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August 2023 - North American Whiskey

August 2023 - North American Whiskey
This month's Spirits feature is North American Whiskey

North American Whiskey Reviews

Wilderness Trail Bottled-In-Bond Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey
97 points
$54
A delicious and complex Rye with lovely layers of flavor that evolve in the glass as exceptional spirits do.
Larceny Barrel Proof Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey Batch No. B523
97 points
$59
A powerfully delicious, world-class Bourbon with dazzling depth, vitality and length.
Heaven Hill 7 Year Old Bottled-In-Bond Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
96 points
$49
A vivacious, rich, and nicely layered Bottled-in-Bond Bourbon that delivers everything you want in a fine Whiskey for sipping and mixing high-end cocktails.
Elijah Craig Barrel Proof Straight Bourbon Whiskey Batch No. B523
96 points
$69
An impressively balanced Bourbon with massive, tightly meshed flavors and nearly seamless integration of alcohol at barrel strength; just wonderful.
Doc Swinson’s 5 Year Old Exploratory Cask Bossa Nova Cask-Finished Straight Bourbon Whiskey
96 points
$80
A wonderfully distinctive and exotic cask-finished Bourbon that summons forth a cornucopia of tropical fruits, spices, and confections to carry you away with grace and power.
Rittenhouse Bottled-In-Bond Straight Rye Whiskey
95 points
$27
A robust and focused BiB Rye with boatloads of classic minty, grainy, tea-like rye flavors that will sing in cocktails; incredibly engaging.
Maker’s Mark Cask Strength Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whisky Batch No. 21-08
95 points
$44
A superb cask-strength Bourbon with great interplay of sweet fruits, spices and wheat accented grains.
Bernheim Barrel Proof Kentucky Straight Wheat Whiskey Batch #A223
95 points
$64
A robust and flavor-packed Wheat Whiskey that will instantly appeal to fans of high-end Bourbon.
Stranahan’s Sherry Cask-Finished American Single Malt Whiskey
95 points
$69
Honeyed barley, sweet baking spices, and layers of red and orchard fruits; a benchmark example of American Single Malt with sherry cask aging.
RD1 Small Batch Brazilian Amburana Wood Cask-Finished Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
95 points
$79
A super distinctive, intense and exotically spicy cask-finished Bourbon to savor and study on its own and in innovative cocktails.
Doc Swinson’s 5 Year Old Exploratory Cask Pineau Cask-Finished Straight Bourbon Whiskey
95 points
$80
A precisely balanced cask-finished Bourbon with lovely layers of sweet grain, spice, mint and caramel flavors and a gentle, warming finish.
Russell’s Reserve 13 Year Old Barrel Proof Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
95 points
$100
A remarkably rich and concentrated cask-strength Bourbon with deep wells of flavor that fountain and flourish with water; a must for cigars.
Evan Williams 4 Year Old Bottled-In-Bond Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
94 points
$19
Best Buy
A rich, penetrating BIB Bourbon with great depth of flavor and finesse.
94 points $19 Best Buy
Ole Smoky Peanut Butter Flavored Whiskey
94 points
$19
Best Buy
Excellent roasted peanut flavor while maintaining some of the base spirit Whiskey notes.
94 points $19 Best Buy
Evan Williams 1783 Small Batch Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
94 points
$22
Best Buy
A toasty, nutty, gutsy, go-to Bourbon for classic American cocktails; deceptively complex and fun.
94 points $22 Best Buy
Stillhouse Black Bourbon Whiskey
94 points
$24
Best Buy
A truly pleasant Bourbon sweetness balanced with a darker, roasted mild bitterness.
94 points $24 Best Buy
Elijah Craig Small Batch Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
94 points
$31
Just good old Bourbon flavored Bourbon without getting overly complicated; this is what Bourbon is supposed to taste like.
Abasolo Corn Whiskey
94 points
$39
A feisty, earthy Corn Whiskey that is ready to rumble in turbocharged cocktails and shots.
Stranahan’s Blue Peak Solera Finish American Single Malt Whiskey
94 points
$42
A lovely American Single Malt with aromatic and flavor characteristics that should appeal to fans of Speyside Single Malts as well as Bourbon.
Middle West Straight Wheat Whiskey Batch No. 126
94 points
$45
A decadent sipper that tastes of coconut cream pie dusted with cinnamon and pecan garnishes.
