP $299.99

‘BOUTIQUE-Y’ FUN ON BOTH SIDES OF THE GLASS…

Stretching the boundaries of spirits marketing, the British firm known as That Boutique-y Whisky Company specializes in provocatively packaged small batch releases from established distillers. Colorful and busy but also quite informative, the graphic-novel-style labels are known for their humor—and the whisky for being eminently serious. Current releases include an Irish Single Malt (92 proof; SRP $79.99/375ml); Islay #2 25 Year Old (97 proof; SRP $199.99/375ml); and Japanese Blended 21 Year Old (95.4 proof; SRP $199.99/375ml).

DINGLE DELIVERS IRISH TRIPLE PLAY

Opened in 2012, the Dingle Whiskey Distillery is one of the only Irish distilleries that sources grain, distills the spirit, ages and bottles their own exclusive whiskey releases. In partnership with U.S. importer Hotaling & Co., Dingle now announces the arrival of Dingle Single Malt Whiskey Batch No. 4, featuring a marriage of bourbon, Port and Sherry (Pedro Ximénez and Oloroso) casks. 93 proof; SRP $99.99.


WHISKEY: WHAT‘S NEW

HEAVEN HILL LAUNCHES NAMESAKE BOTTLED-IN-BOND

The new 7-Year-Old Bottled-in-Bond Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey features Heaven Hill Distillery’s traditional bourbon mash bill, mingled in small batches and bottled at 100 proof—and exceeds the minimum four-year aging requirement for a Bottled-in-Bond. The front label prominently features an illustration of Old Heaven Hill Springs distillery and the history of the namesake brand. 100 proof; SRP $39.99

NEW ‘AERSTONE’ CHISELS DOWN TO BASICS

William Grant & Sons is launching a single malt Scotch whisky, Aerstone—in two expressions that focus on the impact of maturation and malting on flavor. The duo of Aerstone 10-Year-Olds aim to simplify the taste messaging of the single malt category by putting taste descriptors right on the bottle. ■ Sea Cask is “smooth and easy”—a classic Speyside malt with nutty vanilla notes; aging near the sea adds a subtle salty note. ■ Land Cask, on the other hand, is “rich and smoky”—a peated single malt, showcasing the use of Highland peat in the malting. Both are 80 proof and attractively positioned at SRP $28.99.

‘CASK & RELEASE’… FISHERMAN’S WHISKEY?

ABERLOUR EXTENDS ITS STAR EXPRESSION

The Speyside distillery Aberlour is primarily known for its affinity for Sherry cask maturation. The cask-strength Aberlour A’bunadh, originally released in the 1990s, is distinctly Sherry-forward and gained a cult-like following over 20 years and 60 batches. Now, Aberlour A’bunadh Alba is the first formal line extension. Instead of darker, velvety flavors, A’bunadh Alba is a complex mix of sweet baked apples notes alongside crisp citrus flavors imparted from the first-fill American oak bourbon barrels it matured in. The name itself serves a double meaning: Alba means “Scotland” but also refers to Quercus alba, the species of white oak used for the barrels. 121.8 proof; SRP $90

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Dry Fly Distilling is collaborating with Pacific Northwest brewers on a new project known as the ‘Cask and Release’ series. The type of whiskey will vary, as will the breweries featured, creating a natural rotation of unique releases. “Every angler knows why catch and release is so important for the fish population,” said Don Poffenroth, distillery founder. “This is the same concept. We are removing the whiskey and then after the barrel has served another purpose we are putting it back in the barrel it once called home. It really is craft collaboration done right.” First up: a wheat whiskey via Pelican Brewing barrels. 90 proof; SRP $49.95


BROKEN SHED STAKES ITS CLAIM IN THE VODKA MARKET By Amanda Schuster

Since the whisky boom of the early 2000s, there have been rumors of vodka’s demise. The sales data proves otherwise, though. According to the Distilled Spirits Council (a.k.a. DISCUS), n 2018, 72.5 million 9-liter cases of vodka were sold in the United States, generating $6.4 billion in revenue for distillers, which accounts for almost 1 in every 3 bottles of distilled spirits sold in the USA. “[Vodka is] the backbone of the spirits industry,” says the report. People are obviously still drinking vodka, and while some brands are selling well to dedicated fans, consumers are seeking more unique, newer offerings, and wellcrafted alternatives to typical potato and grain vodkas. Broken Shed, a premium New Zealand vodka made from whey distillate, is here at an opportune time. 18 BIN 2019


IT REALLY STARTED IN A BROKEN SHED Broken Shed Vodka was founded in 2009 by friends Mark O’Brien and Steve Turner while relaxing in a rustic, broken shed on the banks of Lake Wanaka, a small lake town nestled near the gateway to the Southern Alps of New Zealand. The two, coincidentally both originally hailing from Connecticut, met in Wanaka after relocating with their families to NZ. They thought the natural resources of New Zealand would be perfect to create a world class vodka. To help develop the new vodka, they brought in Kiwi drinks expert, Mark Simmonds, who had spent the last two decades bringing cider, fruit juices, mineral water and wine to market throughout Central Otago. The three soon went into partnership, with a goal to create a world class vodka using only the purest ingredients New Zealand had to offer, without a luxury price tag. A premium vodka with an approachable taste, something that could easily be consumed neat.

WHY DO WE NEED ANOTHER VODKA? Even though vodka is performing well as a category, individual brands have to compete in a crowded landscape on and off premise. The obvious question is how can a new vodka product possibly thrive in a marketplace awash with all kinds of vodka? “The two other founders had the original idea, and approached me to join them to make the product, “Simmonds explains. “Vodka did seem crazy at first, but, as Americans in Wanaka, they had a

very good understanding of the US market and strongly felt that a NZ whey based vodka could create some space and point of difference in a crowded market.” The obvious next obstacle is how to make a new vodka that would stand out and ultimately drive sales. Unlike whiskey, vodka, by definition, is a clear, unaged product. It can be bottled and consumed fresh off the still with no need to build in time for barrel maturation. However,

The Original Broken Shed

like any well made spirit, and maybe even more so, making vodka is by no means an automatic process, it takes careful research to identify the most suitable ingredients with which to make it, and how to construct them into a final product that tastes good enough to draw repeat buyers. Luckily Simmonds brought in the industry experience and many of the tools needed to work on this new vodka brand. “I had the support to be able to take the time to experiment, then develop and construct a premium offering,” he says. “It seemed an opportunity that I had to take.”

HOW WHEY BECAME THE WAY After some trial and error testing, it turned out that the best ingredient for producing Broken Shed Vodka is whey, a protein-rich by-product of dairy production (the clear liquid that separates from the curds). Most parts of the world traditionally use grain such as rye or wheat, fruit or other produce like potatoes to make vodka. New Zealand is renowned for its abundance of grass fed cows and high quality dairy products. Therefore, whey makes perfect sense as a distillate base there. “It is an extremely clean sugar source, we call it ‘Milk Honey’, which in turn means an extremely clean fermentation,” says Simmonds. When developing the product, they experimented with distillate from a variety of base materials, including grains. “We did a lot of blind tastings on the public [the founders often held Friday afternoon tastings at the shed that helped refine the final product],” Simmonds adds. “Consistently the data showed that people preferred the blends that had the whey distillate as the base.” It also made sense from a New Zealand agricultural standpoint. Says Simmonds, “The more we thought about it, the more we saw that it was very fitting, whey is the abundant available farming resource in New Zealand--much like potatoes to eastern Europe, grain to the US and sugar cane to Australia.” Besides being naturally gluten free, another bonus from distilling whey is that it is environmentally friendly and sustainable. You are not diverting a food


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source and you are using the product which previously may have been discarded into the waterways.

YOU CAN’T HAVE GOOD VODKA WITHOUT GOOD WATER It is often said that because standard vodka is clear and unflavored, the best ones are supposed to taste like nothing. However, taste does matter to vodka drinkers, especially in popular, simple ways of consuming it such as on the rocks or splashed with soda. Since there is nothing— sugars, additives or preservatives--added to the Broken Shed distillate, the water really needs to taste good too. The founders traveled all over the country searching for and taste testing water sources for Broken Shed. “It seems every farmer has a spring and proof it is the cleanest water in the world” said Simmonds. The farmers all produced lab results with intricate data proving how clean the source was. Numbers were one thing, but how the water ultimately blended with the distillate was another. “Vodka, in my mind, is a bit of a dichotomy.” says Simmonds. “It is a very simple neutral spirit, with only two components, which makes it simple to construct. However the neutral simplicity is a challenge, as there is nothing to carry or mask flavours.” In other words, there would be nothing to hide behind. “It is

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easy to impart an off flavour or funkiness to vodka or have it rough and with burn. Our goal was to have a perfect, clean, smooth vodka using only the distillate and water.” He explains, “The easy and common way to make a vodka is to use a completely demineralized water and include an additive of some sort. The hard way is to control the process carefully and make sure the two components produce and carry the flavor on their own.” His past work in the bottled water space also helped inform the process. “The benefit of years of producing premium table top mineral water is the knowledge that waters taste different.” The team eventually settled on two water sources, one from each of two main New Zealand islands. One is a natural mineral water sourced from a 15,000 year old aquifer that naturally filters through the volcanic rock formations in the Southern Alps on the South Island. Retaining the natural mineral content in this source, they blended it with a second source of spring water from North Island. The process of shipping a water sourced from one island to mix with one from another is not the most cost effective way to go, but it turned out to be the right choice. Apparently, the founders’ friends were not just being polite about their response to

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the final formula, which is charcoal filtered and distilled three times. Rachel Halprin of Drink of the Week blog gave the vodka a “very good to outstanding” review, and mentions its creamy texture, saying it is “a fragrant and flavor intense vodka (this is not an oxymoron), [with] beautiful mouth feel marrying crispness and viscosity.” Lou Bustamente of Wine & Spirits says, “... it is the pure and polished characteristics of the vodka that will impress.” Broken Shed is distributed in California through Young’s Market, and CA State Manager Rodger Reiss is excited by the local public’s response when he tastes potential customers on the product. “We have been very well received and many people who say they don’t need another vodka, change their tune when they taste it! The purity of ingredients grabs their attention every time. It’s different and unique and that really ropes them in to try it. “What proof is this?” is a common question because they are drawn to the spirit’s creaminess and fresh flavor profile.

STATESIDE RESPONSE AND HOW TO USE IT Judges in numerous awards panels have been impressed by Broken Shed too. It has been racking up medals on the tasting circuit.

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THE AWARDS INCLUDE: • Gold Medal – 2019 San Diego International Spirits Festival • Gold Medal - 2019 Tasting.com Beverage Testing Institute • Platinum Medal - 2017 SIP Awards • Double Gold in Spirits - 2017 74th WSWA Exhibition and Convention Tasting Competition • Gold Medal – 2017 Los Angeles International Spirits Competition • Silver Medal- 2017 San Francisco World Competition • 91 points Wine Enthusiast It’s not only judging panels who have taken to the product, what matters is what on premise accounts do with it--customers need to be able to find it in the wild. Broken Shed is served in a number of top CA accounts, including The Tasting Kitchen in Venice Beach(one of the original brand supporters), EP; LP in Hollywood, The Patio group in San Diego, The Copper Spoon and The Double Standard in Oakland, and in San Francisco it is available on the menu at The Boathouse and the Bus Stop. New Zealand Eats Group in San Diego have naturally, been using it at events. Bartenders seem to be drawn to the viscosity and purity of flavor as a cocktail base for a variety of recipes both stirred and shaken. The clean taste is a key factor for many bartenders using Broken Shed in infusions. Reiss says that because the vodka is so easy to drink, you don’t need intricate recipes 22 BIN 2019

with multiple ingredients. “Much less is required since the smoothness acts like a canvas that magnifies the flavors of the cocktail.” He says he’s fond of it in a simple Martini and other cocktails that are made with just one or two added ingredients. “It’s great with just a lime and a spritz of soda, we have some accounts featuring it with ginger and mint, there are dozens of variations.”

GROWTH OF THE BRAND IN THE U.S. In 2012, the three founders brought the brand to the United States and launched in a handful of accounts. The company relaunched in 2018 and expanded from 4 to 17 US markets within 12 months. The company is set to continue this growth, led by a new executive team of food and distilled spirits industry veterans which includes John W. Fitzgerald as CEO, Steve Bellini as President, Jean-Marie Heins as CMO and Mark Simmonds continuing his role as Master Blender in NZ. Bellini brings in leadership experience from industry giants including Seagram’s, Future Brands, Sidney Frank Importing Co., Inc. and Mast-Jägermeister US. Heins, another former Sidney Frank Importing executive, brings her brand building and operation experience to the company. The Senior sales team led by Paul Criscuolo and Roger Reis, hail from industry giants including Seagram’s, Allied Domecq, Jim Beam, Pernod Ricard, and Sidney Frank Importing, and guide the growing field team in their success.

Besides its native New Zealand and Australia, Broken Shed Vodka is currently available in these US markets: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine, New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware, Washington DC, Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, Michigan, Wisconsin, Nevada & California. Additional US Markets are scheduled to open in Q1 2020. To monitor the new market openings and to find an account near you, check their website Brokenshed.com. Is it really time for another vodka? The answer is apparently yes, and Broken Shed will be making its whey to a Martini glass near you. Tom Levron, San Diego District Manager, says Broken Shed Vodka is uniquely smooth, retains so much character and plays well in classic cocktails. He created his own spin to showcase the spirit. “The cocktail is a play on a martini with the flavors of a Bees Knees from which I drew the honey and lemon ingredients,” says Levron. “Since our vodka is made from whey and we added the mead, I call this drink ‘Milk & Honey’”, with a nod to the commonly referred to nickname of the whey distillate.

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WINE BUZZ SPECIAL NEW LOOKS ROUND-UP ■ Tormaresca, known for native varietal wines from the heart of Puglia, is giving a family look to their Chardonnay and “Neprica” Primitivo and Cabernet. Their Calafuria Rosato Salento has a fresh look representing Calafuria waves—an ode to the more than 700 bays along the coastline of Puglia.

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AUSPICION GETS DRESSED UP FOR HALLOWEEN ■ With an eye toward the future, Wente Vineyards has unveiled new packaging that accentuates classic, clean lines and a contemporary color palate. The transition has been taking place over the past year, with new designs rolling out by wine collection. In addition, the Certified Sustainable logo will appear on all Wente back labels of 2017 vintage wines and later, as well as on all shippers.

The Archeometer, at the core of Auspicion Wine’s intricate label design, illustrates the “mystical connection between all things”—and gives off an appropriately mysterious vibe. Opici Wines has created fun POS materials (candy pairing!) and a Halloween-themed playlist as part of “Scare Packages” for Auspicion displays. The line comprises Cabernet, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Mystic Red Blend. SRP $11 auspicionwines.com

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■ Guarachi Wine Partners is expanding and revamping the Parker Station line. Based on sales of the flagship Pinot Noir, they have added a Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay. All three have received a refreshed, map-anchored look with a nod to California roots and sub-AVA sourcing while utilizing design elements from the original packaging.

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ELIJAH CRAIG The Father of Bourbon by Michael Chu

From the spark of an entrepreneurial spirit, Elijah Craig is credited with pioneering the charring of oak Barrels to age Bourbon. A Baptist preacher in 1700’s Kentucky, many recognize him as the Father of Bourbon. A man of many traits, Craig was a distiller, educator, road builder and land speculator, and also built the first paper and wool mills in the state of Kentucky. Elijah Craig’s legacy was preserved by Heaven Hill Distillery who crafts the Bourbon with the same basic methods used by Elijah Craig over 200 years ago. Local corn and grains are fermented and then distilled. After aging in charred oak, the most complex barrels are selected to become Elijah Craig Small Batch, Barrel Proof and Single Barrel Bourbons. Heaven Hill’s Master Distillers’ expertise and attention to detail give Elijah Craig Small Batch the right balance of rich flavor and full body that's perfect for the spirit-forward Old Fashioned. It's signature warm spice and subtle smoke flavor complement the sweetness and spiciness of the cocktail's key ingredients. At 94 proof, Elijah Craig holds up when mixing with other ingredients and provides a great foundation. Created in 1986, the Elijah Craig family of Bourbons is led by the flagship Elijah Craig Small Batch, made exclusively from batches of 200 barrels or less of 8 to 28 BIN 2019

12-year-old Bourbon. The creation of Elijah Craig began when Heaven Hill’s Master Distillers selected a small number of barrels of the finest Bourbon for the Elijah Craig label, creating small batch Bourbon before the term “small batch” existed. In addition, the portfolio also includes the extra-aged Barrel Proof and Single Barrels. Much like the rest of the Heaven Hill Distillery portfolio, Elijah Craig is no stranger to critical acclaim. Elijah Craig Small Batch Bourbon has received a Double Gold at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition and has been awarded two-times “Best of the Best” Bourbon by Whisky Magazine. The Elijah Craig Barrel Proof was named Whisky Advocate’s 2017 Whisky of the Year. It was also a 2017 World Whiskies Awards’ category winner as well as a Double Gold and Best Small Batch Bourbon – 11 Years and Older winner at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition. And, it received 95 points at F. Paul Pacult’s Ultimate Spirits Challenge and Gold at the SIP Awards. Fred Minnick described Elijah Craig Barrel Proof as “pure bliss; must sip” when it received 94 points in the Sumer 2017 issue of Whisky Advocate Magazine.

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ROOSTER ROJO TEQUILA by Alison Levine A new tequila has entered the market and with a name like Rooster Rojo, it aims to be the best. That is because the Rooster Rojo, or Red Rooster, is the King of the Roosters and The Rooster has been part of the national identity of Mexican culture for hundreds of years. The rooster is a sign of the sun, it signifies luck, courage, heroism, cultural pride and the Red Rooster is thought to live in the Tequila volcano. Rooster Rojo embodies its legendary aspirations. Launched in the US market in 2017, the Blanco received a Silver in 2018 and a Gold in 2018. The flagship Añejo received a Gold in 2019 at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition. The Añejo also received 92 points from the International Review of Spirits. Rooster Rojo is made at the Fabrica de Tequila Finos, a distillery in the city of Tequila in the Jalisco state of Mexico, located at the foot of the Volcán de Tequila (Tequila Volcano). The distillery, which began operations in 2000, is located in an old colonial building from 1923. While other brands, such as KAH, Don Camilo, Zapopan and Tonala tequilas are produced at this distillery, the distillery is a boutique production facility and thus enables Rooster Rojo to create a quality product. Another advantage Rooster Rojo has is its Master Distiller Arturo Fuentes. Born 30 BIN 2019

and raised in Mexico, Fuentes received a degree in chemical engineering and has experience making Cognac and Champagne in France, rum in Mexico and tequila in Jalisco. Produced in the heart of the UNESCO protected Tequila production region, Rooster Rojo is made from 100 percent hand-selected Blue Weber Agave which is selected from the Los Altos de Jalisco and from selected fields in the tequila region and is Kosher certified. Finos is the first distillery to use volcanic water filtered through Mexican silver (known for its legendary purity) for blending of tequila distillate, giving the liquid more complexity and softness on the palate. The tequila is produced in small batches and the piñas which are grown six or seven years with a residual sugar of 24% - 27%, are hand selected. The piñas are halved before production in order to preserve sweetness. The cooking is done in autoclaves with a help of the steam for 10 hours. Special yeast, a secret of the master distiller, is added to the juice and fermentation lasts up to 72 hours. The liquid is twice distilled in stainless steel pot stills which all the preservation of agave flavors and aromas. Rooster Rojo has three expressions. The Blanco rests for at least 10 hours after distillation in stainless steel vats. It sees no time in oak and is fresh with lively

citrus on the nose with hints of sweet and peppery. On the palate, it is smooth, strong and leaves a pleasant finish. The Reposado is aged two to six months in French oak barrels that were previously used for Cognac. The Reposado is a bronze color with aromas of vanilla, cinnamon and butterscotch, and leaves a silky, warm and rich medium long finish on the palate. The Añejo is aged for 12 - 18 months in American oak barrels that were previously used for American whiskey. The Añejo is a beautiful dark amber color with reddish hues and has aromas of toasted wood, vanilla, chocolate and spices. The mouthfeel is round and smooth with a long satisfying finish on the palate. Rooster Rojo has a memorable name and with that, a unique packaging. As the distillery is located at the foot of the Volcán de Tequila, the bottle is inspired by the shape of the volcano. Unlike most tequila brands which use thick, oddly shaped glass bottles, Rooster Rojo is packaged in unusually thin glass bottles that look handmade and with a traditional cork stopper.


Clyde May’s launched a Straight Rye in 2018; their namesake bootlegger apparently preferred the spiciness of rye himself. Above: WhistlePig in Vermont. Below: Old Forester's 100 proof rye marked their first new mash bill in over 100 years.

THE AMERICAN RYE REVOLUTION BOURBON HAS COMPANY AS RYE ADVANCES, EMBRACING BOTH TRADITION AND INNOVATION BY TESS ROSE LAMPERT

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hat a difference a decade can make. In 2018, rye whiskey topped 1 million cases and generated over $200 million for suppliers of the American-made spirit, according to the Distilled Spirits Council. Back in 2009, just 90,000 cases yielded $15 million in supplier revenue. All told, rye grew over 1,000% in ten years, and rye has continued to soar to new popular heights, breeding innovations within the category like higher-rye mash bills, regional spirits, and new applications behind the bar. Rye, say historians, was the original spirit of the United States, with producers extending across northeastern states until around 1800. After the Whiskey Rebellion and Prohibition, most American whiskey production had moved down south, where corn was the grain of choice. Spicy rye was soon eclipsed by sweeter bourbon as the nation’s spirit for the last near-century.

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RYE RECLAIMS ITS ORIGINS “Old rye to many consumers is still a novel thing,” shares Nima Ansari, Spirit Buyer Dad’s Hat founder Herman Mihalich (who for Astor Wines & Spirits in New York. “I grew up above his family’s bar) was inthink the bits that have trickled out have spired by a 2006 story about the reemerbeen unequivocally well received.” gence of rye; he and John Cooper One of the most significant went on to distill the first rye in BY LAW, RYE WHISKEY IS MADE ways rye is returning to its orithe state since 1990. FROM A MASH OF AT gins is regionally, specifically As small distilleries return LEAST 51% RYE AND MUST in Pennsylvania’s Monongato these regions for the first BE AGED IN CHARRED, NEW OAK BARRELS. hela Valley as well as Virginia time since Prohibition, they and Maryland. Sagamore Spirit, aim to preserve tradition, startbased in Baltimore, MD, erected a ing with local grains. Empire Rye, billboard (over Kentucky Derby weekend) established in 2015 by a coalition of New declaring Maryland Rye “Bourbon’s Older York producers, mandate that 75% of the Brother.” In Virginia, Catoctin Creek Dismash bill must be New York grown rye. Jay tilling Company bottles multiple ryes Erisman, Co-Founder and Distiller of New and even trademarked their membership Riff Distilling, which uses 95% rye in its club as the “Rye Society.” Another small mash bill, notes that the “attention paid to Virginia company, KO Distilling, released the agricultural beginnings of American Bare Knuckle American Rye Whiskey as whiskey, with more distilleries choosing their second aged spirit. In Pennsylvania, heirloom grains, is a terrific trend. In ad-


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dition to a diversity of flavor, it promotes biodiversity in our fields and farms.” Joe Magliocco was one of the first to predict—and subsequently fuel—the rye resurgence when he resurrected the Michter’s brand. Today, their five distinct ryes are among the most coveted, with the Barrel Strength Rye at $200 selling out on release. Templeton, a resurrected rye brand from Iowa (now produced in Indiana by MGP) has also found success in high-proof limited releases; their 2019 Barrel Strength Edition clocked in at 57.9% ABV. WhistlePig also anticipated rye’s resurgence; the distillery started growing their own Vermont rye in 2007 (using Canadian rye until their own distillates came of age). In July 2019 they released their Farmstock Rye 3rd Edition, featuring 52% of their home-grown spirit. WhistlePig Master Blender Pete Lynch also experiments broadly with barrel finishes. WhistlePig 12 Year is aged in three different casks—Madeira, Sauternes and Port—before blending and bottling. Perhaps the most experimental rye offering yet is Basil Hayden’s Caribbean Reserve Rye released in June; a blend of rye, bourbon and a dash of black strap rum. After winning accolades for their Port Finish limited edition rye earlier this year, Sagamore Spirit’s latest was finished in Cognac barrels for eight months and bottled at 101 proof.

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WhistlePig's vision of “Triple Terroir” is whiskey distilled from their own grain, proofed with their own water and aged in custom Vermont White Oak barrels.

COME FOR THE BOURBON, STAY FOR THE RYE? Rye’s growth is not just from historical In 2017, Jim Beam released a Pre-Proregions reclaiming their whiskey heritage; hibition Style Rye at 90 proof, up from it is also from established bourbon 80. Old Forester released a 100 proof rye producers, large and small. As Ansari notes: in February 2019, marking their first new “If you ask around to some of the biggest mash bill in over 100 years. Old Overholt names in Kentucky, they’ll tell you the and Rittenhouse are among a handful of most noticeable change in the past Bottled in Bond ryes. Wild Turkey’s August decade is how much more rye they are 2019 release of a limited 109 proof Master’s making compared to the past.” With Keep Cornerstone Rye is yet another sign the whiskey pie growing robustly, the that rye is regaining ground. optimistic view is that rye complements bourbon, offering another authentic THE NEXT CHAPTER American whiskey. Critical to rye’s success has been its enthuClyde May’s launched a Straight siastic adoption by the mixology comRye toward the end of 2018, noting munity. Justin Lane Briggs, Spirits that the spirit tied in nicely with their Specialist & Educator for Skurnik origin story of the famous bootWines & Spirits, notes that as salegger, who apparently preferred vory cocktails have become more the spiciness of rye himself. Roy fashionable, rye has stepped into Danis, President & CEO of parent the spotlight, as an ingredient company Conecuh Brands, doubts that adds earth and spice, rather that rye will ever be as large as than sweetness. Looking forward, bourbon, but agrees there is “little Briggs highlights transparency PRODUCERS LARGE AND question that rye will see conand consumer education as drivSMALL KEEP DEVISING tinued double digit growth.” NEW BLENDS, FINISHES ing forces: “The sudden growth Craft distillers across the AND STRENGTHS TO KEEP of rye has led to some awkward EXTENDING THEIR RYE nation are now working with young spirits being released by OFFERINGS. rye; 291 (CO), Balcones (TX), inexperienced distillers for unFEW (IL), Five & 20 (NY), Hillrock comfortably high prices, and consum(NY), Taconic (NY) and Traverse City ers who were giving those bottles a chance Whiskey Co. (MI), to name a few. And a few years ago are becoming less inclined. big suppliers are making sure they have Brands with a cute story are becoming less seats on the rye bus. Bulleit introduced important than brands with a clear story.” their first rye in 2011, Woodford Reserve One thing is certain about the current added one in 2015, and Knob Creek in state of American rye, according to Ansari: late 2016. Heaven Hill Brands’ whiskey “The growth of rye compared to where it portfolio is quite rye-rich, with Henry was over a decade ago has been exponenMcKenna, Rittenhouse and the revived tial… but it still feels like we’ve barely begun (2015) Pikesville Maryland Rye. to scratch the surface.” ■


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WITHOUT BORDERS MODERN GIN IS NOW A WORLDWIDE PHENOMENON. ESPECIALLY IN AMERICA. BY JEFF CIOLETTI

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ver since it emerged on the scene more than three centuries ago, gin, for all intents and purposes, has been identified as a quintessentially British spirit— or, at the very least, British by way of Dutch, thanks to the influence of the latter’s genever on the former’s iteration. The most iconic brands—Beefeater, Gordon’s, Tanqueray, Bombay and their ilk—hail from either England or Scotland and tend to adhere to a “dry,” juniperforward style with “London” in its very name. It wasn’t until the 1990s when Hendrick’s came along and pushed the boundaries on what the spirit could be that people and the industry really began to think differently about gin. And two decades after that, gin has become about as untethered to a geographical place as it is to a singular style,

Jaisalmer sources botanicals from the four corners of India, including Darjeeling tea leaves, coriander, orange peel, cubeb pepper berries and lemongrass. // Drumshanbo, from Ireland, highlights “Oriental” botanicals led by gunpowder tea. // Gin is especially attractive to craft distillers, offering room for personal twists and a relatively fast route to market. // Hendrick’s Gin, widely credited with opening new botanical frontiers in the 1990s, released not one but two extensions this year, Orbium and Midsummer Solstice (pictured). // Brockmans (founded 2008) is among the young English brands that are refreshing the London Dry style and inspiring cocktail creativity. // Gin also appeals to big suppliers; Beam Suntory created Roku in Japan in 2017. // McQueen and the Violet Fog, which took its name from a poem, hails from Brazil and features açai among its botanicals.

becoming a spirit that truly belongs to the world. That’s thanks to a combination of factors: evolving drinking habits worldwide, the global craft spirits movement and, in no small part, the elevation of the dusty, old gin and tonic to a classy, stylish drink.

IBERIA AS TREND SETTER The industry has bartenders on the Iberian peninsula to thank for that last point. The Spanish “Gin-Tonic” (sans the ‘and’) emerged in stemmed, wide-mouthed goblet glass with fresh, innovative garnishes complementing the particular flavor profiles of the gin in the vessel. Gin culture exploded in Spain and Portugal and spread across Europe. “What happened in Spain had more to do with the on-trade,” says Spiro Malandrakis, industry manager for alcoholic drinks at Euromonitor International. “Bars continued to move more and more toward premiumization, mixing [gin] with better mixers, adding a little flair to the actual cocktail ritual.” According to the market research firm, global on-premise gin revenue totaled

nearly $9.4 billion, while off-premise sales topped $6 billion—a combined $15.4 billion—in 2017. The active gin market has attracted an appropriate wave of new labels. It also helps that, unlike whiskey and other brown spirits that call for barrel-aging, gin is faster to market. “On the production side of things, the story is how these small-scale producers have popped up everywhere in a category that was sidelined,” Malandrakis says. With craft gin producers springing up on every populated continent, you might say the hottest trend in global gin is the explosion of new local-minded ones. Gin’s juniper mandate is proving to be like a bloodline that keeps the multi-generational family connected as it grows. Beyond juniper, botanicals are being gathered and infused as never before, not merely as points of distinction, but as genuine captures of terroir.


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A decade ago the prevailing trend was to source pedigreed botanicals from all over the globe. Today the pendulum is swinging toward a mix of traditional (juniper, coriander, angelica root, citrus, Orris root, cardamom, licorice, cassia, cinnamon) and local botanicals.

GLOBAL, MEET LOCAL Consider Germany’s Black Forest, a region best known for schnapps production, with more than 10,000 mostly minuscule farm-based producers turning surplus fruit into brandy. But, since 2006 it’s become home to a gin brand that has built a sizeable cult following: Monkey 47. The 47 is the staggering number of botanicals the spirit contains, a third of which come from the Black Forest itself, including angelica root, acacia flowers, bramble leaves, lingonberries and spruce shoots. The gin bug has crossed the Pacific as well. Two years ago, global spirits giant Beam Suntory launched Roku Japanese gin—“roku” meaning “six,” a nod to the number of Japanese botanicals in the brand, which are combined with eight traditional ones. “The Japanese bo-

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tanicals—Sakura flower, Sakura leaf, yuzu peel, sencha tea, gyokuro tea and sansho pepper—are harvested in accordance of ‘shun,’ the tradition of enjoying each ingredient at its best by only harvesting at its peak of flavor and perfection,” says Marilyn Chen, Brand Manager for House of Suntory. A selection of different pot stills are then chosen to ensure the best flavor is extracted from each botanical.” Chen says the result is a “complex, yet harmonious gin” with a smooth, silky texture. Global start-ups aside, we need not worry about England or Scotland being

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AMERICAN PIONEERS • Aviation (Portland, OR) • Bluecoat (Pennsylvania) • Breckenridge (Colorado) • Brooklyn (New York) • Corsair (Tennessee) • Death’s Door (Wisconsin) • Dorothy Parker (The New York Distilling Company) • Dry Fly (Washington) • Farmer’s Gin (New York) • FEW (Chicago, IL) • Greenhook Ginsmiths (Brooklyn)

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left behind. Among the notable UK-based brands launched this century: Bulldog, the first gin infused with poppy and dragon eye (related to lychee). Others popping up to reinforce the U.K.’s spiritual claim to gin importance: Brockmans, Cotswolds, Fifty Pounds, Portobello Road and Carounn. The Botanist Gin, launched in 2010 by the whiskymaker Bruichladdich, features 31 botanicals—nine traditional ones plus 22 that are foraged on the island of Islay in the Inner Hebrides of Scotland. On top of myriad botanical combinations, gin makers are tinkering with unusual distilling and finishing techniques. In Finland, Kyrö Distillery makes two rye-based gins, both including some botanicals foraged from local forests. Their American-oak-matured Koskue typically accounts for 10 to 20% of Kyrö’s gin sales, but in the U.S. it’s more of a 5050 split, notes Head Distiller Kalle Valkonen: “The barrel-aged product, really seems to fit your palate on that side of the Atlantic.” Barrel-aging is picking up advocates, such as FEW and Koval in Chicago; Bluecoat (PA) and Tom’s Town (Kansas City). Big Gin (Washington State) uses bourbon barrels. In California, Benham’s and No. 209 both batch gins in ex-varietal wine barrels. As with botanical recipes and wood-finishing, distillation techniques can provide interesting selling points. Many distillers boast of vapor infusion; others. infuse before and/or after distillation. Hepple Gin, and English gin launched in 2015, uses a threefold process for extracting botanical flavors: heavier ones are distilled with the grain, lighter examples are vacuum distilled, and juniper is extracted using carbon dioxide.


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SELLING COMPLEXITY With Euromonitor predicting robust growth of 5% CAGR, vaulting annual U.S. sales from $15.4 billion in 2017 to nearly $20 billion by the end of 2022, the “new normal” in the gin market presents some novel challenges for bars and retailers alike. Fortunately, gin does have some natural hooks on which re-sellers can hang their hats. In some cases, a stand-out botanical can become a simple selling point. Like citrus? Malfy, from Italy’s Adriatic Coast, has two lovely citrus-forward gins, one lemon, another blood orange. New Sipsmith Lemon Drizzle incorporates sun-dried lemon peels, lemon verbena and “vapour-infused fresh hand peeled lemon,” leaving no doubt as to its citric intentions. Brockmans showcases blueberry; Carounn has apple; Puerto de Indias and Beefeater Pink lead with strawberry. With the simplicity of an “alpha” botanical comes the simplicity of usage: using a signature botanical as a garnish often makes a naturally copacetic Gin & Tonic. Though hardly sweet, Caledonia Spirits’ Barr Hill Gin is finished with raw Vermont honey. On the savory side, Hendrick’s got the party started with its cucumber and rose character. Dry Town Gin from Colorado features sage; Gin Mare from Spain incorporates rosemary, thyme, olive and basil; Uncle Val’s (California) makes a “peppered” gin. And for Inspired by the Mediterranean climate and local botanicals, Gin Mare, produced near Barcelona, features olive, rosemary, basil and thyme, plus a custom blend citrus fruit macerated for an entire year in neutral spirit.

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Bols Genever has a signature cocktail in the Red Light Negroni. Situated in the heart of Amsterdam, Bols also produces a Barrel-Aged Genever; a 100% Malt Spirit; and a dry gin, Damrak, with pronounced citrus character.

something really different, from Ireland comes Drumshanbo, infused with dried gunpowder tea. Gin points of distinction go even further than botanical and origin. O.R.E 118 is the first raw vegan Gin. Prairie and Farmer’s gins are both made in America and organic. Tanqueray Malacca and Fords Gin both lay claim to being “bartender’s gin.” Pink gins (in addition to the strawberry-tinged Beefeater Pink and Puerto de Indias) include Gin Lane 1751, Wölffer Estate and The Bitter Truth. Geography is also a selling point. Nothing says gin has gone global like a display that features spirits from India (Jaisalmer); Brazil (McQueen and the Violet Fog); Australia (Four Pillars); New Zealand (Scapegrace); Roku (Japan); and Germany (Monkey 47).

GIN’S NEXT GEM: OLD IS NEW AGAIN? Gin’s globalization accelerating, plus a vibrant craft gin movement here in the U.S., but don’t be surprised to see an ancient type of gin join the party. Genever (pronounced juh-NEE-vuhr) remains the largest spirit category in the Netherlands and Belgium, might best be thought of as the “O.G.” (“Original Gangsta”) gin. Used in Medieval times for supposed medicinal benefits, genever by the 17th century was one of Europe’s largest exports; recipe books from the 1880s show that about one quarter of U.S. cocktails were based on the spirit. Genever all but disappeared from the world stage following the two World Wars and Prohibition. But today, genever is in the midst of a three-year U.S. marketing campaign, keyed by five genever brands (Bobby’s-Notaris, Bols, deBorgen, Rutte and Smeets). Genever’s main distinction, being distilled from malted grain mash and often aged in oak casks, lends itself easily to being positioned as “the missing link between Gin and whiskey,” notes Sandie van Doorne of Bols International. She

asserts that genever’s character—“smooth and malty with a botanical finish”— makes a great alternative in cocktails such as the Collins and the Martinez. Bols has carved out a special cocktail niche for the Red Light Negroni—Bols Genever, Campari and sweet vermouth, served in glasses shaped like inverted light bulbs. ■

A BRITISH GIN SENSATION HITS U.S. SHORES Created by Johnny Neill, whose family has been distilling since 1762, Whitley Neill is anchored by an award-winning London Dry and complemented by an array of unusual flavors inspired by his ancestors’ “exploits abroad” and his grandparents’ English farm. Whitley Neill’s recent and meteoric rise— from 5,000 cases to 350,000 cases in under four years in the U.K.—has been extraordinary. “In my 20 years of experience in the drinks industry, I’ve seen extremely few premium spirits brands grow so quickly in such a short time,” says James Stocker, Director of Marketing, Halewood International (who owns the brand). Whitley Neill is currently the #1 premium gin in the U.K., with 24% of the premium market. Flavors represent 61% of the growth in the U.K.’s gin category overall, and Whitley Neill is far and away the market leader with their 10 flavors—the vibrant purple-hued Rhubarb & Ginger is the top seller. With aspirations to create this same success stateside, Halewood has commissioned David Katz’s Symphony Importers (creator of Zyr Vodka) to represent Whitley Neill in the U.S. market, where four gins—Dry, Rhubarb & Ginger, Quince and Blood Orange ($29.99)—have just become available. As exotic as they are (even the London Dry is flavored with South African baobab and Cape gooseberries), it’s the simplicity of consumption where opportunity lies, says Katz: “Just add soda, tonic, or Champagne.”


