2020 North American Whiskey Review

Author: Julia Gordon
With the change of seasons comes the thirst for rich, golden drams. We tasted over 100 great grain-based offerings to determine your next whiskey picks!
Marvelous Malts

Marvelous Malts

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American Single Malt Whiskey is the innovative and exceptional category you'll go wild for. Kelley has complex and spicy herbal notes while The QuintEssential offers chocolatey mocha intensity. The unique minty notes of Old Line Cask Strength are begging for your next cocktail creation, and if you have someone you'd like to impress (including yourself!), make sure to get your hands on a bottle of the Boulder Bottled in Bond.

Unbeatable Bourbons

Unbeatable Bourbons

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A bourbon will never do you wrong, but these picks will definitely do you right! Calumet Farm 14-Year-Old Single Rack Black is one to keep on-hand for special occasions, and Rebecca Creek 10yr has endless yummy toffee notes. We loved the Elijah Craig Barrel Proof for an on-the-rocks sipper and the FEW Straight Bourbon Whiskey is a reminder that there's excellent bourbon awaiting you outside Kentucky state lines.

A Tip of the Hat to Americas Hat

A Tip of the Hat to America's Hat

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If your bar doesn't have any Canadian whisky yet, we're here to remedy that! Seagrams V.O. Gold is a classic offering and will always be there for you at highball hour. We loved the nutty caramel notes in the Caribou Crossing Single Barrel, and we're sure you will too. Already a fan of Canadian whisky and want to expand into new territory? Bearface One Eleven Series Oaxaca Agave has a smoky sweetness that we just can't get enough of!

Rye-namite

Rye-namite

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Who doesn't delight in the spice that can only be found in a rye whiskey? Old Elk Straight Rye Whiskey more than delivers and is ready to sip or mix to upgrade cocktail hour. High West Double Rye sings all your favorite notes and Frey Ranch 5 Year Bottled in Bond is ready to rock on the rocks or in your next old fashioned. For a deliciously unique twist to a classic, check out Cadee Cascadia Port Finished Rye Whiskey.

Savor These Flavors

Savor These Flavors

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Though whiskey is already a treat in its natural state, why not get decadent and enjoy a little splash of added flavor? Journeyman Distillery Field Rye Fig Flavored Whiskey layers on the autumnal notes you've been waiting for, and if you want to get extra luxurious, combine Bird Dog Chocolate Flavored Whiskey with Skrewball Peanut Butter Flavored Whiskey or Traverse City Whiskey Co. American Cherry Edition Flavored Whiskey for the peanut butter cup/chocolate covered cherry shot of your dreams!

Marvelous Malts
Unbeatable Bourbons
A Tip of the Hat to Americas Hat
Rye-namite
Savor These Flavors
2020 North American Whiskey Review
With the change of seasons comes the thirst for rich, golden drams. We tasted over 100 great grain-based offerings to determine your next whiskey picks!

Marvelous Malts

Marvelous Malts
Photo Credit: Tastings.com
American Single Malt Whiskey is the innovative and exceptional category you'll go wild for. Kelley has complex and spicy herbal notes while The QuintEssential offers chocolatey mocha intensity. The unique minty notes of Old Line Cask Strength are begging for your next cocktail creation, and if you have someone you'd like to impress (including yourself!), make sure to get your hands on a bottle of the Boulder Bottled in Bond.

Unbeatable Bourbons

Unbeatable Bourbons
Photo Credit: Tastings.com
A bourbon will never do you wrong, but these picks will definitely do you right! Calumet Farm 14-Year-Old Single Rack Black is one to keep on-hand for special occasions, and Rebecca Creek 10yr has endless yummy toffee notes. We loved the Elijah Craig Barrel Proof for an on-the-rocks sipper and the FEW Straight Bourbon Whiskey is a reminder that there's excellent bourbon awaiting you outside Kentucky state lines.

A Tip of the Hat to America's Hat

A Tip of the Hat to Americas Hat
Photo Credit: Tastings.com
If your bar doesn't have any Canadian whisky yet, we're here to remedy that! Seagrams V.O. Gold is a classic offering and will always be there for you at highball hour. We loved the nutty caramel notes in the Caribou Crossing Single Barrel, and we're sure you will too. Already a fan of Canadian whisky and want to expand into new territory? Bearface One Eleven Series Oaxaca Agave has a smoky sweetness that we just can't get enough of!

Rye-namite

Rye-namite
Photo Credit: Tastings.com
Who doesn't delight in the spice that can only be found in a rye whiskey? Old Elk Straight Rye Whiskey more than delivers and is ready to sip or mix to upgrade cocktail hour. High West Double Rye sings all your favorite notes and Frey Ranch 5 Year Bottled in Bond is ready to rock on the rocks or in your next old fashioned. For a deliciously unique twist to a classic, check out Cadee Cascadia Port Finished Rye Whiskey.

Savor These Flavors

Savor These Flavors
Photo Credit: Tastings.com
Though whiskey is already a treat in its natural state, why not get decadent and enjoy a little splash of added flavor? Journeyman Distillery Field Rye Fig Flavored Whiskey layers on the autumnal notes you've been waiting for, and if you want to get extra luxurious, combine Bird Dog Chocolate Flavored Whiskey with Skrewball Peanut Butter Flavored Whiskey or Traverse City Whiskey Co. American Cherry Edition Flavored Whiskey for the peanut butter cup/chocolate covered cherry shot of your dreams!