Middle West Michelone Reserve Wheated Straight Bourbon Whiskey Batch No. 125
94 points
$45
An inviting nose of caramel and baked apples with a rich palate and silky mouthfeel that belies the elevated proof.
Widow Jane Paradigm Rye Blended Straight Rye Whiskey Batch #28
94 points
$49
A very, very pleasant sipping Rye that keeps you taking another sip and exploring the flavors; great for Manhattans but would sneak a sip or two while mixing another batch.
Elijah Craig Toasted Barrel Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
94 points
$54
An even, nicely balanced Bourbon with solid flavors and drying wood and mineral notes.
Jefferson’s Reserve Very Old Very Small Batch Blended Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
94 points
$54
Sweet caramel and vanilla with a pop of green savory flavors and aromas, would be well at home as a sipper or in a Whiskey Sour.
Pursuit Spirits United Cask-Finished Blended Straight Rye Whiskey
94 points
$74
A artfully matured cask-finished Rye with seamlessly integrated flavors, oak, and alcohol with a long warming finish; use in a Boulevardier.
Calumet Farm 10 Year Old Bull Lea Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey Batch No. CA10L04
94 points
$79
A deliciously decadent Bourbon that treats your palate to a well composed cornucopia of flavor and carries its alcohol right where it needs to be.
Jefferson’s Ocean Aged At Sea Voyage 24 Blended Straight Bourbon Whiskey
94 points
$79
Sea salt on baked cherries and toffee, this is a contemplative dessert in your glass; well worth your time to pour a second glass and possibly pair with a fine medium bodied cigar.
Jefferson’s Ocean Aged At Sea Voyage 26 Rye Whiskey
94 points
$79
A sassy yet smooth, herbal Rye that takes you on a lovely, layered flavor journey.
Crowded Barrel Whiskey Co. Magnificent Beast Jackalope Blended Whiskey
94 points
$110
A pleasantly fruity and complex Whiskey; there is some wine cask-aged malt here with very pleasurable Bourbon and rye characteristics.
Evan Williams Black Label Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
93 points
$14
Best Buy
A straight forward, traditionally aged, benchmark Bourbon; enjoy.
93 points $14 Best Buy
Larceny Small Batch Wheated Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
93 points
$26
Simply delightful, an exceptionally well executed wheater.
Bernheim 7 Year Old Small Batch Original Kentucky Straight Wheat Whiskey
93 points
$29
Such a rich and complex sweet wheat aroma and flavor; just yum.
Elijah Craig Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey
93 points
$31
A damn fine Whiskey regardless of category but that rye spice is present and unmistakable; benchmark and delicious.
Tincup Straight Rye Whiskey
93 points
$32
A rock solid youthful Rye Whiskey; very enjoyable neat but would make a killer Manhattan.
Broken Barrel Heresy Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey
93 points
$35
Spicy and fruity but particularly earthy and nutty; a fascinating sipper that would also make for some excellent cocktails.
Maker’s Mark 46 French Oaked Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whisky
93 points
$35
A big, sweet nose that dives into a spiced and warming palate; just damn good Whiskey with a hint of espresso bean to balance out the sweetness.
Knob Creek 7 Year Old Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey
93 points
$36
A benchmark Rye Whiskey with just enough age and barrel influence to pull everything together; would make a truly high class Manhattan.
Bear Fight Cask Strength Small Batch American Single Malt Whiskey
93 points
$39
A robust, tightly packed, smoky American Single Malt Whisky that exhibits fine balance and restraint despite the high proof; this is an absolutely natural choice for cigars.
Laird’s 5 Year Old Apple Brandy Barrel-Finished Corn Whiskey
93 points
$39
A full throttled, yet finessed Corn Whiskey that takes you for a fun spin in a muscle car.
Mama Tried Wheated Bourbon Whiskey
93 points
$45
A creamy and satisfying, lighter-styled Bourbon with a lot of charm and versatility.
Mama Tried High Rye Bourbon Whiskey
93 points
$45
A very fruit forward Bourbon with a pleasant balance of sweet spices.
Shelter Distilling Shelter Small Batch Blue Corn Bourbon Whiskey
93 points
$48
Intense and decadent confectionary aromas and flavors make up this solid, sweet, smooth sipper.