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Diablo: The New Wine Brand Breaking The Mold Diablo Dark Red Blend is a new red wine blend recently launched in the United States by Casillero del Diablo. The wine is a blend of Syrah and Malbec from the Maule Region of Chile. It is an innovative and sophisticated high-quality wine, inviting consumers to “take a pact with the extraordinary”. It is a unique and independent brand, with an iconic appeal, keeping all the wisdom, strength and mystery of Casillero del Diablo in a different dimension. “Wine consumers are increasingly open to trying new and innovative offerings. We believe Diablo is a product that provides that,” says Sebastián Aguirre, Marketing Director for Casillero del Diablo. “It is a brand that offers something different that seduces and attracts attention and thanks to its powerful presentation this wine without doubt will captivate consumers.” Diablo Dark Red dazzles with its dark, intense red color and attractive hints of black fruits, which melt together with delicate mocha and creamy vanilla notes. It is a versatile red wine that pairs well with red meats and spicy food. The 2017 vintage of Diablo (SRP $18.00) is currently available for purchase in the following states: Pennsylvania, New York, Massachusetts, Florida, Maryland, California, Rhode Island, Georgia, Louisiana, North Carolina, Texas, Connecticut, Ohio, South Carolina, Missouri, Minnesota, Virginia and Wisconsin and is now being launched in additional states across the country. To learn more about Diablo Dark Red Blend, follow the brand on Instagram @DiabloWine and use the hashtag #MakeThePact.

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BLACKENED’S BRIGHT FUTURE AFTER FAST START & SUDDEN TRANSITION, METALLICA’S UNIQUE SPIRIT KEEPS ROCKING BY W. R. TISH

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ate in August of 2018, Blackened Whiskey hit the market with a resounding sonic chord. The whiskey was a novel collaboration from the start, between the beloved heavy metal band Metallica and renowned Master Distiller Dave Pickerell. The actual whiskey—a blend of bourbons and ryes, average age 8+ years, finished in black brandy casks—was capped with a twist. Tying the whiskey back to the music, every barrel is enveloped in Metallica vibes via proprietary BlackNoise “sonic-enhancement” technology, which uses low hertz sound waves from Metallica’s music to extract additional flavor from the wood. Blackened Whiskey was greeted enthusiastically by critics, Metallica fans and whiskey lovers. But the auspicious start took a dramatic turn when Dave Pickerell passed away suddenly on November 1st, 2018, at 62. “What people don’t realize about Dave, is that he was so much more than a distiller,” recalls John Bilello, CEO of Sweet Amber Distilling, partners with Metallica in the brand. “He was a jack of all trades and an expert at many.” Pickerell

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The name Blackened represents all facets of the brand: Metallica, rock and roll, charred barrels, black brandy casks and BlackNoise technology.

Formed in 1981, Metallica has become one of the most successful and influential acts in musical history, having sold over 130 million albums worldwide. Their latest, “Hardwired... to Self-Destruct,” released in 2016 on their Blackened Recordings label, charted at #1 in 32 countries. Metallica has also garnered nine Grammys, and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2009.

was a chemical engineer and historian; but above all, a master of every step of whiskymaking, and in the context of Blackened a true collaborator. As the band said in a statement: “He was not only a mentor and friend, we considered him a member of Metallica. We learned so much from Dave in the all too brief time we had together.” POSITIVE TRANSITION As the American whiskey community mourned (after Maker’s Mark, Pickerell consulted for scores of projects), Sweet Amber set about finding a new guiding distiller. The search led them to Rob Dietrich, who meshed with the project on many levels. As Master Distiller at Stranahan’s Colorado Whiskey he had become well-known as a blender and finisher. Plus, prior to distilling, he had worked in music, from rigger through stage manager for a variety of bands and venues. Dietrich joined Blackened officially in June. “They were adamant from the start

that the whiskey needed to stand out on its own,” he notes. “They are very proud that it is not a knock-off.” He acknowledges a “natural commitment to consistency, and upholding Dave’s legacy.” He is now charged with blending and batching moving forward, and that too is directly connected to the music. SERIOUS VIBES, BY THE BATCH While the blend and brandy barrels used for Blackened are kept consistent, it is aged in batches, each treated—at generous volume and specific frequency—with a unique playlist of Metallica songs via the BlackNoise technology. The music causes the whiskey inside each barrel to move and interact with the wood; and the variation of the music creates a slight nuance from one batch to the next. As Dave Pickerell did, Rob Dietrich will monitor the whiskey to determine the optimal color and flavor profile for each batch before bottling. It’s a fascinating new mission, and one he does not take lightly: “We’re not the first to play music to barrels, but this system takes it to a different level.” The trademarked BlackNoise technology that utilizes sonic enhancement to extract more flavor from the wood is unique. Batches began at 081 (the band was formed in 1981), and are now up to 099; each one has a playlist curated and arranged by one or more members of the band. In turn, those playlists can be downloaded from Spotify at the Blackened website. n


Shaw Ross International Importers, LLC Enters Burgeoning U.S. Bourbon Market with Re-Launch of the Red River Portfolio of High-Quality Whiskeys Company to Take Regional Brand National with Expansion Initially in the Northern and Western State Shaw Ross International Importers, LLC, one of the nation’s leading importers of wine and spirits, has entered the flourishing U.S. bourbon market with the re-launch of the Red River Portfolio of high-quality whiskeys.

that meets the discerning standards our customers demand. It is ripe for explosive growth.” Hunter said expansion is slated initially for the Northern and Western states where bourbon has been performing exceptionally well.

The portfolio includes Red River Bourbon which is finished in pinot noir casks, Red River Single Barrel Bourbon, which is bottled at 96.8 proof, Red River Texas Rye and Red River Blended Whiskey. Distribution of the spirits had been limited primarily to its home state of Texas and bordering states as well as several Southern states. “The U.S. Bourbon category has been experiencing exceptional growth and for the past few years we have been actively looking to add a high-quality whiskey brand to the Shaw Ross Portfolio,” said Bruce Hunter, Managing Director, Shaw Ross International Importers, LLC. “While we’ve had discussions with various suppliers, with Red River we have found a quality brand

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The Texas Bourbon was awarded a Gold Medal and 94 points at the Ultimate Spirits Challenge. It is a proprietary blend of corn, rye and barley fermented and distilled to 82.4°. It is aged in new, charged American oak barrels and then finished in Napa Valley Pinot Noir casks. Suggested retail is $39.99.

Texas Rye is made from a mash bill of 95% rye and 5% malted barley. Aged in new, charred American oak barrels and finished in Red River bourbon barrels. Suggested retail is $29.99. The Red River Blended Whiskey is a proprietary blend of Red River Whiskeys. Suggested retail is $29.99. The Red River Texas Single Barrel Bourbon is a proprietary blend of corn, rye and barley and bottled at 96.8 proof. It is aged in new, charred American oak barrels. Suggested retail is $49.99. The unique packaging has been created to emphasize authenticity to its Texas roots. The pearl-snap top is designed to mirror the look and feel of a button on a Western pearl-snap shirt, while the point of the white coating on the bottle reflects the point on the back yoke of a Western pearl-snap shirt. Additionally, a portion of the proceeds from every bottle sold goes to Wildlife conservation which is called out on the neck label of the bottle.


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here’s an old marketing saw: “The wine doesn’t know what package it’s in.” Maybe so, but people sure do. And that package is not only about the look but also the size. In fact, it appears that, quietly—or not so quietly in the case of cans—single-serve formats are enjoying newfound popularity. According to IWSR Drinks Market Analysis, wines packed in 187ml, 375ml and 500ml are all growing faster than table wine overall (from 2017 to 2018, up +11.4%, +10.4% and +27.5%, respectively). And while their volume is still tiny (each garnering less than 2% market share), the explosion of canned wines and brand extensions into smaller formats has made sub-750ml containers a force to be reckoned with. 

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Brandy Rand, COO of the Americas at IWSR Drinks Market Analysis, sees the small-getting-bigger trend as a reflection of several general consumer trends, including “convenience, experience, portion control, sustainability and quality for value.” It is also a sign that wine is joining America’s mainstream beverage consumption habits. Consumers today are more relaxed about wine in general, which extends to greater openness to ‘unfussy’ eco-friendly packaging. Rand notes, “Single-serve has been the primary package size for beer, malt-beverage, soft drinks and water, but over the past few years, spirits and wine have also seen growth in

small sizes. For wine, new product innovation and wider availability has spurred consumer interest in alternative packaging.” In turn, smaller formats—especially non-glass—help wine fit a wider variety of occasions, from boating to beach days to outdoor concerts and sports events. Sutter Home was the first wine brand to package wine in Bordeaux-shaped 187mls that resembled traditional bottles. They have been the genre’s lead dog ever since, and today control about half the total 187ml market, according to Nielsen. (In fact, if Sutter Home 187mls were their own brand, they would rank as the 15th largest in the U.S. in dollar sales.) Recent experience at Korbel sees the trend lifting bubbly as well. In 2018 the brand sold more than 208,000 flat cases of 24 187mls—up 33% over five years earlier. And while nearly all of the 187ml sales were Korbel Brut, Korbel added the Brut Rosé in 187ml SKU just last summer based on demand from accounts. Margie Healy, PR Director for Korbel, believes that the 187mls


Opposite page: Jam Jar's first innovation in years is 187ml four-packs, released in time for the holiday season. // Ruffino's collaboration with a fashion designer resulted in a $100 edition six-pack, designed to chill whille looking great. // Above, Mindy Kaling helped introduce Barefoot 500mls. // Single-serve bubblies are hot in both cans and bottles.

growth. Single-serve fills a need and a niche in this space.” Mionetto is another sparkling supplier bullish on small formats. “The trend started onpremise to control: quality, consistency and cost,” notes Enore Ceola, President & CEO Freixenet-Mionetto USA, where single-serves are up 15%. “Today, the single-serve trend is primarily driven by the consumers’ desire for convenience. It’s a ‘fun size’ and a great option when they don’t want to open a full bottle.” STILL A HANDFUL Stepping up in size, while 500ml Tetra Paks are not exactly single-serve, their compact design and light weight help them blend right in to the hot handheld camp. Setting the pace here is Bandit; the 500mls have been part of the brand since inception in 2004. It was more than a decade before they were copied, when Delicato’s Bota Box spun-off the Bota Minis. This year...boom! Both Barefoot and Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi are releasing 500ml Tetra Paks, and each with a big push.  Barefoot Wine-To-Go—in Moscato, Rosé, Pinot Grigio and Chardonnay— was launched in brightly colored, playful 500mls, supported by a series of videos of well-known TV personality Mindy Kaling showing how difficult it

are benefiting from the expansion of sparkling wine usage occasions, and even as cocktails (one in four sparkling drinkers prefer to drink it mixed). Ruffino launched 187ml bottles in March 2018 and as of July 2019 had the highest volume gain of any brand in this size category, according to IRI. Perhaps more surprising, a special online “six-pack” project with the designer Stickybaby sold out at $100 a pop. Roscato, the red-hot sweet red Italian bubbly, recently added 250ml cans to their line—precisely because 187s were the brand’s hottest Rosa SKU.  Sandra Krut, Brand DiRegale comes in magnums, rector for Banfi’s Rosa Re750mls, 375ml splits gale, another sweet sparkling and 187ml red, notes: “Our customers minis. are drinking less but more premium, and the sparkling wine and rosé craze has certainly helped fuel

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TREND SPOTTING is to take three glasses of wine with her in real world situations—the nail salon, the great outdoors, the dressing room…. Yes, these packages hold three servings, not one. But that is the whole point of smaller formats: they go anywhere. Meanwhile, Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi’s “From O n e F o r A l l” c a m p a i g n (their largest marketing investment ever) coincided with the debut of their “Go-Pack” 500mls in Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Red Blend and Cabernet Sauvignon. Jaymie Schoenberg, Vice President, Marketing for the brand cites IRI figures showing the single-serve wine category up +64% in dollar sales growth vs. one year ago.“We’re seeing especially high growth in the Tetra category, up +15% in dollar sales year over year, and the can

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Capitalizing on cuteness, Jam Jar fourpacks are like compact billboards for the brand’s signature color pattern; Riondo chose three-packs for their “bambino” Prosecco bottles.

category, which accounts for an impressive 14% of total wine growth in the last 12 weeks [ending August 11th, 2019],” says Schoenberg.

Halfs Have It Too. Splits, aka half-bottles or three-seventy-fives, were once upon a time the only small wine format, typically mimicking their standard-size siblings. But even this under-750 size is poised for growth. Wente, a brand that was an early single-serve supplier to trains and planes, is keen on 375mls, says Aly Wente, Director of Marketing: “Historically, we focused our small format business to airlines because we knew we had a captive audience to trial our wines. Now, with the shift in consumer preference towards convenience, we are expanding distribution of 375ml into the broader market. We are excited to see how the small format business evolves.” And Sterling took a bold approach to the 375ml format: they slimmed down and added


After launching Bollicini bubbly in 187ml, Mionetto switched to 250ml cans.

aluminum. The sleek trio went on sale earlier this year, with special emphasis on outdoor occasions. Light Metal. Sterling is not the only

brand going to metal, but not cans. Apothic is now available in cute little two-packs of aluminum 250mls. And Stella Rosa has just added a Peach variation to their line of sweet wines in aluminum; also 250ml. (In)convenience. With the rise of small

format popularity comes the rise in availability, not only in terms of product, but also distribution. Traditional retailers can expect more competition in the singleserve categories from convenience stores, where grab ’n’ go is the American way.

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that Barefoot Wine-To-Go looks the way it does…colorful but not busy. It is effectively a perfect photo prop as well as a container of wine. (Press materials call the wine “a great accessory to up your Instagram game all summer long.”) Stores and restaurants that stock small formats should be bringing them front and center in social media posts. IRL (“in Real Life”), retailers have smartly been displaying grabbable small cans, bottles and Tetra Paks by check-out. Listen to Chuck. Talk of sizes may lit-

erally take on new dimensions—if gov-

ernment gets further involved. The explosion of cans has brought attention to the legal constraints of alcoholic beverage packages. At a photo op in the Finger Lakes this summer, New York Senator Chuck Schumer urged TTB to allow flexibility in the Standards of Fill regulations that are limiting New York wine producers (and other producers, of course). Currently, per TTB regulations, the popular 12oz can, typical of sodas, is prohibited for wine. Wine can be sold in the 375ml (2.7 oz) can, and in a 250ml (8.4oz) can. But the 250mls are only allowed to be sold in groups of 3 or 4, not individually. Schumer argued that TTB removing these bureaucratic hurdles would unshackle producers across the state, leading to even further growth. And it might make the small, single-serve format even more vibrant than it has become. ■

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VINTAGE ONE E X T R AO R D I NAR Y

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intage variation is a concept that many consider barely relevant in a New World wine growing country like Chile, where the sun always appears to shine and pests and mildew fail to thrive. Yet Mother Nature seemed determined to dispel this myth in recent years, producing a string of unusually challenging growing years in Chile which were then followed by the most extraordinarily perfect one—vintage 2018. “Because of excellent conditions— warm spring, mild winter and long ripen-

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ing season—the 2018 vintage was the best I’ve seen in decades of making wine in Chile,” describes Marcelo Papa, Technical Director at Concha y Toro, at the helm since 1998. While the optimal weather benefited all of Concha y Toro’s wines, Papa believes it was particularly impactful for the company’s affordably-priced Casillero del Diablo range: “With the 2018 vintage, we were able to achieve wines with great aromatic expression, balance and complexity—particularly for our red wines.” HOW THE DEVIL GOT ITS START Concha y Toro debuted Casillero del Diablo in 1966 with its Cabernet Sauvignon. The brand is named for the original cellar of Don Melchor de Concha y Toro. (In the late 19th century, Melchor found thieves had been stealing wine from his “casillero” so he successfully spread the rumor that his cellar was haunted by the devil.) Casillero del Diablo has since grown into an internationally recognized brand, sourcing fruit from across Chile’s Valle Central, which stretches from Santiago down to the Bío Bío River

and is influenced both by the Pacific Ocean and the Andes Mountains. Coastal fog and high-altitude sites make for many cool-climate sub-districts within the vast region, yet sunshine is always a defining feature—oftentimes in over-abundance. In some years, excessive heat has forced Papa to pick earlier than desired, before grape tannins could properly ripen. In 2017, for example, the grapes ripened quickly and the winery had to pick two weeks earlier than normal. “By contrast, in 2018, El Niño raised the ocean temperature by a half-degree, which gave us some cloudiness and gentler sunlight,” he explains. “This slowed the ripening which resulted in more elegant fruit and higher acidity.” FRUIT PLUS FRESHNESS These were the exact qualities that Sommelier/Wine Consultant, Marika VidaArnold, found in Casillero del Diablo’s 2018 wines at a recent tasting in Beverage Media’s office. “The 2018s are very fresh with an herbal lift and brightness,” she


2018 Highlights Casillero del Diablo is the #1 Chilean brand (750ml) in the U.S.1 and the #2 premium imported Cabernet Sauvignon in dollar sales.2 The range retails for $12 a bottle. CASILLERO DEL DIABLO RESERVA CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2018

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This medium-bodied Cabernet has a fresh, floral nose and veers more red fruit than black on the palate with notes of chocolate. Canterbury found it aromatically dynamic, and with good texture and an impressively long finish.

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Concha y Toro is one of a handful of wineries anywhere to have a sommelier on staff. Massimo Leonori, Head Sommelier, has taken the 2018 Casillero del Diablo vintage on the road. His Challenge Your Senses program involves presenting the 2018 varietals alongside eight aroma samples that echo their varietal character.

Sourced from the red clay soils of the cooler Limari region, this Pinot shows appealing “ripe cherry and herb notes,” described Vida-Arnold. “Soft tannins and good acidity add balance,” said Canterbury, adding “it’s rare to find quality Pinot at this price point.”

CASILLERO DEL DIABLO RESERVA MERLOT 2018 described. “They are pretty wines, with red fruit character and floral notes.” Vida-Arnold, who was recently in Chile, notes that this is a result of not merely excellent vintage conditions, but a better understanding of matching grape to place that the country’s viticulturists have spent decades improving. “This is most evident to me in the success of Carménère, a grape that historically has displayed a lot of green pepper, pyrazine characteristics,” she notes. “Through canopy management and locating the right sites, many Chilean vintners have figured out how to craft ripe, delicious Carménères that deliver fruit as well as earthy complexity.” Cabernet Sauvignon—which flourishes in the Maipo Valley sub-region and represents 50% of what Casillero del Diablo sells in the U.S. market—has also evolved in recent years, as vintners in Chile pursue a fresher style. Papa reports picking 10 days earlier on average in an effort to achieve lower-alcohol wines with higher acidity and more varietal character. “I find impressive brightness in these wines, especially the Cabernet,” observed Christy Canterbury MW. Particularly when compared with Cabernets around the world at these price points, Casillero del Diablo offers a structure and food-friendliness that others do not, Canterbury believes. “I find a freshness and lightness to these wines that one wouldn’t see in Cabernets from other New World regions, including California, at this price; these are less extracted, with higher acidity.” ■

Marked by notes of fresh red plum, violet and mint, this wine was the aromatic winner in the line-up for Vida-Arnold. Fresh and balanced with tons of varietal character, this Merlot delivered a medium-long finish. “This shows the great qualityfor-money I have come to expect from Casillero del Diablo,” Canterbury added.

CASILLERO DEL DIABLO RESERVA MALBEC 2018 Papa sources grapes from the Rapel and Maule valleys; “Malbec loves light,” he says. Notes of graphite reflect these regions’ rocky, granitic soils; hints of violets, mint and rosemary mark it as cooler climate Malbec, noted Vida-Arnold. “This shows meaty, black plum flavors and nice structure from some present tannins—all the things I expect from Malbec,” said Canterbury. “It’s highly drinkable.”

CASILLERO DEL DIABLO RESERVA CARMENERE 2018 The last variety to be harvested, Carmenere is picked in May—over 3 months later than the estate’s Chardonnay. Vida-Arnold liked the raspberry, black cherry palate held together with silky tannins, adding “there was a earthy, herbal quality here too, which brought some depth.” IRI/TTL US MULO + C + Liquor /750ML/$ Sales, Vol Sales, Distribution/L52 Wks Ending 8-25-19 2 IRI/TTL US MULO + C + Liquor, Cab Sauv Prem Imports, $ Sales, L52 Wks Ending 8-25-19 1

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OLD PLACES, NEW FACES SINGLE MALT SCOTCH DISTILLERS KEEP PACE WITH WHISKEY BOOM BY JACK ROBERTIELLO

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hen a city like Edinburgh, once a center of whiskeymaking, gets its first distillery in 100 years, you’d think it would make some noise across the pond. But like with the opening and restoring of other distilleries in Scotland in the past few years, the news of Holyrood Distillery goes mostly unnoticed. Meanwhile there is a host of new malt facilities blooming in Scotland, which now boasts about 120 distilleries in operation. Some, like the expanded and recreated Macallan, are well-known, while others—the ninth malt distillery on Islay, called Ardnahoe, Ardgowan in Inverness, Lagg on Arran—are among many which have opened in the past few years without the American market noticing, probably because it will be some time for the whiskies to make it here.

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Still, the growth and innovation that has typified American whiskey lately has been making headway in Scotland. Established brands are taking the lead, in fact, with their own tweaks and twists. Take the malt category leader, Glenlivet: in 2019 they rolled out a redesign of the core range; launched what they say is the first malt finished in Cognac casks (The Glenlivet 14 Year Old); and released another edition in their “mystery” series, Enigma, which challenges consumers to guess the make-up. “The packaging on the 14 includes bright purple to cue shelf impact,” says Shefali Murdia, the brand’s director of engagement. “We wanted to make the category more approachable.”

Glenfiddich, too, has been toying with the basics—in the last few years they offered the Experimental Series expressions IPA Cask Finish; Winter Storm (finished in Canadian Icewine casks) and Fire & Cane (peated and finished in rum casks). Their most recent release is Glenfiddich Grand Cru, a 23 Year Old finished in French oak pre-sparkling-wine casks. The Limited Editions have done well for Glenfiddich. “Consumers are always exploring for new and interesting whiskies, and limited editions allow us to fulfill that need and also allow our malt master [Brian Kinsman] to push the boundaries of the highly regulated single malt Scotch whisky category and challenge some of the conventions of that category,” says Brand Director Michael Giardina.


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One of the old “new” distilleries, Bladnoch, was licensed in 1817 but resumed production in 2015. // Glencadam believes consumers are seeking out whiskies they have not heard of. // Team Holyrood: (back) distillers Ollie Salveson, Elizabeth Machin and Jack Mayo and (front) founders Rob Carpenter and David Robertson.

Owner William Grant & Sons has also created new expressions for The Balvenie—most recently the trio released earlier this year as “The Balvenie Stories”, comprising The Sweet Toast of American Oak, 12 years old aged in twice charred American oak; The Week of Peat, 14 years old, an evolution of The Balvenie Peat Week; and A Day of Dark Barley, 26 years made with a heavily roasted barley. NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK One of the oldest “new” distilleries in the Lowlands, Bladnoch, was first licensed in 1817 but only resumed production in 2015 after being bought by an Australian businessman. The brand had a barrier to climb that most new imports eventually face: the 50-state, threetier system, says Head of Commercial for Bladnoch, Will Pitchforth. “We’re in an unusual position compared to other Scotch distilleries in that Bladnoch has 200 years of history, but in many senses it really is a brand new brand. With previously low exports, to most consumers and a vast majority of whiskey stores it’s a novel

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SCOTLAND HAS EARNED A REPUTATION AS THE ELDER STATESMAN OF THE WHISKEY REALM, BUT EVEN THE BIGGEST BRANDS ARE COUNTERING THE EXPECTATION OF CONSERVATIVE MARKETING.

brand with 200 years of history but not 200 years of sales history,” he says. Others have faced similar issues. When Kilchoman opened in 2005, it was the first new distillery on Islay in 124 years, the first total farm-to-bottle operation—growing, malting, fermenting and distilling all in one location. Sam Filmus, President of importer ImpEx, says that self-sufficiency, plus the long fermentation and distillation times, have helped Kilchoman win fans. He credits the boom in Islay as well: “In the old days people didn’t like peaty, medicinal brands, but the growth of Laphroaig and Lagavulin has helped bring in younger consumers,” as has the growth in non-age-statements, which Kilchoman has always employed. Also receiving greater attention lately in this market are The redesign of Glenfiddich’s core line includes a “V” cut into the bottle face— Glenfiddich means “The Valley of The Deer”—and the stag symbol, embossed in gold, sits within the V.

the three brands purchased in 2016 by Brown-Forman: GlenDronach, BenRiach and Glenglassaugh. They have been gaining momentum, growing distribution and awareness, says Brand Manager Diana Brey. “As the interest level in all types of whiskey continues to increase, single malt Scotch whisky is benefiting from the overall category popularity,” she says. GlenDronach has long had a reputation among whisky lovers, but it’s BenRiach, with its peated and non-peated ranges, a collection of barrel finishes as well as a limited release triple distilled variant, where new ideas are emerging. GRAND EXPERIMENTS New ideas are what Holyrood is about, says owner Rob Carpenter: “We intend to be quite experimental,” he asserts. “You need to stand out in the market. We want to use different kilning approaches—using chocolate, crystal and caramel malts and playing with yeast and casks and other things. We’re really intrigued by that.”


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For other smaller brands, like Glencadam, building awareness with consumers and retailers remains key, says Iain Forteath, Global Brand Ambassador for Angus Dundee Distillers. “Due to the size of production at Glencadam we are never going to have a profile akin to the ‘big brands’ but we get a good reputation amongst the more niche brands. The whisky boom has helped us as the consumer preferences are now changing to seek out new and exciting whiskies that they haven’t heard of, and Glencadam is a great example of a whisky that offers a different flavor profile [compared] to some of the whiskies that buyers are used to.” The brand’s profile—small scale, old school style of eastern Highlands whisky—is said to be crisp and fruit forward, but the distillery has recently started experimenting with a variety of casks types. So even small and traditional operations believe the future is in variation. PUTTING MAGIC IN THE BOTTLE Scotland has earned a reputation as the elder statesman of the whiskey realm, but even the biggest brands are countering the expectation of conservative marketing. The Game of Thrones Single Malts Scotch Whisky Collection, released in 2018, was the most successful innovation to date in Diageo single malt history. The series delivered the good stuff to two enthusiastic fan bases—pairing eight Houses of Westeros

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Kilchoman opened in 2005; it was not only the first new distillery on Islay in 124 years, but also the first farm-to-bottle operation. // The Balvenie's "Stories" trio ranged in SRP from $59.99 (12YO) to $799 (26YO). // Glendronach is among many distilleries aggessively applying new finishes to aging whisky; their finishing casks include those that previously held Marsala, Sauternes and Port.

to eight distilleries in Scotland—each representative of local terroir. . Now, Diageo is hoping to catch a similar wave of interest for Mortlach, according to Senior Brand Manager Jamie Young, who calls Mortlach “the best-kept secret in Scotch.” Mortlach’s three expressions—12YO Wee

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Witchie, 16YO Distiller’s Dram and 20YO Cowie’s Blue Seal—gain robust and meaty flavors (unlike most Speysides) through a “fiendishly complex” process created by doctor-turned-distiller Alexander Cowie. “Mortlach uses a distilling process called ‘The Way,’ which has remained unchanged since it was first developed in the late 19th century,” says Young. “The stills produce a peculiar hum as they work, earning them the nickname ‘the singing stills.’ This unique and complex distilling process reveals the primal and elemental character of the Scottish water and malt, a character that is dark and earthy, complex and rich.” ■


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LAST CALL

TIKI GOES ‘TEQI’ THE ZOMBIE GETS A FRESH SPIRIT BY MARLENA HOFFMAN

● DÍA DE LOS ZOMBIES Cocktail courtesy of Alberto Miranda, Nobody Told Me, NYC Ingredients: 1½ oz Tequila Blanco 1½ oz Tequila Reposado ¼ oz Velvet Falernum ½ oz Aperol Barspoon of St. Elizabeth’s Allspice Dram ½ oz Cinnamon Syrup ¾ oz Lime Juice 3 drops Saline Solution ¼ oz Maraschino Cherry Syrup 3 sprays of Absinthe from an atomizer Method: Combine everything but the cherry syrup and absinthe and shake with pebble ice; pour contents into prayer candle glass or tiki mug. Top with fresh pebble ice and pour ¼ oz of the cherry syrup on top. Garnish with a maraschino cherry, orange slice and mint sprig. Spray with absinthe.

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rayer candles are ubiquitous in the NYC bodegas and I honestly was surprised this wasn’t a more popular idea,” says Alberto Miranda, Beverage Director and Co-Owner of NYC’s Nobody Told Me of his cocktail Día de los Zombies. Miranda uses two tequilas to layer the cocktail and for “depth of flavor.” Additionally, he uses Aperol because it “is citrus at heart and plays very well with tropical flavors.” He explains the he wanted it to be more than just a Zombie with agave instead of sugar cane. “I kept a similar profile with the cinnamon, falernum and absinthe but made it more spirit forward and less of a rum punch,” says Miranda. “I aimed for it to be a strong, complex cocktail that wouldn’t be out of place amongst the Fog Cutters and Mai Tai’s of the world.” ■


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Aime Roquesante 2018 Cotes du Provence Rosé

90 - TRIED & TRUE

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Louis Laurent 2018 Rosé d’Anjou

93 - FINALIST

GREAT VALUE

Chateau D’Arcins 2015 Haut-Medoc

90

Tour Prignac Grand Reserve 2016 Medoc

93 - FINALIST

Chateau Tour Prignac 2015 Medoc

90

Chateau Barreyres 2016 Haut-Medoc

92

Maison Castel Grande Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 Pays d’Oc

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ULTIMATE BEVERAGE CHALLENGE 2019 IDENTIFYING THE WORLD’S BEST WINES, SPIRITS & SAKES LIKE NO OTHER COMPETITION

Ultimate Guide to the World’s Best Wines and Spirits features the highest-scoring results from Ultimate Beverage Challenge’s® (UBC) two major international beverage competitions held in 2019: Ultimate Spirits Challenge® (USC) and Ultimate Wine Challenge® (UWC). So, since 2010, why has UBC become the beverage industry’s most trusted and respected evaluation company? Answers UBC’s Judging Chairman and Co-Founder F. Paul Pacult, “Three crucial factors have made UBC the world’s foremost authority of beverage alcohol quality.” “First is our rigorous, innovative methodology that creates a level playing field for every spirit and wine. This includes a unique multi-level evaluation system that allows more than one panel to analyze each entry, spirits and wines served at optimum temperatures, and staging only small flights of 2 to 8 beverages so judges remain alert and fresh. Our goal is to provide unbiased, accurate ratings. “Second, because of UBC’s uncompromising and stringent procedural standards we must hire the world’s foremost authorities as our spirits and wine judges: our generation’s most prominent and acknowledged beverage specialists, such as Masters of Wine, Master Sommeliers, award-winning authors and journalists, consultants and buyers, bartenders, bar owners, and food and beverage managers. “Third, UBC has its own dedicated evaluation facility. By creating a pristine and conducive environment for our staff and judges we have brought forward the entire concept of beverage competitions. The UBC Evaluation Center provides brick-and-mortar proof of UBC’s total commitment to doing things right. It’s the UBC way, where shortcuts are never allowed.” To get the most accurate results it takes seasoned veterans on the judging and preparation teams, the ideal analytical environment, and the proper methodology. If these reasons aren’t enough for you to believe in UBC as being the world’s finest beverage competition company, visit the UBC website for more at ultimate-beverage.com.

JUDGING: Tasting flights are narrowed so that all products are evaluated like-with-like. SCORE: These results represent all products that scored 90 points and above (out of a maximum score of 100 points). A complete list of all products scoring 80 points and higher can be viewed at ultimate-beverage.com. Online results include tasting notes for all products scoring 85 points and higher and marketing collateral.

AWARD: Top scoring products in each category are recognized as: Chairman’s Trophy and Finalist. The number of Finalists per category will vary depending on product type, number of submissions and overall quality. ACCOLADE: In addition to the score, products are further distinguished: 95100 points: Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation; 90-94 points: Excellent,

At Ultimate Spirits Challenge® (USC) the quality rankings for every category for spirits are determined with uncommon skill and precision by all-star Ultimate Spirits Challenge judging panels convened by USC Judging Director F. Paul Pacult, whom Forbes. com called, “America’s foremost spirits authority”. Super-star judges included: Jacques Bezuidenhout, Tad Carducci, Troy Clarke, Tim Cooper, Dale DeGroff, Leo DeGroff, Meaghan Dorman, Tyler Hudgens, Sean Kenyon, Justin Lavenue, Don Lee, Clay Risen, Joaquín Simó, Charlotte Voisey, and Jillian Vose. Said Pacult, “My careful selection of the world’s leading spirits authorities, journalists, buyers, restaurateurs, bar owners and influencers as USC judges ensures that USC’s results are credible.” At this year’s Ultimate Wine Challenge® (UWC) led by Judging Chairman F. Paul Pacult, a team of the world’s foremost wine experts, buyers and journalists convened at the UBC Evaluation Center to evaluate still, sparkling and fortified wines, and sakes from around the world. The judges included editor Kristen Wolfe Bieler; buyer James Conley; sommelier Vitalii Dascaliuc; Master Sommelier, Master of Wine Doug Frost; buyer Tim Gagnon; educator and writer Tracy Ellen Kamens; beverage and restaurant consultant Sean Kirby; educator Danny Klein; educator/journalist Tess Rose Lampert; buyer John Rankin; journalist Patricia Savoie; educator Rick Schofield; restauranteur Francis Schott; and buyer Paul Tanguay. Said Pacult, “What matters most is that each wine and sake submission, no matter what its price tag, is treated with respect and evaluated in the fairest possible conditions. UWC owes the producers of wines, and sakes from around the world the scrupulous evaluation that they deserve.”

Highly Recommended; 85-89 points: Very Good, Strong Recommendation; 80-84 points: Good, Recommended. PRICE: All prices listed are retail prices suggested by the producer and may vary by market. Products available in the U.S. are quoted in dollars; those not imported show prices as available in the country of origin. TRIED & TRUE AWARD ( ): Products that were entered

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2019 ULTIMATE SPIRITS

CHALLENGE ULTIMATE SPIRITS CHALLENGE…NO SHORTCUTS. JUST HONEST, IMPARTIAL JUDGING. BAIJIU/KAOLIANG AWARD

SCORE

PRODUCT NAME

ACCOLADE

PRICE

Chairman's Trophy

96

TTL Yushan Chiew XO Kaoliang Liquor (Taiwan), 50% abv. 660 ml

Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation

n/a

Finalist

95

TTL Yushan Daqu Kaoliang Liquor (Taiwan), 59.5% abv. 600 ml

Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation

n/a

Finalist

95

Top Collectors Liquor Symphony No. 6 2014 5 Years Old Kaoliang Liquor (Taiwan), 56% abv. 600 ml

Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation

n/a

Finalist

94

Aged 8 Years Kinmen Kaoliang Liquor (Taiwan), 56% abv. 600 ml

Excellent, Highly Recommended

NT$3500.00

Finalist

94

TTL Yushan Aromar V.O. Kaoliang Liquor (Taiwan), 50% abv. 600 ml

Excellent, Highly Recommended

n/a

Finalist

94

Xiao Kin Kinmen Kaoliang Liquor (Taiwan), 43% abv. 200 ml

Excellent, Highly Recommended

RMB$59.00

Finalist

94

TTL Yushan Mikado Pheasant 8 Years Old Kaoliang Liquor (Taiwan), 56% abv. 600 ml

Excellent, Highly Recommended

n/a

Finalist

94

Top Collectors Liquor Symphony No. 10 2014 5 Years Old Kaoliang Liquor (Taiwan), 58% abv. 600 ml

Excellent, Highly Recommended

n/a

Finalist

94

TTL Yushan Kaoliang Liquor (Taiwan), 58% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

n/a

93

Original Distilled No. 21 Kinmen Kaoliang Liquor (Taiwan), 58% abv. 500 ml

Excellent, Highly Recommended

NT500.00

93

Top Collectors Liquor Symphony No. 4 2014 5 Years Old Kaoliang Liquor (Taiwan), 53% abv. 600 ml

Excellent, Highly Recommended

n/a

93

Jian Nan Chun 52% Baijiu (China), 52% abv. 375 ml

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$39.99

93

TTL Yushan Red Kaoliang Liquor (Taiwan), 52% abv. 500 ml

Excellent, Highly Recommended

n/a

93

Fu-Feng Premium 2013 5 Years Old Kaoliang Liquor (Taiwan), 50% abv. 1 L

Excellent, Highly Recommended

NT$1500.00

93

Original Distilled Kinmen Kaoliang Liquor (Taiwan), 53% abv. 500 ml

Excellent, Highly Recommended

RMB$338.00

93

TTL Yushan Cellaring Kaoliang Liquor (Taiwan), 58% abv. 600 ml

Excellent, Highly Recommended

n/a

93

TTL Yushan Kaoliang Liquor (Taiwan), 54% abv. 300 ml

Excellent, Highly Recommended

n/a

92

Hundred Dragon Kinmen Kaoliang Liquor (Taiwan), 53% abv. 500 ml

Excellent, Highly Recommended

RMB$238.00

92

Top Collectors Liquor Symphony No. 8 2014 5 Years Old Kaoliang Liquor (Taiwan), 58% abv. 600 ml

Excellent, Highly Recommended

n/a

92

Yi Shin Wu Er Kinmen Kaoliang Liquor (Taiwan), 43% abv. 1500 ml

Excellent, Highly Recommended

RMB$1388.00

92

TTL Yushan Daqu (Taiwan Blue Magpie) 8 Years Old Kaoliang Liquor (Taiwan), 59.5% abv. 600 ml

Excellent, Highly Recommended

n/a

92

TTL Yushan Haka Kaoliang Liquor (Taiwan), 58% abv. 600 ml

Excellent, Highly Recommended

n/a

92

58% Kinmen Kaoliang Liquor (Taiwan), 58% abv. 600 ml

Excellent, Highly Recommended

NT$400.00

92

Battle Spirit Black Dragon Kinmen Kaoliang Liquor (Taiwan), 46% abv. 560 ml

Excellent, Highly Recommended

NT$420.00

92

TTL Yushan Erkuotou Kaoliang Liquor (Taiwan), 54% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

n/a

92

TTL Yushan 3 Years Old Kaoliang Liquor (Taiwan), 58% abv. 500 ml

Excellent, Highly Recommended

n/a

92

Top Collectors Liquor Symphony No. 5 2014 5 Years Old Kaoliang Liquor (Taiwan), 59% abv. 600 ml

Excellent, Highly Recommended

n/a

91

Top Collectors Liquor Symphony No. 9 2014 5 Years Old Kaoliang Liquor (Taiwan), 59% abv. 600 ml

Excellent, Highly Recommended

n/a

91

Black Dragon Kinmen Kaoliang Liquor (Taiwan), 46% abv. 560 ml

Excellent, Highly Recommended

RMB$198.00

PRODUCT NAME

ACCOLADE

PRICE

GREAT TRIED VALUE & TRUE

BITTER/AMARO/APERITIF AMARO AWARD

SCORE

Chairman's Trophy

96

Lucano Anniversario Amaro (Italy), 34% abv.

Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation

$32.99

Finalist

94

Averna Siciliano Amaro (Italy), 29% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$30.99

Finalist

92

dell'Etna Amaro (Italy), 29% abv. 1 L

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$39.99

Finalist

91

Montenegro Amaro (Italy), 23% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$33.99

Finalist

91

Fernet Michaud Amaro (United States), 41% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$34.99

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BITTER/AMARO/APERITIF APERITIF AWARD

SCORE

PRODUCT NAME/ACCOLADE

PRICE

Chairman's Trophy

95

Select Aperitivo (Italy), 17.5% abv. 1 L Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation

$27.99

Finalist

94

Peychaud's Aperitivo (Italy), 11% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$18.99

GREAT TRIED VALUE & TRUE

BRANDY AMERICAN BRANDY AWARD

SCORE

PRODUCT NAME/ACCOLADE

PRICE

Chairman's Trophy

95

Argonaut Fat Thumb California Brandy (United States), 43% abv. Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation

$52.99

Finalist

94

Christian Brothers Sacred Bond Bottled in Bond Brandy (United States), 50% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$17.99

Finalist

93

Edelbrand Vinars da Vin Infused with Dill 2018 Artisinal Brandy (United States), 42% abv. 375 ml Excellent, Highly Recommended

$49.50

Finalist

92

Argonaut Saloon Strength California Brandy (United States), 45.5% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$28.99

91

E & J XO American Brandy (United States), 40% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$10.00

Finalist

GREAT TRIED VALUE & TRUE

SCORE

PRODUCT NAME/ACCOLADE

PRICE

97

Marie Duffau Hors d'Age Bas Armagnac (France), 40% abv. Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation

$55.00

Finalist

96

Dartigalongue 1985 33 Years Old Bas Armagnac (France), 43% abv. Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation

$132.00

Finalist

95

Marquis de Montesquiou Extra Oak Cask Armagnac (France), 43% abv. Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation

$69.99

Finalist

95

Chateau de Laubade Extra Single Estate Bas Armagnac (France), 40% abv. Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation

$260.00

Finalist

94

Marquis de Montesquiou Reserve 5 Years Old Armagnac (France), 43% $44.99 abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

Finalist

94

Comte de Lauvia 1972 Bas Armagnac (France), 43.8% abv. 700 ml Excellent, Highly Recommended

€150.00

Finalist

94

Chateau de Laubade Cask Strength 1990 Bas Armagnac (France), 50.5% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$200.00

Finalist

94

Chateau de Laubade 1980 Bas Armagnac (France), 40% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$190.00

93

Marquis de Montesquiou Fine Armagnac (France), 40% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$29.99

93

Artez Folle Blanche Bas Armagnac (France), 40% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$40.00

93

Chateau de Laubade 12 Years Old Bas Armagnac (France), 40% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$70.00

GREAT TRIED VALUE & TRUE

95

Germany, 40% abv, $49.99

FINALIST, GREAT VALUE Category: European Brandy

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PRICE

95

Christian Drouin Pays d'Auge 1999 Calvados (France), 42% abv. Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation

$165.00

Finalist

93

Claque Pepin 20 Years Old Calvados (France), 40% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$120.00

Finalist

92

Christian Drouin Pays d'Auge VSOP Calvados (France), 40% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$69.99

91

Comte Louis de Lauriston VSOP Calvados (France), 42% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$49.99

GREAT TRIED VALUE & TRUE

95

SCORE PRODUCT NAME/ACCOLADE

PRICE

Chairman's Trophy

97

Courvoisier Initiale Extra Cognac (France), 40% abv. Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation

$500.00

Finalist

96

CAMUS XO Cognac (France), 40% abv. 700 ml Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation

$185.00

Finalist

96

Francois Voyer Extra Grande Champagne 1er Cru Cognac (France), 42% abv. 700 ml Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation

n/a

Finalist

95

Croizet V.S. Cognac (France), 40% abv. Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation

$45.00

Finalist

95

Courvoisier XO Cognac (France), 40% abv. Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation

$150.00

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ASBACH 8 YEARS OLD BRANDY

Sumptuous nose of pound cake, warm spicy oak, vanilla bean, mocha, and cane sugar. Very smooth and soft on the palate, hints of nuts and chocolate envelop the tongue with a slight allusion to stewed apricots and sarsaparilla.

BRANDY CALVADOS Chairman's Trophy

The bouquet here is robust – lots of dried purple flowers, roasted apples and pears, vanilla and nutmeg. The palate is much more gentle, however. Medium-bodied and carrying all the noted flavors, this is a quality brandy that finds a balance between fruit, wood, and heat.

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Chairman's Trophy

AWARD

Germany, 40% abv, $95.00

CHAIRMAN’S TROPHY, GREAT VALUE Category: European Brandy

BRANDY ARMAGNAC AWARD

97

ASBACH 15 YEARS OLD BRANDY

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Smooth and ethereal nose, driven by yellow flowers, honey, and roasted oats. The fruit character comes through on the palate, apricot peel, candied peach, and guava are peppered with baking spices and a hint of smoke.

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Finalist

95

Francois Voyer XO Gold Grande Champagne 1er Cru Cognac (France), 40% abv. 700 ml

Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation

n/a

Finalist

95

Frapin Chateau Fontpinot XO 1er Cru Grande Champagne Cognac (France), 41% abv.

Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation

$170.00

Finalist

95

Jean Fillioux Single Cask #96 Grande Champagne Cognac (France), 45% abv.

Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation

$130.00

94

Croizet Black Legend Cognac (France), 40% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$75.00

94

D'USSE XO Cognac (France), 40% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$230.00

93

CAMUS Very Special Cognac (France), 40% abv. 700 ml

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$35.00

93

D'USSE VSOP Cognac (France), 40% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$50.00

93

Ferrand 10 Generations Cognac (France), 46% abv. 500 ml

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$61.00

93

CAMUS VSOP Cognac (France), 40% abv. 700 ml

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$55.00

93

Hine Bonneuil 2008 Cognac (France), 42.7% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$139.99

92

Augier le Singulier Cognac (France), 41.7% abv. 700 ml

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$64.99

92

Martell Blue Swift Cognac (France), 40% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$49.99

92

Courvoisier Sherry Cask Cognac (France), 40% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$39.99

92

Hine Homage Cognac (France), 40% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$152.99

92

Croizet X.O. Cognac (France), 40% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$139.00

91

Frapin 1270 1er Cru Grande Champagne Cognac (France), 40% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$54.99

90

Augier l'Oceanique Cognac (France), 40.1% abv. 700 ml

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$49.99

PRODUCT NAME

ACCOLADE

PRICE

BRANDY EUROPEAN BRANDY AWARD

SCORE

Chairman's Trophy

97

Asbach 15 Years Old Brandy (Germany), 40% abv.

Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation

$95.00

Finalist

96

Brancoveanu XO Brandy (Romania), 40% abv. 700 ml

Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation

n/a

Finalist

95

Cardenal Mendoza Brandy de Jerez (Spain), 40% abv.

Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation

$44.99

Finalist

95

Asbach 8 Years Old Brandy (Germany), 40% abv.

Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation

$49.99

Finalist

93

Brancoveanu VS Brandy (Romania), 40% abv. 700 ml

Excellent, Highly Recommended

n/a

Finalist

93

Seven Tails XO Brandy (France), 41.8% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

n/a

92

Cardenal Mendoza Carta Real Brandy de Jerez (Spain), 40% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$100.00

92

ST REMY XO Brandy (France), 40% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$19.99

90

Brancoveanu VSOP Brandy (Romania), 40% abv.700 ml

Excellent, Highly Recommended

n/a

PRODUCT NAME

ACCOLADE

PRICE

95

Bocchino Cantina Privata Barolo Cask Finish Grappa (Italy), 42% abv. 700 ml

Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation

€150.00

95

Nonino Grappa Monovitigno Il Merlot Grappa (Italy), 41% abv.

Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation

$71.99

93

Riserva Carlo Bocchino Grappa (Italy), 43% abv. 700 ml

Excellent, Highly Recommended

€250.00

PRODUCT NAME

ACCOLADE

PRICE

GREAT TRIED VALUE & TRUE

BRANDY GRAPPA AWARD

SCORE

GREAT TRIED VALUE & TRUE

BRANDY PISCO AWARD

SCORE

Chairman's Trophy

96

Demonio de los Andes Acholado Pisco (Peru), 42% abv.

Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation

$20.00

Finalist

94

Demonio de los Andes Quebranta Pisco (Peru), 42.5% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$20.00

Finalist

93

Caravedo Puro Quebranta Pisco (Peru), 40% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$24.99

Finalist

93

Espiritu De Los Andes Pisco (Chile), 40% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

n/a

Finalist

93

Caravedo Acholado Pisco (Peru), 40% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$39.99

91

Mistral Gran Nobel Pisco (Chile), 40% abv. 700 ml

Excellent, Highly Recommended

n/a

90

Capel Alto del Carmen Pisco (Chile), 40% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$18.99

PRODUCT NAME

ACCOLADE

PRICE

Pitu Vitoriosa Cachaca (Brazil), 39% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$120.00

PRODUCT NAME

ACCOLADE

PRICE

GREAT TRIED VALUE & TRUE

CACHACA AWARD

SCORE 91

GREAT TRIED VALUE & TRUE

GIN/GENEVER AMERICAN GIN AWARD

SCORE

Chairman's Trophy

95

Junipero Gin (United States), 49.3% abv.

Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation

$34.99

Finalist

93

Tommyrotter American Gin (United States), 42% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$32.00

Finalist

93

Bently Heritage Juniper Grove Dry American Gin (United States), 46% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$39.99

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GIN/GENEVER LONDON DRY GIN AWARD Chairman's Trophy

PRICE

SCORE PRODUCT NAME/ACCOLADE 97

Fords London Dry Gin (United Kingdom), 45% abv. Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation

$28.00

Finalist

95

Beefeater London Dry Gin (England), 47% abv. Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation

$19.99

Finalist

95

Gordon's Traveller's Edition London Dry Gin (Scotland), 47.3% abv. £33.00 700 ml Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation

Finalist

94

Bombay Sapphire East London Dry Gin (England), 42% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$34.99

Finalist

93

Bombay Original London Dry Gin (England), 43% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$24.99

Finalist

93

Bombay Sapphire London Dry Gin (England), 47% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$31.99

92

Dingle Pot Still Gin (Ireland), 42.5% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$49.99

91

Seagram's Distiller's Reserve Gin (United States), 47% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$13.99

91

Garnish Island Gin (Ireland), 46% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$26.99

GREAT TRIED VALUE & TRUE

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PRICE

SCORE PRODUCT NAME/ACCOLADE

Chairman's Trophy

95

Tommyrotter Cask Strength Bourbon-Barrel Matured Gin (United States), 61% abv. Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation

$55.00

Finalist

93

Bainbridge Heritage Oaked Organic Doug Fir Matured Gin (United States), 45% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$38.95

Finalist

92

Bluecoat Barrel Finished Matured Gin (United States), 47% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$33.99

GREAT TRIED VALUE & TRUE

GIN/GENEVER NAVY STRENGTH AWARD

Mexico, 44.4% abv, $176.99

A dazzling amber in the glass, this tequila has rich notes of baking spice and oak on the nose. Oak is up front on the palate over flavors of roasted bananas with cinnamon, nutmeg, and subtle earthy agave notes. A tequila for bourbon lovers!

GIN/GENEVER MATURED AWARD

95

CHAMUCOS EXTRA AÑEJO, 100% AGAVE TEQUILA

PRICE

SCORE PRODUCT NAME/ACCOLADE

Chairman's Trophy

95

Scapegrace Gold Navy Strength Gin (New Zealand), 57% abv. Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation

$59.99

Finalist

94

Batch Industrial Strength Navy Strength Gin (England), 55% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$39.99

Finalist

92

Gin Molto Italiano Navy Strength Gin (Italy), 56.3% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$39.00

GREAT TRIED VALUE & TRUE

94

DRUMSHANBO GUNPOWDER IRISH GIN Ireland, 43% abv, $36.99

In an exciting multi-continental project, this spirit provides pungent aromas of traditional European gin botanicals like coriander with more earthy, subtle flavors as Asian tea. While tasting a rich spirit base provides a balancing sweetness to temper any aggressive botanicals.

GIN/GENEVER WORLD GIN AWARD Chairman's Trophy

PRICE

SCORE PRODUCT NAME/ACCOLADE 96

Citadelle Original Dry Gin (France), 44% abv. Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation

$25.00

Finalist

94

Drumshanbo Gunpowder Irish Gin (Ireland), 43% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$36.99

Finalist

92

Roku Gin (Japan), 43% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$27.99

91

Teerenpeli PyyGin Gin (Finland), 45% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$39.99

91

Ginraw Gin (Spain), 42.3% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$53.00

GREAT TRIED VALUE & TRUE

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92

LIQUEUR BERRY AND FRUIT AWARD

PRICE

SCORE PRODUCT NAME/ACCOLADE

Chairman's Trophy

94

Merlet Soeurs Cerises Cherry Brandy (France), 24% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$38.00

Finalist

91

PRIQLY Prickly Pear Fruit Liqueur (Malta), 21% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$32.99

Finalist

91

Matsui Umeshu with Japanese Brandy Fruit Liqueur (Japan), 14% abv. n/a Excellent, Highly Recommended

90

Merlet Creme de Fraise, Strawberry Liqueur (France), 18% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

FINALIST Category: World Gin

GREAT TRIED VALUE & TRUE

BOISSIERE SWEET VERMOUTH Italy, 18% abv, $10.99

Beguiling aromas of sliced strawberry, mashed basil, red licorice, and cocktail bitters are pleasing to the senses. The sweetness of this vermouth is carried by flavors of redcurrant, raspberry compote, and candied walnuts, with a soft acidity that runs beneath it all.

$28.00

LIQUEUR CHOCOLATE/COFFEE AWARD

PRICE

SCORE PRODUCT NAME/ACCOLADE 91

Kahlua Chili Chocolate Coffee Liqueur (Mexico), 20% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

GREAT TRIED VALUE & TRUE

Category: Sweet Vermouth

$19.99

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LIQUEUR CITRUS/TRIPLE SEC AWARD

SCORE

PRODUCT NAME

ACCOLADE

PRICE

Chairman's Trophy

96

Grand Marnier Cuvee Louis Alexandre (France), 40% abv.

Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation

$69.99

Finalist

95

COINTREAU (France), 40% abv.

Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation

$40.00

Finalist

94

Grand Marnier Cuvee de Centenaire (France), 40% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$199.99

Finalist

93

Merlet Trois Citrus (France), 40% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$30.00

91

Cardenal Mendoza Angelus Orange Liqueur (Spain), 40% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$34.99

PRODUCT NAME

ACCOLADE

PRICE

GREAT TRIED VALUE & TRUE

LIQUEUR CREAM/DAIRY AWARD

SCORE

Chairman's Trophy

95

Carolans Salted Caramel Irish Cream Liqueur (Ireland), 17% abv.

Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation

$14.99

Finalist

94

Southern Star Double Shot Coffee Bourbon Cream Liqueur (United States), 15% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$24.99

PRODUCT NAME

ACCOLADE

PRICE

GREAT TRIED VALUE & TRUE

LIQUEUR HERBAL/MINT/SPICE/BOTANICAL AWARD

SCORE

Chairman's Trophy

95

Becherovka Herbal Liqueur (Czech Republic), 38% abv.

Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation

$24.99

Finalist

93

Skinos Mastiha Herbal Liqueur (Greece), 30% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$29.99

92

Domaine de Canton Ginger Liqueur (France), 28% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$19.99

PRODUCT NAME

ACCOLADE

PRICE

Faretti Biscotti Nut Liqueur (Italy), 28% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$29.99

PRODUCT NAME

ACCOLADE

PRICE

GREAT TRIED VALUE & TRUE

LIQUEUR NUT AWARD

SCORE 91

GREAT TRIED VALUE & TRUE

MEZCAL AWARD

SCORE

Chairman's Trophy

97

Real Minero Barril Mezcal (Mexico), 51.5% abv.

Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation

$129.99

Finalist

96

Del Maguey Single Village San Jose Rio Minas Espadin/Arroqueno Mezcal (Mexico), 50% abv.

Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation

$99.00

Finalist

96

Del Maguey Single Village San Luis del Rio Tobaziche Mezcal (Mexico), 47% abv.

Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation

$124.99

Finalist

95

Del Maguey Single Village San Luis del Rio Mezcal (Mexico), 47% abv.

Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation

$69.00

Finalist

95

Del Maguey Single Village Santa Caterina Minas Arroqueno Mezcal (Mexico), 49% abv.

Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation

$124.99

Finalist

94

Mezcales de Leyenda Guerrero Mezcal (Mexico), 45% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$79.99

Finalist

94

Santo Cuviso Bacanora Joven Mezcal (Mexico), 45% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$92.00

Finalist

94

Don Amado Arroqueno Mezcal (Mexico), 46% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$89.99

93

Vago Elote Mezcal (Mexico), 51.1% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$54.99

93

Del Maguey Single Village VIDA de San Luis del Rio Mezcal (Mexico), 42% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$36.99

93

Bozal Tepeztate Mezcal (Mexico), 45% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$80.00

92

Del Maguey Single Village Santa Catarina Minas Pechuga Mezcal (Mexico), 49% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$199.00

91

Bosscal Damiana Mezcal (Mexico), 42% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$49.99

91

Montelobos Tobala Mezcal (Mexico), 46.8% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$99.99

90

Los Vecinos del Campo Espadin Mezcal (Mexico), 45% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$33.99

GREAT TRIED VALUE & TRUE

PRE-MIXED COCKTAILS/READY TO DRINK AND MIXES READY TO DRINK AWARD

PRODUCT NAME

ACCOLADE

PRICE

91

Jefferson's Barrel Finished Manhattan (United States), 34% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$34.99

91

iichiko Bar Yuzu (Japan), 12% abv. 500 ml

Excellent, Highly Recommended

CNY150.00

PRODUCT NAME

ACCOLADE

PRICE

SCORE

GREAT TRIED VALUE & TRUE

RUM AGED RUM (5+ YEARS) AWARD

SCORE

Chairman's Trophy

98

Appleton Estate 21 Years Old Aged Rum (Jamaica), 43% abv.

Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation

$139.99

Finalist

97

Plantation Xaymaca Special Dry Aged Rum (Jamaica), 43% abv.

Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation

$26.00

Finalist

95

Pusser's British Navy 15 Years Old Aged Rum (Guyana), 40% abv.

Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation

$74.99

Finalist

95

Diplomatico The Distillery Collection No.3 2010 Aged Rum (Venezuela), 47% abv. 700 ml

Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation

$79.99

Finalist

94

Bacardi Diez 10 Years Old Aged Rum (Puerto Rico), 40% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$39.99

94

The Scotch Malt Whisky Society Cask R10.1 Carnival Concerto 25 Years Old Aged Rum (Trinidad), 63.1% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$350.00

Finalist

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Finalist

94

Appleton Estate Rare Blend 12 Years Old Aged Rum (Jamaica), 43% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$42.99

Finalist

94

Flor de Cana Single Estate Rum Centenario 25 Years Old Aged Rum (Nicaragua), 40% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$149.99

93

Grander 12 Years Old Aged Rum (Panama), 45% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$39.99

93

Botran 15 Years Old Aged Rum (Guatemala), 40% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$34.99

93

Chairman's Reserve Limited Edition 1931 6 Years Old Aged Rum (Saint Lucia), 46% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$99.99

93

Plantation Fiji 2009 9 Years Old Aged Rum (Fiji), 44.8% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$50.00

93

Plantation Barbados Grand Terroir 2005 Aged Rum (Barbados), 42.8% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$50.00

92

Zaya Gran Reserva Aged Rum (Trinidad), 40% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$29.99

91

Plantation Jamaica Grand Terroir 2005 Aged Rum (Jamaica), 45.2% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$50.00

90

Rumson's Grand Reserve Aged Rum (Trinidad), 40% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$44.99

90

Flor de Cana Single Estate Rum Centenario 12 Years Old Aged Rum (Nicaragua), 40% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$35.99

94

FINALIST Category: Mezcal

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SCORE PRODUCT NAME/ACCOLADE

PRICE

Chairman's Trophy

95

Banks 7 Golden Age Rum (Multiple Countries), 43% abv. Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation

$41.00

Finalist

93

Coruba Dark Rum (Jamaica), 40% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$19.99

Finalist

92

Appleton Estate Signature Blend Rum (Jamaica), 40% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$21.99

Finalist

92

Lemon Hart Original 1804 Rum (Guyana), 40% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$18.99

Finalist

92

Appleton Estate Reserve Blend Rum (Jamaica), 40% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$26.99

GREAT TRIED VALUE & TRUE

93

RUM OTHER RUM AWARD

Mexico, 45% abv, $79.99

An enticing aroma of mashed ripe banana, fermented pineapple, queso fresco, and peeled mango jump from the glass. The palate hits quickly and evenly with bright citrus flavors, a hint of nuttiness, and a bright minerality. A remarkably well made mezcal.

RUM DARK/GOLD RUM AWARD

MEZCALES DE LEYENDA GUERRERO MEZCAL

SCORE PRODUCT NAME/ACCOLADE

PRICE

94

Uruapan Charanda Single Blended Rum (Mexico), 46% abv. 1 L Excellent, Highly Recommended

$23.99

93

Uruapan Charanda Single Agricola Rum (Mexico), 46.5% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$39.00

GREAT TRIED VALUE & TRUE

HINE BONNEUIL 2008 COGNAC France, 42.7% abv, $139.99

A brandy packing an extremely dense nose of crumb cake, toasted coconut, baked vanilla and dried wild flowers. The concentration continues in the mouth where oak flavors deftly frame tones of golden raisins and clover honey.

RUM OVER-PROOF RUM AWARD

SCORE PRODUCT NAME/ACCOLADE 94

Stolen 6 Years Old Over-Proof Rum (Jamaica), 61.5% abv. 375 ml Excellent, Highly Recommended

PRICE

GREAT TRIED VALUE & TRUE

Category: Cognac

$20.00

RUM WHITE/SILVER RUM AWARD

hinecognac.com

SCORE PRODUCT NAME/ACCOLADE

PRICE

Chairman's Trophy

96

Banks 5 Island Rum (Multiple Islands), 43% abv. Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation

$34.00

Finalist

93

Marti Plata Rum (Panama), 40% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$18.95

Finalist

93

BLY Silver Rum (United States), 40% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$19.99

90

Hidden Harbor Rum (United States), 50% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$36.99

GREAT TRIED VALUE & TRUE

92

SHOCHU/SOJU AWARD

SCORE PRODUCT NAME/ACCOLADE

PRICE

Chairman's Trophy

95

iichiko Reserve Zenwa 2019 Edition Shochu (Japan), 40% abv. Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation

JPY5000.00

Finalist

94

iichiko BLŪ Shochu (Japan), 30% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$25.00

Finalist

94

iichiko Saiten Shochu (Japan), 43% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$35.00

Finalist

92

iichiko Frasco Shochu (Japan), 30% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$50.00

Finalist

91

iichiko Special 5 Years Old Shochu (Japan), 30% abv. 720 ml Excellent, Highly Recommended

JPY2286.00

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HINE HOMAGE COGNAC France, 40% abv, $152.99

Bosc pear, ripe yellow plum, fresh fig, and citrus zests drift elegantly from the glass. The palate, while creamy and full, still maintains a lightness and drives those fruit and sweet spice flavors. The finish is dryer and long.

Category: Cognac

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SOTOL AWARD

SCORE 95

PRICE

PRODUCT NAME/ACCOLADE Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation

$80.00

PRODUCT NAME

ACCOLADE

PRICE

Clande Sotol (Mexico), 48.8% abv.

GREAT TRIED VALUE & TRUE

TEQUILA ANEJO, 100% AGAVE TEQUILA AWARD

SCORE

Chairman's Trophy

97

Azunia Anejo, 100% Agave Tequila (Mexico), 40% abv.

Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation

$43.99

Finalist

96

Cierto Anejo, 100% Agave Tequila (Mexico), 40% abv.

Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation

$99.00

Finalist

94

Revolucion Anejo, 100% Agave Tequila (Mexico), 40% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$59.99

Finalist

94

Milagro Anejo, 100% Agave Tequila (Mexico), 40% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$43.99

Finalist

93

Partida Anejo, 100% Agave Tequila (Mexico), 40% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$49.99

92

ArteNOM Seleccion de 1146 Anejo, 100% Agave Tequila (Mexico), 40% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$69.99

92

Expresiones del Corazon Thomas H. Handy Sazerac Anejo, 100% Agave Tequila (Mexico), 40% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$79.99

92

Milagro Select Barrel Reserve Anejo, 100% Agave Tequila (Mexico), 40% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$98.99

90

Expresiones del Corazon George T. Stagg Anejo, 100% Agave Tequila (Mexico), 40% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$79.99

90

Azunia Black Black Private Reserve Anejo, 100% Agave Tequila (Mexico), 40% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$109.99

PRODUCT NAME

ACCOLADE

PRICE

GREAT TRIED VALUE & TRUE

TEQUILA BLANCO, 100% AGAVE TEQUILA AWARD

SCORE

Chairman's Trophy

96

Cabeza Blanco, 100% Agave Tequila (Mexico), 43% abv.

Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation

$35.99

Finalist

95

Partida Blanco, 100% Agave Tequila (Mexico), 40% abv.

Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation

$39.99

Finalist

95

Milagro Silver, 100% Agave Tequila (Mexico), 40% abv.

Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation

$24.99

Finalist

94

Azunia Organic Blanco, 100% Agave Tequila (Mexico), 40% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$34.99

Finalist

94

Cabo Wabo Blanco, 100% Agave Tequila (Mexico), 40% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$35.99

Finalist

94

Lunazul Blanco, 100% Agave Tequila (Mexico), 40% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$19.99

Finalist

93

Excellia Blanco, 100% Agave Tequila (Mexico), 40% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$47.00

Finalist

93

Prospero Blanco, 100% Agave Tequila (Mexico), 40% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$34.99

92

Corazon Blanco, 100% Agave Tequila (Mexico), 40% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$24.99

92

Lunazul El Humoso Blanco, 100% Agave Tequila (Mexico), 40% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$29.99

92

Contigo Silver, 100% Agave Tequila (Mexico), 40% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$34.99

91

Familia Camarena Silver, 100% Agave Tequila (Mexico), 40% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$17.00

91

Goza Blanco, 100% Agave Tequila (Mexico), 40% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$29.99

91

Isla Familia Silver, 100% Agave Tequila (Mexico), 40% abv. 700 ml

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$45.00

91

PaQui Silvera Blanco, 100% Agave Tequila (Mexico), 40% abv

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$47.99

PRODUCT NAME

ACCOLADE

PRICE

Herradura Ultra Cristalino, 100% Agave Tequila (Mexico), 40% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$59.99

PRODUCT NAME

ACCOLADE

PRICE

GREAT TRIED VALUE & TRUE

TEQUILA CRISTALINO, 100% AGAVE TEQUILA AWARD

SCORE 90

GREAT TRIED VALUE & TRUE

TEQUILA EXTRA ANEJO, 100% AGAVE TEQUILA AWARD

SCORE

Chairman's Trophy

98

El Tesoro Extra Anejo, 100% Agave Tequila (Mexico), 40% abv.

Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation

$99.99

Finalist

97

Cierto Extra Anejo, 100% Agave Tequila (Mexico), 40% abv.

Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation

$119.00

Finalist

96

Partida Elegante Extra Anejo, 100% Agave Tequila (Mexico), 40% abv.

Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation

$374.99

Finalist

95

Chamucos Extra Anejo, 100% Agave Tequila (Mexico), 44.4% abv.

Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation

$176.99

Finalist

95

El Tesoro Paradiso Extra Anejo, 100% Agave Tequila (Mexico), 40% abv.

Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation

$129.99

93

Revolucion American Cask Extra Anejo, 100% Agave Tequila (Mexico), 40% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$79.99

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92

Revolucion French Cask Extra Anejo, 100% Agave Tequila (Mexico), 40% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$79.99

91

Herradura Seleccion Suprema Extra Anejo, 100% Agave Tequila (Mexico), 40% abv.l Excellent, Highly Recommended

$349.99

96

TEQUILA REPOSADO, 100% AGAVE TEQUILA AWARD

SCORE PRODUCT NAME

ACCOLADE

PRICE

Chairman's Trophy

97

Partida Reposado, 100% Agave Tequila (Mexico), 40% abv. Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation

$44.99

Finalist

95

El Tesoro Reposado, 100% Agave Tequila (Mexico), 40% abv. Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation

$49.99

95

Revolucion Tequila Reposado, 100% Agave Tequila (Mexico), 40% abv. Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation

$49.99

93

DeLeon Reposado, 100% Agave Tequila (Mexico), 40% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$44.99

91

Lunazul Reposado, 100% Agave Tequila (Mexico), 40% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$19.99

90

Familia Camarena Reposado, 100% Agave Tequila (Mexico), 40% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$19.00

Finalist Finalist

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VERMOUTH DRY VERMOUTH AWARD

SCORE PRODUCT NAME/ACCOLADE 92

La Quintinye Royal Extra Dry Vermouth (France), 17% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

PRICE

GREAT TRIED VALUE & TRUE

$23.00

BOYD & BLAIR POTATO VODKA United States, 40% abv, $28.00

A lemony and sea salt flecked aroma is clean, reminiscent of fresh linen. Silky and buttery in the mouth, the subtle flavors develop with a mild earthy sweetness and a touch of lime zest. Clean and bright on the finish.

CHAIRMAN’S TROPHY, GREAT VALUE TRIED & TRUE AWARD Category: Vodka boydandblair.com

VERMOUTH SWEET VERMOUTH AWARD

SCORE PRODUCT NAME/ACCOLADE

PRICE

94

La Quintinye Royal Rouge Sweet Vermouth (France), 16.5% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$23.00

92

Boissiere Sweet Vermouth (Italy), 18% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$10.99

GREAT TRIED VALUE & TRUE

VODKA/AQUAVIT VODKA AWARD

SCORE PRODUCT NAME/ACCOLADE

PRICE

Chairman's Trophy

96

Boyd & Blair Potato Vodka (United States), 40% abv. Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation

$28.00

Finalist

95

Belvedere Single Estate Rye Lake Bartezek Vodka (Poland), 40% abv. 1 L Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation

$39.99

Finalist

94

Russian Standard Original Vodka (Russia), 40% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$19.99

Finalist

94

Ardent Union Vodka (United States), 44% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$29.99

Finalist

93

Van Gogh Vodka (Netherlands), 40% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$24.99

Finalist

93

Prairie Organic Vodka (United States), 40% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$21.99

Finalist

93

Provincial Vodka (Canada), 40% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$19.99

Finalist

93

Ostoya Vodka (Poland), 40% abv. 700 ml Excellent, Highly Recommended

PLN54.00

Finalist

93

Alberta Pure Vodka (Canada), 40% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

CAD26.70

Finalist

93

Belvedere Pure Vodka (Poland), 40% abv. 1 L Excellent, Highly Recommended

$29.99

Finalist

93

Belvedere Single Estate Rye Smogory Forest Vodka (Poland), 40% abv. 1 L Excellent, Highly Recommended

$39.99

92

Dixie Southern Vodka (United States), 40% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$17.99

92

Wheatley Vodka (United States), 41% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$17.99

92

Absolut Vodka (Sweden), 40% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$19.99

92

Kreskova Vodka (Romania), 40% abv. 700 ml Excellent, Highly Recommended

n/a

92

Koskenkorva Vodka (Finland), 40% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$24.99

92

Belvedere Intense Vodka (Poland), 50% abv. 1 L Excellent, Highly Recommended

$55.00

91

Bainbridge Legacy Organic Vodka (United States), 40% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$36.95

91

Pinnacle Original Vodka (France), 40% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$12.99

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PRÓSPERO BLANCO, 100% AGAVE TEQUILA Mexico, 40% abv, $34.99

A beautiful silken texture is home for a range of alluring flavors in this glass from sweet earth to jalapeño skins to a smattering of hyacinth. This Blanco tequila will be at home served neat and enjoyed deliberately or would be excellent utilized in cocktails.

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92

DIXIE SOUTHERN VODKA United States, 40% abv, $17.99

This vodka shows clean notes of linedried linens, lemon peel, and cotton candy. A suitable mixer for fresh juices and Cosmopolitans, this is a versatile vodka that lends itself to any application.

GREAT VALUE Category: Vodka

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91

Banff Ice Summit Vodka (Canada), 40% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

90

Finlandia Vodka (Finland), 40% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

CAD27.95 $14.99

90

Russian Standard Platinum Vodka (Russia), 40% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$26.99

90

Veuve Capet Vodka (France), 38% abv. 700 ml

Excellent, Highly Recommended

€48.00

PRODUCT NAME

ACCOLADE

PRICE

VODKA/AQUAVIT VODKA/FLAVORED AWARD

SCORE

Chairman's Trophy

95

Van Gogh Double Espresso Flavored Vodka (Netherlands), 35% abv.

Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation

$24.99

Finalist

95

Absolut Juice Strawberry Edition Flavored Vodka (Sweden), 35% abv.

Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation

$19.99

Finalist

93

Van Gogh Dutch Caramel Flavored Vodka (Netherlands), 35% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$24.99

Finalist

93

Crop Meyer Lemon Flavored Vodka (United States), 35% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$23.99

Finalist

92

Finlandia Grapefruit Flavored Vodka (Finland), 37.5% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$14.99

Finalist

91

Prairie Organic Cucumber Flavored Vodka (United States), 35% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$21.99

90

Absolut Lime Flavored Vodka (Sweden), 40% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$19.99

90

Crop Organic Cucumber Flavored Vodka (United States), 35% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$23.99

PRODUCT NAME

ACCOLADE

PRICE

George T. Stagg Kentucky Straight Bourbon (United States), 62.45% abv.

Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation

$99.00

GREAT TRIED VALUE & TRUE

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SCORE 98

Finalist

97

Blanton's Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Bourbon (United States), 46.5% abv.

Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation

$59.99

Finalist

96

1792 Full Proof Kentucky Straight Bourbon (United States), 62.5% abv.

Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation

$44.99

Finalist

96

Blanton's Gold Edition Bourbon (United States), 51.5% abv.

Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation

$85.00

Finalist

96

Redemption Barrel Proof 9 Years Old Bourbon (United States), 54% abv.

Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation

$100.00

Finalist

96

William Larue Weller Kentucky Straight Bourbon (United States), 62.85% abv.

Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation

$99.00

Finalist

95

Blanton's Straight From the Barrel Bourbon (United States), 66.55% abv.

Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation

$100.00

Finalist

94

Colonel EH Taylor Small Batch Kentucky Straight Bourbon (United States), 50% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$39.99

Finalist

94

Colonel EH Taylor Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Bourbon (United States), 50% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$59.99

Finalist

94

W.L. Weller Antique 107 Kentucky Straight Bourbon (United States), 53.5% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$19.99

Finalist

94

Rock Town Four Grain Sour Mash Arkansas Bourbon (United States), 46% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$39.99

Finalist

94

Coopers' Craft Barrel Reserve Straight Bourbon (United States), 50% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$31.00

Finalist

94

W.L. Weller 12 Years Old Kentucky Straight Bourbon (United States), 45% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$24.99

Finalist

94

1792 Small Batch Kentucky Straight Bourbon (United States), 46.85% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$29.99

Finalist

94

Redemption Barrel Proof High Rye 10 Years Old Bourbon (United States), 57% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$100.00

Finalist

94

Barrell Bourbon Batch 019 9.5 Years Old Bourbon (United States), 54.7% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$89.99

Finalist

94

Bib & Tucker 6 Years Old Bourbon (United States), 46% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$55.00

Finalist

94

Heaven Hill Select Stock 18 Years Old Wheated Bourbon (United States), 47% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$199.99

Finalist

94

Clyde Mays Cask Strength 10 Years Old Straight Bourbon (United States), 58.5% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$175.00

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93

Buffalo Trace Kentucky Straight Bourbon (United States), 45% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$24.99

93

Larceny Very Special Small Batch Kentucky Straight Bourbon (United States), 46% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$24.99

93

Four Roses Single Barrel Bourbon (United States), 50% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$39.50

93

Elijah Craig Small Batch Kentucky Straight Bourbon (United States), 47% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$29.99

93

Evan Williams Kentucky Straight Bourbon (United States), 43% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$14.99

93

Early Times Bottled In Bond 4 Years Old Kentucky Straight Bourbon (United States) 1 L

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$25.00

93

Bower Hill #1 Special Edition NCF (Non Chill Filtered) Bourbon (United States), 53% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$75.00

93

Eagle Rare Kentucky Straight Bourbon (United States), 45% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$29.99

93

J Henry & Sons Small Batch 5 Years Old Straight Bourbon (United States), 46% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$40.00

93

Balcones Texas Pot Still Straight Bourbon (United States), 46% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$29.99

93

Elijah Craig Single Barrel 18 Years Old Kentucky Straight Bourbon (United States), 45% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$119.99

93

Rebellion Bourbon (United States), 45% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$27.00

93

William Heavenhill 6th Edition Bourbon (United States), 53% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$249.99

93

Old Fitzgerald Bottled-In-Bond Fall 2018 9 Years Old Kentucky Straight Bourbon (United States), 50% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$89.99

92

Stagg Jr. Kentucky Straight Bourbon (United States), 63.2% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$49.99

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92

Old Forester 100 Proof Kentucky Straight Bourbon (United States), $21.99 50% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

92

Elijah Craig Barrel Proof Kentucky Straight Bourbon (United States), 67.6% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$59.99

92

Evan Williams Red 12 Years Old Bourbon (United States), 50.5% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$129.99

92

Jim Beam Single Barrel Bourbon (United States), 47.5% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$39.99

92

Elmer T. Lee Kentucky Straight Bourbon (United States), 45% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$34.99

92

Henry McKenna Single Barrel 10 Years Old Kentucky Straight Bourbon (United States), 50% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$34.99

92

Eagle Rare 17 Years Old Kentucky Straight Bourbon (United States), 50.5% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$99.00

92

Jim Beam 15th Anniversary Edition Bourbon (United States), 40% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$17.99

92

Remus Repeal Reserve Series II Bourbon (United States), 50% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$85.99

91

Redemption Wheated 4 Years Old Bourbon (United States), 48% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$46.00

91

W.L. Weller CYPB Kentucky Straight Bourbon (United States), 47.5% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$39.99

90

Reservoir Holland's Ghost Bourbon (United States), 53.5% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$125.00

97

CIERTO EXTRA ANEJO, 100% AGAVE TEQUILA Mexico, 40% abv, $119.00

Sweet, smoky spice and caramelized apple aromas draw you in with hints of dark chocolate, bergamot, green peppercorns, and cooked agave. Bourbon-esque notes of vanilla, coconut, and toasted oak are tempered by hints of black licorice and dewy tropical melon on the palate before an incredibly smooth finish.

