If you’re in the market for a few different bottles to welcome 2019, each of these is worth cracking open. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
Your feedback is important to us!
We invite all our readers to share with us their views and comments about this article.
Disclaimer: Comments submitted by third parties on this site are the sole responsibility of the individual(s) whose content is submitted. The Daily Star accepts no responsibility for the content of comment(s), including, without limitation, any error, omission or inaccuracy therein. Please note that your email address will NOT appear on the site.
Alert: If you are facing problems with posting comments, please note that you must verify your email with Disqus prior to posting a comment. follow this link to make sure your account meets the requirements. (http://bit.ly/vDisqus)
Even as cannabis continues to boom as an intoxicant of choice and manufacturers pivot to weed beer, there have been innovations in almost every type of booze, from Japanese gin to bartender-made brandy to a Danish spirit from a team of Noma alums that defies categorization.Many of these spirits have been available for years, if not centuries, though not necessarily in the U.S. Better late than never.Raicilla has been produced in Mexico for more than 400 years, but it wasn't until tequila took off that the spirit had much international visibility.It's a good fit for someone who's looking to branch out from more mainstream agave spirits.Certainly great as a neat pour, with inviting notes of mulled apple cider, this whiskey would make a superb wintertime Manhattan or boulevardier.Fledgling distillery Neversink Spirits, an hour's drive north of New York City, has been making delightful apple and pear brandies for a few years, and in 2018 it made its first foray into whiskey.Mount Gay only released about 6,000 bottles of this super unique XO rum, aged 8 to 15 years before finishing for six months in barrels previously reserved for peaty Scotch whisky.
FOLLOW THIS ARTICLE