When it comes to stocking your home bar, it’s nice to mix in a bottle or two of something new. It’s like a surprise nightcap or cocktail ingredient no one has tried yet. Here are some the latest and greatest we’d recommend looking into.

Booker’s “Big Man, Small Batch”

Booker’s is set to release a new small batch bottle in honor of their founding distiller Booker Noe. Booker’s Bourbon Batch 2015-1, also known as “Big Man, Small Batch,” is a limited-edition bourbon bottled straight from the barrel with a label that pays homage to Booker Noe’s love of bourbon, family, and experimentation. The uncut bourbon has an intense vanilla aroma and packs a punch at 128.7 proof. Link

Bourbon • Proof: 128.7

 

Kahlua Salted Caramel

If you’ve been on a White Russian kick since the first time you saw The Dude downing them in The Big Lebowski, this could be a welcome bottle to your arsenal. The smooth liquor gets a limited-edition makeover with the addition of some salted caramel goodness. Getting a little drunk of something that tastes like dessert is nice on occasion. Link

Rum-Based Liquor • Proof: 40

 

Charbay R5 Hop Flavored Whiskey

Bear Republic’s Racer 5 IPA is one of our go-to IPAs that isn’t insanely hard to find. If you love it as much as we do, you’re going to want to get a bottle of this whiskey. Charbay distilled 6,000 gallons of the killer IPA to create this booze now in its third incarnation. It was aged in French Oak casks for the last few years, and it’s now ready to help craft beer fans transition into something a bit stiffer. Link

Whiskey • Proof: 99

 

Jim Beam Bonded

Bonded whiskey used to be a big deal. It had to meet strict regulations, clock in at 100 proof, and even sit in barrels for four years under federal supervision. Back in the day, it helped consumers know what they were buying was quality. Now Jim Beam has picked the practice back up for their latest expression. Jim Beam Bonded is sweet with notes of butterscotch and a nice alcohol burn that will linger after each sip. Link

Bourbon • Proof: 100

 

Arbutus Baba Yaga

In Eastern European folklore, the Baba Yaga is a sharp-toothed shapeshifter of the forest. Here the figure is the inspiration for a new absinthe from Arbutus. The bottle is absolutely display worthy even if you aren’t one to break out the sugar cubes and have yourself some of the green elixir. Link

Absinthe • Proof: 120

 

Yellow Spot

No, Yellow Spot isn’t new, it’s been an Irish favorite for some time, but it’s finally coming to the United States and that’s reason to celebrate. Following on the heels of Green Spot, which arrived in the US last year, Yellow Spot is set to bring its wonderful complexity stateside. Aged in bourbon barrels, sherry casks and malaga casks, Yellow Spot is a 12-year wonder with a taste that has notes of coffee, milk chocolate, and red apples. At $100 a bottle, it’s not cheap, but it’s worth it. Link

Whiskey • Proof: 92

 

Midnight Moon Raspberry Moonshine

Piedmont Distillers brought moonshine to the mainstream when they launched their handmade Midnight Moon line. Raspberry is the latest flavor to be released, and, like the other flavors in the line, it’s made with actual fruit. Each mason jar of moonshine is filled with raspberries so you don’t get any cloying syrup taste. Link

Moonshine • Proof: 90

 

Glendalough Double Barrel Irish Whiskey

Even Ireland with all its whiskey history has craft distilleries popping up. The first among them was Glendalough, and their latest is this cask-strength gem. The hooch was cut with mineral-rich mountain spring water from the nearby Wicklow Mountains and has an intense aroma of dark fruit and spice. Link

Whiskey • Proof: 84

 

Wyoming Whiskey Small Batch Bourbon

Despite what some might tell you, bourbon doesn’t have to be made in Kentucky. This small batch from Wyoming Whiskey uses all Wyoming grains and water to create a product that should make the Cowboy State proud. An approachable bourbon with lots of vanilla and caramel and a nice, smooth finish. Link

Bourbon • Proof: 88

 

Bully Boy Hub Punch

Rum is having a moment. And if you haven’t channeled your inner pirate, now’s the time. Bully Boy Distillers has just released Hub Punch, a rum infusion based on an old spirit of the same name. Infused with fruits and botanicals, mix it with some soda water or ginger ale for a sweet treat. We’re also digging the vintage-inspired label they went with. Link

Rum • Proof: 70