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october 2015  /  the tasting panel  /  69 SPIRITS 96 AsomBroso "The Collaboration" Double Barreled Extra Añejo Tequila, Mexico ($200) Deeply colored and aromatic with spice, caramel and chocolate nose; smooth, creamy and lush; rich with notes of cinnamon, chocolate and spice; vanilla, toasty oak and lovely depth; exquisite. ASOMBROSO TEQUILA 93 Stonecutter Spirits Single Barrel Gin, USA ($55) Lush juniper nose; smooth, creamy and juicy with lovely botanicals and deep, balanced flavors; long and lovely. 93 Spirit Works Distillery Sloe Gin, USA ($40) Deep red color ; floral, spicy nose; smooth and juicy with berry fruit and spice; mellow, idiosyncratic and long; tangy and rich. 92 Blue Chair Bay Vanilla Rum ($24) Soft vanilla nose; sweet, smooth and bursting with vanilla; lush and creamy, long and luscious. FISHBOWL SPIRITS 92 Meletti 1870 Bitter, Italy ($26) Sweet, anise bitter nose; smooth and fruity with ripe herbs and sweet, bitter flavors; lush, long and rich; similar to but softer and smoother than Campari. MARKET STREET SPIRITS (OPICI WINES) 92 Suntory Hibiki Japanese Harmony Whisky, Japan ($65) Smooth and nutty with silky texture and sweet, rich flavors of dried fruit, spice and bready notes; mellow, seamless and long. BEAM SUNTORY 91 TY KU Sake Infusions Cucumber, Japan ($18) Lush cucumber nose; smooth, mellow with fresh cucumber flavors; juicy, ripe and long, tangy and balanced. TY KU

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