Southern Comfort Bold Black Cherry, 35%

Price: $17.00 Issue: Fall 2012 Reviewer: Lew Bryson

A medicinal cherry smell, like cough syrup and cherry PEZ, edged with a nutty hint of almonds. Medium-bodied; a slow-flow on the tongue. The cherry doesn't taste real (like Red Stag's does), and the SoCo sweetness doesn't help that. There is a pickup at the end, as the spirit seems to evaporate off the tongue. I can't help thinking that this should have been a slam-dunk…but they missed.