For this warm, boozy nightcap, Linda Aldredge uses a blend of whole spices but home cooks can buy Chai Spice Blend from TeaSource. Slideshow: Whiskey Drinks
In spice grinder, pulse all of the spices to a powder.
In a saucepan, bring the milk to a simmer. Remove from the heat. Add the spices, sugar and tea and let stand for 10 minutes. Strain the chai into a bowl. Wipe out the saucepan.
Return the chai to the saucepan and rewarm over moderate heat. Stir in the whiskey and serve hot.