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Welcome to our Featured Spirit Archives. Here, you can read about our experiences with various spirits and become privy to some of our favorite brands of each spirit that we've stumbled upon so far.

You can select a spirit category from the list below to learn about that category. From there, you can select any of the spirits we've featured so far within that category and read what we had to say.

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Rökker Premium Vodka PDF Print E-mail
Featured Spirits - Vodkas

Originally published in the Product Spotlight section of Volume 5, Issue 3 of Alcoholmanac Magazine

By Ben Alger

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Are you ready to Rökk? The man known as ‘Rökker’ who founded Madison-based Maximum Ink Music Magazine ventures into the spirits arena with the recently-launched Rökker Premium Vodka. The website reads like a tour diary revealing the motivation for this loud but simple vodka. While spending time on tour in Iceland with Madison-based rock band Last Crack, Rökker discovered a local favorite called ‘Black Death Vodka,’ which inspired his own brand of hard ‘rökkin’ nectar.

In general, vodka is a clear and pure spirit born of few ingredients. Heavy filtration is used in some varieties to allow the addition of flavors. More traditional vodka is not filtered as extensively, allowing the retention of the pure taste of the original ingredients. Because of this, taste from brand to brand can vary immensely. Rökker is a simple and clean-smelling vodka the instant your nose enters the glass. Its smooth flavor reveals a slight grain taste reminiscent of more traditionally-produced Polish vodka. For those about to Rökk, “we salute you.”

 
Ocean Vodka PDF Print E-mail
Featured Spirits - Vodkas

Originally published in the Product Spotlight section of Volume 5, Issue 3 of Alcoholmanac Magazine

By Daniel Downes

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What’s the next step for a family that already owns cookie, pineapple and sausage companies? Why, get in the vodka business, of course! That’s exactly what Shay Smith, president of Hawaii Sea Spirits LLC, did in 2005 when he started producing Ocean Vodka. Hand-crafted in Maui using sugarcane, Ocean Vodka is USDA-certified organic, gluten-free and blended with deep ocean mineral water. The name derives from the family’s “deep love” of the ocean and a portion of the profits from sales of the vodka are donated to ocean conservation efforts.

Having never had sugarcane vodka before, I was surprised that more companies aren’t using it. Leaving a light, crisp taste, there is a pleasant level of sweetness. This is by far one of the smoothest, cleanest vodkas I’ve ever tasted. Perfect as a mixer or cocktail ingredient, but be forewarned—the martinis made using Ocean Vodka go down far easier than should be safe.

 
Ron Abuelo Anejo Rum PDF Print E-mail
Featured Spirits - Rums

Originally published in the Product Spotlight section of Volume 5, Issue 3 of Alcoholmanac Magazine

By Ben Alger

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The Panama Canal gave the Western U.S. and Pacific Ocean countries easier accessibility for trade and commerce from the Atlantic. Consistent with that idea, Panama based Varela Hermanos SA brings us an accessible offering in Ron Abuelo Añejo (Aged) Rum. The company dates back to 1908 when Don Jose Varela Blanco launched the Republic of Panama’s first sugar mill. In 1935, the company began to distill sugar cane juice for liqueur production.

Ron Abuelo is one in a wide variety of liqueurs produced by Varela today. The rum is produced from sugar cane juice rather than molasses, and is aged in white oak bourbon casks. On the nose it’s sweet and somewhat astringent. The bark is louder than the bite though, as the mouth feel packs less of a sting and more of a lightly burnt caramel sweetness. Taste it neat or on the rocks first and think about the cocktails you’d mix it in from there. If you’re a rum novice like me, you’ll enjoy the taste and price point of this very accessible Central American rum.

 
Three Olives SuperCola Vodka PDF Print E-mail
Featured Spirits - Vodkas

Originally published in the Product Spotlight section of Volume 5, Issue 3 of Alcoholmanac Magazine

By Colleen Rook

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Three Olives is certainly not new to the scene, and since 1998 has expanded in distribution and popularity by means of producing a solid range of vodkas whose variety of flavors now numbers 20.

Distilled and produced in the UK, Three Olives’ increasingly-unconventional vodkas have elbowed their way onto shelves and menus nationwide here in the US. The company cranks out spirits with flavors ranging from run-of-the-mill cherry to the near-ominous-sounding ‘Purple.’

One of their newest endeavors, SuperCola, delivers a smooth flavor without any medicinal aftertaste. It smacks of a non-carbonated mixed drink—the soda flavoring is powerful enough that the vodka itself barely announces its presence.

SuperCola is an accessible choice for folks who like it sweet and simple. It seems odd at first to taste cola without carbonation; a splash of lemon-lime soda solves that, leaving no complaints in its wake.

70 proof, gluten-free and vegan-friendly, Three Olives SuperCola adds to the growing list of possibilities of taste combinations, especially when paired with some of their other offerings. It’s most definitely not for purists, but for those who like a sweet little kick to our cocktails, it certainly remains an attractive option.

 
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