Angel’s Envy Port Cask-Finished Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
93 points
$49
A creamy, smooth and raisiny Bourbon that will make for a stellar sipper.
FEW Straight Bourbon Whiskey
93 points
$49
Smells like all of the homemade confections at the county fair; delicious and tastes like the end of summer.
FEW Straight Rye Whiskey
93 points
$49
Woody, spicy, and fruity; this is just a really solid Rye Whiskey.
Flag Hill Wheated Straight Bourbon Whiskey Batch 2
93 points
$49
A soft, elegant, and easy going sipper.
The Clover Bobby Jones Collection Single Barrel Tennessee Straight Bourbon Whiskey
93 points
$49
A complex and layered Tennessee Whiskey with engaging flavors and a sassy style.
Widow Jane Apple Wood Blended Straight Rye Whiskey Batch #11
93 points
$49
A nicely executed cask-finished Rye Whiskey that deftly uses wood finishing to add sweet creaminess and depth to a spicy foundation.
FEW Bottled-In-Bond Straight Rye Whiskey
93 points
$54
An unique parade of flavors keeps this Bottled-in-Bond Rye engaging and rewarding, especially in novel cocktail creations.
Wilderness Trail Wheated Small Batch Bottled-In-Bond Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey Batch No. 01B23A
93 points
$54
Just a beautiful Whiskey to sip and enjoy, even better with a cigar and an hour or so to relax and contemplate.
Wilderness Trail Small Batch Bottled-In-Bond Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey Batch No. 23A23A
93 points
$54
Grabs your attention on the first inhalation and just doesn't let go; quality distillate of a very high degree, but without the fingerprints of any of the giant producers.
Ty Iechyd Da Distillery Double Barrel PX Sherry Cask-Finished Rye Whiskey
93 points
$59
A creamy and fruity Rye that is texturally rich; wild and worth the bottle.
Pursuit Spirits United Blended Straight Bourbon Whiskey
93 points
$65
Young and a bit hot yet very tasty and complex; great to sip now and curious to see how this distillate will develop with more time in barrel.
Pursuit Spirits United Blended Straight Rye Whiskey
93 points
$65
A bold rye with a nice balance of rye spice, barrel, and age; good enough to sip alone but with the strength and flavor intensity to be exceptional in cocktails.
Doc Swinson’s 7 Year Old Bottled In Bond Straight Rye Whiskey
93 points
$74
A brilliantly rich, suave, and satisfying Bottled in Bond Rye that hits all of the high notes as it sweeps you off your feet.
Pursuit Spirits United Cask-Finished Blended Straight Bourbon Whiskey
93 points
$74
A nicely integrated, cask-strength, cask-finished Bourbon that nimbly combines power and pleasure.
Oak & Grist Distilling Company 3 Year Old American Single Malt Whiskey Batch #04
93 points
$76
A pleasant young Single Malt that shows excellent potential for aging and will make an excellent ginger ale Highball today.
Stranahan’s Diamond Peak Extra Añejo Tequila Cask-Finished American Single Malt Whiskey Batch No. 002
93 points
$79
A curiously spicy and herbaceous nose with a Whiskey body come together to create a delicious Whiskey and Añejo Tequila mashup.
Doc Swinson’s 5 Year Old Exploratory Cask Garryana Cask-Finished Blended Straight Bourbon Whiskey
93 points
$80
A rich and chewy, Rum-accented Bourbon with fine balance and integration of wood and spirit.
Courage & Conviction Sherry Cask-Aged American Single Malt Whiskey Batch By Brett Ferencz
93 points
$84
This is really tasty young Whiskey with excellent cask management; would love to taste this as a 12 or 15 year old age statement.
Courage & Conviction Double Cask Reserve American Single Malt Whiskey
93 points
$89
A spot on and delicious American Single Malt that delivers very Scotch-like flavors in a robust, American oak-forward style.
Middle West 5 Year Old Ported Pumpernickel Cask-Finished Straight Rye Whiskey Batch No. 003
93 points
$99
A creamy and appetizing cask-finished Rye with instantly appealing aromas and flavors.
Bhakta Spirits Armagnac Cask-Finished Bourbon Whiskey
93 points
$149
Beautiful and very interesting nose complimented by a complex palate of similarly diverse flavors.
