Over the past few months, there have been some excellent new bourbon releases, some of which are readily available and others which are limited editions requiring a great deal of tenacity and deep pockets to acquire. That seems to be the current state of bourbon affairs these days: the obtainable versus the frustratingly elusive. One doesn’t necessarily trump the other in terms of quality, but the hype surrounding certain releases does annoy a lot of whiskey fans. Regardless, both are worth taking a look at considering the quality, or lack of, of these whiskeys. We compiled a list of some outstanding new releases from this fall, and the current trends of the past few years continue with barrel finishes, bottled-in-bond, high proofs and interesting blends of liquid from disparate distilleries. Here are nine of the best to add to your drink cart.
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