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WHISK(E)Y AMERICAN/OTHER AWARD

SCORE PRODUCT NAME/ACCOLADE

PRICE

Chairman's Trophy

95

Stolen 11 Years Old American Whiskey (United States), 46% abv. Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation

$40.00

Finalist

94

FEW American Whiskey (United States), 46.5% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$52.99

Finalist

93

Bernheim Original Small Batch Kentucky Straight Wheat 7 Years Old American Whiskey (United States), 45% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$29.99

Finalist

93

Reservoir Wheat Whiskey (United States), 50% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$80.00

Finalist

93

Stoll & Wolfe Blend of American Straight Whiskeys 6 Years Old American Whiskey (United States), 43% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$48.00

Finalist

92

Tommyrotter Triple Barrel American Whiskey (United States), 46% abv. $40.00 Excellent, Highly Recommended

Finalist

92

Bainbridge Battle Point Two Islands Barbados Cask Organic 2014 American Whiskey (United States), 43% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$78.95

91

Bainbridge Battle Point Two Islands Mizunara Cask Organic 2014 Wheat Whiskey (United States), 43% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$78.95

90

Ransom The Emerald 3 Years Old American Whiskey (United States), 43.8% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$90.00

GREAT TRIED VALUE & TRUE

SCORE PRODUCT NAME/ACCOLADE

Mexico, 40% abv, $99.00

A delicate, inviting nose of dried herbs, pink peppercorn, and orange aromas, bring to mind early summer days. The palate is carried by soft ripe fruit flavors of coconut, pineapple, and pear, with hints of candied ginger, vanilla, and coffee through the smooth finish.

FINALIST Category: Anejo, 100% Agave Tequila ciertotequila.com

WHISK(E)Y AMERICAN/RYE AWARD

96

CIERTO ANEJO, 100% AGAVE TEQUILA

PRICE

Chairman's Trophy

95

Kentucky Peerless Distilling Co. 3 Years Old Straight Rye Whiskey $125.00 (United States), 54.55% abv. Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation

Finalist

95

Rittenhouse Bottled-In-Bond 4 Years Old Straight Rye Whiskey (United States), 50% abv. Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation

Finalist

95

Thomas H. Handy Sazerac Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey (United $99.00 States), 64.4% abv. Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation

Finalist

93

Knob Creek Straight Rye Whiskey (United States), 50% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$29.99

Finalist

93

Rock Town Arkansas American Rye Whiskey (United States), 46% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$39.99

Finalist

93

Old Forester Whiskey (United States), 50% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$22.99

Finalist

93

Redemption Straight Rye Whiskey (United States), 46% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$28.00

Finalist

93

FEW Rye Whiskey (United States), 46.5% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$54.99

Finalist

93

Rossville Union Barrel Proof Straight Rye Whiskey (United States), $69.99 47% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

Finalist

93

Redemption Rye Barrel Proof 10 Years Old Straight Rye Whiskey (United States), 58% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

GREAT TRIED VALUE & TRUE

$27.99

Japan, 43% abv, $35.00

A refreshingly mineral-driven nose with aromas of chalk, white pear, and orange blossoms leads into a warmly focused palate of peach skin, elderflower, and guava. Elegant, dry finish with hints of melon rind and white pepper.

FINALIST Category: Shochu/Soju

$100.00

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92

Colonel EH Taylor Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey (United States), 50% abv

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$69.99

92

George Dickel Tennessee Straight Rye Whiskey (United States), 45% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$24.99

92

Reservoir American Rye Whiskey (United States), 50% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$80.00

92

Clyde Mays Straight Rye Whiskey (United States), 47% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$44.99

92

Templeton 6 Years Old American Rye Whiskey (United States), 45.75% abv

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$39.99

92

Bare Knuckle Single Barrel Cask Strength Straight Rye Whiskey (United States), 64.1% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$65.99

92

Knob Creek Twice Barreled Straight Rye Whiskey (United States), 50% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$44.99

92

Lip Service 3 Years Old American Rye Whiskey (United States), 45% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$32.00

91

Pikesville 6 Years Old Straight Rye Whiskey (United States), 55% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$49.99

91

Balcones Texas 100 American Rye Whiskey (United States), 50% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$39.99

91

Noble Oak Double Oak American Rye Whiskey (United States), 48% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$39.99

PRODUCT NAME

ACCOLADE

PRICE

WHISK(E)Y AMERICAN/SINGLE/STRAIGHT MALT AWARD

SCORE

Chairman's Trophy

95

Peat Week 5th Annual Single Malt Whiskey (United States), 50% abv.

Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation

$100.00

Finalist

94

Westward Stout Cask Finish Single Malt Whiskey (United States), 45% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$89.99

Finalist

92

Westward Cask Strength Single Malt Whiskey (United States), 62.5% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$119.00

PRODUCT NAME

ACCOLADE

PRICE

GREAT TRIED VALUE & TRUE

WHISK(E)Y AMERICAN/TENNESSEE AWARD

SCORE

Chairman's Trophy

95

Uncle Nearest 1820 Nearest Green Single Barrel Edition - US-1 11 Years Old Tennessee Whiskey (United States), 57.6% abv.

Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation

$119.00

Finalist

93

Jack Daniel's Single Barrel Straight Rye Tennessee Whiskey (United States), 47% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$49.99

Finalist

92

Uncle Nearest 1856 Premium Aged Tennessee Whiskey (United States), 50% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$59.95

Finalist

92

George Dickel Barrel Select Tennessee Whiskey (United States), 43% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$45.99

92

Uncle Nearest 1820 Nearest Green Single Barrel Edition - US-2 11 Years Old Tennessee Whiskey (United States), 55.1% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$119.00

90

George Dickel No. 12 Tennessee Whiskey (United States), 45% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$24.99

PRODUCT NAME

ACCOLADE

PRICE

Finalist

GREAT TRIED VALUE & TRUE

WHISK(E)Y CANADIAN AWARD

SCORE

Chairman's Trophy

97

Crown Royal XR Canadian Blended Whisky (Canada), 40% abv.

Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation

$129.00

Finalist

95

Canadian Club Classic 12 Years Old Canadian Blended Whisky (Canada), 40% abv.

Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation

CAD28.95

Finalist

95

Crown Royal Reserve Canadian Blended Whisky (Canada), 40% abv.

Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation

$44.99

Finalist

94

Crown Royal Black Canadian Blended Whisky (Canada), 45% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$26.99

Finalist

93

Crown Royal Northern Harvest Canadian Rye Whisky (Canada), 45% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$26.99

Finalist

93

Masterson's 10 Years Old Canadian Rye Whisky (Canada), 45% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$70.00

90

Royal Canadian Small Batch Blended Canadian Whisky (Canada), 40% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$19.99

PRODUCT NAME

ACCOLADE

PRICE

GREAT TRIED VALUE & TRUE

WHISK(E)Y IRISH/BLENDED AWARD

SCORE

Chairman's Trophy

97

Jameson Bow Street Cask Strength (Batch 1) 18 Years Old Blended Irish Whiskey (Ireland), 55.3% abv.

Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation

n/a

Finalist

96

Jameson 18 Years Old Blended Irish Whiskey (Ireland), 40% abv.

Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation

n/a

Finalist

95

Hell Cat Maggie Blended Irish Whiskey (Ireland), 40% abv.

Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation

$24.99

Finalist

94

Jameson Black Barrel Blended Irish Whiskey (Ireland), 40% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

n/a

Finalist

94

Jameson Caskmates Stout Edition Blended Irish Whiskey (Ireland), 40% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

n/a

Finalist

93

Michael Collins Blended Irish Whiskey (Ireland), 40% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$23.99

Finalist

93

Powers Gold Label Blended Irish Whiskey (Ireland), 40% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

n/a

92

Paddy's Blended Irish Whiskey (Ireland), 40% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$19.99

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92

Slane Blended Irish Whiskey (Ireland), 40% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$29.99

92

Jameson Signature Blended Irish Whiskey (Ireland), 40% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

n/a

92

Jameson Cooper's Croze Blended Irish Whiskey (Ireland), 43% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

n/a

92

Jameson Blender's Dog Blended Irish Whiskey (Ireland), 43% abv. n/a Excellent, Highly Recommended

92

Midleton Very Rare 2018 Blended Irish Whiskey (Ireland), 40% abv. n/a Excellent, Highly Recommended

97

SCORE PRODUCT NAME/ACCOLADE 92

Teeling Single Grain Irish Whiskey (Ireland), 46% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

PRICE

GREAT TRIED VALUE & TRUE

$49.99

WHISK(E)Y IRISH/SINGLE MALT AWARD

SCORE PRODUCT NAME/ACCOLADE

PRICE

Chairman's Trophy

96

Knappogue Castle 14 Years Old Single Malt Irish Whiskey (Ireland), 46% abv. Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation

$60.00

Finalist

95

Barr an Uisce 1803 16 Years Old Single Malt Irish Whiskey (Ireland), 46% abv. Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation

$119.99

Finalist

95

Teeling 24 Years Old Single Malt Irish Whiskey (Ireland), 46% abv. Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation

$499.00

Finalist

94

Knappogue Castle 12 Years Old Single Malt Irish Whiskey (Ireland), 43% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$45.99

Finalist

93

Jack Ryan Toomevara Finished in Chateau du Breuil Calvados Casks 10 Years Old Single Malt Irish Whiskey (Ireland), 46% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$99.99

Finalist

93

Knappogue Castle 16 Years Old Single Malt Irish Whiskey (Ireland), 43% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$100.00

92

Kinahan's L.L. 10 Years Old Single Malt Irish Whiskey (Ireland), 46% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$65.00

92

The Scotch Malt Whisky Society Cask 51.15 Boiled sweets and cut flowers 16 Years Old Single Malt Irish Whiskey (Ireland), 56.4% abv. $200.00 Excellent, Highly Recommended

GREAT TRIED VALUE & TRUE

SCORE PRODUCT NAME/ACCOLADE

93

PRICE

98

Red Spot Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey (Ireland), 46% abv. Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation

n/a

Finalist

97

Redbreast Cask Strength 12 Years Old Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey (Ireland), 56.2% abv. Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation

n/a

Finalist

96

Redbreast 21 Years Old Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey (Ireland), 46% abv. Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation

n/a

Finalist

95

Redbreast 15 Years Old Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey (Ireland), 46% abv. Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation

n/a

Finalist

95

Powers John's Lane 12 Years Old Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey (Ireland), 46% abv. Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation

n/a

Finalist

94

Redbreast Lustau Edition Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey (Ireland), 46% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

n/a

Finalist

94

Green Spot Chateau Montelena Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey (Ireland), 46% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

n/a

93

Midleton Dair Ghaelach Bluebell Forest Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey (Ireland), 56.2% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

n/a

93

Green Spot Chateau Leoville Barton Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey (Ireland), 46% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

n/a

93

Yellow Spot Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey (Ireland), 46% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

n/a

92

Powers Three Swallow Release Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey (Ireland), 40% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

n/a

GREAT TRIED VALUE & TRUE

A robust but inviting nose of baked corn, wood varnish, and cracked leather. On the palate a beautifully silky texture belies classic bourbon flavors of creamed corn, wheat cake, and dried cherry before finishing with a hint of white pepper spice.

GREAT VALUE, TRIED & TRUE Category: American/Bourbon larcenybourbon.com

93

ELIJAH CRAIG SMALL BATCH KENTUCKY STRAIGHT BOURBON

United States, 47% abv, $29.99 This bold and expressive whiskey has aromas of candied citrus and spiced cornbread aromas on the nose. What follows on the palate are full-throated classic bourbon flavors, tempered by rich notes of vanilla and soft spices. Formidably complex.

WHISK(E)Y JAPANESE SCORE PRODUCT NAME/ACCOLADE

LARCENY VERY SPECIAL SMALL BATCH KENTUCKY STRAIGHT BOURBON

United States, 46% abv, $24.99

Chairman's Trophy

AWARD

CHAIRMAN’S TROPHY Category: Japanese Whisky

kamikiwhisky.com

WHISK(E)Y IRISH/SINGLE POT STILL AWARD

Japan, 48% abv, $89.50, 500ml

Demure aromas of freshly cut wood and button mushrooms are decidedly earth driven. Much more intense on the palate the flavors explode with toasted tobacco, sweet cinnamon, and background notes of cedar, finally finishing with roasted honey spiked grains.

WHISK(E)Y IRISH/SINGLE GRAIN AWARD

KAMIKI INTENSE WOOD JAPANESE WHISKY

PRICE

Chairman's Trophy

97

Kamiki Intense Wood Japanese Whisky (Japan), 48% abv. 500 ml Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation

$89.50

Finalist

95

Hibiki Harmony Japanese Whisky (Japan), 43% abv. Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation

$65.00

GREAT TRIED VALUE & TRUE

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Finalist

95

The Matsui Mizunara Cask Single Malt Japanese Whisky (Japan), 48% abv.

Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation

$90.00

Finalist

94

The Tottori Blended Japanese Whisky (Japan), 43% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$40.00

Finalist

94

Kurayoshi Sherry Cask Pure Malt Japanese Whisky (Japan), 46% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$80.00

Finalist

93

Suntory Toki Japanese Whisky (Japan), 43% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$34.99

Finalist

93

The Tottori Aged in Bourbon Barrel Blended Japanese Whisky (Japan), 43% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$50.00

Finalist

93

Kurayoshi Pure Malt 12 Years Old Japanese Whisky (Japan), 46% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$100.00

Finalist

93

Kujira Single Grain 20 Years Old Japanese Whisky (Japan), 43% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$349.99

Finalist

93

Nikka Coffey Grain Japanese Whisky (Japan), 45% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$69.00

Finalist

93

Kurayoshi Pure Malt 8 Years Old Japanese Whisky (Japan), 46% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$80.00

92

Nobushi Japanese Whisky (Japan), 40% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$49.99

90

The Matsui Sakura Cask Single Malt Japanese Whisky (Japan), 48% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$90.00

PRODUCT NAME

ACCOLADE

PRICE

WHISK(E)Y SCOTCH/BLENDED AWARD

SCORE

Chairman's Trophy

97

Buchanan's Special Reserve 18 Years Old Blended Scotch Whisky (Scotland), 40% abv.

Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation

$75.00

Finalist

96

Buchanan's DeLuxe 12 Years Old Blended Scotch Whisky (Scotland), 40% abv.

Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation

$31.00

Finalist

96

Johnnie Walker Gold Label Reserve Blended Scotch Whisky (Scotland), 40% abv.

Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation

$79.00

Finalist

95

Dewar's The Monarch 15 Years Old Blended Scotch Whisky (Scotland), 40% abv.

Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation

$52.00

Finalist

95

Buchanan's Select 15 Years Old Blended Scotch Whisky (Scotland), 40% abv.

Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation

$49.99

Finalist

95

Chivas 12 Years Old Blended Scotch Whisky (Scotland), 40% abv.

Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation

$27.11

Finalist

95

Johnnie Walker Blue Label Ghost and Rare Port Ellen Blended Scotch Whisky (Scotland), 43.8% abv.

Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation

$349.99

Finalist

95

Pure Scot Virgin Oak 43 Blended Scotch Whisky (Scotland), 43% abv.

Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation

$49.99

94

Dewar's The Ancestor 12 Years Old Blended Scotch Whisky (Scotland), 40% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$36.00

94

Buchanan's Master Blended Scotch Whisky (Scotland), 40% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$50.00

94

Dewar's The Signature 25 Years Old Blended Scotch Whisky (Scotland), 40% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$255.00

94

Dewar's The Vintage 18 Years Old Blended Scotch Whisky (Scotland), 40% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$77.00

94

Johnnie Walker Black Label Blended Scotch Whisky (Scotland), 40% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$34.00

94

The Famous Grouse Ruby Cask Blended Scotch Whisky (Scotland), 40% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$34.99

94

The Famous Grouse Winter Reserve Blended Scotch Whisky (Scotland), 40% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$34.99

94

Chivas Regal Golden Signature 18 Years Old Blended Scotch Whisky (Scotland), 40% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$74.33

94

Johnnie Walker Blue Label Blended Scotch Whisky (Scotland), 40% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$225.00

94

Ballantine's 17 Years Old Blended Scotch Whisky (Scotland), 40% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$99.99

94

Johnnie Walker 18 Years Old Blended Scotch Whisky (Scotland), 40% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$85.00

93

Ballantine's 12 Years Old Blended Scotch Whisky (Scotland), 40% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$24.99

93

Cutty Sark Original Blended Scotch Whisky (Scotland), 40% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$19.99

93

John Barr Reserve Blended Scotch Whisky (Scotland), 40% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$24.99

93

Buchanan's Red Seal Blended Scotch Whisky (Scotland), 40% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$160.00

92

Imperial 12 Years Old Blended Scotch Whisky (Scotland), 40% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$19.99

PRODUCT NAME

ACCOLADE

PRICE

96

The Scotch Malt Whisky Society Blended Batch 03 Peat Faerie 10 Years Old Blended Malt Scotch Whisky (United Kingdom), 50% abv.

Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation

$100.00

94

Monkey Shoulder Blended Malt Scotch Whisky (Scotland), 43% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$32.99

94

Johnnie Walker Green Label 15 Years Old Blended Malt Scotch Whisky (Scotland), 43% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$65.00

GREAT TRIED VALUE & TRUE

WHISK(E)Y SCOTCH/BLENDED MALT AWARD

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WHISK(E)Y SCOTCH/SINGLE MALT/CAMPBELTOWN AWARD

SCORE PRODUCT NAME/ACCOLADE 93

Longrow Peated Campbeltown Single Malt Scotch Whisky (Scotland), 46% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

PRICE

GREAT TRIED VALUE & TRUE

$73.99

WHISK(E)Y SCOTCH/SINGLE MALT/HIGHLAND AWARD

SCORE PRODUCT NAME/ACCOLADE

PRICE

Chairman's Trophy

98

Glenglassaugh 30 Years Old Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky (Scotland), 44.8% abv. Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation

$419.99

Finalist

97

Glengoyne 21 Years Old Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky (Scotland), 43% abv Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation

$169.99

Finalist

97

Oban Distiller's Edition 2018 Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky (Scotland), 43% abv. Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation

$90.00

Finalist

96

Glenmorangie Duthac Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky (Scotland), 43% abv. 1 L Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation

$79.00

Finalist

96

Glenmorangie Allta Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky (Scotland), 51.2% abv. Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation

$99.00

Finalist

95

Glengoyne 12 Years Old Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky (Scotland), 43% abv. Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation

$49.99

Finalist

95

Glengoyne Cask Strength Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky (Scotland), 59.1% abv. Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation

$89.99

Finalist

95

Glenmorangie The Original 10 Years Old Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky (Scotland), 43% abv. Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation

$39.99

Finalist

95

The GlenDronach Parliament 21 Years Old Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky (Scotland), 48% abv. Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation

$209.97

Finalist

95

Glengoyne 25 Years Old Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky (Scotland), 43% abv. Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation

$649.99

Finalist

95

Glenmorangie Cadboll Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky (Scotland), 43% abv. 1 L Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation

$95.00

Finalist

95

Glenmorangie Tayne Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky (Scotland), 43% abv. 1 L Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation

$69.00

Finalist

95

The Dalmore 12 Years Old Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky (Scotland), 40% abv. Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation

$64.99

94

Oban Little Bay Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky (Scotland), 43% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$60.00

94

Glenmorangie Nectar D'Or 12 Years Old Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky (Scotland), 46% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$74.99

94

Glenglassaugh Evolution Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky (Scotland), 50% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$59.99

94

Glengoyne 18 Years Old Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky (Scotland), 43% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$129.99

94

Glenmorangie 18 Years Old Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky (Scotland), 43% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$119.00

94

Oban 18 Years Old Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky (Scotland), $180.00 43% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

94

Glenglassaugh Revival Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky (Scotland), 46% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

94

The GlenDronach Revival 15 Years Old Highland Single Malt Scotch $83.99 Whisky (Scotland), 46% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

94

Oban 14 Years Old Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky (Scotland), $75.00 43% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

94

Glenmorangie 19 Years Old Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky (Scotland), 43% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$149.00

94

The GlenDronach Original 12 Years Old Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky (Scotland), 43% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$59.99

94

The Dalmore 15 Years Old Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky (Scotland), 40% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$129.99

94

The GlenDronach Allardice 18 Years Old Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky (Scotland), 46% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$149.99

93

Dalwhinnie 15 Years Old Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky (Scotland), 43% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$65.00

93

Glenmorangie Lasanta 12 Years Old Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky (Scotland), 43% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$53.99

93

Glengoyne The Legacy Series Chapter One 2019 Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky (Scotland), 48% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$69.99

GREAT TRIED VALUE & TRUE

96

GRAND MARNIER CUVÉE LOUIS-ALEXANDRE France, 40% abv, $69.99

This noble cordial combines both the essence of pure citrus peel and the heady flavors of aged Cognac. The two find an affinity in the spirit’s silky mouthfeel and balance between acid and sweet fruit.

CHAIRMAN’S TROPHY Category: Liqueur-Citrus/ Triple Sec campariamerica.com

94

France, 40% abv, $199.99

A profile of absolute excellence, this spirit exudes grace and poise with the telltale aromas of the finest cognac married with bitter orange peel and touches of green tea. The palate is luxurious, yet supremely balanced with orange to add lift and warm touches of oak.

FINALIST Category: Liqueur-Citrus/ Triple Sec campariamerica.com

91

$59.99

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GRAND MARNIER CUVÉE DU CENTENAIRE

GARNISH ISLAND GIN Ireland, 46% abv, $26.99

A bright punch of juniper hits the nose and entices the palate to discover the wealth of botanicals present in this gin. A cavalcade of citrus peel and fresh cilantro and even a hint of jasmine dance around the edges of a gin dedicatedly juniper-driven.

Category: London Dry Gin

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93

Wolfburn Langskip Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky (Scotland), 58% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$89.99

93

The Dalmore Cigar Malt Reserve Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky (Scotland), 44% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$179.99

92

Glengoyne 10 Years Old Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky (Scotland), 43% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$44.99

91

Glenmorangie Signet Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky (Scotland), 46% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$199.00

PRODUCT NAME

ACCOLADE

PRICE

WHISK(E)Y SCOTCH/SINGLE MALT/ISLAND AWARD

SCORE

Chairman's Trophy

97

Highland Park 18 Years Old Orkney Single Malt Scotch Whisky (Scotland), 43% abv.

Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation

$145.00

Finalist

96

Highland Park 12 Years Old Orkney Single Malt Scotch Whisky (Scotland), 43% abv.

Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation

$55.00

Finalist

95

Talisker Distiller's Edition 2018 Skye Single Malt Scotch Whisky (Scotland), 45.8% abv.

Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation

$80.00

Finalist

94

Talisker 10 Years Old Skye Single Malt Scotch Whisky (Scotland), 45.8% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$50.00

93

Highland Park Twisted Tattoo 16 Years Old Orkney Single Malt Scotch Whisky (Scotland), 46.7% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$100.00

92

Highland Park Valknut Orkney Single Malt Scotch Whisky (Scotland), 46.8% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$80.00

91

Talisker Storm Skye Single Malt Scotch Whisky (Scotland), 45.8% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$60.00

PRODUCT NAME

ACCOLADE

PRICE

Finalist

GREAT TRIED VALUE & TRUE

WHISK(E)Y SCOTCH/SINGLE MALT/ISLAY AWARD

SCORE

Chairman's Trophy

99

Bowmore 25 Years Old Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky (Scotland), 43% abv.

Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation

$449.00

Finalist

97

Lagavulin 12 Years Old Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky (Scotland), 57.8% abv.

Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation

$139.00

Finalist

95

Lagavulin 16 Years Old Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky (Scotland), 43% abv.

Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation

$90.00

Finalist

95

Kilchoman Distillery 8th Edition Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky (Scotland), 50% abv.

Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation

$100.00

Finalist

94

Ardbeg Corryvrecken Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky (Scotland), 57.1% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$89.99

Finalist

94

Ardbeg Uigeadail Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky (Scotland), 54.2% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$79.99

Finalist

94

Kilchoman Distillery Machir Bay Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky (Scotland), 46% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$60.00

93

Lagavulin 8 Years Old Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky (Scotland), 48% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$59.99

93

Ardbeg An Oa Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky (Scotland), 46.6% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$62.99

92

Ardbeg Ten Years Old Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky (Scotland), 46% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$55.99

91

Lagavulin Distiller's Edition 2018 Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky (Scotland), 43% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$100.00

PRODUCT NAME

ACCOLADE

PRICE

GREAT TRIED VALUE & TRUE

WHISK(E)Y SCOTCH/SINGLE MALT/SPEYSIDE AWARD

SCORE

Chairman's Trophy

98

BenRiach Authenticus 30 Years Old Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky (Scotland), 46% abv.

Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation

$569.99

Finalist

97

BenRiach Temporis 21 Years Old Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky (Scotland), 46% abv.

Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation

$263.96

Finalist

96

Tamdhu 15 Years Old Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky (Scotland), 46% abv.

Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation

$89.99

Finalist

96

Mortlach Cowie's Blue Seal 20 Years Old Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky (Scotland), 43.4% abv.

Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation

$200.00

Finalist

96

The Glenrothes 18 Years Old Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky (Scotland), 43% abv.

Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation

$130.00

Finalist

96

The Scotch Malt Whisky Society Cask 38.24 Princes Street Gardens in Summer 26 Years Old Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky (United Kingdom), 51.2% abv.

Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation

$550.00

Finalist

95

Speyburn Arranta Casks Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky (Scotland), 46% abv.

Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation

$45.00

Finalist

95

The Singleton of Glendullan 12 Years Old Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky (Scotland), 40% abv.

Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation

$34.99

Finalist

95

The Glenrothes 12 Years Old Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky (Scotland), 40% abv.

Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation

$55.00

Finalist

95

Speyburn 15 Years Old Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky (Scotland), 46% abv.

Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation

$69.99

Finalist

95

Mortlach Distiller's Dram 16 Years Old Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky (Scotland), 43.4% abv.

Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation

$100.00

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Finalist

95

BenRiach 20 Years Old Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky (Scotland), 43% abv. Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation

$174.99

Finalist

95

BenRiach 25 Years Old Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky (Scotland), 46.8% abv. Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation

$319.99

94

Mortlach Wee Witchie 12 Years Old Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky (Scotland), 43.4% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$50.00

Finalist

94

The Glenlivet Cognac Cask Selection 14 Years Old Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky (Scotland), 40% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$52.99

Finalist

94

BenRiach Batch 2 Peated Cask Strength Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky (Scotland), 60.3% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$105.98

93

The Glenlivet 12 Years Old Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky (Scotland), 40% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$45.00

93

BenRiach Curiositas 10 Years Old Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky (Scotland), 46% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$58.29

93

The Glenlivet Nadurra Peated Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky (Scotland), 61.5% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$85.00

93

The Singleton of Glendullan 15 Years Old Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky (Scotland), 40% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$49.99

93

The Glenrothes Bourbon Cask Reserve Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky (Scotland), 40% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$40.00

93

Speyburn 18 Years Old Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky (Scotland), 46% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$115.00

93

BenRiach Batch 2 Cask Strength Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky (Scotland), 60.6% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$95.38

93

Tamdhu 12 Years Old Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky (Scotland), 43% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$64.99

93

The Singleton of Glendullan 18 Years Old Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky (Scotland), 40% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$79.99

93

The Scotch Malt Whisky Society Cask 12.22 35 and still alive! 35 Years Old Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky (United Kingdom), 43.9% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$530.00

93

Tamdhu Batch Strength Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky (Scotland), 58% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$109.99

93

The Glenlivet 18 Years Old Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky (Scotland), 43% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$120.00

93

The Glenlivet 15 Years Old Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky (Scotland), 40% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$64.99

92

Tamnavulin Double Cask Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky (Scotland), 40% abv. 700 ml Excellent, Highly Recommended

$39.99

91

The Glenrothes 10 Years Old Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky $45.00 (Scotland), 40% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

90

The Glenlivet Nadurra Oloroso Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky (Scotland), 61.3% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

Finalist

94

CLYDE MAY’S CASK STRENGTH 10 YEAR OLD STRAIGHT KENTUCKY BOURBON

United States, 58.5% abv, $174.99 Big, bold corn notes with clove, vanilla, and charred wood, this fullbodied whiskey delivers a lot of power and spice for a 10 year-old whiskey. With water, more pepper and chili spice accent the buttery pear tart of this well-balanced Bourbon.

FINALIST Category: American/Bourbon clydemays.com

92

CLYDE MAY’S STRAIGHT RYE WHISKEY United States, 47% abv, $44.99

Oats and other crunchy breakfast cereal come to mind when nosing this high proof rye. The savory core comes through on the palate with flavors of fresh coffee bean and cacao nib deepening after each sip.

Category: American/Rye

$45.00

WHISK(E)Y WORLD AWARD

SCORE PRODUCT NAME

ACCOLADE

PRICE

Chairman's Trophy

96

Kavalan Solist ex-Bourbon Single Cask Strength Taiwanese Single $159.99 Malt Whisky (Taiwan), 59.4% abv. 700 ml Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation

Finalist

93

Kavalan Distillery Select Taiwanese Single Malt Whisky (Taiwan), 40% abv. 700 ml Excellent, Highly Recommended

Finalist

93

Armorik 10 Years Old French Single Malt Whisky (France), 46% abv. $85.00 Excellent, Highly Recommended

92

Virginia Distillery Co. Port Cask Finished Virginia Highland Whiskey (Scotland/USA), 46% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$57.99

92

Kavalan Sherry Oak Taiwanese Single Malt Whisky (Taiwan), 46% abv. 700 ml Excellent, Highly Recommended

$149.99

92

Kavalan Distillery Reserve Peaty Cask Single Cask Strength Taiwanese Single Malt Whisky (Taiwan), 51.6% abv. 300 ml Excellent, Highly Recommended

NT$1600.00

92

Kavalan Distillery Reserve Rum Cask Single Cask Strength Taiwanese Single Malt Whisky (Taiwan), 58.6% abv. 300 ml Excellent, Highly Recommended

NT$1600.00

92

Kavalan King Car Conductor Taiwanese Single Malt Whisky (Taiwan), 46% abv. 700 ml Excellent, Highly Recommended

$119.99

92

Millstone 100 Dutch Rye Whisky (Netherlands), 50% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$99.00

92

Kavalan Solist Fino Sherry Single Cask Strength Taiwanese Single $469.99 Malt Whisky (Taiwan), 57.8% abv. 700 ml Excellent, Highly Recommended

GREAT TRIED VALUE & TRUE

92

$59.99

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PORT CASK FINISHED VIRGINIA-HIGHLAND WHISKY

Scotland/USA, 46% abv, $57.99 Cooked golden apples, rich clover honey, and the unmistakable salt spray of Highland malt are reinforced by the deep spice notes given by the Port pipes. Clove, vanilla, and burnt orange peel, all linger on the long finish.

GREAT VALUE Category: World Whisk(e)y

19

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2019 ULTIMATE WINE

CHALLENGE ULTIMATE WINE CHALLENGE…NO SHORTCUTS. JUST HONEST, IMPARTIAL JUDGING. CHAMPAGNE/SPARKLING/FRIZZANTE WINE CAVA—SPAIN AWARD Chairman's Trophy

SCORE 95

PRODUCT NAME

ACCOLADE

PRICE

Vallformosa Col leccio Brut Reserva 2012 Cava (Spain), 12% abv.

Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation

$19.99

Finalist

93

Destello Brut Reserva Cava (Spain), 11.5% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$14.99

Finalist

93

Gran Baron Brut Rose Cava (Spain), 12% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$12.99

Finalist

92

Vincente Gandia Hoya de Cadenas Organic Brut Cava (Spain), 11.5% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$16.99

91

Gran Sello Brut Rose Cava (Spain), 11.5% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$10.00

90

Vincente Gandia El Miracle Rose Brut Cava Valencia (Spain), 12% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$14.99

90

Freixenet Cordon Negro Brut Cava (Spain), 12% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$15.00

GREAT TRIED VALUE & TRUE

CHAMPAGNE/SPARKLING/FRIZZANTE WINE CHAMPAGNE—FRANCE AWARD

SCORE

PRODUCT NAME

ACCOLADE

PRICE

Chairman's Trophy

96

Moet & Chandon Grand Vintage Extra Brut Rose 2012 Champagne (France), 12.5% abv.

Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation

$84.99

Finalist

95

Chateau de Bligny Brut Grande Reserve Champagne (France), 12% abv.

Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation

$33.99

Finalist

95

Moet & Chandon Grand Vintage Extra Brut 2012 Champagne (France), 12.5% abv.

Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation

$74.99

Finalist

94

Moet & Chandon Imperial Brut Champagne (France), 12% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$39.99

Finalist

94

Moet & Chandon Imperial Rose Champagne (France), 12% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$49.99

Finalist

93

Marion-Bosser Premier Cru Millesime 2008 Champagne (France), 12.5% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$79.99

Finalist

92

Wessman One Brut Rose Champagne (France), 12% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

€80.00

91

Chateau de Bligny Brut Blanc de Blancs Champagne (France), 12% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$39.99

91

Pommery Brut Royal Champagne (France), 12.5% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$44.99

GREAT TRIED VALUE & TRUE

CHAMPAGNE/SPARKLING/FRIZZANTE WINE FRIZZANTE WINE—WORLD AWARD

PRODUCT NAME

ACCOLADE

PRICE

93

Lemoss Glera 2018 Tre Venezie (Italy), 10.5% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$17.99

92

Donelli Lambrusco Reggiano Demi Sec Emilia-Romagna (Italy), 9% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$24.99

PRODUCT NAME

ACCOLADE

PRICE

SCORE

GREAT TRIED VALUE & TRUE

CHAMPAGNE/SPARKLING/FRIZZANTE WINE PROSECCO—ITALY AWARD

SCORE

Chairman's Trophy

94

Mionetto Prestige Brut Prosecco Treviso (Italy), 11% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$14.00

Finalist

93

Ca di Rajo Extra Dry Prosecco Treviso (Italy), 11% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$17.99

Finalist

93

La Marca Luminore Prosecco Valdobbiadene (Italy), 11% abv,.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$33.00

Finalist

92

Astoria Prosecco Treviso (Italy), 11% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$14.99

Finalist

92

Beato Bartolomeo Breganze Extra Dry Prosecco Breganze (Italy), 11.5% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

n/a

Finalist

92

Ca di Rajo Cuvee del Fontatore Prosecco 2018 Valdobbiadene (Italy), 11% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$22.49

Finalist

92

La Marca Prosecco Veneto (Italy), 11.29% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$19.00

90

Prima Perla Prosecco Treviso (Italy), 11% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$10.99

90

Zonin Cuvee 1821 Prosecco Veneto (Italy), 11% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$14.99

90

Cupcake Prosecco Italy (Italy), 11.2% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$13.99

90

Martini & Rossi Prosecco (Italy), 11.5% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$14.99

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CHAMPAGNE/SPARKLING/FRIZZANTE WINE SPARKLING WINE—USA PRODUCT NAME

ACCOLADE

PRICE

95

J Vineyards Cuvee 20 Russian River Valley (United States), 12.5% abv.

Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation

$38.00

Finalist

94

Domaine Carneros by Taittinger Le Reve Blanc de Blancs 2012 Carneros (United States), 12% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$115.00

Finalist

94

Domaine Carneros by Taittinger Cuvee de la Pompadour Brut Rose Carneros (United States), 12% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$37.00

Finalist

93

J Vineyards Cuvee California (United States), 12.5% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$25.00

Finalist

92

Barefoot Bubbly Brut Cuvee California (United States), 10.5% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$9.99

Finalist

92

Louis Pommery Brut California (United States), 12.5% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$20.99

91

Barefoot Bubbly Brut Rose California (United States), 11.5% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$9.99

90

Barefoot Bubbly Moscato Spumante California (United States), 10.5% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$9.99

90

Dark Horse Brut Rose California (United States), 12% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$12.99

90

Meiomi Sparkling North Coast (United States), 12% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$26.99

AWARD Chairman's Trophy

SCORE

GREAT TRIED VALUE & TRUE

CHAMPAGNE/SPARKLING/FRIZZANTE WINE SPARKLING WINE—WORLD AWARD

SCORE

PRODUCT NAME

ACCOLADE

PRICE

Chairman's Trophy

95

Chapel Down Three Graces 2014 Tenterden (England), 12% abv.

Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation

$65.00

Finalist

94

Antech Reserve Brut Blanquette de Limoux 2016 Limoux (France), 12% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$15.00

Finalist

93

Patriarche Brut Pinot Noir Cremant de Bourgogne (France), 12% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$19.99

Finalist

93

Schlumberger Brut Gruner Veltliner 2016 Lower Austria (Austria), 12% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$26.99

Finalist

92

Veuve du Vernay Brut Limited Edition Bordeaux (France), 11% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$14.99

Finalist

92

Bollicini Sparkling Rose Italy (Italy), 11% abv 4 pack/250 ml each

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$15.00

Finalist

92

Bollicini Sparkling Cuvee Italy (Italy), 11% abv. 4 pack/250 ml

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$15.00

91

Prospero Gran Selezione Brut Rose Valdepenas (Spain), 11% abv

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$10.99

91

Beato Bartolomeo Breganze Rosa di Sera Extra Dry Spumante Breganze (Italy), 11.5% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

n/a

91

Rotari Rose 2014 Trento (Italy), 12.5% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$9.99

91

Bernard Magrez Bleu de Mer Brut Rose Vins de Pays d'Oc (France), 12% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

€3.65

91

Volage Cremant de Loire Brut Rose (France), 12% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$29.99

90

Martini & Rossi Sparkling Rose Italy (Italy), 11.5% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$14.99

90

Schlumberger Brut Rose 2017 Burgenland (Austria), 12% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$26.99

90

Bernard Magrez Bleu de Mer Brut Vin de Pays d'Oc (France), 12% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

€5.50

90

Donelli Lambrusco Grasparossa Emilia-Romagna (Italy), 9% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$16.00

90

Dos Almas Brut Chardonnay Casablanca Valley (Chile), 12% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$16.99

90

Gratien & Meyer Brut Cremant de Loire (France), 12% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$18.00

Patriarche Brut Rose Cremant de Bourgogne (France), 12% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$19.99

PRODUCT NAME

ACCOLADE

PRICE

97

The Hare Wine Co. Frontier Collection Cabernet Franc Icewine 2017 Niagara-On-The-Lake (Canada), 11.5% abv. 375 ml

Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation

CAD85.00

95

The Hare Wine Co. Frontier Collection Vidal Ice Wine 2017 Niagara-On-The-Lake (Canada), 10.5% abv. 375 ml

Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation

CAD65.00

90

GREAT TRIED VALUE & TRUE

DESSERT WINE WORLD AWARD Chairman's Trophy Finalist

SCORE

Finalist

93

Wagner Vineyards Riesling Ice Wine 2017 Finger Lakes (United States), 12.9% abv. 375 ml

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$24.99

Finalist

93

Wagner Vineyards Vidal Ice Wine 2017 Finger Lakes (United States), 13.2% abv. 375 ml

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$24.99

Finalist

92

Beato Bartolomeo Breganze Vespaiola 2014 Torcolato Breganze (Italy), 13% abv. 500 ml

Excellent, Highly Recommended

n/a

ACCOLADE

PRICE

GREAT TRIED VALUE & TRUE

FORTIFIED WINE WORLD AWARD

SCORE

PRODUCT NAME

93

Achaia Cellars Nama Sacrament Patras (Greece), 15% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$14.99

91

Achaia Cellars Muscat of Patras (Greece), 15% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$14.99

90

Achaia Cellars Mavrodaphne of Patras (Greece), 15% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$14.99

PRODUCT NAME

ACCOLADE

PRICE

Warre's Otima 10 Tawny Port Douro (Portugal), 20% abv. 500 ml

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$31.99

PRODUCT NAME

ACCOLADE

PRICE

94

Lustau Amontillado Los Arcos Jerez-Xeres-Sherry (Spain), 18.5% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

91

Lustau Manzanilla Papriusa Sanlucar de Barrameda (Spain), 15% abv.

