Whether you’re in the mood for a cocktail cool-down or a straight-up sipper to enjoy by the water this summer, there’s a new spirit out there for you. This season, you’ll find everything from lime-flavored vodka to a crisp, Paloma-ready tequila. These are the six new bottles everybody will be talking about this summer.
Who doesn’t love a bourbon with a fun backstory? Old Ripy features a “resurrection” of a label created by Irish immigrant James Ripy in 1868 and which ceased bottling in 1950. The spirit combines eight-year-old, 12-year-old and younger whiskey and is bottled at a whopping 104 proof, so be sure to reach for the branch water to dilute to taste.
The word tahona refers to the giant stone wheel traditionally used by tequila makers to crush agave hearts before they’re baked in the oven. Crisp and peppery, with a hint of citrus on the finish, this rustic unaged tequila is perfect for sipping or mixing into Palomas.
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