As the temperatures outside continue to drop, you’ll need something to sip on during the cold months indoors. In this gallery, we highlight a selection of notable new releases for the season, including new premium tequilas and the next expression in Macallan’s Fine & Rare series.
McKenzie (Finger Lakes Distilling)
Made from local corn, red winter wheat and malted barley, McKenzie Bottled-in-Bond Wheated Bourbon is the product of a single distillery and single distilling season, aged for a minimum of four years and bottled at 100 proof. The suggested retail price for a 750 ml bottle is $42.99.
Set for release early this year, Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey is a three-year-old rye made with sweet mash and bottled at barrel proof. The product is available nationwide for a suggested retail price of $125 per 750 ml bottle.
Available as a limited release, Booker’s 30th Anniversary Bourbon is a blend of unfiltered 9-year-old and 16-year-old Kentucky Straight Bourbon whiskies that is bottled at 125.8 proof and packaged in a box made of reclaimed wood. The suggested retail price is $199.99 for a 750 ml bottle.
Joining the Siempre’s line of tequilas made from 100 percent pure agave, Siempre Tequila Añejo is aged in American bourbon oak casks for 24 months. The suggested retail price for a 750 ml bottle is $90.
Limited to just 243 bottles globally, just five of which will sold in the U.S., the Macallan 1978 Fine & Rare vintage single malt Scotch has a suggested retail price of approximately $11,700 per 750 ml bottle.
Available for a limited time this winter season, Basil Hayden’s 10 Year Old Bourbon has been aged longer in American oak barrels for additional complexity. The product is available nationwide for a suggested retail price of $59.99 for a 750 ml bottle.
Los Vecinos del Campo
Los Vecinos del Campo, translated as “neighbors of the field,” is a new family of mezcals that comes as the result of a collaboration between Casa San Matias and mezcaleros in Oaxaca, Mexico. The products emphasize time-honored craft production methods, such as locally grown and slow roasted agave. The first expression, Los Vecinos Espadin, is available in 750 ml bottles at a suggested retail price of $34.
Australian tequila maker Sesión is launching in the U.S. in three varieties – Mocha, Blanco, and Reposado – at a suggested retail price of $49.99 for a 750 ml bottle. Following those products, the brand’s recently created Martini Mixer is slated to begin rolling out at key locations across the U.S. over the next few months.