GREAT TRIED VALUE & TRUE

FORTIFIED WINE PORT—PORTUGAL AWARD

SCORE 93

GREAT TRIED VALUE & TRUE

FORTIFIED WINE SHERRY—SPAIN AWARD

22

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$17.99 $17.99

GREAT TRIED VALUE & TRUE


93

ACHAIA CELLARS NAMA SACRAMENT Greece, 15% abv, $14.99

MEAD/FRUIT/MISCELLANEOUS WINE MISCELLANEOUS WINE—WORLD AWARD

Dried cherry, cranberry, and red plum define this sweet red wine. There are notes of oak aging including vanilla, baba au rhum, and red licorice. Treat this wine as you would port, pairing with a selection of mixed nuts.

SCORE PRODUCT NAME/ACCOLADE 92

Doktor Mango Moscato (Italy), 5.5% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$9.99

91

Sandara Premium Rose with Mediterranean Fruit Flavor (Spain), 7.5% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$14.99

SCORE PRODUCT NAME/ACCOLADE 97

Louis M. Martini Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 Alexander Valley $35.00 (United States), 15.1% abv. Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation

Finalist

96

J. Lohr Signature Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 Paso Robles (United States), 14.9% abv. Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation

$100.00

Finalist

95

Rodney Strong Vineyards Estate Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 Knights Valley (United States), 14.5% abv. Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation

$35.00

Finalist

95

Heritance Taub Family Vineyards Beckstoffer Georges III Cabernet $128.99 Sauvignon 2015 Napa Valley (United States), 14.6% abv. Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation

Finalist

95

SIMI Landslide Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 Alexander Valley (United States), 14.5% abv. Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation

$45.00

Finalist

94

Rodney Strong Vineyards Estate Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 Alexander Valley (United States), 14.5% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$28.00

Finalist

94

Taub Family Vineyards Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 Napa $64.99 Valley (United States), 14.4% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

Finalist

93

Frei Brothers Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 Alexander Valley (United States), 14.7% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

Finalist

93

Louis M. Martini Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 Sonoma County (United $20.00 States), 14.5% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

Finalist

93

SIMI Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 Alexander Valley (United States), 13.5% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$26.00

92

Hedgeline Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 Washington (United States), 13% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$11.99

92

River Road Family Vineyards and Winery Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 Alexander Valley (United States), 14.3% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$19.99

92

Robert Mondavi Private Selection Bourbon Barrel-Aged Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 Monterey (United States), 14.5% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$13.99

92

Z Alexander Brown Uncaged Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 California (United States), 14% abv Excellent, Highly Recommended

$17.99

92

Gnarly Head Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 California (United States), 13.5% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$12.99

92

Genoa Cellars "The Boom" Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 Columbia Valley (United States), 15.3% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$36.00

92

Girard Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 Napa Valley (United States), 14.9% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$30.00

ACHAIA CELLARS MAVRODAPHNE OF PATRAS

92

Josh Cellars Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 North Coast (United States), 14.12% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$20.00

Greece, 15% abv, $14.99

91

Josh Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 California (United States), 13.6% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$16.00

91

Black Stallion Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 Napa Valley (United States), 14.5% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$29.99

91

Columbia Winery Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 Columbia Valley (United States), 13% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$16.00

91

Rodney Strong Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 Sonoma $20.00 County (United States), 14.5% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

91

Three Finger Jack East Side Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 Lodi $19.99 (United States), 15% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

91

Bota Box Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 California (United States), 13% abv. 3L Box Excellent, Highly Recommended

$17.99

91

Est. 75 Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 California (United States), 14.5% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$20.00

91

Josh Cellars Lodi Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 Lodi (United States), 14% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$20.00

91

Robert Mondavi Private Selection Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 California $8.99 (United States), 13.5% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

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ACHAIA CELLARS MUSCAT OF PATRAS Greece, 15% abv, $14.99

Pours a warm golden yellow in the glass and bursting with herbaceous aromas and plenty of honey and yellow wild flower layered in. On the palate, it’s beautifully honeyed with notes of sweet mandarin orange and rose water.

GREAT VALUE Category: For tified—World

stellarimports.com

90

PRICE

Chairman's Trophy

GREAT VALUE Category: For tified—World

Supreme and voluptuous nose of buckwheat honey, burnt orange, figs, candied rose petals, and bitters. Sweet and luscious, with traces of Earl Grey tea, plum jam, and canned peaches adding lift on the palate. Decadent and everlasting fruit drive the finish.

GREAT VALUE Category: For tified—World

stellarimports.com

GREAT TRIED VALUE & TRUE

RED WINE CABERNET SAUVIGNON—WORLD AWARD

91

PRICE

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$27.00

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91

Robert Mondavi Private Selection Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 $8.99 California (United States), 13.5% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

91

Barefoot Cabernet Sauvignon California (United States), 13.5% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$6.99

91

Cabulous Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 California (United States), 13.7% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$9.99

91

Layer Cake Bourbon Barrel Aged Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 California (United States), 14.8% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$15.00

91

Gallo Signature Series Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 Napa Valley (United States), 14.9% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$50.00

91

Louis M. Martini Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 Napa Valley (United States), 15.1% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$40.00

91

1924 Double Black Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 Lodi (United States), $22.99 15% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

91

Don Leo Gran Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 Valle de Parras (Mexico), 13.8% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

MXP936.00

90

Dark Horse Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 California (United States), 13.5% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$9.99

90

California Roots Cabernet 2017 California (United States), 13.7% abv. $5.00 Excellent, Highly Recommended

90

Proemio Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 Mendoza (Argentina), 14.3% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$17.99

90

Lake & Vine Red Hills Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 Lake County (United States), 14.5% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$29.99

90

Chloe Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 San Lucas/Monterey County (United States), 13.8% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$17.99

94

Chile, 13.6% abv, $14.99 A stately example of Chilean wine with an elegant bouquet of wild fern, raspberry preserve, smoked bell pepper, and cool menthol. On tasting there is focused restraint favoring subtle berry flavors and wisps of earth over powerhouse fruit.

CHAIRMAN’S TROPHY, GREAT VALUE Category: Other Red Varietals—World williamfevre.cl rbwineimports.com

RED WINE MALBEC—WORLD AWARD

SCORE PRODUCT NAME/ACCOLADE

PRICE

Chairman's Trophy

94

Frey Organic Malbec 2016 Mendocino (United States), 13.9% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$15.00

Finalist

93

Trivento Reserve Malbec 2017 Mendoza (Argentina), 13% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$10.99

Finalist

92

Proemio Malbec 2018 Mendoza (Argentina), 14.2% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$9.99

Finalist

91

Bernard Magrez La Bienvenida Malbec 2018 Mendoza (Argentina), €6.75 13.5% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

90

Layer Cake Malbec 2017 Mendoza (Argentina), 13.8% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$15.00

90

Proemio Reserve Malbec 2017 Mendoza (Argentina), 13.8% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$17.99

GREAT TRIED VALUE & TRUE

RED WINE MERLOT—WORLD AWARD

SCORE PRODUCT NAME/ACCOLADE

PRICE

Chairman's Trophy

96

Alexander Valley Vineyards Merlot 2016 Alexander Valley (United States), 14% abv. Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation

$22.00

Finalist

95

Rodney Strong Vineyards Merlot 2015 Sonoma County (United States), 14.5% abv. Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation

$20.00

Finalist

94

Columbia Winery Merlot 2016 Columbia Valley (United States), 14.1% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$16.00

Finalist

93

Josh Cellars Merlot 2017 California (United States), 13.6% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$16.00

Finalist

92

Sutter Home Merlot California (United States), 13.4% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$7.99

Finalist

92

Robert Hall Merlot 2016 Paso Robles (United States), 14.5% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$18.99

90

Barefoot Merlot California (United States), 13.5% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$6.99

90

Menage a Trois Lavish Merlot 2017 California (United States), 13.8% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$11.99

90

Fleur du Cap Merlot 2016 Western Cape (South Africa), 14.3% abv. $10.99 Excellent, Highly Recommended

WILLIAM FEVRE CHILE ESPINO RESERVA ESPECIAL CARMENERE 2017 VALLE CENTRAL

GREAT TRIED VALUE & TRUE

92

PROEMIO MALBEC 2018 MENDOZA Argentina, 14.2% abv, $9.99

Juicy, brambly fruit bounce out of the glass – red cherry, red plum, and black raspberry – all fully ripe and at the peak of flavor. Some sweet spice accents the fruit making a fresh, almost sangria-like style of wine. Perfect to pop and pour at a party.

FINALIST, GREAT VALUE, TRIED & TRUE AWARD Category: Malbec—World proemiowines.com rbwineimports.com

90

PROEMIO RESERVE CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2017 MENDOZA

Argentina, 14.3% abv, $17.99 A rich take on Cabernet showing aromas of cassis, mountain field, and worn leather. On tasting the wine has a chewy texture and weaves ripe berry fruit with bold, earthy tannins and dense concentration.

RED WINE OTHER RED VARIETALS—WORLD AWARD

SCORE PRODUCT NAME/ACCOLADE

PRICE

Chairman's Trophy

94

William Fevre Chile Espino Reserva Especial Carmenere 2017 Valle $14.99 Central (Chile), 13.6% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

Finalist

93

Dos Almas Carmenere 2015 Colchagua Valley (Chile), 13% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

GREAT TRIED VALUE & TRUE

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon—World

$16.99

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Finalist

93

MontGras Solar Reserva Carmenere 2018 Colchagua (Chile), 13.5% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$10.99

Finalist

92

Genoa Cellars Danger Buoy Sangiovese 2016 Walla Walla (United States), 15.3% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$24.00

Finalist

91

Trotamundos Carmenere 2014 Maipo Valley (Chile), 14% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$18.99

90

Fulkerson Winery Cabernet Franc 2017 Seneca Lake (United States), 13% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$18.00

PRODUCT NAME

ACCOLADE

PRICE

Sonoma-Cutrer Pinot Noir 2016 Russian River Valley (United States), 14.2% abv.

Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation

$34.00

RED WINE PINOT NOIR—WORLD AWARD Chairman's Trophy

SCORE 96

Finalist

95

Rodney Strong Vineyards Pinot Noir 2016 Russian River Valley (United States), 14.5% abv.

Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation

$25.00

Finalist

95

Ron Rubin Vicard Generation 7 Pinot Noir 2017 Russian River Valley (United States), 14.5% abv.

Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation

$65.00

Finalist

94

Ron Rubin Pinot Noir 2017 Santa Lucia Highlands (United States), 14.7% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$40.00

Finalist

93

Au Contraire Pinot Noir 2014 Sonoma Coast (United States), 14.3% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$29.99

93

Talbott Sleepy Hollow Vineyard Pinot Noir 2016 Santa Lucia Highlands (United States), 14.2% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$50.00

92

Domaine Carneros The Famous Gate Pinot Noir 2016 Carneros (United States), 14.5% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$85.00

92

Layer Cake Pinot Noir 2017 Central Coast (United States), 13.9% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$15.00

92

The Recipient Pinot Noir 2017 Russian River Valley (United States), 13.5% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$14.99

92

Sutter Home Pinot Noir California (United States), 13.2% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$7.99

92

Black Stallion Pinot Noir 2017 Los Carneros (United States), 14.5% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$24.99

92

River Road Family Vineyards and Winery Stephanie's Cuvee Pinot Noir 2017 Russian River Valley (United States), 14.3% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$29.95

92

Davis Bynum Pinot Noir 2017 Russian River Valley (United States), 14.5% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$35.00

92

Reata Three County Pinot Noir 2017 Monterey, San Benito, Sonoma (United States), 14.5% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$21.99

91

Domaine Carneros Estate Pinot Noir 2016 Carneros (United States), 14.2% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$44.00

91

River Road Family Vineyards and Winery Pinot Noir 2016 California (United States), 13.3% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$14.99

91

Adamo Estate Winery Pinot Noir 2017 Ontario (Canada), 12% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

CAD31.00

91

Chloe Pinot Noir 2016 Monterey County (United States), 13.5% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$17.99

91

J Vineyards Pinot Noir 2016 Sonoma/Monterey/Santa Barbara Counties (United States), 14.6% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$25.00

91

Finalist

Talbott Kali Hart Pinot Noir 2017 Monterey (United States), 14.6% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$26.00

91

Wine Spots Pinot Noir 2018 Sonoma Coast (United States), 14.5% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$25.00

91

Legacy Lowrey Vineyard Pinot Noir 2017 St. David's Bench (Canada), 12.8% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

CAD34.95

90

10 Span Pinot Noir 2016 Central Coast (United States), 13.5% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$7.00

90

Menage a Trois Pinot Noir 2017 California (United States), 13.8% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$13.99

90

J Vineyards Pinot Noir 2017 Russian River Valley (United States), 14.3% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$40.00

90

Four Virtues Pinot Noir 2017 Monterey County (United States), 13.5% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$25.00

90

Josh Cellars Pinot Noir 2017 Central Coast (United States), 13.8% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$19.00

90

Diora La Petite Grace Pinot Noir 2017 Monterey (United States), 14.5% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$27.99

PRODUCT NAME

ACCOLADE

PRICE

GREAT TRIED VALUE & TRUE

RED WINE RED BLEND—NORTH AMERICA AWARD

SCORE

Chairman's Trophy

96

J. Lohr Cuvee ST. E 2015 Paso Robles (United States), 14.9% abv.

Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation

$50.00

Finalist

95

J. Lohr Cuvee POM 2015 Paso Robles (United States), 14.9% abv.

Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation

$50.00

Finalist

94

Genoa Cellars Flying Colors 2015 Columbia Valley (United States), 15.5% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$29.00

Finalist

93

Menage a Trois California Red Wine 2017 California (United States), 13.6% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$11.99

Finalist

93

Rodney Strong Vineyards Upshot Red Blend 2016 Sonoma County (United States), 14.5% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$28.00

Finalist

92

J. Lohr Cuvee PAU 2015 Paso Robles (United States), 14.9% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$50.00

Finalist

92

Robert Mondavi Private Selection Heritage Red Blend 2016 California (United States), 13.5% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$8.99

Finalist

92

Beringer Brothers Bourbon Barrel Aged Red Blend 2016 California (United States), 14.5% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$16.99

Finalist

92

Linde Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot 2014 Valle de Parras (Mexico), 13.9% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

MXP346.00

Finalist

92

McCLain Cellars Promise Keeper 2016 Santa Ynez Valley (United States), 15.7% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$62.00

91

Columbia Winery Red Blend 2016 Columbia Valley (United States), 13.9% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$14.00

91

Chloe No. 249 Red Blend 2016 North Coast (United States), 13.5% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$17.99

91

Seven Daughters Rich Red 2016 California (United States), 14.5% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$14.99

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94

VIÑA HERMINIA RESERVA 2012 RIOJA Spain, 14% abv, $21.99

Retaining its primary garnet-hued core, this Rioja is not yet shedding its baby fat. Wild strawberries, dried grass, and wet clay on the nose yield to a medium-full bodied wine with dry, gripping tannins. Drink now with beef or cellar another 5 years.

FINALIST, GREAT VALUE Category: Red Wine—Spain

europvinusa.com

94

SHILOH LEGEND FIDDLER 2016 JUDEAN HILLS Israel , 15% abv, $35.00

Spice laden aromas are sophisticated from this Israeli wine. A full and plush body features strong but soft tannins for a velvety texture that could easily stand up to robust food. The flavors are full of red fruit, tomato leaf, and a hint of tangy pomegranate, all expertly balanced.

Menage a Trois Midnight Dark Red Blend 2017 California (United States), 13.8% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$11.99

91

Adamo Estate Winery Meritage 2016 Niagara Escarpment (Canada), 13.5% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

CAD45.00

91

Angels & Cowboys Proprietary Red 2017 Sonoma County (United States), 14.8% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$22.99

91

Rutherford Ranch Two Range Red Wine 2016 Napa Valley (United States), 13.5% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$25.00

91

River Road Family Vineyards and Winery Symphony Cabernet Noir 2017 California (United States), 13.5% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$18.99

90

7 Moons Red Blend 2017 California (United States), 13.5% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$12.99

90

Anthony's Hill Fetzer Vineyards Dark Bold Red California (United States), 13.2% abv. 1.5 L Excellent, Highly Recommended

$9.99

90

Robert Mondavi Private Selection Heritage Red Blend 2017 California $8.99 (United States), 13.5% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

90

7 Moons Dark Red Blend 2017 California (United States), 13.5% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

90

Franzia Dark Red Blend American (United States), 13.5% abv. 5L Box $16.99 Excellent, Highly Recommended

90

Intermingle Red Blend 2017 California (United States), 13.9% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$5.99

90

1924 Double Black Red Wine Blend 2017 Lodi (United States), 15% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$22.99

90

Alexander Valley Vineyards Homestead Red Blend 2017 Alexander $22.00 Valley (United States), 14% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$12.99

RED WINE RED BLENDS—SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE AWARD

SCORE PRODUCT NAME/ACCOLADE

PRICE

Chairman's Trophy

96

Topografia Reserva Red Blend 2014 Uco Valley (Argentina), 14.9% abv. Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation

$40.00

Finalist

95

McGuigan The Philosophy 2013 South Australia (Australia), 14.5% abv. Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation

$125.00

Finalist

94

Swartland Idelia Cape Blend 2017 Swartland (South Africa), 14.11% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

RAN220.00

Finalist

93

Le Dix de Los Vascos 2015 Colchagua Valley (Chile), 14.5% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$69.99

Finalist

93

Salentein Numina Gran Corte 2015 Uco Valley, Mendoza (Argentina), 14.5% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$40.99

Finalist

92

Franzia Pinot Noir/Carmenere Chile (Chile), 12.5% abv. 5L Box Excellent, Highly Recommended

$16.99

91

Alamos Red Blend 2017 Mendoza (Argentina), 13% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$14.00

91

Proemio Reserve Syrah Garnacha 2017 Mendoza (Argentina), 14.2% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$19.99

91

Topografia Reserva Red Blend 2011 Uco Valley (Argentina), 15% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$40.00

CHAIRMAN’S TROPHY Category: Red Wine—Eastern Mediterranean royalwine.com

93

91

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RED WINE EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN

OR HAGANUZ NAMURA SINGLE VINEYARD CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2013 GALILEE

Israel, 14.5% abv, $70.00 Elegant and stately wine with aromas of cassis, cigar box, dark chocolate, and thyme. At first herbal and smoky on the palate before giving way to lavish blackberry and cream which build onto an herb-laden, dry finish. Outstanding.

AWARD

SCORE PRODUCT NAME/ACCOLADE

PRICE

Chairman's Trophy

94

Shiloh Legend Fiddler 2016 Judean Hills (Israel), 15% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$35.00

Finalist

93

Or Haganuz Namura Single Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 Galilee (Israel), 14.5% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$70.00

Finalist

92

Suvla Bogazkere-Okuzgozu 2018 Guney Plateau (Turkey), 13.5% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$14.99

Finalist

92

Vitkin Petite Sirah 2016 Samson (Israel), 13.5% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$40.00

90

Segal Petit Unfiltered Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 Galilee (Israel), 14% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$55.00

90

Barkan Assemblage Reichan 2013 Galilee (Israel), 13.5% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$40.00

GREAT TRIED VALUE & TRUE

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FINALIST Category: Red Wine—Eastern Mediterranean

royalwine.com

SCORE PRODUCT NAME/ACCOLADE

PRICE

Chairman's Trophy

96

Chateau La Haye Majeste 2016 Saint-Estephe (France), 13.5% abv. $80.00 Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation

Finalist

94

Chateau Malbec 2016 Bordeaux (France), 14% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

28

$15.99

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Finalist

94

Chateau Bellevue Cardon 2016 Pauillac (France), 13.5% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$200.00

Finalist

93

Chateau La Haye 2016 Saint-Estephe (France), 13.5% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$45.00

93

Chateau Ferrande 2016 Graves (France), 13.5% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$24.99

Finalist

93

Capitor 2018 Bordeaux (France), 13.5% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$14.00

Finalist

93

Bernard Magrez L'Ode du Violon 2017 Saint-Chinian (France), 13% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

€4.25

Finalist

93

Chateau Haut Surget 2015 Lalande de Pomerol (France), 14% abv. $26.66 Excellent, Highly Recommended

92

Terroir de Roche Mazet Red 2018 Corbieres (France), 12.5% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

€8.00

92

Tour Prignac Grand Reserve 2016 Medoc (France), 14% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$24.99

92

Bernard Magrez Si Mon Pere Savait Rouge 2017 Cotes du Roussillon (France), 14% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

€6.45

92

Bernard Magrez L'Or du Diable 2016 Terrasse du Larzac (France), 14% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

€6.70

92

Chateau Tourril Livia Syrah 2017 Minervois (France), 14.5% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$36.99

92

Matayac Malbec 2017 Cahors (France), 13.5% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$11.00

91

Bernard Magrez Tranquilite 2017 Saint-Chinian (France), 13% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

€4.25

91

Bernard Magrez L'Ode du Violon 2017 Cotes du Rhone Villages (France), 14.5% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

€6.45

91

Legende 2015 Pauillac (France), 12.7% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$49.99

91

Bernard Magrez Le Prelat 2017 Laudun Cotes du RoussillonVillages (France), 13.5% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

€4.45

91

Bernard Magrez Premiere 2016 Bergerac (France), 13% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

€4.95

91

Bernard Magrez Ma Tenacite 2017 Grignan (France), 13% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

€5.16

91

Chateau Greysac 2015 Medoc (France), 14% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$27.99

91

Famille Perrin Les Sinards 2017 Chateauneuf du Pape (France), 14.5% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$44.99

91

Laville Pavillon Rouge 2018 Bordeaux (France), 13% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$15.00

91

B&G Reserve Pinot Noir 2018 Ile de Beaute (France), 11.5% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$8.99

91

Bernard Magrez Premiere 2015 Madiran (France), 13% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

€4.95

91

Brotte La Griveliere 2018 Cotes du Rhone (France), 14.3% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$13.99

91

Chateau Barreyres 2016 Haut-Medoc (France), 13.5% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$24.99

91

Chateau des Jacques Grand Carquelin 2015 Moulin-a-vent (France), $42.99 13.5% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

91

Mouton Cadet Rouge Reserve 2016 Bordeaux (France), 14% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$15.99

90

Chateau Tour Prignac 2015 Medoc (France), 13.5% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$19.99

90

Jean-Luc Colombo Terres Brulees Syrah 2016 Cornas (France), 13.5% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$57.99

90

Maison Castel Grande Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 Pays d'Oc (France), 13% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$11.99

90

Plessis Duval 2018 Saumur-Champigny (France), 12% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

€7.00

90

La Forge Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 Pays d'Oc (France), 14% $14.99 abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

90

Rue de Perle Pinot Noir 2017 Burgundy (France), 12.5% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$14.99

90

Vestior 2017 Cotes du Rhone Villages (France), 12.5% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$10.99

90

Chateau D'Arcins 2015 Haut-Medoc (France), 13% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$24.99

Finalist

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93

MARION-BOSSER PREMIER CRU MILLESIME 2008 CHAMPAGNE

France, 12.5% abv, $79.99 Impeccable, burnished character with aromas of bruised apple, roasted chestnut, lime flower, white apricot, and Morello cherry. A fine mousse is bolstered by orchard fruit, green tea, orange zest and taut, racy acidity on the palate before a decidedly chalky finish.

FINALIST Category: Champagne—France For more information contact: alice@loubatonimports.com

92

LOUIS POMMERY BRUT CALIFORNIA United States, 12.5% abv, $20.99

Delectable nose of baked golden apple, honeycomb, cornbread, wisteria, flint, and cream. On the palate, it is restrained, mineral, and elegant with ethereal touches of apple blossom and green herbs before a long, bright finish. A truly classic wine.

FINALIST Category: Sparkling Wine—USA

louis-pommery.com

91

POMMERY BRUT ROYAL CHAMPAGNE France, 12.5% abv, $44.99

Fresh brioche notes on the nose are reminiscent of setting foot in a busy bakery. A lively, fine carbonation carries flavors of dried apple, almond skin, and honeysuckle while it tickles the tongue, kissed by minerality on the finish.

Category: Champagne—France

29

champagnepommery.com


RED WINE ITALY AWARD

SCORE

PRODUCT NAME

ACCOLADE

PRICE

Chairman's Trophy

96

Villa La Pagliaia 2014 Chianti Classico Riserva (Italy), 13% abv.

Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation

$19.99

Finalist

95

Bertani 2009 Amarone della Valpolicella (Italy), 15.4% abv.

Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation

$15.99

Finalist

94

Mottura Le Pitre 2017 Primitivo di Manduria (Italy), 15% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$19.99

Finalist

93

Querceto 2017 Chianti Classico (Italy), 12.5% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$14.99

Finalist

93

Matane Primitivo 2018 Puglia (Italy), 14% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$12.99

Finalist

93

Palazzo Maffei 2015 Valpolicella Ripasso Superiore (Italy), 14% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$19.99

Finalist

93

Sessantanni Old Vines 2015 Primitivo di Manduria (Italy), 14.5% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$35.00

Finalist

93

Tuffo 2014 Amarone della Valpolicella (Italy), 15% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$55.00

Finalist

93

Villa La Pagliaia 2015 Chianti Classico Gran Selezione (Italy), 14% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$39.99

92

Querceto 2015 Chianti Classico Riserva (Italy), 13% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$19.99

92

Luigi Righetti Capitel de Roari 2015 Amarone della Valpolicella (Italy), 14.5% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$14.99

92

Castello di Querceto Il Picchio 2016 Chianti Classico Gran Selezione (Italy), 13.5% abv,.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$29.99

92

Tenuta di Ghizzano Il Ghizzano Rosso 2017 Tuscany (Italy), 13.5% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$22.00

91

Stemmari Cantodoro Riserva 2015 Sicilia (Italy), 13.5% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$14.99

91

Baldero 2015 Chianti Classico (Italy), 13.5% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$15.00

91

Monte Antico 2014 Tuscany (Italy), 14% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$13.99

91

Stemmari Nero d'Avola 2017 Sicilia (Italy), 13% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$9.99

91

Clemente VII 2015 Chianti Classico Riserva (Italy), 13.7% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$35.00

91

Castello di Bibbione 2016 Chianti Classico Riserva (Italy), 13.7% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$35.00

91

Mazzei Philip Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 Tuscany (Italy), 14.5% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$44.99

91

San Marzano 62 Anniversario Riserva 2015 Primitivo di Manduria (Italy), 14.5% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$35.00

91

Tenuta di Ghizzano Nambrot 2016 Tuscany (Italy), 14% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$40.00

90

Ecco Domani Merlot 2017 Terre Siciliane (Italy), 13% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$12.00

90

Luigi Righetti Campolieti 2016 Valpolicella Ripasso (Italy), 13.5% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$14.99

90

Caparzo Sangiovese 2016 Tuscany (Italy), 13.5% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$14.99

90

Toscolo 2016 Chianti Classico (Italy), 14% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$19.99

90

Conte D'Attimis-Maniago Vignaricco 2011 Colli Orientali del Friuli (Italy), 14% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$50.00

90

Lignum Italian Red Blend 2017 Terre Siciliane (Italy), 14% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$16.99

90

Murola Brunforte 2013 Marche Rosso (Italy), 15% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

€30.00

90

Nevio 2016 Montepulciano d'Abruzzo (Italy), 13.5% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$17.99

90

Castello Monterinaldi 2016 Chianti Classico Riserva (Italy), 13.5% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$31.90

90

Tenuta di Ghizzano Veneroso 2015 Tuscany (Italy), 13% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$30.00

PRODUCT NAME

ACCOLADE

PRICE

GREAT TRIED VALUE & TRUE

RED WINE PORTUGAL AWARD

SCORE

Chairman's Trophy

96

Joana da Cana Reserva 2016 Tejo (Portugal), 15% abv.

Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation

€13.00

Finalist

95

Quetzal Reserva 2015 Alentejo (Portugal), 15% abv.

Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation

$30.00

Finalist

94

Quinta do Portal Mural Reserva 2016 Douro (Portugal), 13% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$15.00

Finalist

93

JAG Touriga Nacional 2014 Lisboa Vinho Regional (Portugal), 13% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$15.00

Finalist

93

EA Cartuxa 2016 Alentejano (Portugal), 13.5% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$12.00

Finalist

92

Bigode DFJ Blend 2017 Lisboa Vinho Regional (Portugal), 13% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$9.00

Finalist

92

Cartuxa Colheita 2015 Evora (Portugal), 14.5% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$25.00

30

91

Alta Corte 2017 Lisboa Vinho Regional (Portugal), 12.5% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$10.00

91

Vega 2017 Douro (Portugal), 13.5% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$12.00

91

Fonte do Beco Castelao 2017 Setubal (Portugal), 13.5% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$10.00

91

Cara Viva 2017 Lisboa Vinho Regional (Portugal), 13% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$15.00

90

Geracoes de Xisto Red 2017 Douro (Portugal), 13.2% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$7.96

90

Periquita 2016 Setubal Peninsula (Portugal), 13% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$9.99

90

Guadalupe Winemaker's Selection 2016 Alentejo (Portugal), 14.5% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$13.00

90

Portada Winemaker's Selection 2018 Lisboa Vinho Regional (Portugal), 13% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$10.00

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PRODUCT NAME

ACCOLADE

PRICE

97

Fernandez de Pierola Gran Reserva 2004 Rioja (Spain), 13% abv.

Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation

$34.99

95

Marques de Riscal Gran Reserva 2012 Rioja (Spain), 14.5% abv.

Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation

$49.99

SCORE

Finalist

94

Marques de Riscal Reserva 2013 Rioja (Spain), 14% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$19.99

Finalist

94

Vina Herminia Reserva 2012 Rioja (Spain), 14% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$21.99

Finalist

93

Enate Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 Somontano (Spain), 15% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$21.99

Finalist

93

Clos Mesorah 2015 Montsant (Spain), 15% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$75.00

Finalist

92

Protos '27 2015 Ribera del Duero (Spain), 14.5% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$27.99

Finalist

92

Pinna Fidelis Vendimia Seleccionada 2015 Ribera del Duero (Spain), 15.24% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

€22.00

91

Vina Albali Gran Seleccion 2017 Valdepenas (Spain), 13.5% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$10.99

91

La Purisima Monastrell 2018 Yecla (Spain), 14% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

€2.10

91

Comenge El Origen 2016 Ribera del Duero (Spain), 14.5% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$25.00

91

Fernandez de Pierola Reserva 2008 Rioja (Spain), 13% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$24.99

90

Pinna Fidelis Crianza 2016 Ribera del Duero (Spain), 14.5% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

€13.50

90

Enate Crianza Tempranillo-Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 Somontano (Spain), 15% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$14.99

90

Herminia Tempranillo 2015 Rioja (Spain), 14% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$13.99

90

Sentero Tinta de Toro 2018 Toro (Spain), 14% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$9.99

90

Comenge Biberius Tempranillo 2017 Ribera del Duero (Spain), 14.5% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$12.00

90

Consentido Barrica Monastrell 2017 Yecla (Spain), 14% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

€2.40

90

Finca la Estacada Varietales Reserva 2015 Ucles (Spain), 14% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$19.99

90

Bernard Magrez Herencia del Padri 2017 Priorat (Spain), 15% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

€7.25

90

La Purisima Premium Monastrell 2016 Yecla (Spain), 15% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

€6.20

PRODUCT NAME

ACCOLADE

PRICE

McGuigan Hand Made Shiraz 2015 Langhorne Creek (Australia), 14.5% abv.

Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation

$39.99

GREAT TRIED VALUE & TRUE

RED WINE SHIRAZ/SYRAH—WORLD AWARD Chairman's Trophy

SCORE 96

Finalist

95

McGuigan The Plan Shiraz 2016 South Eastern Australia (Australia), 13% abv.

Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation

$10.99

Finalist

94

Swartland Bush Vine Syrah 2017 Swartland (South Africa), 14.21% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

RAN120.00

Finalist

93

Peter Lehmann The Barossan Shiraz 2015 Barossa Valley (Australia), 14.5% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$20.00

Finalist

92

Two Oceans Shiraz 2018 Western Cape (South Africa), 13.33% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$14.99

91

Layer Cake Shiraz 2017 South Australia (Australia), 14.5% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$15.00

PRODUCT NAME

ACCOLADE

PRICE

Barefoot Red Moscato California (United States), 9% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$6.99

PRODUCT NAME

ACCOLADE

PRICE

GREAT TRIED VALUE & TRUE

RED WINE SWEET RED WINE—WORLD AWARD

SCORE 90

GREAT TRIED VALUE & TRUE

RED WINE ZINFANDEL—USA AWARD

SCORE

Chairman's Trophy

95

Gallo Signature Series Zinfandel 2016 Dry Creek Valley (United States), 15.9% abv.

Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation

$50.00

Finalist

93

Menage a Trois Zinfandel 2017 Lodi (United States), 13.75% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$11.99

Finalist

93

The Seven Deadly Zins Zinfandel 2016 Lodi (United States), 15% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$15.99

Finalist

93

Bear Flag Zinfandel 2016 Sonoma County (United States), 14% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$30.00

91

Gnarly Head Old Vine Zinfandel 2017 Lodi (United States), 14.5% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$12.99

90

Chronic Cellars Dead Nuts Zinfandel 2017 Paso Robles (United States), 15% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$24.99

PRODUCT NAME

ACCOLADE

PRICE

GREAT TRIED VALUE & TRUE

ROSE WINE EUROPE AWARD

SCORE

Chairman's Trophy

96

Secret de Leoube 2018 Cotes de Provence (France), 13.5% abv.

Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation

$39.99

Finalist

95

B&G 2018 Rose d'Anjou (France), 11% abv.

Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation

$17.99

Finalist

94

Reserve des Bertrands Elegance 2018 Cotes de Provence (France), 12.5% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$21.99

Finalist

94

Chateau Minuty Rose et Or 2018 Cotes de Provence (France), 13% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$40.00

Finalist

93

Jean Valestrel Rose 2018 Cotes de Provence (France), 12.5% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$13.99

Finalist

93

Louis Laurent 2018 Rose d'Anjou (France), 10.5% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$9.99

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Finalist

93

Chateau Minuty 281 2018 Cotes de Provence (France), 12.5% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$79.00

92

Baron de Lestac Rose 2018 Bordeaux (France), 12% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$13.00

92

Cara Viva Rose 2018 Lisboa Vinho Regional (Portugal), 12% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$12.00

92

Laville Pavillion Rose 2018 Bordeaux (France), 12.5% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$15.00

92

Le Caprice de Clementine Rose 2018 Cotes de Provence (France), 13% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$17.99

91

Sauvion 2017 Rose d'Anjou (France), 10.89% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$11.00

91

Chalkboard Rose 2018 Vin de France (France), 12.5% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$9.99

91

Plessis Duval 2018 Cabernet d'Anjou (France), 11% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$10.99

91

Yes Way Rose 2018 Mediterranee (France), 12.5% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$12.99

91

La Chapelle Gordonne 2018 Cotes de Provence (France), 12.5% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$23.99

91

Love by Leoube 2018 Cotes de Provence (France), 13% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$21.99

91

Chateau des Bertrands 2018 Cotes de Provence (France), 12.5% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$29.99

91

Malesan Rose 2018 Bordeaux (France), 12% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$13.00

90

Aime Roquesante 2018 Cotes du Provence Rose (France), 12.5% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$13.99

90

Mouton Cadet Rose 2018 Bordeaux (France), 12.6% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$9.99

90

Paxis Bulldog Rose Blend 2018 Lisboa Vinho Regional (Portugal), 12% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$10.00

90

Portada Winemaker's Selection 2018 Lisboa Vinho Regional (Portugal), 12% abv,.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$10.00

90

Barton and Guestier Tourmaline 2018 Cotes du Provence Rose (France), 13% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$14.99

90

Coreto Joker 2018 Lisboa Vinho Regional (Portugal), 12% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$9.00

90

Luna Nuda Rose 2018 Vino d'Italia (Italy), 12.5% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$12.99

90

Prophecy Rose 2017 Vin de France (France), 12% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$14.00

90

Bernard Magrez Douce Vie 2018 Cotes de Provence (France), 13% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

€4.55

90

Chateau Minuty M Minuty 2018 Cotes de Provence (France), 13% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$21.00

90

Bernard Magrez L'Excellence des Muraires 2018 Cotes de Provence (France), 13.5% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

€10.15

90

Aire de Protos Rose 2018 Ribera del Duero (Spain), 13.5% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$11.99

J. LOHR VINEYARDS & WINES

Ultimate Wine Challenge Winners

96

POINTS

2015 J. LOHR SIGNATURE CABERNET SAUVIGNON Finalist, Tried & True Award

95

POINTS

2015 J. LOHR CUVÉE POM Finalist, Tried & True Award

92

POINTS

2015 J. LOHR CUVÉE PAU Finalist, Tried & True Award

2015 J. LOHR CUVÉE ST. E

96 POINTS

CHAIRMAN’S TROPHY Winner TRIED & TRUE AWARD Winner


96

SECRET DE LEOUBE 2018 COTES DE PROVENCE France, 13.5% abv, $39.99

A pale salmon color, this rose shows salt spray, crushed rock, apple skin, and pink grapefruit. It is light bodied and finishes fresh and clean. Serve chilled on the veranda or at a leisurely Sunday brunch.

ROSE WINE NORTH AMERICA AWARD

SCORE PRODUCT NAME/ACCOLADE

Chairman's Trophy

95

Three Thieves Rose 2018 California (United States), 12.6% abv. Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation

$10.99

Finalist

94

The Vice Pinot Noir Rose 2018 Napa Valley (United States), 12.5% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$19.99

Finalist

93

AVA Grace Vineyards Rose 2018 California (United States), 13% abv. $11.99 Excellent, Highly Recommended

Finalist

93

Chloe Rose 2018 Central Coast (United States), 13% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

Finalist

92

Etude Rose 2018 Santa Barbara County (United States), 13.2% abv. $22.00 Excellent, Highly Recommended

91

Barefoot Pink Moscato California (United States), 9% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$6.99

91

Rodney Strong Vineyards Rose of Pinot Noir 2018 Russian River Valley (United States), 12.5% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$25.00

90

Sutter Home White Zinfandel California (United States), 9.8% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$7.99

90

Edna Valley Vineyard Rose 2017 California (United States), 13.5% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$15.00

90

Mercator Vineyards Compass Rose 2018 Nova Scotia (Canada), 11% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

CAD19.99

90

Day Owl 2018 California (United States), 12% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$14.99

CHAIRMAN’S TROPHY Category: Rose—Europe

leoube.com

94

THE VICE PINOT NOIR ROSE 2018 NAPA VALLEY

ROSE WINE SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE

United States, 12.5% abv, $19.99

AWARD

Pouring an attractive pink with light streaks of orange, this wine smells of dried cranberry, fresh melon, pink grapefruit, and dried basil. The palate is quite dry with a combination of bright fruits and a hint of savory minerals.

