6 Winter Whiskeys

Six exceptional bottles worth seeking out this winter

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hillrock single malt whiskey
Hillrock Single Malt Whiskey
Using barley from distillery fields, this is the first farmstead whiskey from New York's Hudson Valley since Prohibition. ($88; 750 ml; astorwines.com)
smooth ambler whiskey
Smooth Ambler Old Scout Straight Rye
Balanced and accommodating, this suave rye shines in a perfect Manhattan. ($41; 750 ml; moraswines.com)
Hibiki Japanese Whiskey
Hibiki 21
The mizunara oak used to age a portion of this Japanese spirit imparts notes of sandalwood. ($300; 750 ml; winfieldflynn.com)
old forester birthday bourbon
Old Forester Birthday Bourbon 2014
All the bourbon blended in this bottle comes from a single day of production in 2002. ($100; 750 ml; castlewine.com)
Redbreast 21
As with other spirits, the age of this bottle—the oldest expression for Redbreast—is pegged to the youngest whiskey in the mix. ($240; 750 ml; internationalwineshop.com)
BenRiach Solstice Second Edition
BenRiach Solstice Second Edition
In Gaelic, the name of the distillery that makes this fruity scotch means “hill of the red deer.” ($86; 750 ml; hitimewine.net)