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Experts pick the best spirits for cocktails

NEW YORK A group of judges selected from the cocktail world gathered recently in New York for the Ultimate Cocktail Challenge for three days of blind taste tests to determine the best spirits for various drinks.

Thirteen different kind of spirits went head-to-head, tournament-style, in a list of 58 cocktail categories featuring standardized recipes. North American whiskies, for example, were judged in cocktails like Manhattans and Sazeracs, brandies in pisco sour and Jack

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