The Tasting Panel magazine

July 2018

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july 2018  /  the tasting panel  /  69 SPIRITS 91 Dos Ron 16-Year Rum, Dominican Republic ($50) Deep amber color with a highly aromatic, spiced nose; refined, complex, and dense; dry and spicy with a lasting finish. RHINO GLOBAL ENTERPRISES 92 Re:Find Cucumber Vodka, USA ($26) Fresh-cut cucumber nose with a crisp, clean base vodka made from grapes; smooth and floral; long and balanced. 91 Colina Colada Ron Con Horchata ($25) Pleasingly creamy with almond notes and lovely toast; balanced, long, and suave; made from a centuries-old family recipe blending Caribbean rum with fresh dairy cream, cinnamon, lemon, and other distinctive flavors. RHINO GLOBAL ENTERPRISES 92 Alipús Mezcal Ensamble, Mexico ($65) Vivid nose with spice also strongly present on the palate; smoky, earthy, and textured; 80% Espadín agave and 20% semi-wild Bicuishe. CRAFT DISTILLERS 92 1792 Full Proof Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, USA ($45) Lush and nuanced nose; silky, sweet, and toasty with no hard edges; a mellow, dense, and long cask-strength spirit. 95 Caorunn Gin, Scotland ($35) Exceptionally smooth, rich, and deep with complex, dignified flavors; the Scots show the English how it's done with this Double Gold winner at the 2018 San Francisco World Spirits Competition. INTERNATIONAL BEVERAGE LTD. USA ripen your cocktail For more recipe inspirations visit | @DrinkStElder ©2018 Produced & Bottled By St. Elder, Ltd., Boston, MA. 20% Alc/Vol (40 Proof) PLEASE ENJOY RESPONSIBLY. 92 toasty 93 Bulleit Rye Whiskey, USA ($28) Rich and toasted; spicy, deep, and lush with grass and caramel notes; a pure and classic rye from this top producer. DIAGEO NORTH AMERICA

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