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Spirits: The year’s best buys, from around the globe
Here are some of the best buys in tequila, vodka, gin, and whiskey for 2008, said F. Paul Pacult in <em>Wine Enthusiast.</em>
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ere are some of the best buys in tequila, vodka, gin, and whiskey for 2008, said F. Paul Pacult in Wine Enthusiast. This year’s roster of Best Value Spirits was judged on a 100-point tasting scale, with Classic (96–100) earning the highest recommendation, and Superb (90–95) highly recommended.

Tequila
Superb
Hacienda Los Diaz Reposado 100 percent de Agave Tequila, Mexico ($40)
Jose Cuervo Tradicional Reposado 100 percent Agave Tequila, Mexico ($30)

Gin
Classic
Tanqueray No. 10 Batch Distilled Gin, England ($22)
Superb
Broker’s London Dry Gin, England ($21)

Vodka
Classic
Absolut Pears Pear Flavored Vodka, Sweden ($19)
Superb
Pearl Blueberry Flavored Vodka, Canada ($20)
Revel Classic Vodka, Estonia ($13)

Whisky, Scotch
Superb
Mitchell’s Glengyle Blended Whisky ($49)
Glenlivet 12-Year-Old Spey­side Single Malt Whisky ($37)
Strathisla 12-Year-Old Speyside Single Malt Whisky ($46)
Wemyss Vintage Malts The Smooth Gentleman 8-Year-Old Blended Malt Whisky ($37)

Whiskey, Irish
Superb
Black Bush Blended Irish Whiskey, Northern Ireland ($28)
The Knot 100 Proof Whiskey, Ireland ($24)

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