Product Publication Date Title Author Link Notes




Tapatio Excelencia Cigar & Spirits 3/23/2017

Top 5 Tequilas of 2016 Randy Mastronicola
http://cigarandspirits.com/top-5-tequilas-2016/3/

Fabulous intensity of flavor with all the aromatic elements perfectly delineated: intense cooked Agave, cake, spices, brown sugar, chocolate, vanilla and caramel, nuts and light spices, all of which are assembled into a sumptuous whole, with the creamy taste of oak.



Whiskey (general) Forbes 5/12/2017

Why We Don't Talk About Whiskey Loving Women Tara Nurin

https://www.forbes.com/sites/taranurin/2017/05/12/why-we-dont-talk-more-about-whiskey-loving-women/2/#36d69fee265d





Tapatio Añejo Paste Magazine 5/3/2017

The Beginner's Guide to Craft Tequila Richard Thomas

https://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2017/05/the-guide-to-craft-tequila.html



Tapatio Blanco 80 Vinepair 9/25/2015

The 7 Tequilas for Making the Perfect Margarita Aliza Kellerman

https://vinepair.com/buy-this-booze/the-7-tequilaCsi-tfrours- manadk ian gto-tuhceh-p oefr fcercist-pm falorgraalr iftla/vor make this a great introductory tequila for those looking to make margaritas on the fruity side.



Tapatio (general) Vinepair 4/28/2017

10 Best Selling Tequilas in the World staff

https://vinepair.com/articles/10-best-selling-tequila-brands-world/

With its distillation process and its rich history dating back to the 1800s, it’s no surprise this brand finds itself in the top ten selling brands.



Tapatio Blanco 110 Vinepair 12/14/2015

4 New and Unusual Spirits to Mix With This Holiday Sea Asodnrienne Stillman

https://vinepair.com/wine-blog/4-new-and-unusucaolc-skptiariilt sre-tcoi-pmei xin-wcliutdhe-tdhis-holiday-season/



Tapatio Blanco 110 Liquor.com 3/30/2015

Best High Proof Tequilas on the Market Ken Taylor

http://www.liquor.com/slideshows/high-proof-tequilas/3/#gs.iJS3pjM

Monstrously rich and pure, changing from gently sweet to dry and tingly. This stuff is pure excitement at comparatively bargain pricing—big all over, deliciously agave-forward, and particularly hard to beat for its liter-size bottling.



Whiskey IV Wine Enthusiast 7/1/2015

5 Points Kara Newman http://www.winemag.com/buying-guide/charbay-hop-flavored-whiskey-release-iv-barrel-no-19

Distilled from Pilsner beer and aged for 13 years, this deep amber whiskey has a concentrated cocoa-hazelnut-caramel aroma, with an undercurrent of hops. The same flavors are echoed on the palate, although the hops are even more pronounced. It finishes long, complex and fiery, with pops of cinnamon, sarsaparilla, orange peel and clove, and a slight beer-like effervescence.



Whiskey III Wine Enthusiast 2/1/2014 95 Points Kara Newman

http://www.winemag.com/buying-guide/charbay-hop-flavored-whiskey-release-iii-1999

It's powerful, big and oaky on the palate, with lots of tannins rounding out into vanilla, honey and sweet-yet-bitter orange peel.



Whiskey, Stout Wine Enthusiast 2/1/2014 91 Points Kara Newmanhttp://www.winemag.com/buying-guide/charbay-s-hop-flavored-whiskey

The aromas are honeyed and sweet, with touches of beer and a faint floral note. On the palate, it shows oak, a bitter hoppiness and a wash of honey.



Whiskey, R5 Wine Enthusiast 9/1/2012 93 Points

http://www.winemag.com/buying-guide/charbay-hop-flavored-whiskey-2773

Although it's hot—as would be expected at nearly 100 proof—bright flavors still emerge, tempered by a touch of sweetness and ginger-cinnamon fireworks. A surprising effervescence makes the flavors pop.



Tapatio Blanco Wine Enthusiast 5/1/2011 93 Points

http://www.winemag.com/buying-guide/charbay-tequila-blanco

Sweet and smooth, with light citrus notes and a faintly spicy, warming finish.



