Top 50 most innovative spirit launches of 2014: 40-31

20th January, 2015 by Melita Kiely

While some pioneering spirits producers pushed the boundaries of distillation last year, others opened our eyes to the importance of provenance and heritage.

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We round up the most innovative spirits launches of 2014, as we continue our countdown from 40 to 31

As we continue our countdown of the most innovative spirits launches from 2014, the full force of the industry’s creativity is becoming even more apparent.

New flavours were paired with whisky, as producers took a different approach from the rising number of honey-flavoured expressions.

British gin brands brought the focus back to heritage and provenance, while one company experimented with adding macerated botanicals to its vodka brand to create a natural, botanical-infused vodka.

Elsewhere in the vodka category, traditional methods of distillation were swapped in favour of freeze filtering and usual agricultural products replaced with milk, while a certain bitters brand ventured into a new spirits category for the first time in nearly two centuries.

Click through to the following pages for the second instalment of our top 50 innovative spirits launches of 2014, counting down from 40 to 31.

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