Garrison Brothers 3 Year Old Single Barrel Cask-Strength Texas Straight Bourbon Whiskey
93 points
$169
A dark and brooding beast of a Bourbon that invites you to an earthy, smoky realm of unique and enchanting flavors.
Garrison Brothers 5 Year Old Balmorhea Texas Straight Bourbon Whiskey
93 points
$199
A densely wound, highly extracted Bourbon with deep color and oak barrel notes; make this one the last dram of the evening and grab a cigar while your at it.
Watkins Apple Cinnamon Bourbon Whiskey with Natural Flavors
92 points
$24
Best Buy
Much like William Tell, this adroit apple Whiskey hits the mark.
92 points $24 Best Buy
Cooper’s Mark Small Batch Bourbon Whiskey
92 points
$26
A balance of fruits, sweet grains, and barrel characteristics make this a lovely sipper.
Pendleton Midnight Brandy Barrel Finished Blended Canadian Whisky
92 points
$29
A generous and gratifying Canadian Whisky with lovely layers of chocolate, nuts and fruit and a long warming finish.
Jefferson’s Very Small Batch Blended Straight Bourbon Whiskey
92 points
$34
Just a delightful sipping Whiskey at a very approachable ABV; a pleasant charmer and reminiscent of more old school Bourbon.
Tincup American Blended Whiskey
92 points
$35
A youthful Whiskey that shows the mashbill as well as the high quality of distillation; suitable for cocktails as well as sipping.
Bare Knuckle 3.5 Year Old Straight Bourbon Whiskey
92 points
$39
A delicious and effortlessly drinkable Bourbon that does everything right and will delight all night however you choose to enjoy it.
Clyde May’s Straight Bourbon Whiskey
92 points
$39
Smells and tastes like a craft Bourbon rather than one of the large producers but very well executed and a tasty sipper alone or with a cigar.
Pendleton 1910 12 Year Old Canadian Rye Whisky
92 points
$44
This is a beautiful Rye Whiskey that can be enjoyed neat but has the spicy sweet complexity to play in Tiki cocktails.
Eight Settlers Ragtown Small Batch No. 17 American Blended Whiskey
92 points
$49
An approachable young Whiskey with a complex and alluring spice character.
FEW American Straight Whiskey
92 points
$49
Tastes a little bit youthful and grainy but the menagerie of flavors is fascinating and delicious; the tropical fruit notes are almost Rum like.
Mashbuild Tawny Port Barrel-Finished Bourbon Whiskey, Bottle B4-190
92 points
$49
Pronounced red fruit on the nose and palate with a back drop of sweet grains, like liquified oatmeal raisin cookies.
The Clover Single Barrel Straight Bourbon Whiskey
92 points
$49
Pleasing notes of powder sugared pastries and caramel pop on the nose and palate.
Epoch Reserve Maryland Straight Rye Whiskey
92 points
$64
A dynamic and fascinating Rye Whiskey with a multitude of spicy, minty, and herbal notes that intriguing the mind whilst delighting the palate.
Tincup 14 Year Old Fourteener Bourbon Whiskey Release No. 1
92 points
$69
A superbly rich and satisfying, woody Bourbon that delivers loads of flavor in a tidy well wrapped package.
Widow Jane 10 Year Old Blended Bourbon Straight Whiskey Batch #590
92 points
$79
Complex layers of delicate flavors; a damn fine sipping Bourbon with a restraint of flavor intensity that discourages one from mixing this gem.
10th Street Distillery Peated Single Barrel American Single Malt Cask Whisky
92 points
$80
A very well executed Single Malt with a fantastic quality of peat smoke; damn near indistinguishable from top quality Scottish brethren.
Rare Character 5 Year Old Single Barrel Series Selected By Lees Discount Liquor Cask Strength Straight Bourbon Whiskey
92 points
$89
A wonderfully and delicately arranged melody of classic sweet and spicy Bourbon flavors make this a pleasure to drink.
Good Trouble Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey Small Batch Limited Edition
92 points
$94.95
A well executed craft Bourbon with loads of caramel, vanilla, cinnamon and other bakery shop flavors and aromas.
