As anyone who's tasted Wild Turkey American Honey can attest, adding a little bit of honey flavor to a good whiskey can make for a damn fine drink. Now Tennessee's most famous export is entering the fray with Jack Daniel's Tennessee Honey Whiskey ($20). Mixing the company's famous whiskey with a proprietary honey liquor, this new blend retains its American whiskey roots while adding just a touch of sweetness and removing just a bit of bite, making it perfect for on-the-rocks summertime sipping.
You can purchase limited single barrel releases, visit distilleries, and even buy your own barrel — but for true whiskey fans, there's nothing like aging a batch yourself. The Age Your Own Whiskey Kit ($170) lets you experience its transformation from clear to brown, and the appearance of flavors that accompanies it, from the comfort of your own home. Included are two 750 ml bottles of White Dog un-aged whiskey, a two liter aging barrel, a pouring funnel, two tasting glasses, and complete instructions. Within 3-6 months, you'll be enjoying your own handcrafted blend.
There's aged whiskey, and then there's the Glenlivet 70 Year Old Whiskey (£13,000; roughly $21,000). The second release in Gordon & MacPhail's Generations range, this rare spirit was distilled on February 3, 1940, and comes in a gorgeous tear-shaped, hand-blown crystal decanter, with a silver stopper and base, and a handmade box crafted from Scottish Elm. If you want some, you'd best hurry — only 100 bottles were made. [Thanks, Adam]