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

Uncle Nearest 1856 Premium Tennessee Whiskey
96 points
Copper color. Aromas of creme brulee, bananas foster, candied walnut, ripe apple, star anise, and luxury tobacco with a round, crisp, dryish medium-full body and a smooth, involved, very long almond-studded milk chocolate, spanish peanut, and honey-drizzled pastries finish. A coating, complex, endless ride of a Tennessee whiskey that’s worth a try for any North American Whiskey connoisseur.
96 points $59.95
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
Widow Jane 10 Yr. Bourbon Whiskey
95 points
Amber color. Mature aromas and flavors of sweet corn, roasted walnut, polished leather, rose petal, and nutmeg with a silky, dryish medium body and a smooth, distinctive, medium-long finish imparting accents of caramel, dark chocolate, and vanilla-black tea finish. A delicious, well-matured bourbon with a great range of complex flavors and a lingering finish.
95 points $69.99
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
Davidson Reserve Tennessee Straight Sour Mash Whiskey
94 points
Dark amber color. Aromas of toasted banana bread, warm butterscotch, chocolate chips, and brown butter with a velvety, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a warming, distinctive, very long leather, cured meats, fruit cake, cola, dried cherry, and marcona almond finish. This will have you rethinking North American whiskey; rancio-like flavors and an incredible, developing finish give this a Cognac-like sophistication; a must-try.
94 points $39.99
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
Ala Wai Batch 14 American Whisky
94 points
Bronze color. Aromas of glazed cherries, candy corn, chinese 5 spice, fresh apples, and custard with a round, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tingling, captivating, medium-length rose hip jam, black forest cake, pecan shortbread, and caramel candies finish. An excellent whiskey that instantly gratifies; vibrant and gripping.
Awards: 2018 Best American Whiskey