Highest Rated Spirits

These spirits follow the same rating scheme as the whisky reviews, and all spirits scoring higher than 85 which are reviewed are posted here. If a spirit is rated 88, for instance, it is equivalent in my opinion to a whisky which is also rated 88.

Armagnac

Exceptional

Darroze 40 Y.O. (2015)

Very Highly Recommended

Darroze 30 Y.O. (2015)

Dartigalongue 1975 (2013)

Janneau 1983 (2013)

Larressingle XO (2013)

Les Sables Fauves Hors D'Age Selection Laberdolive (2015)

Tariquet Le Legendaire (2015)

Highly Recommended

Darroze 12 Y.O. (2015)

Dartigalongue 25 Y.O. (2006)

Recommended

Damblat 10 Y.O. (2016)

Darroze 20 Y.O. (2015)

Canadian Brandy

Recommended

Still Waters Small Cask Brandy (2013)

Cognac

Very Highly Recommended

Grosperrin 1970 Grande Champagne (2016)

recommended

Baron Otard VSOP (2015)

Hine Rare VSOP (2013)

Gin and Genever

Exceptional

Dillon's Unfiltered Gin 22

Roku Japanese Craft Gin

Very Highly Recommended

Dillon's Dry Gin 7

Glen Saanich Genever

Radoune Gin

Highly Recommended

Beefeater 24

Broker's

The Botanist Islay Dry Gin

Dillon's Rose Gin Liquer

Empress 1908

Plymouth Navy Strength

Recommended

Bols Genever

Granny's Gin (Last Mountain Distillery)

Hendrick's

Tanqueray Export Strength

Triple Beam Gin

Ungava Canadian Dry Gin

Mezcal

Very Highly Recommended

Zacbe Mezcal Reposado

Highly Recommended

Mezcales De Leyenda Oaxaca

Recommended

Del Maguey Pechuga

Del Maguey Vida

Los Sieste Misterios Doba-Yej

Rum

95

Caroni 2000 High Proof Trinidad Rum

89

Foursquare 2004 Fine Blended Rum

88

Smith & Cross (2016)

SMWS 21 Year Old R1.4 (2013)

87

El Dorado 15 Year Old (2017)

Leatherback Special Reserve (2017)

86

Diplomatico Exclusiva Reserva (2014)

85

El Dorado 21 Year Old (2013)

Tequila

Highly Recommended

Recommended

Casamigos Reposado (2015)

Other Spirits

very Highly Recommended

Brum (Rig Hand Distillery; 2017)

Whisky Spirit (Under-Age Whisky)

Highly Recommended

Glen Saanich Ancient Grains

Recommended

Glen Saanich Single Malt

Hornitos Black Barrel