GSN Review: SelvaRey Owner’s Reserve

SelvaRey, the rum brand co-owner by superstar Bruno Mars, launched a new “Owner’s Reserve” bottle early this year. The rum is a single-estate rum hand-selected from the cellars of SelvaRey’s Master Distiller, Don “Pancho” Francisco Fernandez. The result is a 40% ABV rum that includes 15 and 25-year-old rums that were then aged together in American Oak barrels.

Mars also worked on other aspects of the project. Mars designed the logo, wordmark, bottle shape, colors, materials, iconography, and the Owner’s Reserve gift box. A team of artists/graphic designers and calligraphers all came together to execute his vision.

We’ve previously reviewed SelvaRey rums here and here. Read on to find out our thoughts on the Owner’s Reserve expression.

GSN’s Remarks: This is one amazing rum. Sweet notes of brown sugar, sherry, molasses, and warm nuttiness greet the nose. The flavor on the palate is of a sweet dessert richly endowed with tinges of oak, toffee, nut roll, cocoa bean, lightly roasted coffee bean, and dried fruit. The body is full and engaging. The finish is long and begs for just one more sip. Really, this is a rum that has the class and artistic sensibility that Bruno Mars has. It’s no wonder that his SelvayRey rums are well regarded. We highly recommend this one. GSN Rating: A+++

For more information go to: SelvaRey

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GSN Spirited News: August 31st 2021 Edition

Islay-based single malt Scotch brand Ardbeg has announced its latest release, Ardbeg Traigh Bhan Batch 3. The 19-year-old whisky is set to hit shelves this September and is part of the distillery’s yearly limited-release of substantially aged whisky. This year’s batch comes in at 46.2% abv and features the signature of Ardbeg’s director of distilling and whisky creation, Dr. Bill Lumsden. Ardbeg Traigh Bhan Batch 3 will retail for around $300 a 750-ml.

Brown-Forman is extending Jack Daniel’s with its first 10-year-old age stated Tennessee whiskey in more than 100 years. Retailing at $70, the 97-proof whiskey will debut in limited quantities across the U.S. next month. Jack Daniel’s master distiller Chris Fletcher sourced the new offering from oak barrels that were relocated throughout the brand’s barrelhouse to extend the aging process over the past 10 years.

Washington-based Woodinville Whiskey, part of the Moët Hennessy portfolio, will unveil a special distillery-only Harvest Release whiskey on September 11, Moscatel Finished Woodinville Straight Bourbon. The new entry was finished in 200-gallon Moscatel De Setúbal barrels, a rare fortified wine produced on the Setúbal Peninsula of Portugal. Bottled at 100 proof, the special edition will retail at $70 a bottle.

An extremely rare set of single cask Japanese whiskies, named the Legend of Asama, have come to market. The whiskies were distilled in 1981 and matured for 20 years at the Karuizawa Distillery before being transferred to Chichibu Distillery. The two Karuizawa 1981 35-Year-Old Single Cask Japanese Single Malt whiskies in the set—from casks 4059 and 6183—were bottled at cask strength in 2017, when the majority of bottles were sold. Only 30 sets, encased in Glencairn Crystal glassware and lunawood casing, are available worldwide through Legend of Asama’s website.

Maison Ferrand’s Plantation Rum has announced the release of the complete Birds of Paradise series of vintage rums. Three of the six rums—Fiji 2005, Jamaica 2003, and Barbados 2011—are currently available, with two more—Peru 2006 and Trinidad 2009—launching in October, and the final release, Australia 2007, coming to market in November. All expressions in the line will retail for a suggested price of $80 a 750-ml. and are or will be available in major markets across the U.S.

Brooklyn, New York’s Widow Jane has added Lucky Thirteen, previously a private-barrel release, to its year-round lineup of whiskies. The 13-year-old Bourbon is bottled at 46.5% abv from barrels chosen by Widow Jane president and head distiller Lisa Wicker. While Lucky Thirteen will be available throughout the year, it will remain a limited offering within the Widow Jane portfolio and will retail for around $100 a 750-ml. bottle.

Lexington, Kentucky-based Town Branch Distillery has unveiled two new limited-edition Bourbons. They include Town Branch True Cask Kentucky Straight Bourbon, a cask strength 54% abv whiskey retailing at $45 a 750-ml., and Town Branch Sherry Cask Finished Kentucky Straight Bourbon, bottled at 48.2% abv and retailing at $70. The new expressions will be available for purchase at the distillery and in select markets nationwide beginning next month.

