This is the time of year when most folks go to their liquor stores in search of the tried-and-true. They're looking for the name brands that will impress whoever's unwrapping the gift-wrapped box under the tree or at the holiday party. But to that I say, BAH! Why be a sheep? There are a bunch of exciting new brands out there. They may not get the same oohs and aahs as the old favorites when they're unwrapped, but once the bottles have been opened and the contents sampled, they're sure to get a lot of "Wow," "Where'd you hear about this one?" and "Holy crap, this is good!" Here are a few of the best newly-released spirits out there, perfect for giving, receiving and of course drinking:
9 New Spirits: Rums, Ryes, Bourbons & More
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