The Tasting Panel magazine

November 2018

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november 2018  /  the tasting panel  /  121 Premium, pre-mixed cocktails from Doc Pepe's Lab include the spot-on Old Fashioned. You can also choose a Manhattan made with bourbon or rye, and the company makes its vermouth in-house. Pictured here is founder Christian Pepe. Jeremy Lake, Steve Gertman, and Adam Chenoweth represented Ascendant Spirits, a distillery in the Santa Ynez Valley. The new packaging for the 95-proof Calyx Gin, which features 14 botanicals, is a collaboration with the inimitable Rajat Parr. The expression was voted "Best Gin of Show" at the 2016 San Francisco World Spirits Competition. The Artisanal Group portfolio offers a sizable array of imported and domestic brews. Sweetened with agave syrup and coming in at 30 proof, OM Liqueur is a low-ABV spirit. Meyer Lemon & Ginger and Dark Chocolate & Sea Salt are among our favorite flavors of this brand, created by beverage consultant Jason Monkarsh and spirits writer/author and educator Natalie Bovis.

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