The whisky industry is dominated by male blenders and distillers, so it’s refreshing to see a woman in the brown spirit development spotlight for a quality dram set to hit American shores. SIA Scotch Whisky is the creation of Scotch enthusiast and licensed bartender Carin Luna-Ostaseski, who has teased out a tantalizing blend of Speyside, Highlands, and Islay malts. Luna-Ostaseski is working with regarded Scotch outfit Douglas Laing & Co. on this bottling; she also recently had a successful Kickstarter campaign to get the whisky off the ground. The elegant bottle holds a 43% ABV spirit with a long finish that boasts hints of hazelnut and toffee.

Price: $50