Spirits

Also known as Gosling’s Old Rum, the Gosling family’s oldest and rarest Bermuda blend is a big, dark, full-bodied sipping libation. "Our Family Reserve is a very limited release, but worth the search...
This is the fourth edition of Parker’s Heritage Collection, an annual, limited-edition offering of some of the prime barrels selected by Heaven Hill master distiller Parker Beam. This non-chill-...
The only female cellar master of a major Cognac house, Pierrette Trichet has a keenly honed sense of taste. In 2004 she took note of one particular barrel of Louis XIII Grande Champagne Cognac that...
Uncut, unfiltered, straight from the barrel, this 143-proof powerhouse is brimming with honey and chocolate-covered cherry—just the pour for cattle kings and railroad barons. Add an ice cube and...
This newly introduced Grande Champagne Cognac—part of the launch of the Courvoisier Connoisseur Collection—is the first to declare an age statement on the bottle (as opposed to a vintage year). The...
Unlike the rough and rowdy rye whiskeys of the old West, long years in charred-oak barrels have tamed this deep reddish-amber spirit with gentle hints of honey, citrus, and spicy oak—perfect straight...
Since its founding in 1863, this Cognac house—the fifth-largest producer in the world—has remained family owned, with Cyril Camus, the fifth generation, now bringing it to America. The flagship...
For years, this small, family-owned Cognac house has sold its prized eaux-de-vie to many of the larger companies for their most prestigious blends. But now certain "lots," as founder Abel Tesseron...
In 1263 the chief of the Clan Mackenzie saved King Alexander’s life; in gratitude, the king granted the clan permission to portray the royal stag’s head, which appears on every bottle of The Dalmore...
Of all the single malts created by The Dalmore master distiller Richard Paterson, this is the most complex. It is a compilation of whiskies aged for 20 to 40 years in a variety of woods, including...
Formerly available only in duty-free shops (as Glenfiddich 15 Year Old Cask Strength), this 102-proof single malt has finally made it to American stores. Aged in a combination of American and...
This is the second vintage of this iconic 16-year-old super-smoky Islay single malt to be released as a whisky "finished" in Pedro Ximenez sherry casks. After 16 years in American and European refill...
Only 3,300 bottles are produced each year, and most are quickly snatched up by eager collectors. However, the real reward lies not in hoarding but in drinking this whiskey, thick with caramel and...
Another rarity from Michter’s, this 108.6-proof version of America’s native spirit is brimming with lemon, vanilla, and sweet cherry, veiled with a gentle smokiness that belies the spirit’s high...
Although the historic Michter’s distillery has changed locations and ownership since its founding in 1753, it still produces one of the best and most authentic renditions of America’s first spirit—...
This is a very small-batch gin, with just 120 liters produced per batch. That makes it too precious to even think about using with tonic or in a gimlet; it is a gin for those who like their martinis...
After being distilled in a wood-fired copper alembic still in 1950 then aged in French oak for 60 years, the casks of this rare eau-de-vie were recently discovered outside the city of Cognac. Most of...
This is the latest of the company’s light, floral vintage single malts to be imported to the United States; the 1994 has a bit more spice than previous offerings. This 15-year-old expression was one...
After spending 26 years aging in American oak bourbon barrels, this thickly floral whisky was transferred to amoroso-sherry casks from Spain’s famous Gonzalez Byass bodega for additional "finesse,"...
Only 1,000 bottles of this Irish whiskey exist, and each has been hand-numbered and signed by Mark Andrews III, son of the distillery’s founder. Triple-distilled one batch at a time in copper pot...
From one of the largest cellars of aging single malts in Scotland, three of the most exemplary casks from 1973—one ex-sherry butt and two refilled American oak hogsheads—were selected by master...
In October 2009, to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Yamazaki single-malt whisky (named after the Yamazaki Valley in which this Japanese distillery is located), 2,500 individually numbered bottles...
For this, the fifth in a series of innovative limited editions by master distiller Chris Morris, triple-distilled Woodford Reserve bourbon—aged over seven years in American white-oak barrels—was "...
Technically a "vatted malt" (as these malt whiskies do not come from a single distillery), this third edition of a limited-edition award-winner is composed of 61 percent Northern Highland single...
The wooden pot stills that give this highly individualistic rum its distinctive demerara flavor date from the 18th century and are the only operating ones left in the world. Dark chocolate and...
In December 2006, Chinaco—a connoisseur’s tequila even as a blanco—was released as an extra añejo called Chinaco Negro. Of the original 12 casks, seven were extraordinary enough to be bottled in...
In the world of tequilas, there are blancos, which require no aging; reposados, aged from two to 12 months; and añejos, aged for one to three years. Then there are extra añejos, a relatively new...
A small-batch vodka from Cognac, Jean-Marc XO is the creation of master distiller Jean-Marc Daucourt, who spent seven years developing the recipe; it utilizes four different French wheat grains and...
Its light golden-green hue serves as a warning that this is not a gin to be toyed with, and the 55 percent alcoholic volume (110 proof) noted on the label confirms it. Do not confuse this high octane...
Made by Germain-Robin, this is a double-distilled brandy, which gives it the finesse of a Cognac. But it is made in Ukiah, California, not Cognac, France—although it is distilled using an antique...

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