No matter how you choose to remember the year 2017, it’s been a banner 12-month run for drinking connoisseurs. Here, we’ve collected a sampling of liquors that came into the world this year—spirits that are either delightfully delicious, distractingly daring, or both.
If you’re looking for some fresh ideas to start off 2018, each bottle on this list is worthy of an unforgettable investigation.
The year may be remembered as the year that well spirits started to go high-end. Case in point: The new well line Street Pumas, custom-distilled in Spain with juniper, coriander, angelica, lemon peel, sweet orange peel, and bitter orange peel, blows the cheap stuff out of the water. The bottles even come with a comic book-inspired label created by artist Zak Hartong and designed by William Bahan.