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November 2014

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november 2014  /  the tasting panel  /  75 90 Cantina Roccafiore 2011 IL Roccafiore, Todi Sangiovese DOC Superiore, Italy ($18) Bright and juicy with aromas of violets and raspberries; floral, elegant and bright with racy acidity and expressive fruit; an excellent value. TERRAVINO SPIRITS 91 The London No. 1 Gin, U.K. ($39) A London-made gin from González Byass; pale blue color ; soft, muted nose; smooth and lush with soft juniper and botanicals; smooth and balanced with pleasant flavors; the blue color comes from macerated gardenias. VIN DIVINO 93 Gamle Ode Celebration Aquavit, USA ($30) Made in Wisconsin for a Scandinavian constituency; lush and showing caraway plus dill, juniper, coriander ,anise, vanilla and citrus; complex and spicy with creamy texture and dense, full flavors; long, rich and delivering a nice kick of heat on the finish. 45TH PARALLEL SPIRITS, LLC 93 Orphan Barrel Rhetoric Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, USA ($85) Dark amber color ; smooth toasted vanilla nose; smooth and rich with vanilla oak and notes of mellow rye and a lush finish that features chocolate and soft spices; balanced and lush. DIAGEO NORTH AMERICA 92 Breaker Bourbon, USA ($49) From a craft distillery on California's Central Coast; smooth, toasty and lush; light and bolded with a long, toasty finish. Not all great bourbon comes from Kentucky! 90 Kerrygold Superior Irish Cream Liqueur, Ireland ($20) Smooth and creamy with chocolate, cream and sweetness; mellow, rich and balanced. IMPERIAL BRANDS PlatteValley_MoonshineAd_TastingPanel_HP4C_v01.indd 1 6/18/14 2:48 PM

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