When it comes to stocking your home bar, it’s nice to mix in a bottle or two of something new. It’s like a surprise nightcap or cocktail ingredient no one has tried yet. Here are some the latest and greatest we’d recommend looking into.

I.W. Harper 15 Year Bourbon

I.W. Harper bourbon has been unavailable in the U.S. for over two decades, but the distillery has a history that dates back to the 1800s. It might be owned by Diageo now, but they got their start with Isaac Wolfe Bernheim and the Bernheim Distillery–one of the few distilleries that was allowed to keep producing bourbon during Prohibition for “medicinal purposes.” We can get on board with that. Link

Bourbon • Proof: 80

 

Philly’s Old Fashioned Cocktails

There’s something about a perfect Old Fashioned that will always hit the spot, and with Philly’s new bottled cocktails you don’t have to worry about making it yourself. The line includes sweet and sour options with brandy or the more common whiskey and each bottle is filled with the best ingredients and a heavy hand the way only someone that’s been making Old Fashioneds for over four decades can do it. Link

Cocktails • Proof: 17

 

Euphrosine Gin #9

Gin isn’t new. Barrel aged liquor isn’t new, But gin, barrel aged in American whiskey barrels for some additional flavor and mellowing, is not your run of the mill tonic compliment. Since federal law doesn’t allow age statements on gin (go figure), they just call it the “barrel finished reserve.” Link

Gin • Proof: 90

 

Jim Beam Signature Craft High Rye and Rolled Out

While technically two new bottles, the latest addition to the Jim Beam Signature Craft series includes two new 11yr old, 90 proof bourbons–High Rye and Rolled Oat. Each bottle is made with one, unconventional ingredient in the mashbill, but both are supposed to be delicious, affordable and top-shelf. Link

Bourbon • Proof: 90

 

Oregon Starka Vodka

The result of a collaboration between Big Bottom Distilling, Bull Run Distilling and Indio Spirits and Distillery, the Oregon Starka Project is a 91ABV vodka that’s produced in small batches and finished in oak casks. Each of the three collaborators has produced their own take on the traditional Starka vodka and the results will be released seasonally. Link

Vodka • Proof: 91

 

WhistlePig Old World Series

Whistlepig’s has been doing rye for a while, but their latest release, the Old World Series, is actually all about wine. Available as a limited release in a few different states, the Old World Series starts with the 12 year, 95% rye, 5% malted barley mash bill WhistlePig Rye you already love, but then it’s finished in Sauternes, Madeira or Port barrels for a whole new range of flavors. Link

Rye Whiskey • Proof: 90

 

Bruichladdich Port-Charlotte Scottish Barley Whiskey

Designed to showcase the raw ingredients, materials and processes that go into a good bottle of scotch, Bruichladdich’s new Port-Charlotte Scottish Barley Whiskey is the taste of Islay in a glass. With a depth of flavor you’d need a few pocket notebooks to fully describe, this is a glass of whisky you’ll be enjoying over and over for a long time. Link

Scotch • Proof: 100

 

Blade and Bow Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Born from some of the oldest remaining stocks at the Stitzel-Weller distillery, the newest addition to the Diageo whiskey portfolio is as distinguished as it is nuanced. Named for the parts of a skeleton key, the award-winning Blade and Bow Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey will be available in a standard and limited, 22 year old variant. Link

Bourbon • Proof: 91