It’s been a big year for great booze. Within the world of whiskey, 2019 saw incredible bottles released, old favorites updated for better or worse, and a proliferation of new and inventive experiments land on shelves. Upstart distillers released game-changing new products, and legendary producers delivered incredible bottles to show they’re not resting on their laurels. Needless to say, keeping up with the best whiskeys, bourbons, and Scotches is no easy task. We tasted hundreds of whiskeys this year, from six continents and more than a hundred distilleries before ranking the best new bottles of the year. From Westland’s Garryana 4.1 2019 release to Speyburn 18, here are the 20 best new whiskeys of 2019 that seriously upgraded our bar carts.
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