About North American Whiskies from USA

About North American Whiskies from USA
The spirit industry in America is much like the beer industry; some large corporate distillers turning out good quality vodka, gin and whisky along with a growing number of artisan producers of these same products. In large cities such as Chicago and San Francisco, small distilleries turn out superb spirits, many of them organically produced. Vodkas and gins are most common, but there are even a few examples of single malt whiskey. This is certainly an encouraging alternative to the commercially produced spirits in the US, but the truth is that these artisan spirits are a drop in the bucket next to the huge amount of vodkas, gins and whiskeys made by the large companies and are sold in huge numbers; given the promotional money spent by these firms. But the new competition is a bright sign at least in terms of some of the famous whiskey producers that have recently introduced specialty bourbons, aged for a dozen or more years, many of them single barrel products. They are responding to a public looking for more high quality American spirits. The success of these products is a great thing for the American sprits industry.

Top Picks for USA

North American Whiskies

Copperworks Distilling Company American Single Malt Whiskey
96 points
Bright golden amber color. Smoky aromas of sea salt, olive oil, flamed orange peel, douglas fir, singed quassia, leather, and raisins in honey with a round, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a peppery, interesting, medium-long dried mint, lavender, rosemary, thyme, green peppercorn, and eucalyptus finish. A vividly spicy and herbal American Single Malt with world-class depth and balance; a very memorable dram.
Awards: 2018 Best American Single Malt Whiskey
96 points $59.99
Knob Creek Cask Strength Rye Whiskey
96 points
Amber color. Complex aromas of smoked pineapple, fresh ginger, raisins, fine chocolate, crystalized orange peel, chocolate dusted almonds, licorice, and violet with an oily, lively, fruity medium-to-full body and a peppery, involved, very long dried cherries, paprika, tajin on mangoes, patent leather, walnut, mahogany, vanilla custard, and blackberry preserve finish. A densely concentrated rye akin to a fine Bordeaux wine; succumb to its power and grace.
Awards: 2018 Best Rye Whiskey
96 points $69.99
Breckenridge "Dark Arts" Malt Mash Whiskey
96 points
Brilliant gold color. Earthy aromas and flavors of saddle leather and soap, white chocolate toffee, banana raisin muffin, and clay with a satiny, dryish medium-to-full body and a tingling, stimulating, medium-long finish that shows impressions of honeyed dried fruits, brown spices, minerals, and tobacco leaf finish. A complex interplay of dark fruits and leathery notes make this a fine sipping and cigar choice.
George Remus Remus Repeal Reserve Straight Bourbon Whiskey
95 points
Amber color. Aromas of all-butter cookies, hazelnut creme, chai tea, banana loaf, slate, and soy glazed nuts with a lightly tannic, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a complex, long speculoos cookie spread, maple creme, clove cigarettes, and grand Marnier finish. Warm, spicy flavors abound in this concentrated bourbon that will be appreciated by whiskey enthusiasts.
Awards: 2018 Best Bourbon Whiskey
95 points $74.99
Wild Turkey Rare Breed Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
95 points
Medium amber color. Nutty aromas and flavors of butter roasted peanuts, cherry-peach pastry, root beer float with coffee-banana ice cream, and sandalwood soap with a supple, vibrant, fruity full body and a warming, elegant, very long finish that exhibits notes of vanilla toffee, brown and peppery spices, and cola finish. A flavor-packed, thrusting, in-your-face bourbon that hits the senses like a velvet brick.
Awards: 2017 Best Bourbon Whiskey
95 points $44.99
Bainbridge Yama Mizunara Cask Single Grain Whiskey
95 points
Light amber color. Interesting aromas and flavors of saddle leather and soap, mink oil, butter roasted grains and nuts, and banana-fig cake with a satiny, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a warming, complex, long finish that presents nuances of cashew nougat, fruit cake, dulce du leche gelato, and tobacco finish. A very exotic, leathery whisky with a delicious creamy, fruity center.
Bib & Tucker Bourbon Whiskey
94 points
Amber color. Complex aromas of vanilla black tea with cream, white chocolate bon bon, cherry cordials, buttercream, and pecan pie with a velvety, vibrant, fruity medium-full body and a warming, very complex, endless fine polished oak, toffee coated cassis, tiramisu, and green coffee bean finish. A decadent bourbon jam-packed with skillfully matured character; indulge in this silky sipper with only the most convivial company.
Rossville Union Master Crafted Straight Rye Whiskey Barrel Proof
94 points
Amber color. Attractive aromas of cherry stone, passionfruit scone, fresh violets, and madagascar vanilla with a round, full body and a distinctive, long peach tea, limestone, geranium, gingersnaps with chocolate fudge, and aniseed finish. A velvety, rye with intense, mature character that is sure to please.
94 points $69.99
Russell’s Reserve Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
94 points
Amber color. Aromas of wild tart cherries, vanilla bark, and lemon sorbet with a round, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a peppery, layered, long orange peel, bergamot and chopped hazelnut, chocolate dipped biscotti, and potted geranium and dried peppermint finish. An expertly aged bourbon with a great complex and drying finish.
94 points $51.99
Valentine Mayor Pingree Black Label Bourbon Whiskey
94 points
Dark amber color. Perfumed aromas of chocolate covered cashew, dried raspberry and pancakes, sweet potato, fine leather, and orange blossom water with a velvety, vibrant, dryish medium-to-full body and a peppery, complex, very long fresh rose petal, aniseed, charred marshmallow, coconut curry, and coriander and cardamom finish. A gorgeous and mature bourbon with a bazaar of exotic spices.
94 points $89.99