92 points $94.95
Chicken Cock 8 Year Old Double Oak Barrel Kentucky Whiskey
92 points
$99
Rich barrel flavors dominate with lovely aspects of sweet caramel corn and candy citrus cresting and falling from the first sniff through to the finish.
Widow Jane Decadence Maple Cask-Finished Blended Straight Bourbon Whiskey Batch #16
92 points
$99
Deceptively simple, it delivers intense deliciousness with deftness.
Hirsch The Cask Strength Cognac Cask Finished Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
92 points
$199
A vibrant and toothsome cask-finished Bourbon with an entertaining interplay of American and European oak and spirit notes with remarkable smoothness for the high proof.
Maker’s Mark Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
91 points
$26
Heavy on the woody notes right up front but the sweet notes balance it out on the finish; a sweet and supple sipper for watching the derby or any other race.
Clyde May’s 6 Year Old Special Reserve Straight Bourbon Whiskey
91 points
$58
A spunky, spicy, lightly herbal Bourbon that will be brilliant in a Mint Julep.
Bare Knuckle 6.8 Year Old Single Barrel High Rye Straight Bourbon Whiskey
91 points
$59
A scintillating, palate stimulating Bourbon with lively herb and spice notes.
Garrison Brothers 3 Year Old Small Batch Texas Straight Bourbon Whiskey
91 points
$73
Slightly tannic and oaky but in a very good and flavorful way; dynamic and delicious for being so young.
RD1 Small Batch French Oak Cask-Finished Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
91 points
$79
A very nice and flavorful Whiskey with vibrant aromas that shine at the elevated proof.
Storm King Distilling Co. Side Gig American Straight Whiskey Batch No. 7
91 points
$85
A very nice youthful Whiskey with great aroma and flavor characteristics already, and potential to develop into something even more intriguing with further barrel age.
Middle West 6 Year Old Sherry Cask-Finished Straight Bourbon Whiskey Batch No. 004
91 points
$99
Baked cherries and vanilla ice cream on pecan pie; this is totally delicious.
Brother Justus Whiskey Company Founders Reserve American Single Malt Whiskey Lot No. FR-1
91 points
$120
A high-octane dram to light up spirit-forward cocktails.
Doc Swinson’s 5 Year Old Session Blend Straight Bourbon Whiskey
90 points
$39
A zesty, spicy Bourbon that will cover a lot of bases as a sipper or the foundation of a fine cocktail.
Laird’s 5 Year Old Apple Brandy Barrel-Finished Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
90 points
$39
A delicious, apple pastry accented Bourbon that will be great on its own or in fall cocktails.
Bare Knuckle 3.33 Year Old Straight Rye Whiskey
90 points
$45
A fruity and lively Rye that is sure to please, especially on the rocks with a splash of water or in cocktails.
Switchgrass Spirits Straight Rye Whiskey
90 points
$45
Classic grainy rye notes are on full display along with appetizing, lightly smoky meaty umami tones in this well composed craft Rye Whiskey.
FEW Immortal Rye With Eight Immortals Oolong Black Tea Infused Straight Rye Whiskey
90 points
$49
A tasty, spicy infused Rye that will play nicely in winter cocktails.
New Scotland Spirits Helderberg 5 Year Old Single Barrel Winter Wheat Whiskey Batch #002
90 points
$53
A nice, rich, honeyed nose and palate make for an approachable and pleasurable sipper.
Stranahan’s Original American Single Malt Whiskey
90 points
$54
A high quality American Single Malt with layers of fruit and balanced barrel spices; tasty and delightful.
Garrison Brothers 3 Year Old HoneyDew Honey Infused Texas Straight Bourbon Whiskey
90 points
$73
A deliciously fruity, creamy, and spicy Bourbon that evokes feeling of summer and will be fun to play with in cocktails.
Courage & Conviction American Single Malt Whiskey
90 points
$74
A rock solid example of American Single Malt and the potentially bright future in store for this category.
10th Street Distillery STR Pinot Noir Cask-Finished Single Barrel American Single Malt Whiskey
90 points
$80
A strong but delightful example of how American Single Malt is raising their game.
Jim Beam Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
89 points
$16
Best Buy
A charming, warming, and welcoming Straight Bourbon Whiskey that will work well in cocktails.
