The vodka is smooth. The B&E Bourbon is better than Maker's. Their single malt whiskey puts more notable brands to shame! I have been to the distillery! They are not big and don't have the advertising budget (i.e. national coverage) of the "big brands", but you get flavorful spirits without the awful aftertaste. These guys don't mess around and use the best stuff available. No artificial flavors or colors here. The results speak for themselves.