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Spirit Features and Reviews

Find out more about the new Hennessy VS Cognac bottle designed by street artist Futura

Name your poison! These days, ordering a cocktail by naming your favorite spirit brand is de rigueur. It's not a Vodka Tonic, but a Belvedere Vodka Tonic. Whether you prefer tequila or cognac, your favorite whiskey is Scotch or Bourbon, or you just need a good rum-based recipe, you’ve come to the right place to learn about which spirits are right for you.


Currently Featured Spirits


Peruse GAYOT's list to discover the finest bottles from historic and small-batch distilleries
SHOOT 'EM STRAIGHT
Top 10 Ryes

Like Bourbon, its sweeter counterpart, rye is a quintessentially American type of whiskey. Peruse GAYOT's list to discover the finest bottles from historic and small-batch distilleries.

View the full selection of rye whiskeys

FARM-TO-TEQUILA
A Visit to Casa Herradura
How is Tequila made? What is blue agave? We went to Jalisco, Mexico and saw firsthand how Casa Herradura makes Tequila from the field to the bottle.

A jimador in Herradura’s blue agave fields


For the best premium vodkas, look no further than GAYOT's Top 10 Vodkas
PURE AS WATER
Top 10 Vodkas
This clear spirit may come from the Russian word for water, but vodkas may be produced in any country and distilled from wheat, rye, potatoes and even grapes.


Celebrate the arrival of spring with the season's finest special releases, including a grapefruit DIPA, a smoked beer and a sour saison ale.

Enjoy the recent rye Renaissance by downing these fine whiskeys straight or hearken back to their heyday and mix them in an Old-Fashioned.