Lux Row Distillers has announced Blood Oath Trilogy Second Edition, the latest collection from the luxury priced Bourbon label. The new pack contains Blood Oath Pacts 4, 5, and 6—released between 2018 and 2020—with all three Bourbons bottled at 49.3% abv. The trio is packaged in a black display box that shows off each whiskey’s label. In September, Lux Row will release 1,400 3-packs at a suggested price of $799.

Barrell Craft Spirits has released the latest release in the BCS line of limited edition whiskies. This release—adorned with a gray label—is a blend of 15-year-old Bourbon whiskies distilled in Kentucky, Indiana, and Tennessee. The whiskey is bottled at cask strength, 50.2% abv, and is available in select retailers across the U.S. for a suggested price of $250 a 750-ml.

Anheuser-Busch has extended Natural Light into the spirits category with Natural Light Vodka, a new line of lemonade-flavored spirits. The line of 30% abv vodkas is kicking off with three flavors—traditional lemonade, strawberry lemonade, and black cherry lemonade—and is available in both 750- and 50-ml. bottles. 

Information courtesy of Shanken News Daily

GSN Brews News: August 31st 2021 Edition

Novo Fogo Cachaça is bolstering its line of canned cocktails with a new Brazilian Old Fashioned Highball RTD. It’s made with Novo Fogo’s one-year aged Chameleon cachaça, making it the first canned cocktail in the brand’s lineup to contain an aged spirit, along with vanilla syrup, orange and aromatic bitters, water, and carbonation. Following in the footsteps of Novo Fogo’s Sparkling Caipirinha RTD line, launched in 2017, the Old Fashioned Highball is at 9% abv and is available nationwide for $3 a 200-ml can or $12 a 4-pack.

Boston, Massachusetts’ Harpoon Brewery is continuing its partnership with Dunkin’ and will release three collaborative beers this fall. The three new releases—Blueberry Matcha IPA (6.6% abv), Maple Crème Blonde Ale (5.5%), and Midnight American Porter (6%)—will join the companies’ prior collaboration, Harpoon Dunkin’ Pumpkin Spiced Latte Ale. The new beers will be available staring in September throughout Harpoon’s distribution footprint in a new variety 12-pack.

Escondido, California-based Stone Brewing is launching Orange Scream Hazy IPA, the inaugural release of its new One Batch Dispatch Series. Inspired by creamsicle popsicles, Orange Scream is brewed with orange and vanilla to weigh in at 8.8% abv. On sale September 2, it’s a highly limited release, as all installments in the One Batch Dispatch Series will be, because each beer will be brewed just once and be made available only at Stone locations and online. The Dispatch Series will initially ship only to California, followed by Nevada, Ohio, Kentucky, Virginia, and Washington D.C, with others coming afterward.

Lucas Bols has introduced Bols Ready to Enjoy Cocktails, a new line of RTDs soon to be available in 200-ml. tubes as well as 375-ml. bottles. The new cocktails come in four varieties—Margarita Azul (14.9% abv), Espresso Martini (14.9% abv), Red Light Negroni (21.9% abv), and Very Old Fashioned (30% abv)—and are made with Bols spirits and liqueurs plus added natural flavors. The new line will launch in the fall with 200-ml. tubes retailing for around $7 and 375-ml. bottles going for around $13.

Minnesota-based Indeed Brewing Co. is introducing Boon hard kombucha in cans. Indeed originally released Boon Blueberry Basil on draft in its Minneapolis and Milwaukee taprooms in January, where it received overwhelmingly positive feedback from patrons. Boon (8.2% abv) will be debuting in cans in the Twin Cities area starting August 30, with Wisconsin distribution to follow. Indeed’s portfolio is anchored by its flagship Day Tripper Pale Ale, and also includes newer offerings like Flavorwave IPA and Mexican Honey Light, as well as a Wooden Soul series of wild, sour, and barrel-aged beers.

Comstock, Michigan-based Bell’s Brewery is releasing Rind Over Matter, the first official release in its new Wheat Series. It’s an American Wheat Ale brewed with lemon and orange zest at 5% abv. Available now across Bell’s Brewery’s distribution footprint, supplies will last through October when it will be followed by Belgian-inspired Bright White in November.

