Best Tasting Spirits http://www.besttastingspirits.com Drink Proof Positive Fri, 15 Dec 2017 01:21:57 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.1 Review: Big Five Coconut Rum http://www.besttastingspirits.com/review-big-five-coconut-rum/ http://www.besttastingspirits.com/review-big-five-coconut-rum/#respond Fri, 15 Dec 2017 01:21:57 +0000 http://www.besttastingspirits.com/?p=12569 Big Five Coconut Rum is one of three rums crafted at St Petersburg Distillery under the Big Five Label.  The other two are Big 5 Silver, and Big 5 Gold Rum.  Big Five Rum is named for the five grand social clubs that thrived in Havana in the 1950’s.  For the record those clubs included The […]

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Review: Koskenkorva Vodka http://www.besttastingspirits.com/review-koskenkorva-vodka/ http://www.besttastingspirits.com/review-koskenkorva-vodka/#respond Wed, 13 Dec 2017 14:10:29 +0000 http://www.besttastingspirits.com/?p=12503 Koskenkorva Vodka is made from Saana and Elmeri, custom barley varieties.  These are the northernmost barleys in the world.  The barley is all grown within a 120 mile radius of the distillery.  A continuous distillation process provides the equivalent of 250 distillations.  Pure spring water filtered through the ridges of Salpausselka is blended to reduce […]

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Review: Martell VSOP Medaillon Cognac http://www.besttastingspirits.com/review-martell-vsop-medaillon-cognac/ http://www.besttastingspirits.com/review-martell-vsop-medaillon-cognac/#respond Mon, 11 Dec 2017 00:14:04 +0000 http://www.besttastingspirits.com/?p=12456 Martell VSOP Medaillon Cognac is crafted from eaux-de-vie sourced from four crus including Borderies, Petite Champagne, Grande Champagne, and Fins Bois.  Martell is the only cognac producer to distil only clear wine, where all the sediments and impurities have been removed.  The eaux-de-vie is aged for four to seven years in lightly toasted Troncais oak barrels.  Founded in […]

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Review: Greenbar City Bright Gin http://www.besttastingspirits.com/review-greenbar-city-bright-gin/ http://www.besttastingspirits.com/review-greenbar-city-bright-gin/#respond Fri, 08 Dec 2017 00:49:28 +0000 http://www.besttastingspirits.com/?p=12513 Greenbar City Bright Gin was launched August 2017.  National distribution will follow early 2018.  The husband and wife team of Melkon Khoskovian and Litty Matthew have crafted a gin to honor the many flavors of the vibrant immigrant Los Angeles food scene.  From the aromatic herbs of East and South Asia, to floral and earthy flavors […]

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Review: Rock Town Mandarin Orange Vodka http://www.besttastingspirits.com/review-rock-town-mandarin-orange-vodka/ http://www.besttastingspirits.com/review-rock-town-mandarin-orange-vodka/#respond Wed, 06 Dec 2017 04:17:20 +0000 http://www.besttastingspirits.com/?p=12438 Rock Town Mandarin Orange Vodka is one of four vodka varieties produced at the first legal distillery in Arkansas since prohibition.  Phil Brandon founded the distillery in 2010 in downtown Littlerock Arkansas.  The other varieties include their Original, Basil, and Grapefruit.  Rock Town Mandarin Orange starts with the Original vodka base made from local Arkansas […]

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Review: Greenbar Tru Vodka http://www.besttastingspirits.com/review-greenbar-tru-vodka/ http://www.besttastingspirits.com/review-greenbar-tru-vodka/#respond Mon, 04 Dec 2017 00:29:19 +0000 http://www.besttastingspirits.com/?p=12524 Greenbar Tru Vodka was recently released, replacing Tru Organic Vodka, in The Greenbar Distillery stable of organic spirits.  You may have noticed the new package design of their entire product line including Crusoe Rum, IXA Tequila, and Slow Hand Six Woods Whiskey.  With Greenbar Tru Vodka the change was more than just cosmetic, they changed the recipe.  The […]

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Review: Tru Organic Vodka http://www.besttastingspirits.com/review-tru-organic-vodka/ http://www.besttastingspirits.com/review-tru-organic-vodka/#respond Sun, 03 Dec 2017 00:28:45 +0000 http://www.besttastingspirits.com/?p=12516 Tru Organic Vodka is crafted from organic wheat, distilled with a state of the art column still, and gently charcoal filtered.  Pure water filtered through reverse osmosis is blended to reduce to proof.  The Greenbar Distillery was one of the countries first legal distilleries since the repeal of Prohibition when they opened in Monrovia California in 2004.  The distillery relocated to the LA Art District in […]

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Review: Landy VSOP Cognac http://www.besttastingspirits.com/review-landy-vsop-cognac/ http://www.besttastingspirits.com/review-landy-vsop-cognac/#respond Fri, 01 Dec 2017 01:50:54 +0000 http://www.besttastingspirits.com/?p=12449 Landy VSOP Cognac is one of three cognac brands created by Maison Ferrand.  The other two include Pierre Ferrand, and Claude Chatelier.  Maison Ferrand is the result of the encounter in 1989 between Alexander Gabriel and one of the oldest winemaking families in the Cognac region.  They are now the sixth largest producer of cognac. The […]

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Review: Chopin Rye Vodka http://www.besttastingspirits.com/review-chopin-rye-vodka/ http://www.besttastingspirits.com/review-chopin-rye-vodka/#respond Wed, 29 Nov 2017 01:41:37 +0000 http://www.besttastingspirits.com/?p=12416 Chopin Rye Vodka was launched March 2011.  Rye joins the Original Chopin Potato, and Chopin Wheat Vodka.  It is produced at a distillery located in the picturesque village of Krzesk Poland with a history dating back to the 1900th century.  The Dorda family acquired the distillery in 2003, restoring its traditional operations to their former […]

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Review: H by Hine VSOP Cognac http://www.besttastingspirits.com/review-h-by-hine-vsop-cognac/ http://www.besttastingspirits.com/review-h-by-hine-vsop-cognac/#respond Mon, 27 Nov 2017 04:38:46 +0000 http://www.besttastingspirits.com/?p=12462 H by Hine VSOP Cognac is blended from twenty young eaux-de-vie from the Petite Champagne and Grande Champagne crus.  Each is aged for a minimum four years in lightly charred wood barrels.  The history of this house dates back to 1791 when a young Englishman set out from his native Dorset to learn the secrets of […]

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