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May 2013

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88 Lavish Vodka Cocktail, Austria ($3/can) Carbonated and sweet with bright berry fruit and good acidity; clean, fresh and convenient. NAMMARICO 92 UV Candy Bar Chocolate Caramel Flavored Vodka, USA ($13) Sweet caramel nose; light amber color; sweet, lush caramel with notes of cocoa; creamy and rich with a long, authentic finish; natural flavors that are absolutely delicious. Raise Your Standards® PHILLIPS DISTILLING 92 Casamigos Blanco Tequila, Mexico ($43) Good earthy agave nose; smooth and fleshy with good flavor depth and creamy, dense style; vanilla, spice and lush, peppery notes and rich texture; not too tame but elegant also with a sweet aftertaste. SERRALLES USA 91 Rough Rider Straight Bourbon Whisky, USA ($40) Smooth and toasty with mellow flavors of light vanilla and spice; well-behaved and precise; long and balanced. The Tasting Panel LONG ISLAND SPIRITS 93 Buffalo Trace Hot Box Toasted Barrel Bourbon, USA ($46) Medium amber; soft, caramel nose; ripe and rich with toasted oak, spice and deep flavors; intense and rich with balance, style and vivid flavors. THE SAZERAC CO. 94 Angels Envy Rye Whiskey Finished in Caribbean Rum Casks, USA ($80) Soft caramel nose; smooth and bright with notes of orange peel, vanilla and spice; cinnamon and allspice; long and nicely balanced. LOUISVILLE DISTILLING 92 Château de Pellehaut Armagnac La Réserve de Gaston, France ($55) Medium amber color; soft, smooth and toasty nose; smooth and robust with spice, dried fruits, spice and toast; dry, lush and spirited with complex flavors; long and silky. "A tantalizing, captivating, ground-breaking, one-of-a-kind spirit" Robert Plotkin - BarMedia CHARLES NEAL SELECTIONS 94 Château de Briat Bas-Armagnac Hors d'Age, France ($75) Dark golden amber color; lush, dense and creamy-textured, smooth, toasted and rich with brown sugar, spice and caramel; deep, long and intense with layered flavors and lovely depth; balanced and vivid. CHARLES NEAL SELECTIONS Please enjoy responsibly 40% Alc./Vol. © 2013 Evil Moon Spirits,may 2013 / the tasting panel / 71 LLC Scottsdale, AZ

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