Tastings.com's Top Drinks Of The Year

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Great news for all discerning drinkers, Tastings.com has awarded their 2017 Best of Category and Best of Show winners. Tastings.com’s beverage experts tasted through over 4,400 products in 2017 and have now announced the best of the best for your drinking pleasure.

A handful of the top drinks of 2017

A handful of the top drinks of 2017

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Great news for all discerning drinkers, Tastings.com has awarded their 2017 Best of Category and Best of Show winners. Tastings.com’s beverage experts tasted through over 4,400 products in 2017 and have now announced the best of the best for your drinking pleasure.

Sagatiba Preciosa Cachaca is one of the clear standouts of 2017. Silently aged for 23 years, this batch of rare Brazilian sugar cane spirit was uncovered to the delight of Tastings.com’s judges. They awarded the superb sipping cachaça a superlative 98 points. Other barrel-aged spirits joined Sagatiba at the top— Kavalan, a brand that wows connoisseurs year after year, holds 2017’s Best Whiskey accolade with their 98 point Solist Port Single Cask expression; and Grand Marnier’s luxurious Quintessence is crowned 2017’s Best Liqueur.

Beer has its own royalty of 2017. 4 Hands Brewing Company in Saint Louis Missouri created the year’s Best Flavored Beer, Zelllige Moroccan Coffee Stout. Tastings.com calls the beer “An intriguing and exotically spicy Turkish bazaar of a flavored stout.” The prolific Samuel Adams released their smoky, hybrid-styled Rauchbier, Cinderbock, that topped the beer category at 97 points. It is prestigiously awarded Best Beer of 2017. Another can’t miss gem is 96-point WildCraft Cider Works’ Pinot Noir Barrel Aged Cherry Cider, a platinum-medal palate-pleaser that takes the interplay of fruit and wood to the next level.

The year’s Best White Wine is Corner 103’s pretty Grenache Blanc from Alexander Valley. With a long-lasting finish of lilac and wet stone, it’s no wonder that it achieved 95 points. As for wine of the pink persuasion, the definitive Best Rose of 2017 is the insanely delicious Retrofollies’ 2016 Coteaux Varois de Provence. For those with a sweet tooth, the stylish and elegant Alea Ludendo 2013 Elba Aleatico Passito scored 95 points, topping the dessert wine category. 2017 Best Of Awards are seen in every major wine category as well as all major wine producing countries. See the complete results here.

Devoted to helping consumers discover and understand the world’s best drinks, Tastings.com is proud to share their unbiased reviews with adult beverage enthusiasts everywhere. Their professional judges are esteemed members of the drinks trade and hold prestigious certifications and accolades in wine, beer, and spirits. All products are tasted blind, using proprietary methodology and software in a neutral laboratory environment. Tastings.com, powered by the Beverage Testing Institute, has been known for providing consumers the most impartial, fair reviews in the industry for 38 years. Drink like an expert and follow their motto: drink what you like, love what you drink. Visit Tastings.com before you buy.

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