Blue Moon Brewing Company is joining the explosive hazy beer category with its new release Moon Haze. Brewed with dried whole oranges, it’s the first nationally released pale ale from Blue Moon, as the company’s flagship release is a wheat beer. Moon Haze is at 5.7% abv and is available now nationwide in 6- and 12-packs of 12-ounce cans. 

Information courtesy of Shanken News Daily

GSN Event Alert: Flagstaff Oktoberfest Celebrates 12 Years

After having to cancel in 2020, The Flagstaff Oktoberfest, will celebrate 12 years on Saturday October 2nd in Wheeler Park, in Downtown Flagstaff.

But the fun doesn’t end with music, food and drinks. As always, we will have all our favorite contests during this event, such as the Hops on Birch Men’s and Women’s Beer Stein Holding Contest, The Frozen T-Shirt Contest, The Vienna Beef Weiner Man Race and Satchmo’s BBQ Brat Eating Contest!

Our featured musicians for year ten are the Thirsty Five, The Originals and The Mike Reeves Band, all excited to perform and celebrate this year’s Oktoberfest!

The Flagstaff Oktoberfest will be benefiting The Flagstaff Alpine Ski and Snowboard Team, specifically their scholarship programs for families who can’t afford the sport.  

We would like to thank our sponsors Hensley Distributors, Findlay Toyota Flagstaff, Satchmo’s BBQ, Russ Lyon Realty, Arizona Snowbowl, Grand Canyon Railway and Nackard Beverage Company for helping make this event possible.

Get your Lederhosen out and get ready for Flagstaff Oktoberfest, coming to Wheeler Park on Saturday,  October 2nd! This fun filled day will run from 11am-9pm.

Tickets are $5 online and $7 day of, kids 12 and under are free.

Currently masks are not required but encouraged, as CDC Guidelines and the City of Flagstaff rules change, we will adapt.

Visit www.flagstaffoktoberfest.com for more information and to purchase your tickets.

GSN Event Preview: Rochester Cocktail Revival 2021

The Rochester Cocktail Revival (RCR), now in its 8th year, marks the return of the only weeklong cocktail festival in New York State.

RCR kicks off today, August 30, 2021 and runs through September 5, 2021, featuring nearly 40  themed events at more than 20 different bars and restaurants throughout the city of Rochester. Some of the highlights include:

Through the Looking Glass: A Wonderland Garden Party: Taking place Tuesday, August 31 at the George Eastman Museum’s west gardens, this event will feature tea-inspired cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, live music, custom poetry, and lawn games.

Play Date: The 2021 RCR Gala: Taking place Friday, September 3 at the Strong National Museum of Play, this headline event will feature multiple bars, hors d’oeuvres, a special appearance from PUSH Physical Theatre, a live DJ and access to multiple Museum of Play exhibits (including gaming tokens for the arcade). VIP level includes early admission to enjoy a Living Roots wine-inspired cocktail in the Butterfly Garden.

From Margarita to Mescal Mule: The History of Agave Spirits in Cocktails: Taking place Saturday, September 4 at Good Luck, this event will feature New York Times writer and author Robert Simonson as he tracks the improbable upward journey of agave cocktails. Your ticket includes a seat at the seminar and a mezcal cocktail.

The Bar Room Battle Royale: Taking place Sunday, September 5 at Radio Social, the grand finale is where local bartenders will compete head-to-head to earn an ultimate mixologist victory.

Other events will include a carnival at Playhouse // Swillburger, a martini and oysters event at Velvet Belly, a fried chicken showdown, a tiki party, an 80s party, a 90s party, a Jimmy Buffett beach party, and even a seminar on New York’s marijuana laws. For a full list of events, click here.

Tickets for RCR events are available now online

A portion of all proceeds benefits Gilda’s Club Rochester and since 2014, RCR has raised more than $90,000 for their choice charity.

