Top Rated 2024 Spirits So Far (Jan-March)

Check out the top rated spirits we've tasted in 2024! Photo Credit: Bruichladdich
Mar 22, 2024
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    Bruichladdich Eighteen is one of two single malt expressions to debut in its Luxury Redefined series and the first two of its permanent high age statement whiskies for the brand. Made with 100% unpeated malted barley (combo of Scottish mainland, Islay and organic barley), each varietal and harvest is completely traceable. Distilled in 2004, the whisky was matured on Islay primarily in ex-bourbon along with some Sauternes and port casks. The whiskies were then vatted and married for 9 months before bottling. Bottled without chill-filtration at 50% ABV, it's available beginning February 2024. (SRP $179.99)
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    Batch 2 of this 12 Year Tennessee Whiskey is the latest release in the Jack Daniel's annual Aged Series. While previous batches will have slight variations, each was made with the same mash bill recipe (80% corn, 12% malted barley, 8% rye). They were also charcoal mellowed and aged in toasted and charred American white oak barrels. Initially, the barrels were placed in the upper floors of the barrelhouse before being relocated to lower racks to extend its maturation. Available in limited quantities across the US beginning February 2024. (SRP $94.99/700ml)
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    Épices Créoles (creole spice) is one of three expressions for the brand's Atelier Range, each one highlighting the terroir of Rhum J.M through cask manipulation utilizing their on-site cooperage. Crafted by Master Blender Karine Lassalle, Épices Créoles is a rhum agricole which was aged for a minimum of 3 years in French and American oak barrels with varying sizes and char levels. Available in select markets and nationwide via the brand's website beginning February 2024. (SRP $39.99)
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    Made to commemorate Catoctin Creek's 15th anniversary, the brand announces their oldest release to date: a 6 year-old Rabble Rouser Bottled in Bond Rye Whiskey. It was produced in the fall 2017 season from 100% rye and was pot-distilled. This bottling was made with the first set of 53-gallon charred new oak barrels used to mature their signature rye whiskey (30-gallon barrels were used previously). This limited edition will be released on February 14, 2024 both online and via retailers nationwide. (SRP $99.99)
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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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    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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    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)
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    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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    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)
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    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)
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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)
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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)