Is it just us, or does it seem like no one ever buys you enough booze for the holidays? Not only is it a time of year when you might need a little something in your snifter to keep you warm and sane, but the season represents a great opportunity to get your hands on some bottles that you’d normally pass up for a cheaper model. Yet somehow we always end up with socks instead, so we often have to take matters into our own hands.

At the top of our wish list this year is Kentucky whiskeys. From spicy ryes to smooth wheated whiskeys, here are seven bottles we’ve been loving lately and think are worth buying for yourself if your friends and family fail you. You did get that Christmas bonus, right? That’s drankin’ money right there, partner.