Since 1969, restaurant, hotel, travel & other witty reviews by a handpicked, worldwide team of discerning professionals—and your views, too.

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.

Intro 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Next >

PBH062512 UKM51415

We've picked a variety of wines from around the United States to complement your Thanksgiving feast!

We have reviews on top gin selections from around the world, from the UK's Beefeater Burrough's Reserve Oak Rested Gin to the Netherland's Nolet's Reserve Dry Gin.