PRICE

SCORE PRODUCT NAME/ACCOLADE

GREAT TRIED VALUE & TRUE

$16.99

PRICE

93

Kim Crawford Rose 2018 New Zealand (New Zealand), 13% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$17.99

92

[yellow tail] Rose South Eastern Australia (Australia), 11.5% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$8.00

GREAT TRIED VALUE & TRUE

SAKE DAI GINJO—WORLD AWARD

SCORE PRODUCT NAME/ACCOLADE 90

Joto Dai Ginjo Hiroshima (Japan), 16% abv. 720 ml Excellent, Highly Recommended

PRICE

GREAT TRIED VALUE & TRUE

$49.99

SAKE HONJOZO—WORLD AWARD

FINALIST Category: Rose—Nor th America

SCORE PRODUCT NAME/ACCOLADE 90

SCORE PRODUCT NAME/ACCOLADE

thevicewine.com

91

France, 12.5% abv, $23.99

Light salmon in color, this wine has a delicate perfume of white flowers, underripe peach, and white cherry. The palate is dry and fresh, with white cranberry and cherry fruit, granite, and a hint of lavender. A benchmark style of Provence rose.

GREAT TRIED VALUE & TRUE

$19.99

SAKE JUNMAI DAI GINJO—WORLD AWARD

LA CHAPELLE GORDONNE 2018 COTES DE PROVENCE

Eiko Fuji Ban Ryu Honjozo Yamagata (Japan), 15.3% abv. 720 ml Excellent, Highly Recommended

PRICE

PRICE

94

Gekkiekan Black & Gold Junmai Daiginjo Kyoto (Japan), 15.6% abv. $16.99 Excellent, Highly Recommended

92

Gekkiekan Horin Junmai Daiginjo Kyoto (Japan), 16.6% abv. 720 ml Excellent, Highly Recommended

GREAT TRIED VALUE & TRUE

$41.99

SAKE JUNMAI GINJO—WORLD AWARD

SCORE PRODUCT NAME/ACCOLADE

PRICE

Chairman's Trophy

95

Joto Junmai Ginjo Ibaraki (Japan), 15% abv. 720 ml Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation

$32.99

Finalist

94

Hourai Kadentezukuri Junmai Ginjo 2019 Gifu (Japan), 15% abv. 720 ml Excellent, Highly Recommended

JPY912.00

Finalist

94

Maboroshi Junmai Ginjo Hiroshima (Japan), 15% abv. 720 ml Excellent, Highly Recommended

$34.99

Finalist

92

Momokawa Diamond Craft Junmai Ginjo 2019 Willamette Valley (United States), 14.8% abv. 300 ml Excellent, Highly Recommended

$5.00

Finalist

92

Kikuisami 36 Samurai Junmai Ginjo Yamagata (Japan), 15% abv. 720 ml Excellent, Highly Recommended

$29.99

91

Hakkaisan Snow Aged 3 Years Yukimuro Junmai Ginjo Niigata (Japan), 17% abv. 720 ml Excellent, Highly Recommended

$70.00

GREAT TRIED VALUE & TRUE

SAKE JUNMAI—WORLD AWARD

Category: Rose—Europe

lagordonne.com

SCORE PRODUCT NAME/ACCOLADE 92

34

Joto Junmai Yamagata (Japan), 15% abv. 720 ml Excellent, Highly Recommended

PRICE $22.99

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92

Kikuisami 36 Samurai Junmai Yamagata (Japan), 15% abv. 720 ml Excellent, Highly Recommended

$22.99

92

Shichi Hon Yari Junmai Shiga (Japan), 15% abv. 720 ml Excellent, Highly Recommended

$32.99

93

SAKE NIGORI—WORLD AWARD

SCORE PRODUCT NAME/ACCOLADE 91

Joto Junmai Nigori Hiroshima (Japan), 15% abv. 720 ml Excellent, Highly Recommended

PRICE

GREAT TRIED VALUE & TRUE

$22.99

SAKE SPARKLING SAKE—WORLD AWARD

SCORE PRODUCT NAME/ACCOLADE

PRICE

90

Hakkaisan Clear AWA Sparkling Sake Niigata (Japan), 13% abv. 720 ml Excellent, Highly Recommended

$60.00

90

Hakutsuru Awa Yuki Sparkling Sake Kobe (Japan), 5.5% abv. 300 ml Excellent, Highly Recommended

$7.00

GREAT TRIED VALUE & TRUE

EA CARTUXA 2016 ALENTEJANO Portugal, 13.5% abv, $12.00

A juicy blend that shows a rich nose of dried cranberry, fresh blackberry, oregano, campfire embers, and saddle leather. The palate balances fresh blue-toned fruits with some food friendly tannin creating an exemplary partner to red meat.

SANGRIA WORLD AWARD

SCORE PRODUCT NAME/ACCOLADE

PRICE

Chairman's Trophy

94

Tiki Tonga Draft House Tropical White Sangria (Spain), 6% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$9.99

Finalist

93

Frisse Frizzante White Sangria (Spain), 5% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$7.99

Finalist

92

Authentica Classic Red Sangria (Spain), 6% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$7.99

90

Barefoot Red Sangria California (United States), 11% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$6.99

GREAT TRIED VALUE & TRUE

cartuxa.pt

WHITE WINE CHARDONNAY—WORLD AWARD

SCORE PRODUCT NAME/ACCOLADE

PRICE

Chairman's Trophy

97

SIMI Reserve Chardonnay 2016 Russian River Valley (United States), 15% abv. Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation

$30.00

Finalist

96

Rodney Strong Vineyards Chardonnay 2016 Chalk Hill (United States), 14.5% abv. Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation

$22.00

Finalist

95

Frei Brothers Sonoma Reserve Chardonnay 2017 Russian River Valley (United States), 14.2% abv. Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation

$20.00

Finalist

94

Cloudfall Chardonnay 2017 Monterey County (United States), 13.8% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$13.00

Finalist

94

Sonoma-Cutrer The Cutrer Chardonnay 2017 Russian River Valley (United States), 14.2% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$34.00

Finalist

93

Diora Chardonnay 2017 Monterey (United States), 14.5% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$21.99

Finalist

93

Reata Chardonnay 2017 Sonoma Coast (United States), 14% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$19.99

Finalist

93

Three Thieves Chardonnay 2017 California (United States), 13.7% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$10.99

Finalist

93

Au Contraire Chardonnay 2017 Russian River Valley (United States), 13.8% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$21.99

Finalist

93

Robert Mondavi Private Selection Chardonnay 2017 California (United States), 13.5% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$8.99

92

Talbott Kali Hart Chardonnay 2017 Monterey (United States), 14.5% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$23.00

92

Menage a Trois Gold Chardonnay 2017 California (United States), 14.2% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$11.99

92

AVA Grace Vineyards Chardonnay 2017 California (United States), $11.99 13.5% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

92

River Road Mills Cuvee Chardonnay 2017 Russian River Valley (United States), 13.8% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$29.95

92

Talbott Chardonnay 2016 Santa Lucia Highlands (United States), 14.1% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$45.00

91

Davis Bynum River West Vineyard Chardonnay 2016 Russian River $25.00 Valley (United States), 14.5% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

91

Alexander Valley Vineyards Chardonnay 2017 Alexander Valley (United States), 14% abv,. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$20.00

91

California Dream Chardonnay 2017 California (United States), 13% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$5.96

91

Fetzer Sundial Chardonnay 2017 California (United States), 13.5% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$9.99

91

River Road Un-Oaked Chardonnay 2018 California (United States), $12.99 12.4% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

91

Dark Horse Chardonnay 2016 California (United States), 13.5% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

FINALIST, GREAT VALUE Category: Red Wine—Por tugal

GREAT TRIED VALUE & TRUE

Spain, 14.5% abv, $27.99

Inky ruby in the glass, there is a bold, earthy nose with hints of green bell pepper, cracked black pepper, and tobacco. The palate reveals gripping tannins that are balanced by a ripe, dark fruit juiciness with hints of leather and cigar box. A brooding Old-World success.

FINALIST Category: Red Wine—Spain

bodegasprotos.com

90

ANTHONY’S HILL FETZER VINEYARDS DARK BOLD RED CALIFORNIA

United States, 13.2% abv, $9.99, 1.5L Rich stewed berries, blood orange, and fresh herbs are coating the palate with a silky texture. A touch of vanilla bean and toast hint at some oak treatment, complementing the fruit nicely. The finish lingers with notes of wild red apples and cinnamon.

GREAT VALUE Category: Red Blend—North America

$9.99

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92

PROTOS ‘27 2015 RIBERA DEL DUERO

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91

J Vineyards Chardonnay 2017 Russian River Valley (United States), 14.3% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$31.00

91

William Fevre Chile Espino Reserva Especial Chardonnay 2018 Maipo Valley (Chile), 13.9% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$14.99

91

Cannonball Chardonnay 2017 California (United States), 13.7% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$15.99

91

Girard Chardonnay 2016 Russian River Valley (United States), 13.9% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$24.00

91

Julia James Chardonnay 2016 California (United States), 13.5% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$14.00

91

Sonoma-Cutrer Chardonnay 2017 Sonoma Coast (United States), 13.9% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$23.00

91

Z Alexander Brown Uncaged Chardonnay 2017 Santa Lucia Highlands (United States), 14.5% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$15.99

91

Kunde Chardonnay 2016 Sonoma Valley (United States), 13.8% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$18.00

91

Legacy Willms Vineyard Chardonnay 2017 Four Mile Creek (Canada), 12.8% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

CAD31.00

91

McGuigan The Plan Chardonnay 2017 South Eastern Australia (Australia), 12.5% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$10.99

91

Sonoma-Cutrer Les Pierres Chardonnay 2016 Sonoma Coast (United States), 14.2% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$42.00

91

Wine Spots Chardonnay 2017 Monterey (United States), 13.5% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$25.00

90

California Roots Chardonnay 2017 California (United States), 13.7% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$5.00

90

Cupcake Chardonnay 2017 Monterey County (United States), 14% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$10.99

90

Menage a Trois Chardonnay 2017 Central Coast (United States), 13.5% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$11.99

90

Layer Cake Chardonnay 2017 California (United States), 14.5% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$13.00

90

[yellow tail] Chardonnay 2018 South Eastern Australia (Australia), 13.5% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$8.00

90

Gallo Signature Series Chardonnay 2016 Russian River Valley (United States), 14.5% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$50.00

90

Josh Cellars Chardonnay 2017 California (United States), 13.2% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$14.00

ACCOLADE

PRICE

WHITE WINE MUSCAT/MOSCATO/MOSCATEL—WORLD AWARD

SCORE

PRODUCT NAME

90

Sutter Home Moscato California (United States), 10% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$7.99

90

Michel Lelu Muscadet 2018 Loire Valley (France), 11.5% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$9.99

PRODUCT NAME

ACCOLADE

PRICE

91

Swartland Bush Vine Chenin Blanc 2018 Swartland (South Africa), 13.82% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

RAN90.00

90

Alamos Torrontes 2017 Salta (Argentina), 13% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$13.00

90

Sutter Home Gewurztraminer California (United States), 13% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$7.99

PRODUCT NAME

ACCOLADE

PRICE

Ron Rubin Pinot Gris 2017 Russian River Valley (United States), 13.2% abv.

Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation

$20.00

GREAT TRIED VALUE & TRUE

WHITE WINE OTHER WHITE VARIETALS—WORLD AWARD

SCORE

GREAT TRIED VALUE & TRUE

WHITE WINE PINOT GRIGIO/PINOT GRIS—WORLD AWARD Chairman's Trophy

SCORE 95

Finalist

94

Chloe Pinot Grigio 2017 Valdadige (Italy), 12.7% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$16.99

Finalist

94

J Vineyards Pinot Gris 2017 California (United States), 13.5% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$20.00

Finalist

93

13 Celsius Pinot Grigio 2017 delle Venezie (Italy), 12.5% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$14.99

Finalist

93

Ecco Domani Pinot Grigio 2017 delle Venezie (Italy), 12.5% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$12.00

Finalist

92

Villa Pozzi Pinot Grigio 2018 Terre Siciliane (Italy), 12.4% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$10.00

Finalist

92

Bota Box Pinot Grigio 2018 California (United States), 12% abv. 3L Box

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$17.99

Finalist

91

Mezzacorona Pinot Grigio 2018 Trentino (Italy), 12.5% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$9.99

Finalist

91

Tolloy Pinot Grigio 2018 Alto Adige (Italy), 13% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$14.99

Finalist

91

Three Thieves Pinot Grigio 2017 California (United States), 13.3% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$10.99

Finalist

91

Stemmari Pinot Grigio 2018 Sicilia (Italy), 13% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$11.99

90

Sutter Home Pinot Grigio California (United States), 13.1% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$7.99

90

Luna Nuda Pinot Grigio 2018 Vigneti delle Dolomiti (Italy), 12.5% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$12.99

90

Menage a Trois Pinot Grigio 2017 California (United States), 13.5% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$11.99

90

Ca' Montini Pinot Grigio 2017 Trentino (Italy), 12.5% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$16.99

90

Poggiobello Pinot Grigio 2017 Fruili (Italy), 12.5% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$18.99

ACCOLADE

PRICE

GREAT TRIED VALUE & TRUE

WHITE WINE RIESLING—WORLD AWARD

SCORE

PRODUCT NAME

Chairman's Trophy

96

Pacifica Evan's Collection Riesling 2017 Washington (United States), 12% abv.

Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation

$18.00

Finalist

95

Wagner Vineyards Select Riesling 2017 Finger Lakes (United States), 12.5% abv.

Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation

$14.99

Finalist

93

Wagner Vineyards Dry Riesling 2017 Finger Lakes (United States), 12.3% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$14.99

Finalist

93

Schloss Johannisberg Gelblack Riesling 2017 Rheingau (Germany), 12% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$25.00

36

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Finalist

92

Fetzer Riesling 2017 Monterey (United States), 12% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$10.99

91

Wagner Vineyards Semi Dry Riesling 2017 Finger Lakes (United States), 12.5% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$14.99

91

Fritz de Katz Riesling 2017 Landwein Rhein (Germany), 8.5% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$9.99

90

Barefoot Riesling California (United States), 8% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$6.99

90

Sutter Home Sweet Riesling California (United States), 12.9% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$7.99

ACCOLADE

PRICE

WHITE WINE SAUVIGNON BLANC—WORLD AWARD

SCORE

PRODUCT NAME

GREAT TRIED VALUE & TRUE

Chairman's Trophy

95

Kim Crawford Signature Reserve Sauvignon Blanc 2017 Marlborough (New Zealand), 12% abv. Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation

Finalist

94

Frei Brothers Sonoma Reserve Sauvignon Blanc 2017 Russian River Valley (United States), Excellent, Highly Recommended 14.5% abv.

$20.00

Finalist

94

Goose Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2017 South Island (New Zealand), 13% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$22.00

Finalist

94

Est. 75 Sauvignon Blanc 2018 Lake County/Napa County (United States), 13% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$18.00

Finalist

93

Robert Mondavi Private Selection Sauvignon Blanc 2018 California (United States), 13.5% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$12.99

Finalist

92

Rodney Strong Vineyards Charlotte's Home Sauvignon Blanc 2018 Sonoma County (United Excellent, Highly Recommended States), 13.5% abv.

$17.00

Finalist

92

Barefoot Sauvignon Blanc California (United States), 13.1% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$6.99

Finalist

92

SEAGLASS Sauvignon Blanc 2017 Santa Barbara County (United States), 13.9% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$11.99

Finalist

92

Two Oceans Sauvignon Blanc 2018 Western Cape (South Africa), 12.5% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$14.99

$24.99

91

Whitehaven Sauvignon Blanc 2018 Marlborough (New Zealand), 13% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$20.00

91

Portillo Sauvignon Blanc 2018 Uco Valley, Mendoza (Argentina), 12% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$10.99

91

Sutter Home Sauvignon Blanc California (United States), 13.45% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$7.99

91

Dark Horse Sauvignon Blanc 2018 California (United States), 13% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$9.99

91

Rapaura Springs Sauvignon Blanc 2018 Marlborough (New Zealand), 13% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$11.99

91

The Vice Sauvignon Blanc 2017 Napa Valley (United States), 14.1% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$19.99

91

Z Alexander Brown Uncaged Sauvignon Blanc 2018 North Coast (United States), 14.5% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$15.99

90

Frontera Sauvignon Blanc 2018 Valle Central (Chile), 12.2% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$6.99

90

Menage a Trois Sauvignon Blanc 2017 California (United States), 13.4% abv.

Excellent, Highly Recommended

$11.99

ULTIMATE WINE CHALLENGE 2019 93 92 Palazzo Maffei 2015 Valpolicella Ripasso Superiore

A stately nose of cigar box, polished leather, and baked figs enhances secondary aromas of freshly tilled earth. Full-bodied flavors of raisonated dark fruits, cocoa nibs, and stewed plums comes together through a velvety mouthfeel and soft finish. Endlessly enjoyable.

90

Doktor Mango Moscato Italy

Prima Perla Prosecco Treviso

Pure ataulfo mango aromas are focused and enticing from this lightly sparkling blend of Moscato and mango. In the mouth, tropical mango essence and light floral flavors dance across the palate. Gently sweet and refreshing, it’s a tasty treat.

Zippy and bright this delicious Prosecco is full of white peach, Meyer lemon, and green apple notes. The bubbles are tiny and persistent acting as flavor amplifiers. Great with spring salads and sliced fruits.

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91

FETZER SUNDIAL CHARDONNAY 2017 CALIFORNIA

United States, 13.5% abv, $9.99 Subtle notes of tropical fruit come through on the nose. In the mouth the flavors are classic with Bartlett pear, Granny Smith apple, and a touch of guava. The texture is round and softly mouth filling, with an elegantly smooth finish.

GREAT VALUE Category: Chardonnay—World

90

Santa Rita 120 Reserva Especial Sauvignon Blanc 2018 Valle Central (Chile), 13.3% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$8.99

90

Black Stallion Sauvignon Blanc 2018 Napa Valley (United States), 14.5% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$18.99

90

Josh Cellars Sauvignon Blanc 2017 North Coast (United States), 13% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$14.00

90

Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc 2018 Marlborough (New Zealand), $17.99 13% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

90

Rapaura Springs Reserve Sauvignon Blanc 2018 Marlborough (New Zealand), 13% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$15.99

90

Cono Sur Bicicleta Sauvignon Blanc 2017 (Chile), 11.9% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$10.99

90

Robert Hall Sauvignon Blanc 2017 Paso Robles (United States), 13.5% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$18.99

90

Kunde Magnolia Lane Sauvignon Blanc 2018 Sonoma Valley (United States), 13.8% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$18.00

90

Layer Cake Sauvignon Blanc 2017 California (United States), 13.5% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$13.00

90

William Hill Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2017 North Coast (United States), 13.8% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$17.00

WHITE WINE WHITE BLEND—NORTH AMERICA

fetzer.com

AWARD

SCORE PRODUCT NAME/ACCOLADE 90

91

AVELEDA ALVARINHO 2017 VINHO VERDE

FINALIST, GREAT VALUE Category: White Wine—Por tugal

AWARD

Frontera Moonlight White Wine 2018 Itata Valley (Chile), 9.7% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

PRICE

GREAT TRIED VALUE & TRUE

$6.99

WHITE WINE FRANCE AWARD

SCORE PRODUCT NAME/ACCOLADE

PRICE

Chairman's Trophy

96

La Perriere Sauvignon Blanc 2018 Sancerre (France), 13% abv. Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation

$31.99

Finalist

95

Sauvion 2017 Sancerre (France), 12% abv. Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation

$25.00

Finalist

93

L'Odalet Viognier 2018 Pays d'Oc (France), 13% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$9.99

Finalist

93

Bernard Magrez Le Prelat Laudun 2018 Cotes du Rhone Villages (France), 14% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

€4.25

Finalist

92

Matayac Sauvignon Blanc 2018 Cotes de Gascogne (France), 11.5% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$11.00

Finalist

92

Plessis Duval Melon 2018 Muscadet Sevre et Maine sur Lie (France), 12% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

€6.00

Finalist

92

Domaine de Pentelines CLARA 2018 Cotes du Rhone (France), 14% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$30.00

91

L'Odalet Marsanne-Roussanne 2018 Pays d'Oc (France), 13% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$9.99

91

Blos White Blend 2018 Cotes de Gascogne (France), 12% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$11.00

91

Mouton Cadet Blanc 2017 Bordeaux (France), 12% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$10.99

91

Rhone to the Bone 2018 Cotes du Rhone (France), 13% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$14.99

91

Baron de Lestac White 2018 Bordeaux (France), 12% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$13.00

91

L'Odalet Chardonnay 2018 Pays d'Oc (France), 13% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$9.99

91

Moillard Long du Bois 2016 Bourgogne Aligote (France), 12.5% abv. $13.99 Excellent, Highly Recommended

91

N°1 Saint Cernin Limoux Blanc (France), 14% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

90

Jean de Roze Sauvignon Blanc 2017 Pays d'Oc (France), 13% abv. $10.00 Excellent, Highly Recommended

90

Moillard Brut Crémant de Bourgogne (France), 12.5% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$19.99

90

Moillard Coquillage 2017 Chablis (France), 12.5% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$23.99

90

Patriarche Chardonnay 2017 Bourgogne (France), 12.5% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$16.99

QUINTA DA AVELEDA 2017 VINHO VERDE Portugal, 11.5% abv, $11.99

Green apple hard candies, snap pea, cherry blossom, and white strawberry aromas waft from the glass. Taut acidity and intense minerals are the dominant theme on the palate, with succulent touches of dragon fruit and lime zest dotting the finish.

GREAT VALUE Category: White Wine—Por tugal aveleda.com

McClain Cellars Poetic Vine 2016 Santa Ynez Valley (United States), $38.00 15.1% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

SCORE PRODUCT NAME/ACCOLADE 90

aveleda.com

90

GREAT TRIED VALUE & TRUE

WHITE WINE WHITE BLEND—SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE

Portugal, 12% abv, $14.99

A beautiful light straw-colored wine with complex aromas of almond skin, lemon pith, sea spray, wildflower, and pear. On tasting the wine is zippy and fresh managing to stuff an impressive amount of citrus fruit in its taught frame.

PRICE

38

€80.00

Ultimate Beverage Challenge 2019 Guide To The World’s Best Wines & Spirits

GREAT TRIED VALUE & TRUE


90

Sauvion Chenin Blanc 2018 Vouvray (France), 11.5% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$12.00

WHITE WINE ITALY AWARD

SCORE PRODUCT NAME/ACCOLADE

PRICE

92

San Felo Le Stoppie Vermentino 2018 Maremma Tuscana (Italy), 13% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

€15.00

90

Ca'Bolani Sauvignon Blanc 2017 Fruili (Italy), 13% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$16.99

90

Carpineto Dogajolo Bianco 2018 Tuscany (Italy), 13% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$14.95

90

Stemmari Dalila Reserva 2016 Sicilia (Italy), 13% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$14.99

90

Murola Giula Morichelli D'Altemps Ribona 2017 Marche Bianco (Italy), 12.5% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

€15.00

GREAT TRIED VALUE & TRUE

96

PACIFICA EVAN’S COLLECTION RIESLING 2017 WASHINGTON

United States, 12% abv, $18.00 Opens with a delightfully fragrant nose of candied lime, lemon curd, and white flowers, giving way to a crisp character full of zippy acidity and notes of lemon-lime sorbet. A fresh and clean Riesling with a pleasing weight to it.

WHITE WINE PORTUGAL AWARD

SCORE PRODUCT NAME/ACCOLADE

PRICE

Chairman's Trophy

94

Aluado Chardonnay 2018 Lisboa Vinho Regional (Portugal), 12% abv. $15.00 Excellent, Highly Recommended

Finalist

93

Portada Winemaker's Selection Branco 2018 Lisboa Vinho Regional (Portugal), 12% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$10.00

Finalist

92

Portada Vinho Verde (Portugal), 11% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$10.00

Finalist

92

Portada Reserva 2017 Lisboa Vinho Regional (Portugal), 12% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$12.00

Finalist

91

Aveleda Alvarinho 2017 Vinho Verde (Portugal), 12% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$14.99

90

JM Fonseca Twin Vines Vinho Verde (Portugal), 10% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$7.99

90

Quinta da Aveleda 2017 Vinho Verde (Portugal), 11.5% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$11.99

90

Paxis Arinto 2018 Lisboa Vinho Regional (Portugal), 11.5% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$10.00

90

Quintas de Melgaco Torre de Menagem 2018 Vinho Verde (Portugal), 12% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$14.00

90

Cara Viva Branco 2018 Lisboa Vinho Regional (Portugal), 12% abv. $15.00 Excellent, Highly Recommended

90

Geracoes de Xisto White 2018 Douro (Portugal), 13.4% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$14.00

90

Monte da Capela Grande Reserva 2017 Alentejo (Portugal), 13.5% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

n/a

90

Segada 2018 Lisboa Vinho Regional (Portugal), 12% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$10.00

GREAT TRIED VALUE & TRUE

CHAIRMAN’S TROPHY, GREAT VALUE Category: Riesling—World royalwine.com

95

SCORE PRODUCT NAME/ACCOLADE

PRICE

Chairman's Trophy

95

Protos Verdejo 2018 Rueda (Spain), 13% abv. Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation

$12.99

Finalist

94

V Malcorta Verdejo 2017 Rueda (Spain), 13% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$20.00

Finalist

93

Marques de Riscal Verdejo 2018 Rueda (Spain), 13% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$9.99

Finalist

93

Valdecuevas Fermentado en Barrica Verdejo 2017 Rueda Superior $20.00 (Spain), 13% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

Finalist

92

Valdecuevas Cuvee Verdejo 2017 Rueda (Spain), 13% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$25.00

Finalist

92

Pulpo Albarino 2018 Rias Baixas (Spain), 13% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$14.99

Finalist

91

Flor Innata Verdejo 2018 Rueda (Spain), 13% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$10.00

Finalist

91

Medusa Albarino 2018 Rias Baixas (Spain), 13% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$14.99

90

Monasterio de Palazuelos Verdejo 2018 Rueda Superior (Spain), 13.5% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$9.99

90

Enate 234 Chardonnay 2018 Somontano (Spain), 14.5% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$13.99

90

Vina San Juan Blanco 2018 La Mancha (Spain), 12.5% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

$9.99

90

Dominio de la Granadilla Verdejo 2018 Rueda (Spain), 13% abv. Excellent, Highly Recommended

€9.95

Spain, 13% abv, $12.99

Pouring a crystal shade with green highlights, this wine has a classic nose of grapefruit pith, fresh cut grass, dried basil, lemon skin, and sea salt. Invigoratingly refreshing, in the mouth the wine has brilliant acidity and a long citrus finish.

CHAIRMAN’S TROPHY, GREAT VALUE Category: White Wine—Spain

WHITE WINE SPAIN AWARD

PROTOS VERDEJO 2018 RUEDA

GREAT TRIED VALUE & TRUE

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bodegasprotos.com

92

DELL’ETNA AMARO Italy, 29% abv, $39.99, 1L

This understated wunderkind of the amaro world brings all an amaro drinker could ever wish for. Citrus peel carries a cadre of pungent roots that manage to allow some of the more delicate elements of such herbs and spices as star anise and wild thyme shine through without being required to present the more astringent parts of their personalities.

FINALIST Category: Amaro

39

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ULTIMATE WINE C HAL L E NGE Château de Bligny Brut Grande Reserve Champagne

Marques de Riscal Gran Reserva 2012

Marques de Riscal Reserva 2013

Finalist Great Value

95 Finalist

94

95

Château de Bligny Brut Blanc Champagne

91

Gekkiekan Black & Gold

Marques de Riscal Rueda 2018

94

Rapaura Springs Reserve Sauvignon Blanc 2018

91

Mouton Cadet Rosé 2018

Glengoyne Single Malt Scotch 21 YEARS

Tamdhu 15 Years Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Glengoyne Single Malt Scotch 12 YEARS

Finalist

Finalist Great Value

Finalist Great Value Tried & True

97

Glengoyne Single Malt Scotch 25 YEARS

95 Finalist

Tamdhu Batch Strength Single Malt Scotch Whisky

93

96

ULTIMATE BEVERAGE CHALLENGE

Tequila Revolución Añejo

Finalist

Finalist Tried & True

95

Tequila Revolución American Cask Extra Añejo

93

Cardenal Mendoza Brandy

95

95

Pusser's British 15 Years Old Aged Rum

94

89

Great Value

ULTI MATE SPI R I TS C H AL L ENGE

94

Botran 15 Years Old Aged Rum

Cardenal Mendoza Brandy Carta Real

92

Tried & True

Tequila Revolución Reposado

Finalist Tried & True

Finalist Great Value

93

Glengoyne Single Malt Scotch LEGACY

93

Great Value

Tried & True

Glengoyne Single Malt Scotch 10 YEARS

92

Great Value

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2019

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Glengoyne Single Malt Scotch Cask Strength

95

Finalist Great Value Tried & True

Glengoyne Single Malt Scotch 18 YEARS

91

Mouton Cadet Rouge 2016

90

90

Mouton Cadet Blanc 2017

Great Value

Finalist Great Value

Rapaura Springs Sauvignon Blanc 2018

91

92

93

Finalist Great Value

Mouton Cadet Rouge Reserve 2016

Gekkiekan Horin

Cardenal Mendoza Brandy Carta Real

91

Tried & True

sh awross.com

95

Tamdhu 12 Years Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky

93

Pisco Capel Alto del Carmen

90

Great Value


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CACHACA

ALCOHLERA ZAPOPAN AVUA CACHACA P5 I PIRASSUNUNGA

PISCO

PISCO PORTON

TEQUILA & AGAVE SPIRITS MEZCAL

AGAVE DE CORTES ALIPUS CREYENTE CRUZ DE FUEGO DELIRIO EL JOLGORIO LOS JAVIS MADRECUIXE MARCA NEGRA MONTELOBOS NUESTRA SOLEDAD ORIGEN RAIZ SOTOL POR SIEMPRE SUNORA TRES PAPALOTE XICARU OTHER AGAVE SPIRITS AGA VIE ESPRIT D'AGAVE FLOR DEL DESIERTO HACIENDA DE CHIHUAUHUA SANTO PURO MEZQUILA

TEQUILA

1800 AGAVALES AGAVALES ANGELISCO ARROGANTE AZUNIA CABRITO CASA MAESTRI CASA SAN MATIAS CENTINELA CONCIERE CORAZON CORRALEJO TEQUILA DON &SONS DON EDUARDO DON RAMON DULCE VIDA

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VODKA

FLAVORED VODKA

360 BURNETT'S BYEJOE CA' MOMI CHARBAY COCO21 CRATER LAKE CUTWATER DEVOTION DSP CA 162 EARTH MAMA FINLANDIA FIREFLY HANGAR ONE HANSON OF SONOMA JCB KAI KRU 82 KUHL MENAGE A TROIS VODKA PRAIRIE PRAVDA RAIN SEAGRAM'S SPUD ST. GEORGE SWEET CAROLINA TAAKA THREE OLIVES TWENTY GRAND UV ZODIAC ZUBROWKA

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AYLESBURY DUCK BERKSHIRE MOUNTAIN DISTILLERS BOB &STACY'S BOOTLEGGER 21 BORN &BRED BROKEN SHED VODKA BURNETT'S CA' MOMI CARIEL CHARBAY CLIX CONCIERE CRATER LAKE CROWN RUSSE CRYSTAL HEAD VODKA CUTWATER DEATH'S DOOR DENAKA DEVOTION DIESEL DSP CA 162 FINLANDIA GOLD MINER GREEN MARK HAN HANGAR ONE HANSON OF SONOMA HAYMAKER'S VODKA HEROES HUMBOLDT DISTILLERY INDIGENOUS jJ PFISTER JCB JOURNEYMAN DISTILLERY KAI KOSKENKORVA VODKA KRISTA KRU 82 KUHL LOADED LVOV MALAHAT VODKA MAXIMUS MCCORMICK MENAGE A TROIS VODKA MULHOLLAND NIKOLAI PAU MAUI PERVAK PLATINUM 7X PRAIRIE PRAVDA PURISSIMA PURUS RAIN REYKA ROGUE ROYAL ELITE RUSSIAN STANDARD SEAGRAM'S SNOW LEOPARD SOBOLOV SOPLICA SPUD ST. GEORGE TAAKA THE BAY THE SPIRITS GUILD THREE OLIVES TITO'S TWENTYGRAND UV VOGA WHEATLEY ZODIAC ZUBROWKA

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Chrissa D'Aquino Importers Direct Wholesale Mutual Wholesale Liquor Pacific Edge Pacific Wine & Spirits

Southern Wine & Spirits of CA Pale Horse Imports The Estates Group The Tl Beverage Group Wine Warehouse Young's Market Company

ASG AWS CRIS DAO IDW MWL PEWS PWS

SWS PHI TEG TIBG

WW YMCO

ABSENTE ABSINTHE REFINED 110 PF ABSINTHE ORDINAi RE 92 PF ABYSS ABSINTHE AUTH SUPERIOR 148 PF EMPEROR NORTON ABSINTHE 136 PF GREEN MOON ABSINTHE VODKA 90 PF

SWS SWS SWS SWS YMCO

VERTE ABSINTHE BLEUE ABSINTHE

WW

ABSINTHE VERTE 130 PF ST GEORGE SPIRITS ABSNTHE VERTE 120PF TEMPEST SOUL BOTANICAL ABSINTHE-GREEN TEA LIQUEUR 50 PF VIEUX CARRE ABSINTHE 110 PF ABSINTHE - IMPORTED BREVANS H.R GIGER ABSINTHE BUTTERFLY CLASSIC ABSINTHE 130 PF

PEWS YMCO YMCO

LA SORCIERE- CALIFORNIA

DUPLAIS

WW

YMCO WW YMCO

SWISS ABSINTHE BLANCE WW SWISS ABSINTHE VERTE WW GRANDE ABSENTE ABSINTHE ORIGINAL 138 PF SWS HERITAGE ABSINTHE WW JADE 1901 ABSINTHE SUPERIOR 50 PF SWS KUBLER ABSINTHE 106 PF YMCO YMCO LA CLANDESTINE ABSINTHE SUPERIEURE 106 PF LA FEE

ABSINTHE 136 PF ABSINTHE BLANCHE 106 PF LUCID ABSINTHE NOUVELLE ORLEANS SUPERIEURE 136 PF ABSINTHE SUPERIEURE 124 PF MANSINTHE BY MARILYN MANSON MATA HARi ABSINTHE 120 PF

MEPHISTO ABSINTHE PACIFIQUE ABSINTHE VERTE SUPERIEURE PERNOD ABSINTHE 136 PF TEMPUS FUGIT ABSINTHE

VERSINTHE ABSINTHE 90 PF VIEUX PONTARLIER ABSINTHE SUPERIEURE

sws sws sws sws

WW YMCO MWL WW

sws

WW

sws

WW

APERITIFS/BITTERS/DIGESTIVES - DOMESTIC BRECKENRIDGE BITTERS 72 PF YMCO COCKTAIL KINGDOM

COFFEE BITTERS 78.8 PF FALERNUM BITTERS 78.8 PF WORMWOOD BITTERS 78.2 PF FEE BROTHERS BITTERS

WHISKEY BARREL AGED NON-ALCOHOLIC BITTERS

AZTEC CHOCOLATE BLACK WALNUT CELERY CRANBERRY GIN BARREL AGED ORANGE GRAPEFRUIT LEMON MINT OLD FASHION ORANGE PEACH PLUM RHUBARB

PERITIFS/BITTERS/DIGESTIVES - IMPORTED AMARGO VALLET 90 PF ANGOSTURA BITTERS APEROL LIQUEUR APERITIF 22 PF AVERNA

YMCO YMCO YMCO

sws sws

SWS

sws

YMCO

RED APERITIF ROSE APERITIF WHITE APERITIF

YMCO YMCO YMCO

LILLET

LUXARDO

AMARO ABANO 60 PF BITTER 50 PF FERNET AMARO 90 PF MACCHU PISCO AMARGO CHUNCHO BITTERS NONINO QUINTESSENTIA AMARO 70PF

ouzo

LOUKATOS OUZO

UNDERBERG DIGESTIVE BITTERS VARNELL!

AMARO DELL ERBORISTA 42 PF AMARO SIBILIA 68 PF RMAGNAC

CASTAREDE ARMAGNAC

1964 80 PF 1984 80 PF 1989 80 PF RSV DE LA FAMILLE 20YR 80 PF SELECTION 80 PF VSOP 80 PF CERBOIS

VSOP 80 PF XO 80 PF

YMCO

SWS

sws

SWS WW SWS

WW WW CRIS AWS AWS

AWS AWS AWS AWS AWS AWS

sws

SWS

CHJ\TEAU BUSCA

ARMAGNAC HORS D'AGE 80 PF ARMAGNAC TENARZ 1972 86 PF

sws

CHATEAU DE LAUBAUDE VSOP CHATEAU DE LAUBAUDE XO DIAMANT CHATEAU DE LAUBAUDE XO INTEMPOREL NS VINTAGE 1963 VINTAGE 1964 VINTAGE 1972 VINTAGE 1973 VINTAGE 1974 VINTAGE 1983 VINTAGE 1984 VINTAGE 1992 VINTAGE 1993 VINTAGE 1994 CHATEAU DE ST. AUBIN RESERVE DE CHAT.

