Top Rated 2024 Spirits So Far (Jan-June)

Check out the top rated spirits we've tasted in 2024! Photo Credit: Hendrick's Gin
Jun 21, 2024
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    The Heritage Collection is an annual spring release with each whiskey in the series featuring one of six traditional American whiskey mash bills produced by Heaven Hill. For the 2024 release, the distillery has selected an 18 year-old Kentucky straight bourbon with a mash bill recipe of 78% corn, 12% malted barley, and 10% rye. The batch was made from 133 barrels that were filled in December 2005 and matured on the 3rd floor of rickhouse 1I. Limited availability begins nationally in March 2024. (SRP $299.99)
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    Renegade Rum is a terroir-driven rum project from Grenada. The distillery harvests, mills & distills fresh sugarcane from individual farms, one field at a time. All-Island Cuvée: Nova is an assemblage of multiple single farm origins in Grenada using different cane varieties (lacalome red, yellow lady, lodger, cain, and clean ester), distillation methods (pot + column), and wood types (first-fill bourbon, virgin, charred American oak, French oak ex-Bordeaux wine, Andean virgin oak). Aged for 1.8 years, it's bottled at 46% ABV. Available beginning December 2023, this is one of four flagship rums launching in the US. (SRP $59.99)
  • 10
    The 2024 release for Michter's 10 Year Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Bourbon is set for April 2024. As with most recent releases, the barrels were selected by Master Distiller Dan McKee, along with Master of Maturation Andrea Wilson. Also, like the rest of the Michter's whiskeys supplies are allocated due to the high demand. (SRP $185)
  • 9
    This is the second of three limited edition 2024 releases for this expression. Made with a traditional mash bill recipe, this Kentucky straight bourbon is matured a total of 11 years and 2 months. It is bottled non chill-filtered and uncut at 130.6 proof. Available beginning May 2024. (SRP $74.99)
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    Hendrick's Grand Cabaret is the fifth release in the brand's Cabinet of Curiosities series crafted by Master Distiller Lesley Gracie. Here, she was inspired by stone fruit spirits, eaux de vie, peach schnapps and cherry liqueurs which were fashionable in Paris in the early 1900s. Availability in the US begins March 2024. (SRP $39.99)
  • 7
    Five Origin Select is an aged rum made from rums sourced from five Caribbean nations — Trinidad, Barbados, the Dominican Republic, Jamaica, and Guyana. Included in the blend is Guyanese rum aged 11-15 years which were distilled on the lauded Port Mourant Double Wooden Pot Still. Bottled at 92 proof, there is no added sugar, coloring or flavoring in its production. Released in February 2024, this is a permanent addition to the portfolio. (SRP $64.99)
  • 6
    The Double Double series from Dewar's features a blended Scotch whisky crafted by master blender Stephanie Macleod which is aged in a "four stage aging process." Aged a minimum of 21 years, the components in the blend have been aged, blended together, then aged again before a final finishing in the Japanese Mizunara oak casks. Available nationwide beginning February 2024. (SRP $149.99)
  • 5
    A124 is the first of three editions of Larceny Barrel Proof Batch for 2024. As with previous releases, this is an uncut small batch bourbon aged 6 to 8 years, bottled straight from the barrel. It is made with Heaven Hill's wheated bourbon mash bill of 68% corn, 20% wheat, and 12% malted barley. It is bottled at 124.2 proof and available in limited quantities as of January 2024. (SRP $64.99)
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    Expresiones del Corazón is a collection of tequilas from Corazón Tequila, a tequila brand made at Casa San Matías Distillery in Jalisco. Beginning with a 100% blue weber agave blanco tequila made exclusively for this collection, this tequila was aged for 13 months in ex-Old Charter Oak French Oak barrels. The handwritten label will list the barrel number, bottle number, and the date of bottling. Available nationwide at select retailers, bars, and restaurants beginning January 2024. (SRP $79.99)
  • 3
    Introduced in February 2024, this release is one of two bottlings in The Botanist Islay Cask Matured Gin Range. The Botanist Gin — made with 22 wild, hand-foraged Islay botanicals — is produced at Bruichladdich on Islay so the brand was able to experiment with over 300 cask types found across their warehouses. With this Rested Gin bottling, Head Distiller Adam Hannett selected 15 different types of American and European oak casks from a variety of regions for the "resting" period of at least six months. Availability will be found at retailers and on-premise accounts in select markets. (SRP $49.99)
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    Introduced to the US to coincide with the 130th anniversary of the Speyside whisky brand, Longmorn has released two new single malt whiskies to its portfolio — this 18 year-old and a 22 year-old. Both were aged primarily in American oak and both were bottled at cask strength without chill-filtration. With the introduction of these two whiskies, Longmorn has committed to release single malt whiskies aged at least 18 years. Available beginning February 2024. (SRP $279.99)
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    This bottling is the first of three expressions in the brand's Collaborative Series for 2024. Here, BBCo. partnered with Amrut Distillers, makers of Indian single malt based in Bengaluru, India. Two long-aged (8 & 9 year-old) Indiana straight rye whiskeys were aged in Amrut Indian Single Malt Whisky barrels for 18 months. Then that whiskey was blended with long-aged (10, 11, & 14 year-old) Kentucky straight bourbon. Bottled at 110 proof, this is available in limited quantities beginning May 2024. (SRP $159.99)