BY JOSH SMITH
If you are looking to build out your home bar or switch up your standard drink with something new and exciting to sip or build into a cocktail, these are the essential liquors that you need to check out in 2021.
From delicious bourbons, rums and whisky to tequila, mezcal, vodka and aperitifs, I've done the hard work of sampling spirits to unearth new favorites and fun additions to your home bar.
Whether you are simply trying to add some variation to your favorites or make sure you're ready to host an outdoor event as it warms up, you can find something fun and tasty on this list.
You can buy these online to ship to you through ReserveBar or choose same-day delivery options through Drizzly and Minibar Delivery.
Crystal Head Vodka Onyx—$64
1757 Vermouth di Torino—$36
Haus—$35 to $40
Knob Creek 9 Year Bourbon Whiskey—$41.00
Baker's Single Barrel Bourbon—$59.99
Heaven's Door Rye—$80
Little Book Chapter 4—$143.99
Booker's Bourbon Boston Batch—$74
Woodford Reserve Distiller's Select—$33.99
High West Rendezvous Rye—$67
Wild Turkey Rare Breed 116.8 Proof—$52
Cutwater Tequila Añejo—$54.99
Vamonos Riendo Mezcal—$69
Appleton Estate Rare Casks 12 Year Old—$45
Novo Fogo Chameleon Cachaça—$52.99
The Macallan 15 Double Cask—$150
Benriach The Smoky Twelve—$80
Pricing may vary based on location and availability. For specific releases, double-check the packaging or enjoy the next release in the series.
Continue reading to check out some of our new favorite liquors for 2021. Use this as a starting point to build out your home bar or expand your flavor profile.
Heaven's Door Rye
Heaven's Door Rye Bourbon is from a partnership with Bob Dylan, and even without his name, this rye would stand out. Heaven's Door Rye is finished in Vosges cigar barrels, which is an amazing flavor profile. While many rye bourbons finish hot, Heaven's Door orchestrates a tantalizing shift from heat to sweet for a standout finish.
Buy at Reserve Bar, Drizzly and Minibar.