As summer comes to a close and we look to the fall season, we have to remember that beautiful weather and warming flavors are on the horizon.

For this month’s new releases, some great whiskies have hit the market just in time for leaf peeping, along with two excellent gins and a savory saffron liqueur. As you stock your home bar for September, take a look at the best new spirit releases from August.

Tod & Vixen’s Dry Gin 1651 ($40)

Located in New York’s Hudson Valley, The Vale Fox Distillery was founded by Eral Gokgol-Kline, who brought in experts like bartenders Gary (gaz) Regan, Leo Robitschek and Jeffrey Morgenthaler, and experienced Master Distiller Roselyn Thomson (formerly with John Dewar & Sons). This month, The Vale Fox released its very first spirit, Tod & Vixen’s Dry Gin 1651. This expression gets the date 1651 because that’s the year Gokgol-Kline’s great, great grandfather arrived in New York from Holland and was given a license to distill. The vibrant gin is made by macerating botanicals like juniper, angelica root and rooibos tea for a smooth, Martini-ready spirit.


Tod & Vixen’s Dry Gin 1651