With the cooler weather upon us, it’s time to switch out that rosé for a whiskey.

These bottles are guaranteed to warm you up during the winter months. Perfect to add to the bar cart for future cocktails. Check out five whiskey that have recently hit the market.

Off Hours Bourbon, bottle on white

Off Hours Bourbon

Off Hours released a whiskey that is perfect for the fall months. With notes of creamy vanilla, toasted pecans, and hints of nutmeg, this whiskey is a great choice for Thanksgiving gatherings. Off Hours wants to engage more real-life connections and encourage easy going hangs. This bourbon whiskey leaves behind a silky finish is made for the moments in between.

Two Stacks Irish Whiskey

Two Stacks Blenders Cut – Apricot Brandy Cask Strength

Two Stacks has also recently introduced their first specialty cask edition whiskey. The Blenders Cut – Apricot Brandy Cask Strength is a premium whiskey that is aged for 59 days in Apricot Brands casks. With notes of apricot jam, icing sugar, and custard, the whiskey has a finish of honeycomb, vanilla pastry and apricot skin.

The Busker Irish Whiskey Triple Cask Triple Smooth, bottle on white

The Busker Irish Whiskey Triple Cask Triple Smooth

Irish whiskey has always been around, but The Busker Irish Whiskey Triple Cask Triple Smooth is taking it to the next level. The gold colored whiskey has a rich body made with high quality single grain and single malt. The nose leads with tropical fruits and vanilla which turns to dark chocolate and toffee, leaving behind a sweet finish. Born out of a modern Ireland, The Busker is a cross between traditional and contemporary.

Grace O’Malley Blended Irish Whiskey

Grace O’Malley Blended Irish Whiskey

Grace O’Malley Blended Irish Whiskey is the first Irish whiskey named after a woman. The whiskey is dedicated to the 16th Century Irish Pirate Queen, who was a charismatic and natural leader. Paul Caris, master blender, created the whiskey as a special blend. Combining batches of whiskey from three to 10 years old, all aged in range of barrel types. It resulted in a perfectly balanced whiskey between flavor, age, character and smoothness.

Drumshanbo Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey

Drumshanbo Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey

Last but not least, Drumshanbo Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey is the first whiskey to emerge from the western province of Connacht in over 105 years. Every drop of the triple, hand-distilled whiskey is a blend of malted Irish barley, un-malted Irish barley, and Irish Barra oats. The smooth and creamy whiskey is aged for five years in ex-Kentucky Bourbon and ex-Oloroso Sherry casks, leaving behind a bottle of 43% ABV.

Recipes to try:

Blackberry Whiskey Sour, cocktail and bottle, log slice

Blackberry Whiskey Sour

Blackberry Whiskey Sour

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz. OH Bourbon
  • 1 oz. Honey (or simple syrup)
  • 1/2 oz. Lemon Juice
  • sprig of Rosemary
  • 4-6 Blackberries

Preparation: Build in a tin with ice. Muddle blackberries. Add whiskey, lemon juice and honey. Shake and strain into a rocks glass. Garnish with Rosemary and lemon.


Salted Smoke

Salted Smoke

Salted Smoke

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz. OH Bourbon
  • 1/4 oz. Maple Syrup
  • 3 dashes Salted Cacao Bitters
  • Cacao Nibs

Preparation: Build in a tin with ice. Add whiskey, maple syrup and salted cacao bitters. Stir and strain into a rocks glass, Garnish with Cacao nibs.


Autumn Breeze

Autumn Breeze

Autumn Breeze

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz. OH Bourbon
  • 1 oz. Lillet Blanc
  • 1 oz. Creme de Cacao
  • 1/4 oz. Pernod Absinthe
  • sprig of Rosemary
  • Fresh Cranberries

Preparation: Combine all ingredients in a tin with ice and stir until very cold. Strain into a cocktail coupe. Garnish with fresh cranberries and rosemary.