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BOURBON
Larceny Small Batch - $1.99
This is a 92-proof wheated bourbon,
which means that wheat-rather
than rye-is the primary grain (aside
from corn) used for distillation.
Larceny Small Batch is an awardwinning
whiskey that has a soft,
buttery mouthfeel.
Jim Beam - $1.79
The original expression of this
225-year-old brand, Jim Beam hails
from Clermont, Kentucky. It's a
straight Kentucky bourbon with a
clean taste that balances fruit, spice,
sweet, char and oak.
Bulleit Bourbon - $3.99
With an especially high rye content,
Bulleit Bourbon has a bold, spicy
character with a finish that's
distinctively clean and smooth. The
mid-palate is smooth with tones of
maple, oak and nutmeg. The finish
is long and satiny with a light toffee
flavor.
GIN
Bombay Sapphire - $2.99
In the iconic pale-blue bottle, this
is a light refreshing spirit flavored
with 10 botanicals, including lemon
peel, coriander, almond, juniper and
grains of paradise.
Tanqueray - $2.39
This traditional London Dry gin was
developed by Charles Tanqueray
in the 1830s, and it's still a hit
today. In a 2016 survey by Drinks
International, Tanqueray was ranked
best-selling gin and favorite spirit.
The Botanist Islay Dry - $3.49
From the remote island of Islay in
Scotland, this is distilled with 22 local
hand-foraged botanicals as well as
nine barks, peels, berries and seeds.
TEQUILA
Tarantula Azul - $.99
From Weston, Missouri, Tarantula
Azul is just what the name implies,
a blue liquor with a bite. It's smooth
and fresh with a touch of citrus. The
distiller recommends enjoying it as
a shot with a salted rim and wedge
of lime.
Jose Cuervo Especial Silver
Tequila - $1.99
Distilled with blue agave from the
family's estate in Jalisco, Cuervo
Especial is distilled twice for a crisp
drinkable tequila. From the world's
oldest tequila company, this is an
80-proof mellow spirit with a warm
finish.
Patron Tequila Anejo - $8.99
An aged tequila with a complex
aroma that's wood-forward with
hints of vanilla, butterscotch,
sandalwood, dates and fresh herbs.
On the palate, you'll detect toasted
stone fruit, honey, black pepper and
a hint of cilantro.
LIQUEURS
Hpnotiq - $2.29
A young liqueur, Hpnotiq came on
the market 20 years ago. It's made
from vodka, tropical fruit juices,
and cognac. The flavor profile lies
somewhere between mango, guava
and passionfruit. On the tongue it's
light and tingly with a clean finish.
Kahlua Coffee Liqueur - $2.99
From Veracruz, Mexico, Kahlua is
produced from rum, sugar and a
small amount of arabica coffee (with
approximately 5 mg of caffeine per
serving). Born in 1936, this liquor
has an ABV of 20% and is often
consumed over ice or in a variety of
cocktails, such as the Black Russian,
B-52, Mudslide, Mind Eraser and
White Russian.
Grand Marnier - $3.99
Grand Marnier was founded in
1880 by Louis-Alexandre MarnierLapostolle
in France, and his
descendants still run the company
today. The flavor is smoky with
a dash of orange. This liqueur is
ordinarily served neat as a digestif
but it can also be used in mixed
drinks or desserts.
FLAVORED
SPIRITS
Blue Chair Bay Mango Rum
Cream - $.99
Made in the Caribbean, Blue Chair
Mango Rum Cream is an 30-proof,
gluten-free spirit owned by country
singer Kenny Chesney. The rum is
aged for as long as 15 months in exbourbon
casks.
Seagram's Watermelon
Twisted Gin - $ .99
Made in America, Seagram's is
an affordable but classic spirit.
Watermelon Twisted is made from
their Extra Dry Gin, which is infused
with a subtle essence of watermelon
flavor. Try it straight up or with a
mixer.
Effen Cucumber Vodka - $2.99
From Holland and made with
premium French wheat, this is
a smooth, refreshing cucumberflavored
liquor bottled at 75 proof.
The distiller recommends pairing it
with fresh fruit, using it in a martini
or mixing it with tonic or seltzer.
-Andew Madigan
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