Pomegranate Vodka Wine Enthusiast 5/1/2007 92 Points

http://www.winemag.com/buying-guide/charbay-pomegranate-flavored-vodka

The bouquet features ripe fruit, pulp, red pepper and rind. The palate entry is acidic, astringent, and tart; the midpalate highlights the peppery, zesty side of pomegranate. Finishes more tart than ripe; more biting and sap-like than juicy.



Rum, Double Aged Wine Enthusiast 6/12/2006

98 Points http://www.winemag.com/buying-guide/charbay

A must have for serious rum fanatics.



Vodka, Clear Wine Enthusiast 6/8/2006 98 Points

http://www.winemag.com/buying-guide/charbayO-vpoednkinag

nosing passes detect subtle toasty, charcoal aromas. Entry is off-dry to sweet and properly oily; sweet graininess dominates the midpalate. Aftertaste is long, bittersweet and delectably oily.



Vodka, Green Tea Wine Enthusiast 4/3/2006 92 Points

http://www.winemag.com/buying-guide/charbay-green-tea-vodka

The overall bouquet impression includes seductive fragrances of ripe green melon, sage and lightly honeyed green tea with later whiffs of jasmine and honeysuckle. The palate entry is gently tea-like and a touch honeyed



Whiskey, R5 Esquire Magazine 6/1/2017 The Best Whiskey In Every State Right Now, Aaron Goldfarb

http://www.esquire.com/food-drink/drinks/a54739/best-whiskey-distilleries-in-america/





Brandy 1983 Robb Report 6/1/2011 Best of the Best 2011

http://robbreport.com/food-drink/spirits/charbay-brandy-no-234715/

#1 in CA and #3 in the US



Brandy 1983 Robb Report 1/3/2011 Charbay Brandy, 1983 Richard Carlton Hacke

http://robbreport.com/food-drink/spirits/best-of-the-best-2011-spirits-charbay-brandy-no-227041/



Vodka, Meyer LemoRnobb Report 11/1/2007 Feature: Holiday Essentials Anthony Dias Blue

http://robbreport.com/food-drink/spirits/feature-holiday-essentials-238950/

Meyer lemon flavor is powerful and shows great authenticity.



Whiskey, R5 Redbook Mag 10/5/2016 10 Essential Gift Ideas for the Bourbon Drinkers in Your Laitfhey Garrard

http://www.redbookmag.com/food-recipes/g2112/bourbon-gifts/?slide=2



Rum, Double Aged Uncrate Vices/Rum staff https://uncrate.com/article/charbay-double-aged-rum/



Tapatio (general) Tequila Aficionado 3/13/2014 Legacy Awards Lisa Pietsch http://tequilaaficionado.com/2014/03/13/2013-braGnOdLsD-p rMoEmDisAeL-awards-legacy-brands/



Rum, Double Aged Ultimate Spirits Challenge 2016 98 Points, Extraordinary, Highest Recommendation

http://www.ultimate-beverage.com/ultimate-spirits-challenge-USC/2016-spirits-results/Charbay-Founders-Collection-Double-Aged-Rum/

This strong spirit has an earthy expression in the mouth supported by peppery spice and fruity tropical notes.



Whiskey (general) Eater 5/18/2016 From Brews to Booze: Turning Craft Beer Into Whiskey Mike Pomranz

https://www.eater.com/drinks/2016/5/18/11693112/beer-whiskey-craft-pa-wheat-ale-arcane

"If you start out with something delicious, you are going to concentrate delicious"



Whiskey III Bourbonator 2016/2017 Bourbon Bar Review [and Whiskeys served there]

http://thebourbonator.co.uk/2016/04/bourbon-bar-review-barbecoa-london-city/

The nose on this was like nothing I had ever experienced, with distinct hops and fruit cake that intoxicated me to the point of almost forgetting to taste it.



Whiskey, R5 Punchdrink.com 1/25/2016 Whiskey's New Beer Infused Fringe Kenny Herzog

http://punchdrink.com/articles/whiskeys-new-beer-infused-fringe/



Vodka, Green Tea Ultimate Spirits Challenge 2016 91 Points, Highly Recommended staff

https://www.ultimate-beverage.com/ultimate-spirits-challenge-USC/2015-spirits-results/Charbay-Green-Tea-Flavored-Vodka/

Pretty greenish/topaz color. Smells clearly of green tea, but also citrus zest. Flavor is clean, engagingly tea-like, dry and slightly spicy. Unique. Delicious.



