Remember what we said about whiskey collection needing a mixture of reliable favorites and new rarities? Consider this Ammunition Whiskey from an up-and-coming company just a bit of both, in a great way.

Ammunition’s Straight Bourbon is finished in French Bordeaux wine barrels, which once held Ammunition’s very own Sonoma Cabernet Sauvignon, a nice one-two punch that subverts the typical whiskey distilling process ever so slightly. You’ll also find Ammunition Whiskey at 50 Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse locations. Talk about a perfect pairing

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What happens when a winery enters the whiskey world? Well, you have access to some great barrels — your own. Sonoma’s Daylight Wine & Spirits has both a straight bourbon finished in their Cabarnet Sauvignon barrels and a rye finished in ex-Pinot Noir barrels. The result, particularly in the bourbon, is a sweeter whiskey swimming in notes of dark fruit and butterscotch.

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Over in Sonoma, Daylight Wine and Spirits has also expanded beyond vino with their brand Ammunition. Initially, the Ammunition label sold a red blend, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Syrah, with cofounder and child-of-wine-country Andy Wahl at the helm.