WW WW WW WW WW WW WW WW WW WW WW WW WW WW WW

CHATEAU DE LAUBAUDE

CLES DES DUCS

LES DES DUCS VSOP ARMAGNAC CLES DES DUCS NAPOLEON ARMAGNAC CLES DES DUCS X .O. ARMAGNAC DARROZE BAS ARMAGNAC

SWS

WW WW WW

sws

YMCO YMCO

sws

LARRESSINGLE

SWS SWS SWS

sws

SWS

sws

SWS

sws

AWS AWS

ASST (CEL/CREOLE/JT'S OWN/ OLD TIME ORANGE) CELERY BITTERS 88 PF CHOCOLATE MOLE BITTERS 78 PF CREOLE BITTERS 78 PF

AWS

SPIRITS INDEX

PINEAU DES CHARENTES

sws

ARMAGNAC VINTAGE 1976 ARMAGNAC VSOP

sws

AMARO 58 PF IL CREM AMARO 34 PF

152 BIN

SWS AWS YMCO

DIMMI

SWS

sws sws

sws

BITTER TRUTH

LIQUORE DI MILANO 70 PF SUZE SAVEUR D'AUTREFOIS 33 PF DUBONNET ROUGE FERNET VALLET 70 PF FERNET-BRANCA 78 PF

sws

DOMAINE DE MARTIN 1987 97 PF DOMAINE DE PEYROT 1959 83.6 PF

SWS

BRAULIO AMARO ALPINO 42 PF AVERNA

AWS AWS AWS AWS AWS AWS YMCO AWS

HARDY PINEAU DI CHARENTES

ABSINTHE - DOMESTIC

LEOPOLD BROS LIQUEURS -COLORADO

EXR LIQUEUR 60 PF GRAPEFRUIT BITTERS 88 PF JERRY THOMAS' OWN BITTERS 60 PF LEMON BITTERS 78 PF OLD TIME BITTERS 78 PF ORANGE BITTERS 78 PF BRANCAMENTA 60 PF BRAULIO AMARO ALPINO 42 PF CAMPARI APERITIVO 48 PF CYNAR ARTICHOCKE APERITIF 33 PF

AWS AWS AWS

DE MONTAL

ARMAGNAC VSOP TIN ARMAGNAC XO RESERVE GIFT TIN SEMPE - FRANCE VSOP ARMAGNAC 15 YR ARMAGNAC GRANDE RESERVE ARMAGNAC ST. VIVANT ARMAGNAC 80 PF BAIJIU - CHINA

JIAN NAN CHUN MIAN ZHU QU LAO HAO 104 PF KWEICHOW MOUTAI 106 PF LUZHOU LAOJIAO ZISHA DAQU 104 PF SHUI JING FANG WELLBAY 104 PF WU LIANG YE 104 PF XI CHIEW JIAO CANG 106 PF BRANDY - DOMESTIC A.R. MORROW RESERVE BRANDY 80 PF

ARISTOCRAT 80 PF ROUND ARROW BRANDY

APRICOT BRANDY 60 PF BLACKBERRY BRANDY 60 PF COFFEE BRANDY 60 PF BOLS

YMCO YMCO CRIS CRIS CRIS

sws

PEWS PEWS PEWS PEWS PEWS

GREN YMCO SWS

sws

SWS

APRICOT BLACKBERRY CHERRY BRANDY 60 PF CAPROCK

PEACH BRANDY 80 PF (ORGANIC) PEAR BRANDY 80 PF (ORGANIC) CASA MADRONE BRANDY 80 PF CHRISTIAN BROTHERS

BRANDY 80 PF VSOP 80 PF VSOP BRANDY 80 PF

DE KUYPER

YMCO YMCO YMCO

sws sws

YMCO YMCO YMCO YMCO

sws

APRICOT BRANDY 60 PF, 70 PF BLACKBERRY BRANDY 60 PF CHERRY BRANDY 60 PF, 70 PF COFFEE BRANDY 70 PF GINGER BRANDY 60 PF PEACH BRANDY 60 PF, 70 PF E & J BRANDY - CALIF E &J BRANDY E &J VSOP E &J XO FLUID DYNAMIC BRANDY MANHATTAN SARATOGA ST NICK THE 1850 FROST WHITE 70 PF

YMCO YMCO YMCO YMCO YMCO

ANNO DOMINI 80 PF APPLE BRANDY 80 PF APPLE BRANDY XO CRAFT METHOD BRANDY 80 PF SELECT BARREL XO 80 PF SINGLE BARREL - PINOT NOIR SINGLE BARREL - SEMILLON SINGLE BARREL BRANDY-MUSCAT SINGLE BARREL BRANDY-COLOMBARD

YMCO YMCO YMCO YMCO YMCO YMCO YMCO YMCO YMCO

GERMAIN-ROBIN

HIRAM WALKER

APRICOT BRANDY 60 PF BLACKBERRY BRANDY 70 PF CHERRY BRANDY 60 PF COFFEE BRANDY 60 PF GINGER BRANDY 60 PF PEACH BRANDY 60 PF JACQUES BONET BRANDY 80 PF JEAN LAFFITE BRAN DY 80 PF KORBEL

BRANDY 12YR BRANDY 80 PF EXTRA SMOOTH BRANDY (XS) VSOP BRANDY LAIRD'S APPLE JACK LEROUX BRANDY

LEROUX BRANDY 80 PF BLACKBERRY 70 PF CHERRY 70 PF COFFEE 60 PF, 70 PF MISSION BELLS BRANDY 80 PF MONTANAC MOSBY FRUIT BRANDIES

SWS

sws

SWS

sws

SWS

WW WW WW

SWS

sws

SWS

sws

SWS

sws

SWS GREN YMCO YMCO YMCO YMCO YMCO

sws sws sws sws

YMCO MWL CRIS

MR. BOSTON APRICOT BRANDY 70 PF PARROTT BRANDY 80 PF

sws sws

GRANDE AMBER 80 PF GRANDE AMBER PEACH 54 PF

sws sws

PAUL MASSON BRANDY

VENDOME 80 PF

BRANDY - IMPORTED ASBACH URALT BRANDY 80 PF-GERMANY ASKALON ARACK

ARACK EXTRA FINE 80 PF ARACK 100 PF BRANDY 80 PF AZTECA DE ORO BRANDY 80 PF YRC

BEPI TOSOLINI BINYAMINA BBB BRANDY 80 PF

BLANCO MADERO AGUARDIENTE 74 PF CARDENAL MENDOZA SOLERA GRAN

RESERVA 80 PF CHOYA UMESHU EXCELLENT BRANDY

DON PEDRO BRANDY RSVA ESPECIAL 80 PF DRAGON BRANDY DUJARDIN DUJARDIN IMPERIAL V.5.0.P. BRNDY 80 PF

EIFFEL TOWER FRENCH XO BRANDY 80 PF

FREIHOF- AUSTRIA 80 PF OBSTLER MARILE APRICOT WILLIAMS PEAR FUNDADOR BRANDY 80 PF GRAN DUQUE D'ALBA

GRAND DUQUE D'ALBA WITH DOMINO'S OR080 PF SPANISH BRANDY HARTLEY BRANDY 80 PF JACQUES CARDIN BRANDY 80 PF R. JELINEK- CZECH REPUBLIC

YMCO

CRIS

sws sws sws sws sws

MWL

sws sws sws

YMCO

sws

PHI MWL CRIS PHI CRIS CRIS CRIS SWS YMCO YMCO YMCO YMCO SWS


Spirits Index by Brand PARADIS 80 PF PARADIS IMPERIAL 80 PF RICHARD 80 PF VS 80 PF PRIVILEGE VSOP 80 PF XO 80 PF HINE COGNAC ANTIQUE XO lER CRU 80 PF H BY HINE VSOP 80 PF HOMAGE 80 PF RARE VSOP 80 PF TRIOMPHE 80 PF HORSE NAPOLEON XO COGNAC 80 PF JACQUES CARDIN COGNAC APPLE 80 PF JASMIN 80 PF VSOP 80 PF JEAN FILLIOUX COGNAC KELT COGNAC COMMODORE COGNAC PETRA TOUR DU MONDE COGNAC VSOP COGNAC XO MERLET BROTHERS BLEND COGNAC MERLET C2 COGNAC & CASSIS LANDY COGNAC DESIR RED 80 PF VS 80 PF VSOP 80 PF XO 80 PF LEOPOLD GOURMEL COGNAC QUINTESSENCE 84 PF LEOPOLD RAFFIN COGNAC EXTRA COGNAC VS COGNAC XO COGNAC LOUIS ROYER VS COGNAC KOSHER 80 PF VSOP COGNAC KOSHER VSOP PREFERENCE 80 PF XO COGNAC KOSHER 80 PF MAISON ROUGE VS COGNAC 80 PF VSOP COGNAC 80 PF MAISON SURRENNE BORDERIES (DISTILLERIE GALTAUD) 80 PF GRANDE CHAMPAGNE XO 80 PF SURRENNE COGNAC 80 PF TONNEAU NO 1 80 PF MARTELL COGNAC CARACTERE 80 PF CORDON BLEU 80 PF L'OR JEAN MARTELL 80 PF VS 80 PF VSOP 80 PF XO 80 PF YRC MAXIME TRIJOL COGNAC MEUKOW COGNAC VANILLA VS 60 PF VS 80 PF MONNETV.S. MOTORCYCLE NAPOLEON XO CGNAC 80 PF OTARD VSOP, XO 80 PF REMY MARTIN COGNAC 1738 ACCORD ROYAL COGNAC 1738 ACCORD ROYAL 80 PF COGNAC VS GRAND CRU COGNAC VSOP (NEW LABEL) COGNAC VSOP URBAN LIGHTS COGNAC XO EXCELLENCE REMY LOUIS XIII 80 PF REMY V VSOP ROBIN THICKE LTD EDITION VSOP W. 1738 SALIGNAC COGNAC VS 80 PF SENIOR ORIGINAL CURAc;AO BLUE 62 PF ORIGINAL CURAc;Ao CLEAR 62 PF ORIGINAL CURAc;AO ORANGE 62 PF THE LAST DROP COGNAC 1950 84 PF CURAc;AO BOLS BLUE CURAc;AO ORANGE CURAc;AO DUBOUCHETT BLUE CURAc;AO 30 PF POTTERS CURAc;Ao BLUE & ORANGE 40 PF EAUX-DE-VIE CHRISTIAN DROUIN BLANCHE NORMANDIE 80 PF ETTER FRAMBOISE 82 PF WILLIAMS PEAR 84 PF ZUGER KIRSCH 82 PF F MEYER FRAMBOISE 90 PF KIRSCH 90 PF MIRABELLE 90 PF POIRE WILLIAM 90 PF

PWS PWS PWS PWS PWS PWS

sws sws

SWS

sws sws PHI

SWS

sws sws

CRIS WW WW WW WW WW WW WW

sws sws sws sws SWS

YMCO YMCO YMCO

sws

SWS

sws sws YMCO YMCO YMCO YMCO YMCO YMCO YMCO

sws sws

SWS

sws sws SWS

sws

CRIS

sws

SWS MWL PHI PEWS YMCO YMCO YMCO YMCO YMCO YMCO YMCO YMCO YMCO YMCO

sws sws sws

SWS YMCO

YMCO YMCO YMCO GREN

sws sws

SWS

sws sws sws

SWS

sws

FASSBIND KIRSCH -SWISS G.E. MASSENEZ EAUX-DE-VIE DE POIRE WILLIAMS PRISONNIERE FRAMBOISE WILD RASPBERRY BRANDY KIRSCHWASSER CHERRY BRANDY MIRABELLE YELLOW PLUM BRANDY POIRE WILLIAMS PEAR BRANDY MONTERU SINGLE GRAPE EAU DE VIE - FRANCE 80 PF CABERNET, CHARD, MER LOT, RIESLING PEAK SPIRITS EAU DE VIE PEACH 80 PF (ORGANIC) EAU DE VIE PEAR 80 PF (ORGANIC) ST GEORGE SPIRITS AQUA PERFECTA EAU DE VIE KIRSCH BRANDY AQUA PERFECTA EAU DE VIE PEAR BRANDY 80 PF BASIL EAU DE VIE 80 PF GEN EVER BOLS GENEVER 84 PROOF BARREL AGED GENEVER GENEVER 108.84 PF GENEVER W/COCKTAIL SET GIN - DOMESTIC AMADOR DISTILLERY GIN 80 PF AMETHYST LAVENDER GIN 90 PF AVIATION GIN 84 PF BAINBRIDGE HERITAGE GIN 90 PF ORG DOUG FIR BARTON GIN 80 PF BELLOWS GIN 80 PF BELLRINGER GIN 94.4 PF BERKSHIRE MOUNTAIN DISTILLERS ETHEREAL GIN 86 PF GREYLOCK GIN 80 PF BLADE GIN - CALIF BLADE GIN RUSTY BLADE GIN BRL-AGED CASK STRNGT BLUECOAT AMERICAN DRY GIN 94 PF BOORDS DRY GIN 80 PF BOOTH'S GIN 80 PF BRISTOL BUMMER & LAZARUS GIN 92 PF BURNETT'S GIN 80 PF CALVERT LONDON DRY 80 CAPROCK DRY GIN 82 PF ORGANIC CHATHAM GIN 80 PF CONEY ISLAND CARLO GIN CRATER LAKE CASCADE MT GIN 95 PF CROP FARMERS GIN ORGANIC 93.4 PF CROWN RUSSE GIN 80 PF CRYSTAL PEAK GIN DEATH'S DOOR GIN 94 PF DISTILLERY NO. 209 GIN BARREL RESERVE 92 PF GIN W/SOOM TONIC GIN 80 PF GIN 92 PF GIN 92 PF KOSHER DOROTHY PARKER AMERICAN GIN 86 PF DRY FLY DISTILLING - SPOKANE WA BARREL RESERVE GIN DRY FLY GIN ENGLISH GUARD GIN 80 PF FEW SPIRITS AMERICAN GIN 80 PF BARREL AGED GIN 80 PF STANDARD ISSUE GIN 114 PF FLEISCHMANN GIN 80 PF FREMONT MISCHIEF 80 PF GENEVIEVE GIN 94.6 PF GILBEY'S GIN 80 PF GORDONS GIN 80 PF HIGH SPIRITS DESERT DRY GIN 80 PF JOURNEYMAN BILLBRY BLK HRT GIN 90 PF JUNIPERO GIN 98.6 LEOPOLD BROTHERS - COLORADO AMERICAN SMALL BATCH GIN 80 PF NAVY STRENGTH GIN 114 PF MARTINI MCCORMICK GIN 80 PF MR. BOSTON ENGLISH MARKET GIN 80 PF NEW AMSTERDAM GIN RESTAURANT ONLY OLD GROVE 86 PF OOLA GIN 90 PF/ BRL AGED GIN 94 PF - WA PERRY'S TOT NAVY STRENGTH GIN 114 PF PLATINUM 7X GIN 80 PF PRARIE ORGANIC ON PREMISE ONLY PROHIBITION RANSOM RANSOM OLD TOM GIN 88 PF RE:FIND GIN ROGUE PINK SPRUCE GIN SPRUCE GIN ROYAL EMBASSY

CRIS WW WW WW WW WW PEWS

sws sws YMCO YMCO YMCO

YMCO YMCO YMCO YMCO

sws sws sws sws sws sws

GREN

BEEFEATER 24

YMCO YMCO

LONDON DRY GIN 90 PF BLOOM GIN 80 PF BOMBAY 86 PROOF

WW WW YMCO

sws

PWS MWL

sws

YMCO SWS

sws

GREN JWBG YMCO SWS YMCO JWBG SWS

sws sws sws

SWS

sws sws

WW WW YMCO YMCO YMCO YMCO SWS YMCO

sws sws

PWS YMCO

sws sws

PEWS PEWS MWL YMCO SWS WW YMCO PEWS

sws

YMCO WW

sws

SWS AWS

sws

YMCO YMCO

sws

sws

ROYAL GATE RUSSELL HENRY GIN HAWAIIAN GINGER GIN LONDON DRY GIN MALAYSIAN LIME GIN SEAGRAM'S GIN & JUICE BLUE BEAST 35 PF GIN & JUICE CITRUS 35 PF GIN & JUICE GRN DRAGON 35 PF GIN & JUICE PRPLE RAGE 35 PF GIN & JUICE RED FURY 35 PF GIN DISTILLERS RSV 94 PF GIN EXTRA DRY 80 PF TWISTED GIN APPLE 70 PF TWISTED GIN LIME 70 PF TWISTED GIN ORANGE 70 PF TWISTED GIN PEACH 70 PF TWISTED GIN PINEAPPLE 70 PF TWISTED GIN RED BERRY 70 PF SPIRIT WORKS GIN 86 PF SLOE GIN 54 PF ST GEORGE SPIRITS BOTANIVORE GIN DRY RYE GIN TERROIRGIN TAAKA GIN 80 PF UNCLE VAL'S BOTANICAL GIN VOYAGER DRY GIN GIN - IMPORTED BEEFEATER GIN BURROUGHS RSV 86 PF GIN 94 PF

YMCO YMCO YMCO SWS

sws sws

SWS

sws sws sws sws

SWS

sws sws

SWS

sws

sws sws YMCO YMCO YMCO YMCO WW WW SWS

sws sws sws sws sws

SWS

SAPPHIRE

94 PROOF EAST 84 PF EAST GIN 84 PF BOODLES GIN 90 PF BROKERS GIN 94 PF BULLDOG GIN LONDON DRY 80 PF CADENHEAD'S GIN OLD RAJ DRY GIN 110 PF OLD RAJ DRY GIN 92 PF CAORUNN GIN 83.6 PF GIN 92 PF CITADELLE GIN 88 PF RESERVE 88 PF DAMRAK GIN 83.6 PF DARNLEY'S VIEW GIN 94 PF DARNLEY'S VIEW GIN 94 PF DOORNKAAT EDINBURGH GIN 86 PF EMPRESS 1908 GIN 80 PF FORDS GIN 90 PF G'VINE SMALL BATCH FLORAISON 80 PF SMALL BATCH NOUAISON 88 PF GABRIEL BOUDIER - FRANCE BOUDIER SAFFRON GIN GATES OF LONDON GIN 80 PF HAYMAN'S OLD TOM - ENGLAND 80 PF HENDRICK'S 88 PF KONYAGI GIN KRISTA GIN 80 PF MAGELLAN GIN 80 PF 82.6 PF MARTIN MILLER'S GIN 80 PF 90.4 PF MAYFAIR LONDON DRY GIN 86 PF MONOPOLOWA DRY GIN 87 PF MONOPOLOWA GIN - AUSTRIA 87 PF NO. 3 LONDON DRY GIN 92 PF NOLET'S RESERVE DRY GIN 104.6.PF ORIGINAL INDIGO GIN 80 PF OXLEY DRY GIN 94 PF PINNACLE GIN 80 PF PLYMOUTH GIN 82.4 PF NAVY STRENGTH 114 PF RIGHT GIN 80 PF ROYAL DOCK GIN - ENGLAND 114 PF SACRED GIN ASST (PINK GRPFRT/LICORICE/ JUNIPER/ COR/CARD/ORRIS) 88 PF GIN CARDAMOM 87.6 PF GIN CORIANDER 87.6 PF GIN JUNIPER 87.6 PF GIN LICORICE 87.6 PF

SPIRITS INDEX

sws sws

SWS

sws sws

SWS

sws sws sws

SWS

sws sws

SWS

sws sws sws

YMCO

sws

AWS MWL

sws

SWS YMCO AWS AWS WW YMCO PEWS YMCO CRIS YMCO

sws sws sws

YMCO YMCO YMCO MWL PEWS

sws

PWS SWS YMCO

sws

sws sws

YMCO PEWS

sws sws sws

SWS

sws

BIN 155


Spirits Index by Brand

BRUICHLADDICH SINGLE MALT SCOTCH THE ORGANIC NV 92 PF CAPROCK

DRY GIN 82 PF ORGANIC GRAPPA CHARDONNAY 80 PF ORGANIC PEACH BRANDY 80 PF ORGANIC VODKA 80 PF ORGANIC CROP FARMERS GIN ORGANIC 93.4 PF CROP ORGANIC

VODKA 80 PF VODKA CUCUMBER 70 PF VODKA MEYER LEMON 70 PF VODKA ORGANIC SPICE PUMPKIN 70 PF VODKA TOMATO 70 PF DON ABRAHAM ORG 100% AGAVE 80 PF ANEJO, REPOSADO, BLANCO

ORO PISCO

YMCO

sws

SWS

sws

SWS

sws sws sws sws

SWS

sws

SWS

sws

PEWS

DULCE VIDA ORGANIC TEQUILA

TEQUILA 100 PF AGAVE NECTAR ANEJO 100 PF BLANCO 100 PF BLANCO WITH ANEJO HITCHER LONE STAR EDITION RAINBOW SLEEVES REPOSADO 100 PF J. WITTY ORG CHAMOMILE LIQ CA 40 PF

WW WW WW WW WW WW WW WW PEWS

KOVAL

CHRYSANTHEMUM HONEY LIQ 40 PF ORG GINGER LIQUEUR 40 PF ORGANIC LIONS PRIDE 47'" WARD BLEND 94 PF ORG WHISKEY LIONS PRIDE RYE WHISKEY 80 PF ORGANIC RYE CHICAGO WHITE WHISKEY 80 PF ORG CHICAGO WHITE WHISKEY 80 PF ORGANIC LIXIR VODKA 88 PF ORGANIC MELL VODKA 80 PF ORGANIC

AWS AWS AWS

MOON MOUNTAIN ORG VODKA 80 PF OM (ORGANIC MIXOLOGY) COCKTAILS

PWS

COCONUT WATER & LYCHEE 30 PF WILD CRNBRY BLOOD ORANGE 30 PF

AWS AWS

OM (ORGANIC MIXOLOGY) COCKTAIL

MEYER LEMON & SPICY GINGER 30 PF NOVO FOGO ORGANIC - BRAZIL CACHA<;A SINGLE BRL #105 AGED 5 YR CACHA<;A GOLD/CACHA<;A SLVR 80 PF PARTIDA ORGANIC AGAVE NECTAR PEAK SPIRITS

EAU DE VIE PEACH 80 PF ORGANIC EAU DE VIE PEAR 80 PF ORGANIC ESTATE GRAPPA 80 PF ORGANIC REAL RAW AGAVE NECTAR-BLUE CLR ORG SQUARE ONE ORG VODKA - IDAHO BASIL VODKA BOTANICAL SPIRIT CUCUMBER VODKA SQUARE ONE VODKA THATCHER'S

ORGANIC APPLE SPICE GINGER ORGANIC BLOOD ORANGE 30 PF ORGANIC BLUEBERRY 30 PF ORGANIC CUCUMBER 30 PF ORGANIC DARK CHOCOLATE 30 PF ORGANIC ELDERFLOWER 30 PF ORGANIC POMEGRANATE 30 PF ORGANIC PRICKLY PEAR 30 PF ORGANIC TRES CHILES 30 PF ORGANIC YUMBERRY 30 PF VITAFRUTE

COCO COLADA ORGANIC 30 PF COSMO CKTL 30 PF ORGANIC LEMONADE CKTL 30 PF ORGANIC MARGARITA CKTL 30 PF ORGANIC PISCO

AWS AWS AWS AWS

sws

sws PEWS PEWS SWS

sws sws sws sws WW WW WW WW

sws sws

SWS

sws sws sws sws sws sws

SWS

sws sws sws sws

BARSOL

PISCO SUPREMO MOSTO VERDE 82 PF PRIMERO QUEBRANTE 80 PF SELECTO ACHOLADO 80 PF SELECTO ITALIA 80 PF SUPREMO MOSTO VERDE 83 PF

SWS SWS SWS SWS SWS

CAMPO DE ENCANTO PISCO

GRAND & NOBLE PISCO RSV SINGLE VINE PISCO MOSCATEL RSV SINGLE VINE PISCO QUEBRANTE

WW WW WW

CAMPO DE ENCANTO PISCO

DISTILLER'S RESERVE MOSCATEL 84 PF DISTILLER'S RESERVE QUEBRANTA 86.2 PF PISCO 85 PF CONTROL PISCO

sws sws

C 80 PF RESERVE 80 PF DON CESAR PISCO

sws

ESPECIAL 80 PF ITALIA 86 PF PURO 85.9 PF

SWS

sws

MACCHU PISCO

LA DIABLADA PISCO MACCHU PISCO OCUCAJE PISCO QUEBRANTA 89.6 PF

160

BIN

SWS SWS SWS

SPIRITS INDEX

WW WW SWS

ACHOLADO BLENDED 82 PF MOSTO VERDE ITALIA 80 PF MOSTO VERDE QUEBRANTA 80 PF MOSTO VERDE TORONTEL 80 PF PURO ACHOLADO 82 PF PURO ITALIA 82 PF QUEBRANTA 82 PF TORONTEL 82 PF

AWS AWS AWS AWS AWS AWS AWS AWS

PISCO CAPEL

ALTO DEL CARMEN 80 PF RESERVADO 80 PF PISCO PAYET- PERU 84 PF ACHOLADO, QUEBRANTA, TORONTEL PISCO PORTON 84 PF RUM - DOMESTIC

1909

1909 (89 PF) 80 PF

AMADOR DISTILLERY LIGHT RUM 80 PF ANEJO 80 PF AQUA LIBRE ST GEORGE CALIFORNIA

SWS

sws

PEWS YMCO YMCO YMCO SWS

sws

YMCO YMCO

AGICOLE RUM

ARCTIC GRAPE 70 PF BACARDI 8

BACARDI 8 BACARDI 8 80 PF BERKSHIRE MOUNTAIN DISTILLERS RAGGED

YMCO

sws sws sws

YMCO

MOUNTAIN RUM 80 PF BIG APPLE 70 PF BLACK RAZZ 70 PF

BLACKWELL RUM BLACK GOLD SPECIAL RESERVE 80 PF BLACKWELL'S CALYPSO RUM SPICED 70 PF CHARBAY RUM TAHITIAN VANILLA 70 PF CHARBAY RUM TAHITIAN VANLA 70 PF

COCO 70 PF CONEY ISLAND CARLO RUM CONEY ISLAND CARLO SPICED RUM CRUZAN RUM

DARK RUM 86 PF DRAGON BERRY 70 PF GOLD

GOLD & PINEAPPLE 80 PF GOLD 80 PF GOLD MINER RUM BARREL RUM RESERVE GOLD MINER AGAVE RUM GOLD MINER RUM GRAND MELON 70 PF HERITAGE GIFT TUBE HIGH SPIRITS PIECES OF EIGHT SPCD RUM

YMCO YMCO AWS AWS

sws

AWS

sws

YMCO JWBG JWBG

sws

YMCO YMCO YMCO YMCO YMCO YMCO YMCO YMCO YMCO YMCO YMCO

HOOK'S BLACK SPICED RUM

COCONUT RUM FUSION RUM LIGHT 80 PF MOCHA RUM

YMCO YMCO YMCO YMCO

SPICE 80 PF

YMCO

SPICE

SAMMY'S BEACH BAR RUM SELECT80 PF

SINGLE BARREL 80 PF SOLERA 80 PF SORGRHUM

SPICED 72.5 PF SUPERIOR

SUPERIOR 80 PF SUPERIOR WITH ARCTIC GRAPE 80 PF SUPERIOR WITH MUDDLER 80 PF SUPERIOR WITH OAKHEART 80 PF SUPERIOR WITH ROCK COCONUT 80 PF

TORCHED CHERRY

TORCHED CHERRY 70 PF TORCHED CHERRY WITH COKE 70 PF TORCHED CHRRY W/COKE CLMSHELL 70 PF WHITE RUM 86 PF WOLF BERRY 70 PF YE OLD GROG DISTILLERY - OREGON DUTCH HARBOR BREEZE GROG GOOD MORNING GLORY GROG RUM - IMPORTED 1 BARREL RUM 80 PF 7 TIKI SPICED 70 PF YMCO

YMCO YMCO YMCO YMCO YMCO YMCO YMCO YMCO YMCO YMCO

sws

YMCO

WW WW

CHERRY SPICED RUM 60 PF COCONUT SPICED RUM 42 PF ADR CARONI RUM 15 YR - TRINIDAD 92 PF ALCOHOL DE CANA RUM 99 PF

YMCO YMCO PEWS YMCO

FLAVORS

ANGOSTURA RUM -TRINIDAD

1824 LIMITED RESERVE 1919 ANEJO ANGOSTURA RUM 5 YEAR FORRES PARK RUM OVERPROOF PUNCHEON RUM 150 PF GRAND ANEJO 7 YEAR RESERVA WHITE RUM

WW WW WW WW WW WW

APPLETON

APPLETON ESTATE

RESERVE 80 PF RUM RESERVE 80 PF VX GOLD 80 PF LIMITED EDITION 50 YR 90 PF VX GOLD 80 PF APPLETON JAMAICA

SPECIAL GOLD 80 PF WHITE 80 PF

92 PF SPICED RUM SPICED RUM 70 HOUSE SPIRITS STILLROOM RUM 80 PF

YMCO YMCO

ATLANTICO RUM

KOLOA

sws

SPICED RUM 70 PF SPICED RUM 70 PF WITH CHERRY SPICED SPICED RUM 70 PF WITH COCONUT

ADMIRAL NELSON'S

YMCO

sws

YMCO

ASG YMCO YMCO YMCO YMCO YMCO

92 PF BLACK SPICED RUM

SPICED RUM

YMCO

sws

DARK 80 PF PLATINO 80 PF RESERVE 80 PF RON ATLANTICO RUM DARK PC (KROGER)

sws sws sws

SWS

sws sws sws sws

SWS

sws sws

COCONUT RUM 80 PF DARK RUM 80 PF GOLD RUM 80 PF SPICED RUM 80 PF WHITE RUM 80 PF

YMCO YMCO YMCO YMCO YMCO

LADY BLIGH RUM l/MON70 PF

YMCO

GOLD 80 PF WHITE 80 PF

YMCO YMCO YMCO YMCO YMCO YMCO

BASTISTE RUM AGRICOLE - CARIBBEAN WW BATAVIA ARRACK VAN OOSTEN (SUGAR CANE PEWS

MOUNT GILBOA RUM

BARBADOS RUM BARBADOS RUM - AGED 070 PF OAKHEART SPICED 70 PF ONE SHOT COCONUT 80 PF ORIGINAL BARTENDERS COCONUTS RUM OVER YOU 42 PF PAPA'S PILAR

BLONDE RUM DARK RUM PEACH 42 PF PEACH RED 70 PF

PINEAPPLE FUSION RAZZ 70 PF RED HEAD 70 PF RESERVA LIMITADA

YMCO YMCO SWS YMCO YMCO YMCO

sws

YMCO

RHUM J.M.

BLANC 100 PF GOLD 100 PF MILLESIME 1997 96 PF VSOP 86 PF VSOP 90 PF ROCK COCONUT70 PF

AWS AWS AWS AWS AWS YMCO

RON CASTILLO DARK

DARK 80 PF

YMCO

CITRUS RUM

YMCO

LIGHT

BANKS

5 ISLAND WHITE RUM 86 PF GOLDEN AGE 7 86 PF ENDEAVOR LIMITED EDITION 86 PF BARTON RUM

PEWS PEWS PEWS PEWS

sws sws

SPIRIT)- NETHERLANDS/INDONESIA 100 PF BERRY BROS RUM

BARBADOS 11YR 92 PF FIJIAN 9YR 92 PF GRENADA 13YR 92 PF GUADELOUPE 12YR 92 PF PANAMA l0YR 92 PF ST LUCIA 92 PF BLACK MAGIC SPICED RUM 94 PF BLACK TOT BRITISH NAVY RUM JAMAICA 108.6 PF BLACKBEARD SPICED RUM 86 PF BLACKHEART RUM SPICED RUM 93 PF

SWS

sws sws sws sws sws sws

PEWS

sws

YMCO

BLACKMASK RUM

BLACK PREMO 80 PF ISLAND COCONUT 80 PF ORIGINAL SPICED 80 PF TROPICAL CHAI 80 PF BLACKWELL RUM BLACK GOLD SPECIAL RESERVE 80 PF

SWS

sws

SWS

sws sws

BLUE CHAIR BAY

RUM COCONUT 70 PF RUM RAINBOW PACK RUM SPICED 70 PF RUM WHITE 80 PF BRINLEY CARIBBEAN SHIPWRECK SPICED RUM BRUGAL

YMCO YMCO YMCO YMCO WW


Spirits Index by Brand CAVA DE ORO

CAZADORES AiiiEJO 80 PF BLANCO 80 PF BLANCO 80 PF WITH AiiiEJO EXTRA AiiiEJO 80 PF REPOSADO 80 PF

CHAMUCOS ESPECIAL AiiiEJO 80 PF ESPECIAL BLANCO 80 PF REPOSADO 80 PF TEQUILA ASST (2EA AiiiEJO/REP/BLANCO) 80 PF CHARBAY TEQUILA BLANCO 80 PF

PHI

sws sws sws

SWS

sws sws sws

CHIMAYO BLANCO 80 PF REPOSADO BLUE AGAVE 80 PF

CHINACO AiiiEJO TEQUILA 80 PF BLANCO TEQUILA 80 PF NEGRO EXTRA AiiiEJO LOT 79 86 PF REPOSADO TEAUILA 80 PF

CIMARRON TEQUILA BLANCO 80 PF REPOSADO 80 PF

CLASE AZUL DUO (lEA PLATA/REP) PLATA TEQUILA 80 PF REPOSADO 80 PF ULTRA EXTRA AiiiEJO 80 PF COMISARIO TEQUILA REPOSADO 80 PF

CONEY ISLAND CARLO TEQUILA CORAZON TEQUILA AiiiEJO 80 PF BLANCO 80 PF REPOSADO 80 PF

CORRALEJO AiiiJEJO 80 PF BLANCO 80 PF CORRALEJO TRIO PACK CORRALES 99000 HORAS AiiiEJO GRAN RESERVA 80 PF REPOSADO 80 PF REPOSADO TRIPLE-DISTILLED SILVER 80 PF

CRUZ TEQUILA REPOSADO TEQUILA SILVER TEQUILA

DELEON TEQUILA AiiiEJO 80 PF DIAMANTE 80 PF EXTRA AiiiEJO 102 PF LEONA RESERVE 80 PF REPOSADO 80 PF

80 PF AiiiEJO, REPOSADO, BLANCO

DON AGUSTIN TEQUILA REPOSADO 80 PF W/200ML BLANCO DON BENITO TEQUILA AiiiEJO 80 PF REPOSADO 80 PF SILVER 80 PF DON CAMILO 100% AGAVE 80 PF AiiiEJO CERAMIC, REPOSADO

DON EDUARDO AiiiEJO 80 PF REPOSADO 80 PF SILVER 80 PF

DON FULANO 100% AGAVE

REPOSADO

DON VALENTE DOS ARMADILLOS SUPER PREMIUM 80 PF

100% BLUE AGAVE AiiiEJO 80 PF 100% BLUE AGAVE BLANCO 80 PF 100% BLUE AGAVE REPOSADO 80 PF

GOLD 80 PF

EXTRA AiiiEJO PINTADA COLLECTION

PEWS PHI

AWS

PEWS PEWS PEWS PEWS PEWS PEWS PEWS

AiiiEJO 80 PF REPOSADO 80 PF SILVER 80 PF

EXTRA AiiiEJO YMCO YMCO

sws

SWS

sws sws SWS SWS

sws sws sws sws sws

REPOSADO BLANCO MIXTO REPOSADO GOLD BLANCO

DULCE VIDA ORGANIC TEQUILA 100 PF

AiiiEJO BLANCO EXTRA AiiiEJO REPOSADO

BLANCO WITH AiiiEJO HITCHER LONE STAR EDITION RAINBOW SLEEVES REPOSADO 100 PF ED HARDY 100% AGAVE

WW WW WW WW

AiiiEJO BLANCO REPOSADO

SILVER TEQUILA 80 PF

PEWS

ARTESENAL AiiiEJO 80 PF ARTESENAL EXTRA AiiiEJO 80 PF

JWBG

ARTESANAL SILVER 80 PF PINK TEQUILA 80 PF

YMCO YMCO

EL CARTEL BLANCO TEQUILA 80 PF

YMCO

YMCO

W/GOLD FLAKES 80 PF

SWS SWS

sws sws

HERRADURA YMCO YMCO YMCO SELECCION SUPRE MA YMCO SILVER YMCO HIJOS DE VILLA PHI HOTEL CALIFORNIA TEQUILA REPOSADO 80 PF SWS HUSSONG'S TEQUILA REPOSADO 80 PF YMCO

JALISCOORO JOSE CUERVO

YMCO

YMCO

YMCO

ESPECIAL GOLD 80 PF

YMCO

AiiiEJO 80 PF REPOSADO 80 PF

YMCO YMCO

ESPECIAL SILVER 80 PF PLAT/NO

YMCO YMCO YMCO YMCO YMCO YMCO

SILVER 80 PF EL DESTILADOR100% AGAVE 80 PF ARTISAN BOTTLE AiiiEJO ARTISAN BOTTLE BLANCO

YMCO

LA RESERVA PLATINO RESERVA RESERVA DE LA FAMILIA TRADICIONAL REPO REPOSADO TEQUILA 80 PF TRADICIONAL SILVER 80 PF TEQUILA

YMCO YMCO PWS PWS PWS PWS PWS WW WW WW PEWS

sws sws sws

SWS

REPOSADO SOCCER

YMCO

AiiiEJO 80 PF BLANCO 80 PF EXTRA AiiiEJO 80 PF REPOSADO 80 PF EL PUEBLO 80 PROOF LIGHTOR GOLD

EL TESORO TEQUILA AiiiEJO 75 ANNIV 80 PF AiiiEJO 80 PF AiiiEJO 80 PF 70'" ANNIV PARADISO AiiiEJO 80 PF PLATINUM 80 PF

YMCO YMCO YMCO

EL TORO TEQUILA GOLD 80 PF WHITE 80 PF

EL ULTIMO TEQUILA PEWS PEWS

AGAVE REPOSADO 80 PF AGAVE BLANCO 80 PF

PEWS PEWS PEWS

AiiiEJO 80 PF ASST 80 PF (2EA ANJ/REP/BLCO)

PWS PWS PWS PWS PWS

ESPOL6N

80 PF ANEJO, REPOSADO, BLANCO

PEWS

BLANCO 80 PF REPOSADO 80 PF BLANCO TEQUILA 80 PF BLANCO TEQUILA 80 PF W/AGAVE NECTAR REPOSADO TEQUILA 80 PF

EXCELLIA TEQUILA ANEJO 80 PF BLANCO 80 PF REPOSADO 80 PF

FAMILIA CAMARENA TEQUILAS YMCO YMCO

sws

SWS

sws sws

GREN

EL SAGRADO TEQUILA AiiiEJO 80 PF ASST (2EA REP/ AiiiEJO /BLANCO) BLANCO 80 PF REPOSADO 80 PF EL TEQUILENO BLANCO 80 PF

SWS

sws sws sws

YMCO

sws sws sws

SWS

sws sws sws

sws sws sws

SWS

sws sws sws

SWS

sws sws sws AWS AWS AWS WW

ON PREMISES ONLY

FAT ASS

YMCO YMCO YMCO YMCO

JUAREZ TEQUILA YMCO YMCO YMCO YMCO YMCO YMCO

REPOSADO 80 PF SILVER 80 PF

DON RAMON

PEWS

AiiiEJO AiiiEJO SOCCER BLANCO 100% AGAVE 80 PF BLANCO SOCCER REPOSADO REPOSADO 100% AGAVE

PEWS

PWS

PEWS PEWS PEWS

EL JIMADOR

EL MAYOR TEQUILA

PHI

C/NGE 70 PF

EL CHARRO

YMCO YMCO YMCO YMCO

sws sws sws PEWS PEWS PEWS PEWS

YMCO YMCO

ARTISAN BOTTLE REPOSADO BLANCO REPOSADO

YMCO YMCO YMCO PHI

HACIENDA DE NAVARRO HERENCIA MEXICANA 100% AGAVE 80 PF

WW WW WW

EL AGAVE

PHI

YMCO

GRAN MAYAN GRAND LEYENDA TEQUILA

AGAVE NECTAR AiiiEJO 100 PF BLANCO 100 PF

SWS

sws

sws

SILVER 80 PF

GRAN CAVA DE ORO GRAN CENTENARIO

DOS ARTES DOS MANOS 100% AGAVE 80 PF

sws

YMCO YMCO YMCO MWL

FRONTERA GIRO BY SAUZA TEQUILA

AiiiEJO 80 PF PLATA 80 PF REPOSADO 80 PF ROSANGEL TEQUILA

"FUERTE" BLANCO 100 PF "SUAVE" BLANCO 80 PF 3 YR AiiiEJO 80 PF REPOSADO 80 PF IMPERIAL 5 YR AiiiEJO 80 PF DON JULIO 1942 TEQUILA 80 PF AiiiEJO TEQUILA 80 PF AiiiEJO TEQUILA 70TH ANNIV 80 PF BLANCO TEQUILA 80 PF REAL TEQUILA 80 PF REPOSADO TEQUILA 80 PF DON MODESTO 100% AGAVE

