Top 50 most innovative spirit launches of 2014: 50-41

19th January, 2015 by Amy Hopkins

With boundary-breaking barrel experimentation, category-defying hybrids and an abundance of wacky botanicals, creativity truly flourished in the spirits industry last year.

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Click through the following pages to see the first instalment of our top 50 innovative spirits launches of 2014

As the spirits marketplace became even more competitive in 2014, brands strived to stand out from the masses with innovation. And with such a plethora of original spirits launched, our experts have gathered, judged and compiled a list of the most innovative spirits of the year,

Gin not only experimented with unusual botanicals, including insects and algae, it also tested the effects of ageing in different types of barrels.

New production methods for vodka were pioneered, as were distillation and ageing techniques for whisky.

Furthermore, the boundaries between different categories were merged by the rise of the hybrid spirits trend.

Click through the following pages to see the first instalment of our top 50 innovative spirits launches of 2014, counting down from 50 to 41.

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