Scotland Stephenson's Spirits Reviews

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In my work I am lucky enough to have the opportunity to taste many different spirits from all over the world. I have included this section of my spirits reviews on the site as a reference to anyone who may find them useful.

These notes are not meant as commercial reviews, nor do I include a point scoring system of any kind. They are my personal notes. As such, my only disclaimer is that I know they are not the most eloquent tasting notes in the world. My guarantee to you is that they are always honest.

If there is one thing that I have learned in the wine and spirits industry it is that matters of the taste buds are very subjective. There are also always bad days and bad bottles out there in the world, and I have those too. My palate is only one perspective. The most important lesson I ever learned about spirits and wines is that they are meant to be enjoyed. If you are tasting something and you enjoy it, that is the most important thing, no matter what anyone else thinks about it.


Some Random Reviews:

Muchote Tequila Reposado

Muchote Tequila Reposado

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Review Date: July 9, 2009
Category Info: Tequila :: Reposado - 100% de Agave
Distilled From: Agave
Retail Price: $$ ($20-$30) per 750 ml Bottle
Strength: 40%
Origin: Mexico - Tepatitlán, Jalisco


Tasting Notes:
Very sweet tropical fruit nose with mellow vanilla and oak notes.
On the palate it is pleasantly drier than the nose makes you expect.
Some nice oak and spice character.
Interesting tequila. Good for the price.

Tequila Chimayo Reposado

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Review Date: February 2, 2009
Category Info: Tequila :: Reposado - 100% de Agave
Distilled From: Agave
Retail Price: $$$ ($30-$40)
Strength: 80
Origin: Mexico


Tasting Notes:
Spicy vanilla nose. Very tropical for a reposado. Mellow with big nutty dry oak. Big nutty finish.

Purkhart Crème de Violette

Purkhart Crème de Violette

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Review Date: September 11, 2008
Category Info: Liqueur :: Violet
Distilled From: Unspecified or Neutral Spirits
Retail Price: $$ ($20-$30)
Strength: 40
Origin: Austria


Tasting Notes:
Almost neon purple in color. Very mellow. The flavor is light to medium sweet. The floral notes stay through the palate and are very pleasant and pretty.