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Treaty Oak Distilling: Day Drinker

MSRP: $49.99 | ABV: 47.5% Ghost Hill Texas Bourbon is a stellar and award-winning blend for Treaty Oak. It’s named for a 28-acre ranch home in Dripping Springs, Texas. Ghost Hill is a unique whiskey made with 100% Texas-grown heirloom grains from Barton Springs Mill. It’s a genuine grain-to-glass bourbon born of years of expert experimentation. The malty notes include sweet corn, dark stone fruit and subtle oak leading to a slightly spicy finish. This Treaty Oak expression is a winner, indeed. Want to read more ratings? Subscribe to Cigar & Spirits! Subscribe

Alec Bradley: American Classic Churchill

7 x 48 Churchill Wrapper: Honduran (Connecticut Seed) Binder: Nicaraguan Filler: Nicaraguan Strength: Mild to Medium Tasting Notes: The AB American Classic Churchill is a mellow and tasty stick. The price point is attractive for a cigar that could easily be placed in an elite-level humidor. The strength is mild to medium. There are significant creamy, leathery, earthy and floral notes throughout. Rating: Want to read more ratings? Subscribe to Cigar & Spirits! Subscribe

Hudson Whiskey: BRIGHT LIGHTS, BIG BOURBON

MSRP: $39.99 | ABV: 46% This bold, grain-forward, bourbon whiskey is a winner. It’s distilled from New York corn and aged in newly charred American oak barrels. The rich vanilla nose leads you all the way through a salted caramel finish. Along the way you’ll experience notes of stone fruit, corn bread, caramel and cashew. The finish is superbly long and lingering after your final sip. Rating: Want to read more ratings? Subscribe to Cigar & Spirits! Subscribe

Gurkha Cigars: Treinta

6 x 54 Toro Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano Binder: Nicaraguan Filler: Nicaraguan Strength: Mild Tasting Notes: This 30th Anniversary Toro is special with a light peppery beginning that leads into distinct hints of almonds, chocolate and leather. Its draw is superb. The mild strength makes it a perfect morning smoke choice. Rating: Want to read more ratings? Subscribe to Cigar & Spirits! Subscribe

Asbury Park Distilling Co.: Barrel Finished Gin

MSRP: $57 |ABV: 43% The gin is finished in new American oak barrels. It’s a light amber color with aromas of fresh oak, sweet vanilla, caramel, honey, charcoal, honeysuckle, flowers and some smoke. There are flavors of leather, sweetness (honey and vanilla), pipe smoke, charcoal, oak and juniper with gin in the background. It finishes sweetly with pepper spiciness, oak and alcohol warmth. Rating: Want to read more ratings? Subscribe to Cigar & Spirits! Subscribe

Caldwell Cigar Co.: Eastern Standard Midnight Express Robusto

5 x 50 Robusto Wrapper: Connecticut seed Arapiraca Maduro Binder: Dominican Habano Filler: Dominican Corojo/Criollo 98, Nicaraguan Habano Strength: Medium/Full Tasting Notes: This handsome robusto is smoke filled with personality. Flora, cedar, chocolate and some salt and pepper are just a few of the pleasantly complex aromas and tastes. Rating: Want to read more ratings? Subscribe to Cigar & Spirits! Subscribe

Havana Club: Tributo 2020

MSRP: $456 | ABV: 40% This rum marks the 5th anniversary of the Tributo Collection with a limited release of 2,500 bottles globally. It features a cherry amber color, with dried fruits, sweet caramel and bitter chocolate. There are notes of poached pears with hints of old leather, spices and smooth old cigar aroma. The finish reveals tastes of chocolate and vanilla that showcase the rum’s natural aging. Rating: Want to read more ratings? Subscribe to Cigar & Spirits! Subscribe

Drew Estate: Liga Privada Year of the Rat

5.5 x 46 Corona Gorda Wrapper: Connecticut Broadleaf Binder: Brazilian Filler: Honduran, Nicaraguan Strength: Medium/Full Tasting Notes: This Rat is a new chapter from the original offering from 2016. The gold foil that covers most of the wrapper is an eye-catcher. It delights in true creamy Liga Privada fashion with distinct notes of black pepper and earth throughout the smoking experience. The sweet burn finishes with a bit of citrus as well. Rating: Want to read more ratings? Subscribe to Cigar & Spirits! Subscribe

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