Vaccination and masking policies will be at the discretion of each hosting venue at the time of the event. Online map shows Rochester businesses that require vaccines, masks

Participating Rochester bars and restaurants include:

  • Bar Bantam
  • Bitter Honey
  • Branca Midtown
  • Cheshire
  • Cub Room
  • Cure
  • The Daily Refresher
  • Good Luck
  • Jackrabbit Club
  • Lento
  • Locals Only
  • Lucky’s
  • Nox
  • Owl House
  • Ox & Stone
  • The Playhouse // Swillburger
  • Radio Social
  • Redd
  • The Revelry
  • The Richmond
  • Roux
  • Rufus
  • Swan Dive
  • Velvet Belly
  • Vern’s

GSN Alert: August 28th – National Red Wine Day

It’s always a good time for red wine, especially on August 28, National Red Wine Day. Today, we throw out all those stuffy rules about how and when to drink this nectar from the gods.  Instead, we grab our coolest glass and savor the taste of our favorite red wine.

Red wines including merlot, pinot noir, Bordeaux, cabernet sauvignon and blends like shiraz, don’t always have to rest at a  temperature of between 65-70 degrees before you can enjoy a glass.  In fact, there are some experts who say it’s perfectly acceptable to refrigerate red wines and drink them cold, especially during exceptionally hot weather.

So, ignore the wine snobs, make your choice and commit to drinking responsibly. Then, hoist your glass in a toast to National Red Wine Day.

Courtesy of National Today

GSN Spirited News: August 24th 2021 Edition

Bacardi rum has unveiled a new Reserva Cask Finish series, which will see the company introduce a new cask finish offering annually through 2025. The first edition in the series is Bacardi Reserva Ocho Sherry Cask Finish, which aged in American oak barrels for eight to 12 years and finished in an Oloroso Sherry cask for just over two months. The 40% abv rum is rolling out nationwide next month, retailing at $33 a 750-ml.

Louisville, Kentucky’s Michter’s Distillery has announced the return of its Toasted Barrel Finish Bourbon after a three-year absence. The 2021 iteration will hit shelves in September and is made by taking Michter’s Bourbon—which is aged for an undisclosed amount of time—and finishing it in barrels made from toasted, air-dried wood. On release, Michter’s Toasted Barrel Finish Bourbon will carry a suggested price of $100 a 750-ml.

Jackson, Mississippi’s Cathead Distillery has released the 2021 edition of Old Soul Straight Bourbon whiskey. The spirit is a blend of two high-rye Bourbons, one aged four years and the other five. Old Soul is bottled at 45% abv and made from whiskies distilled in both Mississippi and Indiana, with all maturation taking place in the Magnolia State. Only 88 barrels were selected for this year’s Old Soul, which is now rolling out in limited quantities in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas for around $45 a 750-ml.

Information courtesy of Shanken News Daily

GSN Brews News: August 24th 2021 Edition

Maine’s Allagash Brewing is debuting Little Grove Freshly Pressed Apples & Cranberry, a lightly sparkling fruited ale brewed with cranberries and blended with the juice of freshly pressed apples. The 4% abv offering has 100 calories a can and joins the existing Blackberry flavor in Allagash’s line of Little Grove sparkling fruited ales. It’s now available in 6-packs of 12 ounce cans throughout Allagash’s full 18-state distribution footprint.

Captain Morgan rum is targeting the rising RTD cocktail category with a new line of Captain’s Cocktails. Launching with three flavors, Captain’s Cocktails come in Tropical Punch, Mai Tai (both 13% abv), and Long Island Iced Tea (17% abv). Unlike many RTD lines, Captain Morgan will eschew individual 12-ounce cans for Captain’s Cocktails, opting instead to market 1.75-liter bottles (all $20 a bottle) that consumers pour over ice.

Bowling Green, Kentucky’s Western Spirits has released Ten Ball, a new line of malt-based canned cocktails. The initial lineup has five flavors—Grape Smash, Mango Margarita, Tropical Bahama Mama, Watermelon Smash, and Spiked Lemonade—with all available in 8-, 16-, and 24-ounce cans for $1, $2, and $3, respectively. As the brand’s name suggests, all five are at 10% abv. Ten Ball is starting with a targeted launch in Baltimore, Chicago, Detroit, Memphis, Jackson, and Philadelphia throughout the rest of the year.