89 points $16 Best Buy
FEW Cold Cut Cold Brew Coffee Infused Straight Bourbon Whiskey
89 points
$49
A pleasant coffee infused Bourbon for Toddies and creamy cocktails.
Mashbuild Barbados Rum Barrel-Finished Rye Whiskey, Barrel B3-45
89 points
$49
A creamy, spicy Rye that will play nicely in cocktails, especially tiki ones.
Uncle Nearest 1884 Small Batch Tennessee Whiskey
89 points
$49
A spunky, nutty Tennessee Whiskey for sipping on the rocks or in robust cocktails.
RD1 Small Batch Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
89 points
$69
Youthful and loaded with deliciously complex flavors; with the right bitters the Old Fashioned this Whiskey would make is certain to be a hit.
Storm King Distilling Co. Colorado Straight Rye Whiskey Batch No. 4
89 points
$85
A grain forward Rye with a nice array of earthy grain and honeyed, spicy fruit and vegetable notes.
Garrison Brothers 6 Year Old Guadalupe Port Cask-Finished Texas Straight Bourbon Whiskey
89 points
$149
A full throttle Sherry bomb of a cask-finished Whiskey that is as far out as you can get, flavor wise, in the realm of wood finished Bourbon.
Black Velvet 8 Year Old Reserve Canadian Whisky
88 points
$12
Best Buy
A smooth and supple Canadian Whisky that goes down effortlessly.
88 points $12 Best Buy
Mercantile 4 Year Old Small Batch Bourbon Whiskey
88 points
$17
Best Buy
A good and clean distillate that is still a bit young and could use some more time in barrel to soften the grain flavor and alcohol bite; loads of potential here.
88 points $17 Best Buy
Bird Dog Gingerbread Flavored Whiskey
88 points
$19
Best Buy
That one Christmas when you drank too much Whiskey and snuck into Grandma's kitchen and then woke up covered in all of the gingerbread house materials.
88 points $19 Best Buy
Eight Settlers Devils Gate Batch No 17 Bourbon Whiskey
88 points
$39
A solid everyday Bourbon with a nice rye spiciness on the finish.
Keeper’s Heart Irish + American Rye Blended Whiskey
88 points
$39
A nice jack of all trades Whiskey with grainy sweetness, honeyed fruit, and tea.
Silverbelly Whiskey Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
88 points
$39
A nice young Bourbon that will work in cocktails and be a serviceable sipper; curious to see how this develops with more time in barrel.
Broken Barrel Small Batch Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey Finished With Broken Barrel Staves
88 points
$45
A lovely Bourbon with nice aromatic integration of the barrels to give impressions of baked red fruits.
Middle West Dark Pumpernickel Straight Rye Whiskey Batch No. 127
88 points
$45
A toothsome Rye that delivers deliciousness and delight with every sip.
Tincup 10 Year Old Straight Bourbon Whiskey
88 points
$52
A supple and even Bourbon sipper with nice integration of flavors and an easy drinking style.
Ty Iechyd Da Distillery Hinterland Maple Syrup Cask-Finished Straight Bourbon Whiskey
88 points
$64
A fun, lighter-styled, maple-inflected Bourbon for easy sipping and fall and winter cocktail creations.
Whidbey Island Distillery Rye Wisdom Single Batch #1 Select Straight Rye Whiskey
88 points
$74
Fascinating and atypical for a Rye Whiskey; rich red fruits with an earthy base line and confectionary barrel flavors without the traditional spicy and peppery note, however still very tasty.
RD1 Small Batch Double Oak And Maple Barrels Cask-Finished Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
88 points
$79
A tempting maple syrup led Bourbon that delivers rich, sweet, nutty maple flavor in harmony with the Whiskey.
Catch Fire Cinnamon Flavored Whiskey
87 points
$10
Best Buy
A sweet, in-your-face cinnamon treat for shots and such.
87 points $10 Best Buy
Windsor Canadian Blended Canadian Whisky
87 points
$12
Best Buy
A spicy, banana-y Whisky that drinks nicely on the rocks and will be fun in summer cocktails.
87 points $12 Best Buy
Evan Williams Peach Flavored Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
87 points
$14
Best Buy
Peach, honey, lemon, and black tea; this will be a summer iced sipper that will crush at cookouts.
87 points $14 Best Buy
Evan Williams Honey Flavored Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
87 points
$14
Best Buy
Rich honey flavor with a touch of sweet cornbread and some Bourbon flavors underneath.