Whiskey III Cigar Aficionado 11/1/2013 Charbay's Beer & Whiskey Connection Jack Bettridge

http://www.cigaraficionado.com/webfeatures/show/id/17304



Whiskey III, R5 & Stout

http://www.cigaraficionado.com/webfeatures/show/id/17304



Whiskey, R5 Cigar Aficionado 11/1/2013 Charbay's Beer & Whiskey Connection Jack Bettridge

http://www.cigaraficionado.com/webfeatures/show/id/17304



Whiskey III, R5 & Stout

http://www.cigaraficionado.com/webfeatures/show/id/17304



Whiskey, Stout Cigar Aficionado 11/1/2013 Charbay's Beer & Whiskey Connection Jack Bettridge

http://www.cigaraficionado.com/webfeatures/show/id/17304



Whiskey III, R5 & Stout Brandy 1989 Food & Wine 3/31/2015 Best New Spirits Megan Krigbaum

http://www.playboy.com/articles/7-bottles-of-booze-worth-breaking-the-bank-for

tesditors tasted dozens of new releases to find the best.



Tapatio Excelencia Playboy 11/16/2015 7 Bottles of Booze Worth Breaking the Bank For Jason Horn

http://www.playboy.com/articles/7-bottles-of-booze-worth-breaking-the-bank-for

The heavy oak and long aging makes it taste as much like a fine cognac as a smooth tequila.



Charbay (general) SF Chronicle 2/8/2015 Charbay Hits the Bullseye When it Comes to Distilling

https://archives.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/charbay-hits-the-bulls-eye-when-it-comes-to-distilling-alcohol/Content?oid=2919279

The Karakasevic lineage and rich history distills down to pure legacy.



Whiskey, R5 Eater 11/23/2015 In Defense of Flavored Whiskey: The Best Bottles to Try Heather Greene

https://www.eater.com/2015/11/23/9752000/best-flavored-whiskey-brands

Charbay whiskies are pricey and coveted among those who know of their excellent quality and complexity.



Vodka, flavored SF Chronicle 10/30/2015 Essential Checklist for the SF Home Bar Lou Bustamonte

http://www.sfchronicle.com/wine/spirits/article/Essential-checklist-for-the-San-Francisco-home-bar-6600816.php?t=f4db7899bdb63004f1&cmpid=twitter-premium

Charbay distiller Marko Karakasevic keeps it simple when it comes to infused vodka, shredding organic fruit into high-proof vodka to create an extraction that they blend with even more vodka for a fresh and lively spirit.



Tapatio Blanco 110 Men's Journal 12/17/2013 The 18 Best Tequilas in the World

http://www.mensjournal.com/expert-advice/the-18-best-tequilas-in-the-world-20131217/tequila-tapatio

The company's recently introduced Tapatio Blanco 110 (110 proof) is also surprisingly sippable, with a big floral aroma and herbal flavors.



Whiskey (general) Press Democrat 3/4/14 World of Whiskey Virginie Boone

http://www.pressdemocrat.com/news/1858499-181/world-of-whiskey?ref=related

S Whiskey Lot 211A is made with Bear Republic's Big Bear Stout for a serious taste of orange caramel and vanilla spice, perfect for sipping.



Tapatio Blanco seriouseats.com 04/2014 The 7 Best Budget Tequilas Michael Dietsch

http://drinks.seriouseats.com/2014/04/best-tequilas-under-25-budget-spirit-best-affordable-brand-jimador-lunazul-olmeca-tapatio-espolon.html#comments-290713

my favorite on this list—and at 30 bucks for a liter bottle, it's about the same price, per ounce, as the other spirits listed here.



Tapatio ExcelenciaWall Street Journal 2/18/16 Tequila That's Aged - And Priced - Like a Cognac Matthew Kronsberg

https://www.wsj.com/articles/tequila-thats-agedand-pricedlike-cognac-1455810818?tesla=y

Viscous and full bodied, redolent of smoke and dulce de leche, this tequila verges on being aromatically overwhelming.