About American Hybrid Whiskey

About American Hybrid Whiskey
American Hybrid Whiskey is a Beverage Testing Institute classification for specialty blended whiskies bottled in the United States. Some spirits producers in the U.S. have started crafting blends of different types or categories of whiskies together to create a unique flavor profile. Examples include products made from Single Malt Scotch Whisky blended with a high-rye Bourbon, or a 50/50 blend of straight bourbon and straight rye. Under federal TTB regulations these whiskies would fall into the 'Blended Whiskey' or 'A Blend of Straight Whiskies' categories , but BTI gives these products the Hybrid Whisky category designation to better capture their producers' experimental intents to delineate them from the younger, lower-priced blended whiskies that often include neutral grain spirits and/or added coloring or flavoring.

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Copper Cross Hybrid Bourbon & Rye Blend Whiskey
87 points
Medium golden amber color. Aromas of roasted corn, forest fruit tea, nougat, dried geranium, and cocoa powder with a velvety, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a warming, engaging, crisp aniseed and butterscotch finish. A solid whiskey blend with great versatility.
87 points $34.99