Information courtesy of Shanken News Daily

 

GSN Review: ZYR Vodka

Zyr starts with naturally filtered water from Russia’s North West, not far from the Finnish border. The water is then filtered five times in preparation for its marriage to the fermented blend of blend of Russian non-GMO winter wheat and rye. After five distillations of Zyr’s mash, Zyr is filtered four more times using birch tree charcoal granules to remove any remaining impurities and round out the taste. The procedures used for Zyr are based on the work of Dmitry Mendeleev, Russia’s famous son of science and creator of the Periodic Table of Elements.

Zyr also undergoes three distinct tastings: the grain alcohol blend is tasted for flavor, the water for texture and the final Zyr for consistency against prior batches. These inspections ensure that Zyr is a perfect vodka in taste, texture, weight and color.

GSN’s Thoughts: One of the smoothest vodkas we’ve ever had. Crisp, clean, with a round mouthfeel and a marshmallow essence. Excellent on its own, this will make a killer Kangaroo cocktail (vodka martini). We especially like the body, which has some heft, but also the minerality which adds some bright high notes. Very well done, and one of the finest Russian vodkas currently available. GSN Rating: A+

For more information go to: ZYR Vodka

GSN Review: Bati White Rum

Made from the molasses from hand-cut Fijian sugar cane grown in rich volcanic soil, RUM Co. of Fiji’s rums express the island’s unique position as “Paradise on Earth.” The sugar cane in Fiji has been grown and harvested since 1863 by generations of independent farmers, and the distillery uses local water to produce its rums, filtering them through coconut-shell carbon. Maturation accelerates in Fiji’s Southern Hemisphere climate, so that RUM Co. of Fiji can achieve complex flavor profiles at younger ages. Master Distiller & Blender Liam Costello works with both pot and column stills, blending different distillates to create the two ranges: premium 2-year-old Bati and super-premium Ratu, aged 5 to 8 years.

GSN was sent a bottle of Bati White for review

GSN’s Remarks: A rum that has both character and body. Somewhat dry, and with only a touch of sweetness, there is nonetheless a fair amount of vanilla here. Somewhat grassy, with a touch of oak char, this rum will enliven a Daiquiri, Mojito or Hemingway cocktail. For an entry level rum, this one stands stall amongst the competition. The more we tasted, the more we enjoyed. You will too. GSN Rating: A-

For more information go to: Rum Co. of Fiji

GSN Review: Dos Déus Vermouth

Located in Bellmunt del Priorat, Spain, the Dos Déus range is a traditional Spanish vermouth with a modern approach, produced with local wine and matured in Sherry barrels. Dos Déus refers to the Roman god Janus, the god of the two faces (the beginnings and the ends, the past and the future, day and night). This duality also applies to the vermouth, as it is conceived to be enjoyed both in traditional aperitifs and as a key ingredient in cocktails and mixed drinks.

The initial US launch will see the three core expressions of Dry White Vermouth Reserve, White Vermouth, and Red Vermouth Reserve available.

Dry White Vermouth Reserve (Zeus) The dry white vermouth is made from 90 percent local macabeo grapes and 10 percent mistela, a fortified wine blended with 39 herbs and spices, including blue ginger, black pepper and angelica root. It can be used both as extra-dry vermouth and as dry vermouth, given its unique, and natural, sweet notes. GSN’s Remarks: Dry, tannic, and slightly spicy at first, it softens and opens up with a palatable herb blend. We enjoy the smoothness and the flavor profile makes it perfect for sipping on its own. GSN Rating: A-

White Vermouth (Poseidon) Is produced with 100 percent local muscat grapes, blended with 38 herbs and spices, including thyme, sage, chamomile and vanilla. GSN’s Remarks: Much sweeter than the dry white, the grape character comes through loud and clear. The herbs are much softer here as well, but what really make this unique is the soft vanilla character. Very interesting, unusual and creative. GSN Rating: A-

Red Vermouth Reserve (Athena) This red vermouth is complex, combining different aging methods, such as Sherry barrels and Priorat red wine barrels with a blend of botanicals. It is produced with locally sourced Macabeo, Xarello, Parellada grapes blended with 40 herbs and spices, including sandalwood, aloe vera and juniper. GSN’s Remarks: A soft, approachable sweet vermouth that has none of the burnt caramel character you often find. The herb blend is understated, but adds a touch of bitterness and warmth. Try this in a Manhattan. GSN Rating: A

For more information go to: Dos Déus Vermouth

GSN Alert: August 25th – National Whiskey Sour Day

Each year on August 25, people across the United States observe National Whiskey Sour Day. “Too much of anything is bad, but too much good whiskey is barely enough.” – Mark Twain

Traditionally garnished with half an orange and a maraschino cherry, a whiskey sour is a mixed drink containing whiskey (often Bourbon), lemon juice and sugar.  Whiskey sours are shaken then either served straight or over ice.

