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Top 10 Spirits

Straight, No Chaser

 

Macchu Pisco; Avant La Nuit cocktail with pisco; Prunier Family Reserve Cognac

 

The Best Spirits, Neat

While craft cocktails still reign supreme, sometimes we crave the simplicity of a glass of first-rate liquor served without embellishment. Many of these spirits work well in mixed drinks, but they're at their best served neat, allowing their uniqueness to shine. This lineup includes a mezcal made according to ancient Mexican methods, a reserve Cognac from a company dating back to the 17th century, a gin that is blended with pure Icelandic water and a terroir-driven rum. Most won't break the bank as only one costs more than $100. On-trend but not trendy, GAYOT's list of Top 10 Spirits is in a class of its own.


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India Pale Ale was first developed for British soldiers in South Asia; however, the style has since gained popularity with civilian beer fans.

Although sipping fine Scotch can be an expensive habit, GAYOT's Top 10 Single Malt Scotch Whiskies start at a reasonable $50 a bottle.