Qui
Credit: Photograph by Michael Pirrocco

What could have been a mere marketing gimmick – a platinum extra-añejo? – turns out be a worthy innovation for Qui. The company's debut product ages an extra-añejo, but then redistills it and filters it nine times. This thorough process accentuates smoothness while somehow still retaining the character provided by the oak. It might be our imagination, but the vanilla, butterscotch, and honey qualities feel bright and fresh – and this platinum is great both to sip or added to a light mixed drink. [$55; bottlerocket.com]