ANEJO 80 PF PLATINUM 80 PF

YMCO YMCO YMCO PHI

SWS

DESTILERIA LA FORTALEZA TEQUILA FORTALEZA AiiiEJO TEQUILA FORTALEZA BLANCO TEQUILA FORTALEZA REPOSADO DON ABRAHAM 100% AGAVE

AiiiEJO PLATA

FRIDA KAHLO

PEWS PEWS PEWS

CORZO AiiiEJO 80 PF REPOSADO 80 PF SILVER 80 PF CRISTEROS REPOSADO 80 PF

YMCO YMCO

AiiiEJO, REPOSADO, PLATA EXTRA AiiiEJO CLAY BOTTLE EXTRA AiiiEJO STERLING SILVER BOTTLE

CHAYA AiiiEJO 80 PF SILVER 80 PF

REPOSADO 80 PF SILVER 80 PF

DON ROBERTO

PHI

GOLD 80 PF SILVER 80 PF

SWS

sws

KARMA TEQUILA AiiiEJO 80 PF BLANCO 80 PF REPOSADO 80 PF LA ARENITA SILVER 80 PF

AWS AWS AWS YMCO

LA CERTEZA AiiiEJO 80 PF BLANCO 80 PF REPOSADO 80 PF

YMCO YMCO YMCO

LA PAZ GOLD 80 PF GOLD WITH MARGARITA MIX 80 PF LA PINTA POMEGRANATE INFUSED 38 PF

YMCO YMCO SWS

LA PRIMA DE PANCHO PISTOLAS 100% AGAVE 80 PF REPOSADO CERAMIC

PEWS

LA PUERTA NEGRA 100% AGAVE 80 PF AiiiEJO, REPOSADO, BLANCO

PEWS

LA TILICA SKULL TEQUILA LAPIS TEQUILA

PHI

sws sws

AiiiEJO 80 PF BLANCO 80 PF REPOSADO 80 PF

SWS

LOS ARANGO TEQUILA

sws sws

AiiiEJO 80 PF BLANCO 80 PF REPOSADO 80 PF

SWS

LUNA MALVADA TEQUILA

sws sws

PLATA 80 PF REPOSADO 80 PF

LUNAZUL TEQUILA AiiiEJO TEQUILA 80 PF

YMCO YMCO YMCO

BLANCO TEQUILA 80 PF REPOSADO TEQUILA 80 PF

MAESTRO DOBEL DIAMOND 80 PF

YMCO

MANANA 100% AGAVE TEQUILA ANEJO TEQUILA BLANCO 100% AGAVE TEQUILA RAINBOW

WW WW WW

TEQUILA REPOSADO 100% AGAVE

WW

MARGARITAVILLE TEQUILA GOLD TEQUILA SILVER TEQUILA

WW WW

MARGARITAVILLE FLAVORED TEQUILA CALYPSO COCONUT TEQUILA

SPIRITS INDEX

WW

BIN

163


Spirits Index by Brand ISLAND LIME TEQUILA LAST MANGO TEQUILA PARADISE PASSION FRUIT TEQUILA TROPICAL TANGERINE MCCORMICK TEQUILA GOLD TQUILA 80 PF

WW WW WW WW YMCO

MELOZA TEQUILA

ANEJO 100% AGAVE 80 ANEJO EXTRA AGED 100% AGAVE 80 PF BLANCO 100% AGAVE 80 PF REPOSADO 100% AGAVE 80 PF

YMCO YMCO YMCO YMCO

METL

BLANCO TEQUILA 80 PF REPOSADO TEQUILA 80 PF Ml TIERRA MILAGRO

ANEJO REPOSADO SILVER

YMCO YMCO PHI YMCO YMCO YMCO

MILAGRO RESERVE TEQUILA

ANEJO SELECT REPOSADO SELECT SILVER SELECT BARREL RESERVE 80 PF SINGLE BRL RSRV ANEJO TEQUILA 80 PF SNGL BARREL RSRV REPOSADO TQLA 80 PF MONTE ALBAN TEQUILA

REPOSADO 80 PF SILVER 80 PF MONTEZUMA TEQUILA

GOLD 80 PF WHITE 80 PF OLD CARBINE OLMECA ALTOS TEQUILA

PLATA 80 PF REPOSADO 80 PF ONE SHOT

COFFEE 80 PF LEMON 80 PF MINT 80 PF

YMCO YMCO YMCO YMCO YMCO

sws sws sws sws PHI

sws sws YMCO YMCO YMCO

ORO AZUL 100% AGAVE

TEQUILA ANEJO TEQUILA BLANCO TEQUILA REPOSADO PANCHO PISTOLAS 100% AGAVE 80 PF REPOSADO CERAMIC PANCHO VILLA ROJO 80 PF

WW WW WW PEWS YMCO

PAQUI TEQUILA

ANEJO TEQUILA REPOSADO TEQUILA SILVER TEQUILA PARTIDA TEQUILA

ANEJO 80 PF ASST (1 ANJ/4 BL/1 REP) BLANCO 80 PF ELEGANTE 80 PF REPOSADO 80 PF PASION SECRETA PATR6N TEQUILA

YMCO YMCO YMCO

sws sws sws

SWS

sws PHI

ANEJO 80 PF REPOSADO 80 PF SILVER 80 PF GRAN BURDEOS ANEJO 80 PF GRAN PATRON PIEDRA EX ANEJO 80 PF GRAN PLATINUM 80 PF ASST (SILVER/REP/ ANEJO) MAGIC PACK 80 PF METAL CASE (2 SILVER/1 ANEJO/ RAINBOW PACK 80 PF VARIETY (A/R/S/XO) 80 PF

sws sws sws

SWS

sws sws SWS

sws sws sws

SWS

PELIGROSO

ANEJO 84 PF REPOSADO 84 PF SILVER 84 PF

PWS PWS PWS

PEPE LOPEZ

GOLD WHITE POSADAS 100% AGAVE ANEJO/REPOSADO

YMCO YMCO PEWS

80 PF PUEBLO VIEJO TEQUILA BLANCO 80 PF PURA SANGRE

YMCO PHI

PURA VIDA

ANEJO TEQUILA EXTRA ANEJO TEQUILA GOLD TEQUILA SILVER TEQUILA

YMCO YMCO YMCO YMCO

PURASANGRE TEQUILA

ANEJO RSVA 80 PF BLANCO RSVA 80 PF EXTRA ANEJO RSVA 80 PF REPOSADO RSVA 80 PF RANCHERO

GOLD 100% AGAVE TEQUILA SILVER 100% AGAVE TEQUILA RANCHO ALEGRE TEQUILA

BLANCO 80 PF REPOSADO 80 PF REGIONAL

ANEJO 80 PF BLANCO 80 PF

164 BIN

SWS

sws sws sws WW WW

sws sws YMCO YMCO

SPIRITS INDEX

REPOSADO 80 PF

YMCO

RESERVA DEL SENOR

A LMENDRA DO 60 PF 100% PURO DE AGAVE

REPOSADO 80 PF SILVER 80 PF REVOLUCION TEQUILA ANEJO 80 PF EXTRA ANEJO 80 PF SILVER 100 PF SILVER 80 PF REY SOL ANEJO 80 PF

ROOSTER ROJO TEQUILA TEQUILA BLANCO TEQUILA REPOSADO TEQUILA ANEJO SAUZA

100 ANOS ANEJO 80 PF 100 ANOS BLANCO 80 PF 100 ANOS SILVER 80 PF BLUE TEQUILA REPOSADO 80 PF SILVER 80 PF CONMEMORATIVO 80 PF HORNITOS ANEJO 80 PF HORNITOS LIME SHOT 70 PF HORNITOS PLATA 80 PF HORNITOS PLATA W/50 ML LIME SHOT HORNITOS REPOSADO 80 PF TEQUILA At;AI 80 PF TEQUILA GOLD 80 PF TEQUILA SILVER 80 PF TRES GENERACIONES ANEJO 80 PF TRES GENERACIONES PLATA 80 PF TRES GENERACIONES PLATA 80 PF YRC TRES GENERACIONES REPOSADO 80 PF X.A. TEQUILA 80 PF EDICION LIMITADA SELECCION ARTENOM

1580 BLANC 80 PF TEQUILA ASST (3 BLANC0/2 REP/1 ANEJO) TEQUILA DE 1079 BLANCO 80 PF TEQUILA DE 1146 ANEJO 80 PF TEQUILA DE 1414 REPOSADO 80 PF SEMBRADOR SEMENTAL TEQUILA

ANEJO 80 PF REPOSADO 80 PF SILVER 80 PF SIETE LEGUAS TEQUILA

ANEJO 80 PF REPOSADO 80 PF SILVER 80 PF SINO TEQUILA

IRISH BARREL AGED REPOSADO TEQUILA SPICY TEQUILA TEQUILA REPOSADO 80 PF TEQUILA SILVER 80 PF STALLION 100% AGAVE 80 PF ANEJO SUERTE TEQUILA

ANEJO 80 PF BLANCO 80 PF REPOSADO 80 PF T.K.O. BOXING GLOVE Tl TEQUILA UNO -100% AGAVE DELECTO

-BLANCO 86 PF ESTELAR -ANEJO EXCEPCIONAL - REPOSADO ULTRA FINO -BLANCO TANTEO

COCOA TEQUILA COLLECTION TEQUILA JALAPENO TEQUILA TROPICAL TEQUILA TARANTULA AZUL

70 PF

YMCO YMCO YMCO

sws sws

SWS

sws

YMCO IDWC IDWC IDWC IDWC

sws sws sws sws

SWS

sws sws sws

SWS

sws sws

SWS

sws sws sws

ANEJO MASTERPIECE ANEJO TALAVERA REPOSADO SILVER TEQUILA OCHO

PLATA 80 PF TEQUILA OCHO EXTRA ANEJO 2009 TEQUILA XO TEXANO BOOT TIERRA AZTECA 100% AGAVE 80 PF

ANEJO REPOSADO BLANCO TIERRAS TEQUILA

ANEJO 80 PF BLANCO 80 PF BLANCO 80 PF W/11.7 OZ AGAVE NECTAR REPOSADO 80 PF TONALA 100% AGAVE 80 PF ANEJO 2 YR CERAMIC RESERVA SUPREMA 4 YR SUPREMA REPOSADO

TORO DE LIDIA TOTEM TRAGO SILVER TRES AGAVES

ANEJO TEQUILA BLANCO TEQUILA BLANCO TEQUILA WITH MIX REPOSADO TEQUILA TRES MANOS 100% AGVE ANEJO 3YR 80 PF

sws sws

GOLD SILVER

SWS

sws sws PHI

sws sws

SWS YMCO YMCO YMCO YMCO YMCO YMCO YMCO PEWS

TRES MUJERES TRES REYES

TRES REYES TEQUILA GOLD 80 PF TRES SIETES

ANEJO REPOSADO SILVER TRES SIETES SIL

WYLAND DOLPH PLYGRND WYLAND PEGUIN WYLAND SHARK TRES-CUATRO-CINCO TEQUILA

EXTRA ANEJO 87 PF TWO FINGERS GOLD 80 PF WINNER'S CHOICE GOLF CLUB ZAPOPAN 100% AGAVE

80 PF BLANCO, REPOSADO GOLD 80 PF SILVER 80 PF

AWS AWS AWS PHI

BLANCO ORO ZIRCON AZUL TRIPLE SEC- DOMESTIC ARROW

WW WW WW WW

TRIPLE SEC 15 PF TRIPLE SEC 30 PF TRIPLE SEC (NON-ALCOHOLIC) BARTON TRIPLE SEC 30 PF BINYAMINA TRIPLE SEC 54 PF

YMCO YMCO YMCO YMCO

DE KUYPER

TRIPLE SEC 30 PF TRIPLE SEC 48 PF TRIPLE SEC 60 PF GREN TRIPLE SEC 40 PF HIRAM WALKER

YMCO

TRIPLE SEC 30 PF TRIPLE SEC 60 PF JUAREZ TRIPLE SEC 30 PF M BRIZARD TRIPLE SEC 78 PF

REPOSADO

YMCO

MARGARITAVILLE LIQUEURS TRIPLE SEC MONTEZUMA TRIPLE SEC 60 PF

YMCO YMCO PHI PHI PEWS

MR. BOSTON TRIPLE SEC 30 PF STIRRINGS TRIPLE SEC 60 PF

TARANTULA 100

PLATA TEQUILA REPOSADO TEQUILA TECHILA TEKY LADY'S TENOCH 100% AGAVE 80 PF REPOSADO TEQUILA ARETTE

ANEJO ARTESANAL ANEJO ARTESANAL BLANCO ARTESANAL GRAN CLASE EXTRA ANEJO ARTESANAL REPOSADO BLANCO REPOSADO TEQUILA CABEZA TEQUILA HACIENDA VIEJA

BLANCO DON FELIX ANEJO TEQUILA 100% AGAVE REPOSADO TEQUILA LOS AZULEJOS 100% DE AGAVE

sws sws sws sws PEWS PEWS PEWS YMCO YMCO PHI PHI YMCO YMCO YMCO YMCO YMCO PEWS PHI YMCO YMCO SWS YMCO YMCO YMCO YMCO YMCO YMCO

sws

YMCO PHI PEWS YMCO YMCO

ZAVANO

YMCO

REPOSADO

PEWS PEWS PEWS

ZARCO TEQUILA

PLATA

TEQUILA 80 PF

YMCO YMCO CRIS PHI

TORADA

GOLD TEQUILA SILVER TEQUILA

SWS

sws sws sws

WW WW WW WW

WW WW WW WW WW WW WW YMCO WW WW WW WW

TEMPO TRIPLE SEC 30 PF

YMCO YMCO PHI

sws

SWS

sws sws sws sws sws sws

GREN

sws

SWS

sws sws

WW SWS

sws

PWS SWS

TRIPLE SEC- IMPORTED BOLS

TRIPLE SEC 30 PF TRIPLE SEC 42 PF TRIPLE SEC 60 PF BOUDIER CURAt;AO TRIPLE SEC

YMCO YMCO YMCO WW

ESSENTIALS

TRIPLE SEC 30 PF TRIPLE SEC 60 PF GIFFARD PREMIUM TRIPLE SEC JOSEPH CARTRON LIQUEURS -FRANCE TRIPLE SEC LIQUEUR 80 PF JULES PERCHARD TRIPLE SEC LA QUINTA TRIPLE SEC

YMCO YMCO YMCO PEWS MWL WW

MERLET LIQUEURS

MERLET TRIPLE SEC

WW


Spirits Index by Brand DRAGON FRUIT 70 PF GINGER 70 PF MOSCATO GRAPE 70 PF PASSION FRUIT 70 PF PEACH 70 PF PEACH 70 PF PINEAPPLE 70 PF RASPBERRY 70 PF WILD STRAWBERRY 70 PF SMIRNOFF VODKA

AMARETTO 70 PF BLACK CHERRY TWIST 70 PF BLUE 100 PF BLUEBERRY TWIST 70 PF CHERRY TWIST 70 PF CINNAMON SUGAR 60 PF CITRUS TWIST 70 PF COCONUT TWIST 70 PF CRANBERRY TWIST 70 PF FLUFFED MARSHMALLOW TWIST 60 PF GRAPE TWIST 70 PF GREEN APPLE TWIST 70 PF KISSED CARAMEL TWIST 60 PF LIME TWIST 70 PF MANGO TWIST 70 PF ORANGE TWIST 70 PF PASSION FRUIT TWIST 70 PF PEACH TWIST 70 PF PEAR TWIST 70 PF PINEAPPLE TWIST 70 PF POMEGRANATE TWIST 70 PF RASPBERRY TWIST 70 PF RED 80 PF ROOTBEER FLOAT TWIST 70 PF SILVER 90 PF SORBET LIGHT LEMON 60 PF SORBET LIGHT LEMON TWIST 60 PF SORBET LIGHT MANGO PASSION FRT 60 PF SORBET LIGHT MANGO PASSION FRUIT TWIST 60 PF SORBET LIGHT PINEAPPLE/COCONUT 60 PF SORBET LIGHT RASPBERRY POMEGRANATE 60 PF SORBET LIGHT RASPBERRY POMEGRANATE TWIST60 PF STRAWBERRY TWIST 70 PF VANILLA TWIST 70 PF VODKA 80 PF VODKA 80 PF W/200 ML SMMF RED VODKA ESPRESSO 100 PF WATERMELON TWIST 70 PF WHIPPED CREAM TWIST 60 PF WILD HONEY 60 PF SPIRIT WORKS VODKA 86 PF TAAKAVODKA

80 PF FLAVORS

CHERRY 60 PF COCONUT 60 PF GRAPE 60 PF PINK LEMONADE 60 PF RED BERRY 60 PF WHIPPED CREAM 60 PF

TITO'S HANDMADE VODKA 80 PF TWENTY GRAND

VODKA INFUSED WITH COGNAC VODKA WITH 100 ML BLACK VODKA WITH 100 ML ROSE TWENTY GRAND ROSE FLAVORS

BERRY 70 PF BUBBLE 70 PF CAKE 70 PF CHERRY 70 PF CHOCOLATE 70 PF CITRUS 70 PF DUDE LIMON LIME VODKA 70 PF GRAPE 70 PF LOOPY 70 PF MANGO 70 PF MARILYN MONROE VODKA ORANGE 70 PF PASSION FRUIT 70 PF POMEGRANATE 70 PF PURPLE VODKA 70 PF PURPLE RANGTANG COMBO 70 PF RANGTANG VODKA 70 PF RASPBERRY 70 PF ROOTBEER 70 PF S'MORES 70 PF SUPERCOLA VODKA 70 PF TARTZ VODKA 70 PF TOMATO 70 PF TRIPLE SHOT ESPRESSO 70 PF VANILLA 70 PF VODKA 80 PF WITH CHERRY VODKA 80 PF WITH GRAPE WATERMELON 70 PF WHIPPED VODKA 70 PF

166

BIN

SPIRITS INDEX

sws sws sws

SWS

sws sws sws

SWS SWS

PWS PWS PWS PWS PWS PWS PWS PWS PWS PWS PWS PWS PWS PWS PWS PWS PWS PWS PWS PWS PWS PWS PWS PWS PWS PWS PWS PWS PWS PWS PWS PWS PWS PWS PWS PWS PWS PWS PWS PWS

sws

YMCO YMCO YMCO YMCO YMCO YMCO YMCO YMCO YMCO YMCO YMCO YMCO YMCO YMCO YMCO YMCO YMCO YMCO YMCO YMCO YMCO YMCO YMCO YMCO YMCO YMCO YMCO YMCO YMCO YMCO YMCO YMCO YMCO YMCO YMCO YMCO YMCO YMCO YMCO YMCO YMCO YMCO

VICIOUS VODKA - CAFFEINATED

VIVID VODKA

CRIS YMCO

VODKA 80PF VOLSTEAD VOLSTEAD VODKA 84 PF

sws

WAVE VODKA

80 PF BAJA 80 PF BLUE RASPBERRY 80 PF CAKE 60 PF FROSTED CINNAMON BUN 60 PF LEMON LIME 60 PF PEACH 60 PF PINK LEMONADE 60 PF WHIPPED CREAM 60 PF WOLFSCHMIDT VODKA 80 PF YAZI GINGER VODKA 70 PF ZACHLAWI VODKA 80 PF ZING VODKA

PREMIUM VODKA 80 PF RED VELVET 70 PF

sws

SWS

SWS SWS

sws sws sws

SWS

sws sws sws sws

SWS

sws

sws SWS

VODKA - IMPORTED

2 NITE VODKA

ALPINE MINT 80 PF BLOOD ORANGE 80 PF CAFFE ESPRESSO 80 PF VODKA 80 PF 666 PURE TASMANIAN VODKA - 80 PF

ABSOLUT

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Spirit Importer/Distributor I Directory AMIGOS TEQUILA

ALAMBIC, INC.

334 E. 74th St, New York, NY 10021 Telephone: (212) 717-2901 Fax: (212) 717-2903

1240 N. Van Buren, Ste. 210 Anaheim, CA 92807 Telephone: (714) 632-7052

254-B Mill Street, St. A-3 Greenwich, CT Telephone: (203) 532-9177

3D SPIRITS

ALBERT W. LIZER ENTERPRISES

ANCHOR DISTILLING CO. HOTALING & CO.

BAILYANA

9801 N. Litchfield Rd. El Mirage, AZ 85335 Telephone: (623) 536-3201 Website: 3amigostequila.com 9801 N. Litchfield Rd. El Mirage, AZ 85335 Telephone: (623) 536 3201 Fax: (707) 766-7716 Website: dan@redrum.com

3 VODKA DISTILLING CO.

400 N. Noble, Ste. 101 Chicago, IL 60622 Telephone: (312) 942-9999 Fax: (312) 942-9998 21ST CENTURY SPIRITS

6560 E. Washington Blvd. Commerce, CA 90040 Telephone: (323) 832-4488 901 SILVER TEQUILA

100 Chesterfield Business Parkway St Louis, MO 63005 Telephone: (636) 681-1352 Fax:(636) 681-1872 123 Tequila

P.O. Box 6715 Beverly Hills, CA 90212 Tel: 310-345-3455 1921 TEQUILA CREAM

18866 Stone Oak Pkwy., Ste. 113-76 San Antonio TX 78258 Telephone: (210) 787-1797 Fax: (210) 437-0190 A.G. IMPORTS

5992 E. Slauson Ave. Commerce, CA 90040 Telephone: (323) 728-3677 Fax:(323) 728-3674 A.V. IMPORTS INC.

6450 Dobbin Rd., Ste. G Columbia, MD 21045 Telephone: (410) 638-7720 Fax:: (410) 884-9470

12711 Ventura Blvd., Ste.# 460 Studio City, CA 91604 Telephone: (818) 508-3388 Fax: (818) 508-3382 ALEX& STEVE WITH ED INC.

1240 E. Locust St., Ste. 208 Ontario, CA 91761 Telephone:(951) 757-7464 Fax: (909) 930-5605

ALFORD DISTRIBUTING CO.

599 E. Main St.El Centro, CA 93243 Telephone: (760) 353-3930 ALLEMAGNIA IMPORTS

10731-33 Forest St. Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670 Telephone: (562) 941-7225 Fax: (562) 941-4704 ALLIED DISTRIBUTORS

13287 Ralston Ave. Sylmar, CA 91342 Telephone: (818) 362-9333 Fax: (818) 362-7180

ALLIED BRANDS

3810 Transport Street Ventura, CA 93003 Telephone: (805) 644-2201 Fax: (805) 644-4987 ALL NATIONS BEVERAGE IMPORTERS, LTD.

240 Windrift Court Roswell, GA 30076 Telephone: (770) 953-8467 Fax: (770) 933-8846 ALTA MARKETING CO.

720 South Wanamaker Ave. Ontario, CA 91761 Telephone: (909) 390-6540 Fax: (909) 605-0600 AMATE TEQUILA

A&T IMPORTING 545 W. Allen Ave., Suite 14 San Dimas, CA 91773 Telephone:(909) 717-7293

Napoles 3131 GuadalajaraJalisco, MX 44630 Telephone: 847 460 0937

ADAMBA IMPORTS INC.

10817 Sherman Way Sun Valley, CA 91352 Telephone: (818) 982-1377 Fax: (818) 982-3898

585 Meserole St. Brooklyn, NY 11237 Telephone: (718) 628-9700 Fax:(718) 628-0920

ADVANCE BEVERAGE CO.

P.O. Box 9517 Bakersfield, CA 93389 Telephone: (661) 833-3783 Fax:(661) 835-8779

AGUIRRE TEQUILA IMPORTS

300 E. Bonita Ave.,#126 San Dimas, CA 91773 Telephone: (909) 374 4854

Tequilaguirre@hotmail.com AGWA DE BOLIVIA

23974 Aliso Creek Rd. Laguna Niguel, CA 92677 Telephone: (949) 246-4427 A. HARDY USA

9501 W. Devon Ave., Suite 700 Rosemont, IL 60018 Telephone: (847) 698-9860 Fax: (847) 698-9904

AMAZONAS IMPORTS INC.

AMERICAN BEVERAGE COMPANY

13428 Maxella Ave., Ste. 624 Marina Del Rey, CA 90290 Telephone: (310) 827-2404

AMERICAN BEVERAGE CORP.

One Daily Way Verona, PA 15147 Telephone: (412) 828-9020 Fax: (412) 828-8876

AMERICAN SUPPLIERS GROUP LLC

18653 Ventura Blvd., #380 Tarzana, CA 91356 Telephone: (818) 428-0512

AMERICAN WINES & SPIRITS

17101 Valley View Cerritos, CA 90638 Telephone: (800) 433-4797

AMERICANA SPIRITS COMPANY 22

North Railroad Street Palmyra, PA 17078 Telephone: (732) 841-5646

AMIGOS USA

1705 Mariposa Street San Francisco, CA 94107 Telephone: (415) 863-8350 Fax: (415) 552-7094

ANGOSTURA INTERNATIONAL LTD.

20 Commerce Dr., SuitelOO White Plains, NY 10604 Telephone: (914) 539-4500 ANSON IMPORTS

3363 N.E. 163rd St., Suite 508 North Miami Beach, FL 33160 305-947-4142 ARETTE UNIQUE TEQUILA

1600 Tysons Boulevard 8th FL Mclean, VA 22102 Telephone: (703) 245-8548 Fax: (443) 306-6090 Website: tequilarack.com ARTISAN BRANDS

7771 NW 146th Street Miami, FL 33016 (305) 818-4778 www.discoverpisco.com ATLANTIC BRANDS

1033 Skokie Blvd., Ste. 600 Northbrook, IL 60062 Telephone: (847) 412-6200 Fax: (310) 937-7031 ATLANTIC WATERS USA

22506 Cantlay Street West Hills, CA 91307 Telephone: (818) 262-3300 Fax: (818) 999- 6556

BACMAR INTERNATIONAL

5880 Edna Rd. San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 Telephone: (805) 544-9080 BANANA WINE & SPIRITS

748 Nassau Road Cocoa Beach, FL 32931 Telephone: (954) 351-3290 BARMADE PRODUCTS

4413 W. Jefferson Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90016 Telephone: (323) 731-5390 BARREL SELECT IMPORTERS

900 North Shore Dr., Ste. 260 Lake Bluff, IL 60044 Telephone: (847) 295-0410

BASSO DISTRIBUTING CO.

2505 E. Pleasant Valley Road Camarillo, CA 93012 Telephone: (805) 484-2731 Fax: (805) 484-0889 BAY AREA DISTRIBUTING

1061 Factory Street Richmond, CA 94804 Telephone:(510) 232-8554

BEAM GLOBAL WINE & SPIRITS

1901 Newport Blvd., Ste. 271 Costa Mesa, CA 92627 Telephone:(949) 200-7200 Fax:(949) 200-7210

BEAUCHAMP DISTRIBUTING CO.

1911 Santa Fe Ave. Compton, CA 90221 Telephone: (310) 639-5320 Fax: (310) 537-8641 BENDISTILLERY

82 BEVERAGE

1470 N. E 1st St.,#800 Bend, OR 97701 Telephone: (541) 318-0200 Fax: (541) 318-0200

B & I OVERSEAS TRADING, INC.

500 Kinley NE Albuquerque, NM 87102 Telephone: (915) 253-5755

3536 Concours St. Ontario CA 91764 Telephone: (909) 354-8032 Website: b2beverage.com

15155 Stagg St., Ste. 7 Van Nuys, CA 91405 Telephone: (818) 285-6936 Toll Free: (888) 201-0733 Fax: (818) 285-6937 B & R DISTRIBUTORS

780 Montague Expressway, Ste. 102 San Jose, CA 95131 Telephone: (480) 944-4843 Fax: (408) 943-8428 BW PROVISIONS, INC.

2350-60-70 E. 48th St. Vernon, CA 90058 Telephone: (323) 583-0801 Fax: (323) 583-3640 BACARDI-MARTINI U.S.A., INC.

3010 Old Ranch Parkway #320 Seal Beach, CA 90740 Telephone: (562) 594-8151 Fax: (562) 594-58102100 Biscayne Blvd.Miami, FL 33137 Telephone: (305) 573-8511 Fax: (305) 573-0756 BACHTRACHIAN SPIRITS

272 Plandome Road, Suite 100 Manhasset, NY 11030 Telephone: (516) 869-9170 Website: senorfrogstequila.com

BENEVA MEZCAL

BENJAMIN MELIN-JONES

211 E. 43rd St.#610 New York NY 10017 Telephone: (212) 682-2477 Fax: (212) 682-8853 Website: rhumclement.com BEST REGARDS

344 Seventh Ave. San Diego, CA 93101 Telephone: (619) 685-5840 BEST-WAY DISTRIBUTING CO.

13287 Ralston Ave. Sylmar, CA 91342 Telephone: (818) 362-9333 Fax:(818) 362-7180

BEVERAGE SPECIALTIES LIMITED

196 Newton St. Stl Fredonia, NY 14063 Telephone: (716) 673-1000 Fax: (716) 673-8526 BEVERAGE WAREHOUSE

4935 McConnell Ave.# 21 Los Angeles, CA 90066 Telephone: (310) 306-2822 Fax: (310) 821-4555

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Directory I Spirit Importer/Distributor IMPEX WINE & SPIRITS INC.

275 CentennialWay, Ste 200 Tustin, CA 93680 Telephone:(714) 554-3911 Fax:(714) 554-8714

IMPORTERS DIRECT WHOLESALE CO., INC. 1944 Gardena Avenue

Glendale, CA 91204 Telephone:(323) 669-0495 Fax:(323) 669-0491 Website:spirits@idwco.com

INTERCO BRANDS INCORPORATED

899 El Centro St., Suite 102 South Pasadena, CA 91031 Telephone:(626) 441-7037

INTERNATIONAL SPIRITS AND WINES

333 North Bedford Road, Suite 140 Mount Kisco NY 10549 Telephone:(914) 471-4500 Fax:(914) 747-6666 INTERNATIONAL SPIRITS DIST.

1235W. El Segundo Blvd. Gardena, CA 90247 Telephone:(323) 756-6777 Fax:(323) 756-8126

INTERNATIONAL TASTING GROUP/TEQUILA RACK

1600 Tysons Boulevard, 8th Fl. Mclean, VA 22102Telephone:(703) 245-8548 Fax:(443) 306-6090 Website:tequilarack.com IPN - INTERNATIONAL PRODUCT NEGOTIATION TEQUILA SPECIALIST

180 Mace Street, Suite A-4 Chula Vista CA 91911 Telephone:(619) 427-1928 Fax:(619) 427-1934

ISLAND OASIS

141 Norfolk St., P.O. Box 769 Walpole, MA 02081 Telephone:(800) 999-5674 Fax:(508) 553-7844

J. Woods Beverage Group

2441 Sprig Ct., Suite F Concord, CA 92520 Telephone:(925) 680-9463 www .jwoodsbeverage.com JFC INTERNATIONAL INC.

7101 E. Slauson Ave Los Angeles CA 90040 Telephone:(323) 721-6100 Fax:(323) 721-6133

JIM BEAM BRANDS CO.

510 lake Cook road Deerfield, ll 60015 Telephone:(847) 948-8888 Fax:(847) 948-0395

JONATHAN ENGLISH COMPANY

P.O. Box 3494 San Diego, CA 9213 Telephone:(619) 281-1133 Fax:(619) 296-8669

JUILO CASER CHAVEZ TEQUILA

Tequilera Ocho Mesas, LLC PO BOX 27827 Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA 480.205.3811 Direct line 480.556.1539 Fax www.TEQUILAOM.com KAI VODKA LLC

1240 Ala Moana Blvd, Suite 315 Honolulu, HI 96814 Telephone:(808) 593.7731 Fax:(800) 593.7751 Website:kaivodka.com KARMA TEQUILA

32111 Mulholland Highway, Malibu, CA 90265 818-623-2500 www.karmatequila.com

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K'CHA-THAI TRADING, USA

P.O. Box 1555 Gardena, CA 90249 Telephone:(310) 516-1969 21W.39th Street, 6th Floor New York, NY 10018 Telephone:(212) 3911111 ext. 106 Fax:(212) 391 1316 KINDRED SPIRITS

12000 Biscayne Blvd, Suite 504 Miami, Florida 33181 Telephone:(305) 919-9911 Fax:(305) 892 1681 Website:Kindredspiritsusa.com KOBRAND CORPORATION

One Manhattanville Road Purchase, NY 10577 Telephone:(914) 253-7715 134 E. 40th Street New York, NY 10016 Telephone:(212) 490-9300 Fax:(212) 986-7931 KORD DISTILLERIES USA

7740W. Manchester Ave. Ste.109A Playa Del Rey, CA 90293 Telephone:(310) 823-6158 Fax:(310) 822-4252

KROL VODKA

12135 Summit Court Beverly Hills, CA 90210 Telephone:(310) 271-2618 Fax:(310) 271-7624 Website:krolvodka.com LEBANESE ARAK CORPORATION 724 Thompson Avenue Glendale, CA 91201 Telephone:(818) 240-6800 Fax:(818) 240-8400 www.lacproducts.com

LA PAZ PRODUCTS, INC.

345 N. Oak Place Brea, CA 92821 Telephone:(714) 990-0982 Fax:(714) 990-2246 LA MANCHA DISTRIBUTING, INC.

24 Cannery Court Hayward, CA 94544 Telephone:(510) 886-3610 Fax:(510) 583-3576 LAIRD & COMPANY

One laird Road Scobeyville, NJ 07724 Telephone:(908) 542-0312 Fax:(908) 542-2244 LANSON INTL' AMERICAS, INC.

126 East 56th Street, Suite 300 New York, NY 10022 Telephone:(212) 751-0200 Fax:(212) 751-8919

LARRABEE BROS DISTRIBUTING CO.

P.O. Box 1850 Santa Maria, CA 93456 Telephone:(805)922-2108 Fax:(805) 925-9214 LE TOURMENT VERT ABSINTHE

Distillerie Vinet Ege SA 1160 Battery St. Ste 30 San Francisco, CA 94111 Telephone:(415) 732-1020 Fax:(415) 732-1001 LE VECKE CORPORATION

10810 Inland Avenue Mira Loma, CA 91752 Telephone:(909) 681-8600 Fax:(909) 681-8666

LEGACY IMPORTS, INC.

MARKO K. SPIRITS DISTRIBUTING

9498 Alternate A 1A lake Park, Fl 33403 Telephone:(561) 840-0333 Website:perfect1864.com

4001 Spring Mountain Rd.St. Helena, CA 94574 Telephone:(707) 312- 0206

LEONARD KREUSCH, INC.

3325 Mt. Prospect Road Franklin Park, ll 60131 Telephone:(847) 957-1100 Fax:(847) 957-1300

2000 le Grand Avenue Northvale, NJ 07647 Telephone:(201) 784-2500 Fax:(201) 784-0951 LIQUID INTERNATIONAL PREMIUM SPIRITS

MARSALLE COMPANY

MATA HARi ABSINTHE BOHEMIAN

334 East 74th Ave., Suite 6B New York, NY 10021 Telephone:(212) 717-2901

The Brand Action Team One Darling Drive Avon, CT 06001 Telephone:(860) 676-7900 Fax:(860) 679-0290

LOGRET IMPORT & EXPORT 150 N.Willow City of Industry, CA 91746 Telephone:626) 961-9800 Fax:(626) 961-8530

221 E.Walnut St., Suite 100 Pasadena, CA 91101 Telephone:(626) 683-3123 Fax:(626) 683-3124

LONG ISLAND SPIRITS

2182 Sound Avenue Baiting Hollow, NY 11933 Telephone:(631) 630-9322 Fax:(631) 630-0246 LOTUS VODKA

795 Folson St. San Francisco, CA 94107 Telephone:(415) 867-4463 Website:lotusvodka.com LUGANO IMPORTS, INC

580 Irwin Street, #7 San Rafael, CA 94901 Telephone: (415) 459-1547 Fax: (415) 453-7007 LUXCO

MARTINEZ BRANDS, INC.

MC CORMICK DISTILLING CO.

1192 Smoke RiverWay Sacramento, CA 95831 Telephone:(916) 427-7977 One McCormick laneWeston, MO 64098 Telephone:(816) 640-2276 Fax:(816) 640-2402 MECRCIER DISTRIBUTING

82355 Market St.Indio, CA 92201 Telephone:(619) 347-3561

MEGAWINE, INC.

161 Cohasset Street Van Nuys, CA 91406 Telephone:(818) 781-9686 Fax:(818) 781-9292 MILLERS GIN INC.

5050 Kemper Avenue St. Louis, MO 63139 Telephone: (314) 772-2626 Fax: (314) 772-6021

16375 NE 18th Ave., Ste. 323, NorthMiami Beach, Fl 33162 Telephone:(305) 919-9911 Fax:(305) 919-9918

LV INTERNACIONAL BRANDS LLC

MISSION BEVERAGE CO.

6940 Camino Maquiladora San Diego, CA 92154 Telephone: (310) 678-7415 Website: tequilacristeros.com.mx

550 S. Mission Road Los Angeles, CA 90033 Telephone:(323) 266-6238 Fax:(323) 526-1603

MIW MARKETING

MOET & HENNESSEY

3625 Del Amo Blvd., Ste 245 Torrance, CA 90503 Telephone: (310) 90503 MK SPIRITS LLC

2822 Van Ness Ave. San Francisco, CA, 94109 Telephone: (415) 409-4242 Fax:(415) 931-8030

8105 Irvine Center Drive, 850 Irvine, CA 92618 Telephone:(949) 788-5940 Fax:(949) 788-5950 2 Park Avenue New York, NY 10016 Telephone:(212) 251-8200 Fax:(212) 251-8388 MODERN SPIRITS

MAJESTIC DISTILLING CO.

168W. Pomona Ave. Monrovia, CA 91016 Telephone:(626) 711-9469 Website:TRUvodka.com

MAJESTIC MARKETING GROUP, LTD.

12975 Arroyo Street San Fernando, CA 91340 Telephone:(818) 837-7674

2200 Monumental Rd. Baltimore, MD 21227 Telephone: (410) 242-0200 Fax: (410) 247-7831

425 Aviation Blvd. Santa Rosa, CA 95403 Telephone: (707) 544-4000 Fax:(707) 544-4187 MANGO BOTTLING INC.

3455 NE 12 Terrace #7 Oakland Park, Fl 32334 Telephone: (800) 866-8376

MARGARITA KING, THE

1390Wilshire Blvd., Ste.1705 Los Angeles, CA 90024 Telephone:(310) 246-1181

MODUGNO BROTHERS DISTRIBUTING

MONTEBELLO BRANDS COMPANY

1919Willow Springs Rd. Baltimore, MD 21222 Telephone:(410) 282-8800 Fax:(410) 282-8809 MONTECRISTO RUM

3012 S. Rancho Dr., Las Vegas, NV 891 Telephone:(702) 318-8446 Fax:(702) 735-8334


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