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August 2014

Red Breast 21 Year Old Irish Whiskey

Irish whiskey is typically treated as a bartender shot or mixed in with ginger ale, but there are some truly great bottles out there that rival and surpass single-malt scotch, like this one.

Nolet’s Gin

In its super-serious masculine container is a very fruit-forward and juicy gin, a surprisingly good accompaniment to cocktails with citrus.

D’USSE XO Cognac

In a sleek black, attention-grabbing bottle, the new XO from the recently-launched cognac brand D’USSE, owned by Bacardi, is distinguished by its dry, wood-spice finish.

Brugal Papá Andrés Rum

Brugal rum from the Dominican Republic releases just 500 bottles of the Papá Andrés blend each year (at a shelf price over $1,000), with every bottling a little different from the previous ones.

Gran Patrón Piedra Tequila

Piedra joins Burdeos and Platinum in the Gran Patrón line—a cluster of high-end bottlings of its top-selling tequila.

2010 Domaine Loubejac Pinot Noir

Sour-cherry notes and a light, lively body make this Pinot Noir elegant but approachable, with slight effervescence near the back of the palate.

2011 Hardy’s William Hardy Shiraz

Notes of eucalyptus, plums, and mulberries couple with soft, round mouthfeel to effortlessly sail into a finish that lingers—and with a bit of chocolate.

2012 Hardy’s Nottage Hill Shiraz

This Shiraz’s concentrated dark-fruit notes (currants and plums) are plush and velvety, with a toasty-oak finish and dried herbs that can stand up to barbecued foods or spicy Indian cuisine.

2013 Charles & Charles Rosé

A pale pink color in the glass, this off-dry rosé—made from Syrah, Mourvedre, Cinsault, and Grenache grapes—is light and delicate.

Left Hand Good Juju

With its bright pop of organic ginger, this low-ABV pale ale is crackling with spicy character.