Anyone who’s sipped amazing aged bourbons, ryes, malts, and other whiskeys on the market has probably seen white whiskey at their local liquor store and thought about buying a bottle. White whiskey, or moonshine, is essentially just whiskey that hasn’t touched a barrel. Whiskey is actually clear, or white, when it comes out of the still. It gets its variations of color (gold, brown) from interacting with wood. If you’ve never tried it, white whiskey is actually a delicious spirit, especially if you know the best ways to drink it. (though you might not want to drink it straight). For the adventurous home mixologist, it can even provide a blank canvas for flavor infusion, and even aging your own barrel. Maybe most importantly, white whiskey is a great cocktail ingredient to substitute for gin, or to replace vodka. In place of either it adds texture, sweetness, and a rich, fresh-cut grain note. So if you’re looking for a white whiskey to add to your home bar, consider these bottles and they’ll treat you well.