David Feder, Executive Editor Technical, kicks off 2023 with a new editorial feature, Reasoned Opinion, an op-ed series of his reflections on the trends happening in the food, beverage, nutrition, and ingredient industries. The first in the series, “Ring in the New,” is beverage-focused and introduces some new spirit launches to celebrate the New Year with.

David reviews Balcones Blue, Revival Jimmy Red Corn, and Tiger Thiccc bourbons; IZO Sotol Reposado; and Bohane gin-,all unique in their ingredients and execution and all on-trend examples of how spirit makers are appealing to the sophisticated and curious palates of today’s adult beverage consumers. As David says, “Always drink responsibly and don’t even THINK of drinking and driving.”