An alternative to the traditional whiskey sour is the Boston sour which is made by adding a dash of egg white to the recipe.  Another variation is the Ward 8.  The Ward 8 has a base of either Bourbon or rye whiskey with both lemon and orange juices and grenadine syrup added for sweetness.

GSN Review: Gin XII

Gin XII is produced at Distilleries et Domaines de Provence, founded in 1898 in the South of France. With experience in working with diverse plants and spices of over 120 years, the distillery created a recipe that is the result of 12 herbs – hence the number XII. Gin XII takes full advantage of its Haute-Provence terroir and its subtle blend of herbs such as thyme, rosemary, basil, eucalyptus, sweet almond and mint, which join forces with small juniper berries to express the aromatic intensity of a stroll through the garrigue.

Distillerie de Lure, founded in 1898 at Forcalquier, in Provence, knew a succession of owners for nearly 80 years, amongst whom was Henri Bardouin, a man with a passionate interest in plants and herbs. Then in 1974, Alain Robert and his small team took the helm of the company now known as Distilleries et Domaines de Provence. Certain emblematic brands have existed since the first days of the Distillery, and other have been created over the years to correspond to the evolution in tastes and drinking habits. Today their specialities are sold in over 78 countries all around the world.

GSN’s Remarks: A lovely, somewhat floral, dry gin. All of the herbs, citrus and spices work in concert with one another, with only the juniper leading the charge. One of the few gins that we enjoy drinking straight as a singular spirit. But, we didn’t stop there. This makes for a killer Martini, and as for gin-based modern cocktails, this one fits the bill perfectly. An enticing nose, a wonderfully succinct and expressive palate, and a fine finish. What more could you ask for? GSN Rating: A+

For more information go to: Distilleries Provence

GSN Review: Holy Tyger Bottled Cocktail

LiveWire Cocktail Co. recently announced the release of its second bottled cocktail, this one created by Shannon Mustipher, author of “Tiki: Modern Tropical Cocktails.” In 2020, Shannon’s work garnered a number of accolades: she was awarded the Tales of the Cocktail Pioneer Award, and inducted into the Dame Hall of Fame. “Tiki: Modern Tropical Cocktails” won the  IACP Best Book in Beer, Wine and Spirits.

Inspired by a drink in her book, Holy Tyger is what Shannon describes as a “beach drink,” a whiskey sour riff with notes of lemongrass, made with Straight Bourbon, Rockey’s Liqueur, Coconut, Lime, and Jamaican #1 Bitters.

“One of my favorite things about NYC’s drinking culture is the ‘nutcracker’ – and the enterprising individuals that have turned selling them into a lucrative side hustle,” says Shannon Mustipher. “The Holy Tyger is perfect for a park or beach hang – think of it as my elevated answer to the nutcracker – easy to drink, straight up or on the rocks.”

Shannon’s writing, cocktail recipes, and opinions have been featured in a number of publications, including Vinepair, Saveur, Imbibe, GQ.com, and Liquor.com.  She currently resides in Brooklyn, NY, and enjoys traveling, cooking, and collecting “too many books.”

The bottle label art, by Baltimore artist Nolen Strals, is made up of bold lines with subtle color blocking and an edge of something suggestively dangerous. Featuring Japanese imagery in the traditional American tattoo style, the Holy Tyger bottle harkens back to late 70s Americana style: saturated, pulpy, and effortlessly cool.

GSN’s Remarks: Lime hits the palate at first, followed by sweet bourbon, and then a curious coconut flavor wends its way into the mix. All of this is interesting enough, but the cocktail includes Rockey’s Liqueur which lends notes of green apple, pineapple and tea. Lastly, there is the spicy note of Bittercube’s Jamaican #1 bitters which add allspice, clove and other baking spices as top notes. So much going on here, and yet, it melds beautifully into a sum greater than its parts. Really clever, creative and desirable. GSN Rating: A++

For more information go to: LiveWire Drinks