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Distiller's Journal

December 17, 2015

LeBan: 10 Great Spirits To Give Or Receive

To me, nothing says "happy holidays!" quite like a bottle of good spirits. Unlike wine or beer, which are usually gone in one sitting, a fine choice of the hard stuff is a gift that can be savored over time.


Whether your favorite drinker is a locavore sipper or world whiskey geek, a value booze buddy or someone worth a major splurge, I have 10 good bottles to choose from here.

The Locals

Stateside Urbancraft Vodka, $27.99 (code 9963): The newest addition to the distilling scene around Kensington and Fishtown launched in November with a Missouri corn-based vodka that Stateside passes through its still and enriches with a secret cocktail of minerals to be "as close to water as possible," says co-founder Matthew Quigley. A soft nose, a trace of sweetness, and good mouthfeel are the result in this clean mixer. Soon to be available at a tasting room attached to the distillery (161 Cecil B. Moore Ave.) set to open in February. For now, it's already available at 12 State Stores in Philadelphia.

Le Coeur Noir, $35, Rowhouse Spirits, 2430 Frankford Ave., 267-825-7332; Dean Browne has become known for quirky spirits with big flavors at his tiny Kensington distillery beside the Philadelphia Brewing Co., and Le Coeur Noir is no exception. This relatively low-octane, 76-proof liqueur uses cold-brewed beans from ReAnimator Coffee as its core but elaborates with an exotic burst of cardamom, allspice, and vanilla. Would be a natural in cream-based cocktails, but Browne also likes it with whiskey and orange bitters. Available at the distillery only.

Manatawny Still Works Small Batch Whiskey Batch 6, $39.99 (code 34602): This still relatively new distillery in Pottstown next door to the Sly Fox Brewing Co. has made some impressive strides since I first tasted their initial spirits. A little barrel aging has helped, as evidenced by their richer, small-batch whiskey series. The sixth batch, released in December, blends two single malts from beer barley (pils and pale) with a four-grain mashbill (barley, wheat, oats, and rye) that adds creaminess, caramel, and spice. Still edgy and young, but very tasty.

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1603 E Passyunk Avenue
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