A vodka from Seattle and an amaro from Woodinville made the "Top 100 Spirits" list.

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The year ended nicely for two local distilleries who made Wine Enthusiast’s “Top 100 Spirits in 2016” list.

3 Howls Blood Orange flavored vodka and broVo Amaro #14 scored high enough to be listed among the best of the national magazine’s judging.  3 Howls Distillery in Sodo scored 94 points (out of 100) and also received the judge’s “Best Buy” honor with its $22 price tag, while broVo Amaro in Woodinville scored 96 points.

Here’ s what the judges had to say:

3 Howls Blood Orange flavored vodka:  “The light aroma mingles orange, lemon and a faint floral note. The palate shows juicy, bouncy, lively tangerine flavor, finishing with a gentle hint of anise. Overall, it’s complex and light, with just the right amount of flavor for cocktails and punches without being overpowering.”

broVo Amaro #14: “Created with direction from Chicago bartender Mike Ryan, this is almost like a bottled cocktail. It’s burnished copper and cloudy in the glass, with a dynamite citrus-vanilla nose reminiscent of a well-made daiquiri. It feels light on the palate, with a rich cocoa edge, subtle orange-peel bitterness and finishing with ginger, cinnamon and white pepper sparks.”