For the Mixologist
F&W picks great new spirits, like Boyd & Blair Potato Vodka ($32), a small-batch spirit that's handmade in custom German pot stills, a more artisanal method than the column stills typically used for vodka. The potatoes come from a Pennsylvania farm.
We narrowed more than a dozen new whiskeys down to these four great choices, like The Glenrothes Alba Reserve ($63). This appealingly sweet single-malt Scotch is rich without being weighty. And it's certified kosher.
Travel-Sized Bitters Kit
The Bitter Truth founders Stephan Berg and Alexander Hauck made cocktail news a few years back with their exceptional bitters in flavors like celery and orange. Now they've released a travel pack of five mini bottles of their top blends in a nifty retro-styled box. $20; the-bitter-truth.com.