Even though we’re in the middle of 2022, that won’t stop us from taking a look into the future. And we’re not talking about movies, TV shows, or events. We have set our sights on the best new whiskey releases of 2023. Although you can buy many of the same bottles of single malt scotch whiskeyAnd the bourbonAnd the MaizeAll the time, there are countless limited edition whiskeys and new expressions waiting to be discovered.
One of the big trends for 2023 is corn whiskey, according to Josh Radigan, director of food and beverage at Viceroy Washington DC.
“I think corn whiskey has a softer effect in drinks and blends well with more fruit ingredients, while products like straight bourbon have more woody elements,” Radigan says. “whiskey tank From Richmond, Virginia, it shows a more stand-up style that isn’t all about the degree of sweetness, and instead, is more sophisticated in oak aging with hints of black cherry and baking spice on the nose. That’s what I’m looking forward to in 2023.”
While Radigan is all about corn-based whiskey, there are many other expressions and styles to look forward to next year. And who better than the friendly neighborhood bartenders to find them? We asked a few of our favorites to tell us what they’re most excited to drink in 2023.
Experts share the most exciting new whiskey releases of 2023
1. Barrel Bourbon New Year 2023
“When it comes to whiskey – American whiskey, in particular – I’m always excited about whatever Barrell Craft Spirits releases. They really push the boundaries in terms of blending and maturation in the bourbon world, in particular. Their seasonal releases – ‘New Years’ – are always exciting. Last year’s Batch 32 release was one of the best whiskeys of the year.” – Will Crepop, Beverage Director at Plenty of room to maneuver In New York City, New York