Add a bit of spice to your bar with Knob Creek Rye Whiskey ($36). Made with a blend of high-quality rye, Knob Creek's latest creation is stout — 100 proof — and features a spicy, woody aroma with an equally spicy flavor that also incorporates rich oak and vanilla. Coming to select markets this month, and available nationwide this summer.
Unless you sip on single malts exclusively, odds are you've run into a blended whiskey somewhere along the way. Whisky Blender (£35 and up; roughly $55+) lets you create your own specialized blend from a selection of seven different whiskys, each available for adding in amounts as small as 10ml. Once you're done, you can give the blend its own name, which will be handwritten on the label that adorns the 70cl corked decanter bottle, and save the mixture for future refills should the mixture be to your liking. While the wisdom of order booze you've never tasted before is always questionable, there's no doubt that it'll be far more interesting than your average bottle of Old Crow. [Scouted by Andrew]
So even though none of us will probably ever get the chance to taste this 64 year old Scotch in it's one-of-a-kind Lalique crystal decanter, that won't stop us from dreaming. The Macallan 64 Years Old in Lalique ($464,000 at auction in 2010) is the oldest of Macallan's single mault scotch whiskys ever to be sold and all the proceeds from the sale were donated to charity: water, which helps provide people in developing nations with safe drinking water. This rare Scotch was vatted from three sherry-seasoned Spanish oak casks — the ﬁrst was ﬁlled in 1942, the second in 1945, and the third in 1946 — and comes in a one-of-a-kind Lalique decanter.