About American Smoked Whiskey

About American Smoked Whiskey
A few American distilleries produce smoked whiskeys; these are smoked with different fuels, such as peat, cherry wood and beechwood. This is followed by aging in charred oak, which results in whiskeys with flavor profiles of roasted nuts, maple syrup, nougat and fig. These smoked whiskeys are generally wither served over ice or mixed with water or tonic, while the best are often sipped after dinner in a small snifter.

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Ranger Creek Rimfire Mesquite Smoked Single Malt Whiskey
93 points
$35
Clear gold color. Complex, smoky, fruity aromas and flavors of butter roasted peanuts, peach marmalade on cranberry toast, chocolate covered bbq potato chip, and brown spices and leather-bound wood chair with a supple, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tingling, interesting, medium-long cacao nibs and shell, corn bread muffin, smoked nuts, and bbq rub and woods finish. A fun, exotically spicy and delicately smoky whisky that will be fun to mix with.