BevTest's 2023 Best Spirits, Wines, & Beers

Below are the Top 25 Beverage Testing Institute (BevTest) winners from their 2023 World Spirits Championships, 2023 World Wine Championships, and US Regional Wines from the 2023 state competitions run by BevTest, plus the top 12 Beers from their 2023 World Beer Championships.

Each year BevTest uses blind panels of trained drinks experts to review thousands of beverages for its in-house competitions as well as the competitions it runs for other organizations. When the panelists have put down their glasses for the year, what rises to the top are these lists of the best drinks of the year for your imbibing pleasure. BevTest does the heavy lifting (and pouring) so you don't have to, so seek out and treasure these liquid gems for your upcoming holiday parties, dinners, and get-togethers (or just for yourself :).

Cheers, The Editors at tastings.com

Best of Year For:
2021 Best Whiskey
Redbreast 27 Year Old Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey Batch 1
100 POINTS
Redbreast 27 Year Old Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey Batch 1 54.6% (Ireland) $585.
2021 Best Non Alcoholic Spirit
Ritual Zero Proof Tequila Alternative Non Alcoholic Spirit
98 POINTS
Ritual Zero Proof Tequila Alternative Non Alcoholic Spirit (USA) $28.
2021 Best Liqueur
Joseph Cartron Sureau Elderflower Liqueur
97 POINTS
Joseph Cartron Sureau Elderflower Liqueur 20% (France) $26.
2021 Best Mezcal
Mezcal de Leyendas Verde San Luis Potosi Mezcal
97 POINTS
Mezcal de Leyendas Verde San Luis Potosi Mezcal 45% (Mexico) $49.99.
2021 Best Tequila
El Tesoro Paradiso Tequila Extra Añejo
97 POINTS
El Tesoro Paradiso Tequila Extra Añejo 40% (Mexico) $180.
2021 Best Anejo Tequila
El Tesoro Añejo Tequila
96 POINTS
El Tesoro Añejo Tequila 40% (Mexico) $85.
2021 Best Fruit Liqueur
Merlet Crème De Poire Williams Pear Liqueur
96 POINTS
Merlet Crème De Poire Williams Pear Liqueur 18% (France) $35.
2021 Best Rum
APPLETON ESTATE 21 Year Old Rum
96 POINTS
APPLETON ESTATE 21 Year Old Rum 43% (Jamaica) $149.
2021 Best Bitter Liqueur
Cynar 70 Bitter Liqueur
95 POINTS
Cynar 70 Bitter Liqueur 35% (Italy) $36.
2021 Best American Single Malt Whiskey
Copperworks Distilling Company American Single Malt Whiskey Release No. 038
94 POINTS
Copperworks Distilling Company American Single Malt Whiskey Release No. 038 50% (USA) $59.
2021 Best Coffee Liqueur
Skip Rock Coffee Liqueur
94 POINTS
Skip Rock Coffee Liqueur 30% (USA) $22. Best Buy
2021 Best Cristalino Tequila
Maestro Dobel 50 Cristalino Tequila Extra Añejo
94 POINTS
Maestro Dobel 50 Cristalino Tequila Extra Añejo 40% (Mexico) $145.
2021 Best Genever
Herman Jansen Notaris 3 Genever
94 POINTS
Herman Jansen Notaris 3 Genever 40% (Netherlands) $42.
2021 Best Irish Single Malt Whiskey
Limavady Single Barrel Irish Single Malt Whiskey
94 POINTS
Limavady Single Barrel Irish Single Malt Whiskey 46% (Ireland) $49.
2021 Best Canadian Whisky
Collingwood Double Barreled Canadian Whisky
93 POINTS
Collingwood Double Barreled Canadian Whisky 45% (Canada) $28.
2021 Best Cream Liqueur
Dooley’s Toffee Cream Liqueur
93 POINTS
Dooley’s Toffee Cream Liqueur 17% (Germany) $19. Best Buy
2021 Best Unaged Cachaca
Novo Fogo Bar Strength Silver Cachaca
93 POINTS
Novo Fogo Bar Strength Silver Cachaca 43% (Brazil) $24. Best Buy
2021 Best Wood Aged Cachaca
Novo Fogo Chameleon Cachaça
93 POINTS
Novo Fogo Chameleon Cachaça 43% (Brazil) $32.99.
2021 Best Aged Rum Aged 3 years or less
Mount Gay Eclipse Heritage Blend Rum
92 POINTS
Mount Gay Eclipse Heritage Blend Rum 40% (Barbados) $22. Best Buy
2021 Best White Rum
Jd Shore White Rum
90 POINTS
Jd Shore White Rum 40% (Canada) $23.
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