Top 50 innovative new spirits of 2018: 20-11

A peated whisky finished in rum casks, the “first” Bourbon rested in small batch coffee beans and a bartender-made brandy are included in the fourth instalment of our most innovative new spirits list.

As we draw ever closer to the final 10 in our count-down of the most experimental spirits to hit the market last year, we reveal a number of brands that are innovating their respective categories, including a Bourbon barrel-finished bitter and a vodka made from Japanese white rice.

Expressions targeted at the on-trade also made our list in the form of a bitters range designed to help bartenders make the “perfect Old Fashioned”, and a new brandy that aims to revive the use of the fruit-based spirit in cocktails.

Click through the following pages to see the fourth part of our top 50 innovative spirits launches of 2018, counting down from 20 to 11.

To view 30 to 21, click here.

To view 40 to 31, click here.

To view 50 to 41, click here.