Best American Whiskeys

Best American Whiskeys

There are quite a few of the best American whiskeys available with their own unique flavors, These whiskeys require they must be distilled from a fermented mash of cereal grain and water, aged in charred-oak barrels and contain no more than 80 percent alcohol by volume (ABV). The list below describes several of the Best American whiskeys, varieties and general description of their unique flavor contributions. Please review the selections below and take the time to sample and make a selection to meet your taste.

  • Bourbon: A smooth sweet taste, with 51% corn mash, plus aged in a charred oak adds a smoky aftertaste.
  • Rye: Sample a rye for a strong and spicy flavor.
  • Malt: Go single malt if you wish to try a high quality drink.
  • Rye malt: This is another high quality malt whiskey, with a nut flavor.
  • Wheat: This type of whiskey must contain at least 51 percent wheat which is accompanied by a taste of honey and grain.
  • Corn: Another sugary option with a few notes of syrup and honey.
  • Straight Whiskey: The description says it all. It must remain unblended.

Straight Whiskey is whiskey that was distilled to not more than 80% alcohol by volume or 160 proof. It will be aged for at least two years at a starting alcohol concentration of not more than 62.5%. It has not been blended with any other spirits, coloring, or additives. A straight whiskey that also meets one of the other above definitions is referred to by combining the term “straight” with the term for the type of whiskey such as rye, corn or wheat etc.

Blended whiskey is a mixture that contains straight whiskey or a blend of straight whiskeys containing not less than 20 percent straight whiskey and, separately or in combination, other whiskey or neutral spirits. For the blended whiskey to be labeled with a particular grain type (i.e., blended rye, malt, wheat, or bourbon whiskey), at least 51% of the blend must be straight whiskey of that grain type. The part of the content that is not straight whiskey may include unaged grain distillates, grain neutral spirits, flavorings, and coloring.

Light whiskey is produced in the United States at more than 80% alcohol by volume and stored in used or uncharred new oak containers.

Spirit whiskey is a mixture of neutral spirits and at least 5% of certain stricter categories of whiskey.

Whiskeys are great tasting on their own, but can be served and appreciated with many types of mixes

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This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is gentleman-jack.jpg Gentleman Jack rare Tennessee Whiskey

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is seagrams7.jpg Seagrams 7 Blended Whiskey

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is cyrus.jpgCyrus Noble Small Batch Whiskey

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is wild-turk2.jpg Wild Turkey 81 Rye Whiskey

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is templeton-Rye.jpg Templeton Rye Whiskey 6 year

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is dry-fly.jpgDry Fly Wheat Whiskey

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is tin-cup.jpg Tin Cup American Whiskey

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is Balvenie.jpg Balvenie 21 Year Portwood Single Malt

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is corsair.jpg Corsair Triple Smoke Small Batch Whiskey

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is kavalen.jpg Kavalan Consertmaster Single Malt Whiskey

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is clyde-may.jpg Clyde May’s Alabama Style Whiskey

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is pendelton.jpg  Pendleton 1910 12 Year Blended Whiskey

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is Whistle-Pig-10-year-Straight-Rye-Whiskey.jpgWhistle Pig 10 Year Straight Rye Whiskey

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is amador.jpg Amador Double Barrel Whiskey

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is kikori.jpg Kikori Blended Whiskey

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is elmer.jpgElmer T Lee Single Barrel Whiskey

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is high-west.jpg High west American Prairie Blended Bourbon Whiskey

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is masterson.jpg Mastersons 10 Year Old Barley Blended Bourbon

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is calumet-farm.jpg Calumet Farm Bourbon Whiskey

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is george-dickel.jpg George Dickel Rye Whiskey

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is fireball.jpg Fireball Cinnamon Whiskey

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is bookers-Rye.jpgBookers Rye Big Time Batch Rye

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is evan-williams.jpg Evan Williams Kentucky Straight Bourbon

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is Nikka.jpg Nikka Coffey Grain Whiskey

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is jack-D.jpgJack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is bullet.jpgBulleit Rye Whiskey

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is yamazaki.jpgYamazaki 12 Year Single Malt Whiskey

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is masterson10.jpgMasterson’s 10 Year Straight Rye Whiskey

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is wheat.jpgBear Creek Wheat Whiskey

  This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is georgia-corn.jpgGeorgia Moon Corn Whiskey

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is duke.jpgDuke Kentucky Straight Bourbon

 

 

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2 thoughts on “Best American Whiskeys”

  1. I have recently gotten into whisky and enjoy it.  Your article, particularly the pictures of the brands, is going to be very useful.  Usually, if possible, I buy one of the small sample bottles to see how I like it. Lately, because I was given a bottle as a gift, I have been enjoying Bulleit.  I usually mix Fireball with something like Gingerale.  I know they’re different, but there are several varieties of moonshine on the market that are good.  Your pictures are going to help.

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