In the heady post–Memorial Day weeks—when seersucker, linen, and white shoes make their annual reappearance—our thoughts may turn to frothy, fruity drinks. But let’s get real—there’s never a bad time to drink good whiskey. And here are five must-try whiskeys to help you kick off your summer in good taste. Sure, you could mix them in cocktails to sip by the pool, but that would be a waste of some very fine spirits. These five are for sipping, not slurping—although, if you must, a solitary ice cube will do no harm.