5 new Spirits that you should try right now.

1.        Mezcalero 13- As a huge mezcal fan, this is one of the best I’ve had lately.  A unique blend of Tepeztate and Tobala varietals made in San Luis Del Rio.  Very limited quantities.  –Most likely to not give you a hangover!

 

Hand-distilled May, 2014, by Don Luis Cruz in San Luis del Rio. Wild agaves Tepeztate (rich and spicy) and Tobalá (elegance & finesse). 642 bottles at 47.3% abv.

 


2.       St. George Green Chile Vodka- Great for savory cocktails.  It tastes like green peppers without the heat and works great in a 50/50 martini, Last Word variation, or a simple Collins.

 

The chile flavor is fresh, sweet, and bright—with just enough capsicum punch to make sure that you know we crushed tens of thousands of pounds of green jalapeños to make it.


3.       El Dorado 5yr- In my opinion, the best rum dollar-for-dollar on the market.  It’s super versatile, and simply delicious. 

 

A fine award-winning amber hued Cask Aged Golden Rum
This remarkably developed and complex medium-aged rum has a distinctive delicate taste and is aged for a minimum of 5 years in bourbon oak barrels. 
Its unique character comes from the skillful blending of traditional aged rums from the Uitvlugt Savalle Still and the Enmore wooden Coffey Still.


4.        Iwai- With the growing trend of Japanese whiskey shortages, this is one that is an incredible value and great for cocktails- with no foreseeable outages!

 

This is malt driven spirit and is truly a reflection of contemporary Japanese whisky. Incredibly balanced, soft and layered. A blending of sherry, bourbon and wine casks with hints of delicate peat. The makes for a harmonious whisky that would make Iwai-san proud.


5.       Fernet Dogma-  Admittedly, I am not much of a Fernet fan, but this is fantastic!  Also, there’s nothing I love to do than support a project between local bartenders and a local distiller.

 

A barrel-aged update on the classic Italian spirit, unlike anything you’ve tasted before: minty, lightly bitter and herbaceous with coffee notes

Dejorn Huffman

Tenzing Wine and Spirits