The 16 Best New Spirit Releases Currently on the Market
Last year, for the 2020 Legend Awards, we began honoring the best wine and spirit releases, all of which debuted during the 12-month vetting period. With the 2021 Legend Awards upon us, we opted to separate new spirit releases and wine releases into two different categories. Why? Because we spent the bulk of the last 12 months (well, 14 months, really) learning about—and sampling—new spirits while staying home. It was a banner year for spirit releases, and as we attended virtual tastings with master distillers, we narrowed the best new spirits—released between April 1, 2020 and April 30, 2021—down to these 16 honorees.