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

Doc Swinson’s 15-Yr Cask Strength Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
96 points
$149
Amber color. Aromas of roasted cashews, spice cookies, toffee-coated popcorn, buttercream, pineapple upside down cake, and hints of cedar with a slightly chewy, lively, dryish medium-to-full body and a hot, charming, long dark chocolate, molasses, plum jam, and cinnamon finish. A monster of a Bourbon with a bold, chewy texture and piles of spice; serve on the rocks and pair with a cigar.
Copperworks Distilling Company American Single Malt Whiskey
96 points
$59.99
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
$69.99
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
Stagg Jr. Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
95 points
$49
Amber color. Inviting aromas of dark caramel, cherry lozenge, molasses, candied nuts, caramel-drizzled cherries, hints of espresso, and egg nog with a velvety, vibrant, dryish medium-to-full body and a hot, very complex, very long fine black tea, coconut cream, toasted almonds, condensed milk, and chocolate covered nougat with nuts finish. A seamless Bourbon that invites you to dive right in; high-octane, full flavor, but still maintains an elegant personality.
WELLER Full Proof Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
95 points
$49
Amber color. Aromas and flavors of dried cherry, leather, and ripe peach with a slightly chewy, vibrant, dryish medium-to-full body and a smooth, complex, very long finish that presents notes of sweet tea, apple pie, candied peanuts, honey, and brown sugar buttercream. A complex, fruity, sophisticated Bourbon with a never-ending finish.
Colonel E.H. Taylor, Jr. Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
95 points
$59
Amber color. Perfumed aromas and flavors of white chocolate, finest vanilla beans, oolong tea with floral honey, and Belgian waffles with a velvety, vibrant, dryish medium-to-full body and a warming, complex, very long finish with touches of coconut cream, hazelnut, and lilac. An elegant, pure Bourbon that sings.
Elijah Craig Barrel Proof Straight Bourbon Whiskey
95 points
$59
Dark amber color. Aromas and flavors of suede, chocolate-covered toffee, hints of licorice, cherry coulis, and cafe au lait with a slightly chewy, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a warming, massive, long finish displaying notes of key lime custard, almond tart, tobacco, and delicate spices. Elegant, seamless, stunning; this is the one to impress your guests.
Knob Creek 12 Year Old Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
95 points
$59
Dark amber color. Aromas of orange flan, cinnamon-raisin swirl bread, flaky croissant with hints of prosciutto, and black pepper with a satiny, crisp, fruity medium body and a warming, complex, medium-long hints of rose, leather, spice cookies, almond biscotti, and tangerine peel finish. A rich, warming Bourbon that pops on the palate with savory nuance; this is one to show off.
Boulder Bottled in Bond American Single Malt Whiskey
95 points
$68
Dark amber color. Aromas and flavors of dark chocolate, toasted rice, barley tea, and toffee cookies with a supple, crisp, medium-to-full body and a smooth, complex, medium-long finish with elements of clover, hints of orange and mango, spiced apple, and hints of anise. A soft, fruity and pillowy American Single Malt that will have Scotch drinkers jumping the pond.
Widow Jane 10 Yr. Blended Straight Bourbon Whiskey
95 points
$69
Amber color. Aromas and flavors of butterscotch, raisins in caramel and chocolate, roasted banana, cardamom, and coconut with a slightly chewy, vibrant, dryish medium body and a warming, complex, medium-long finish revealing accents of juicy orange, glazed nuts, and chocolate. A rich, complex and balanced Bourbon; look forward to sipping this neat or in your favorite stirred cocktail.