87 points $14 Best Buy
Stillhouse Peanut Butter SMores Whiskey Flavored Spirit
87 points
$19
Very sweet and for anyone looking for a summer or autumn dessert this is a Whiskey flavored S'more in a glass.
Kentucky Coffee Coffee Flavored Whiskey
87 points
$21
A tasty caramel and coffee Whiskey that will pair well with your ice cream or for a late afternoon happy hour pick me up.
Watkins Spiced Orange Bourbon Whiskey with Natural Flavors
87 points
$24
A pleasantly executed excursion down the orange aisle of the candy store.
Harbormaster Coastal Peated American Single Malt Whiskey
87 points
$29
A solid Whiskey bridge between Bourbon and Scotch.
Nv36 Single Barrel American Whiskey Batch No. 6
87 points
$35
A nice young Whiskey that leads with prominent barrel flavors and aromas.
TX Blended Whiskey
87 points
$39
Completely dry and a good Whiskey that somehow expresses every element of an ice cream sundae.
Wolf Point Small Batch Straight Rye Whiskey
87 points
$39
A spunky young Rye that charms and delights with fresh spicy flavors and grain-forward swagger.
New Scotland Spirits 68W Moonshine Corn Whiskey Batch #001
87 points
$41
A solid Corn Whiskey that will make a great addition to a signature cocktail.
Keeper’s Heart Irish + American Cask Strength Rye Blended Whiskey
87 points
$44
A bold Whiskey with sweetness on the nose and spice on the palate; this should make a solid Old Fashioned.
Shelter Distilling American Single Malt Whiskey
87 points
$48
Savory, rich, and full of spicy barrel-driven characteristics.
Montgomery Sudden Wisdom 3 Year Old Straight Rye Whiskey
87 points
$50
An earthy Rye that will play nicely in clever cocktails.
New Scotland Spirits Helderberg 5 Year Old Single American Malt Whiskey Batch #001
87 points
$51
A light and herbal apéritif Whiskey.
Brother Justus Whiskey Company American Single Malt Whiskey
87 points
$65
An earthy, rambunctious American Single Malt with fire and grainy flavor in equal measure.
Storm King Distilling Co. Colorado Straight Bourbon Whiskey Batch No. 3
87 points
$85
A nice craft Bourbon with excellent flavors; very interested to see how these develop with a bit more time in barrel.
Black Velvet Peach Flavored Canadian Whisky
86 points
$10
Best Buy
Not too much Whisky here but vibrantly sweet with pleasant floral peach notes.
86 points $10 Best Buy
Evan Williams Apple Flavored Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
86 points
$14
Best Buy
A great item to have in your flask on an autumn hay ride.
86 points $14 Best Buy
Nv36 Small Batch No. 7 American Whiskey
86 points
$24
Easy going and very approachable; a great mixer or introductory Whiskey.
Pendleton Blended Canadian Whisky
86 points
$24
Classic Canadian Whisky flavors and aromas abound.
Wheat Penny 1958 Worlds Fair Edition Cask-Finished Bourbon Whiskey
86 points
$42
A tasty and appealing Bourbon for everyday pleasure.
Keeper’s Heart Irish + Bourbon Blended Whiskey
86 points
$68
A very fruity Whiskey on the nose with a sweeter palate.
Courage & Conviction Cuvée Cask-Aged American Single Malt Whiskey
86 points
$84
A versatile Whiskey that would make some unique signature cocktails or serve with Coke.
Square 6 Wheated Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
86 points
$89
For the Bourbon lover that enjoys a bold and slightly tannic, very barrel forward expression; pecan pie for days.
Brother Justus Whiskey Company Cold-Peated™ American Single Malt Whiskey
86 points
$95
A good example of American Single Malt with a rich, nutty aroma and flavor.
Black Velvet Blended Canadian Whisky
85 points
$10
Nice, simple, and approachable with rich, pronounced caramel character.
Windsor Canadian Black Cherry Flavored Canadian Whiskey
85 points
$12
Cherry and spun sugar with a touch of Whiskey on the finish.
Windsor Canadian Apple Flavored Canadian Whiskey
85 points
$12
Green apple candies with a touch of Whiskey like caramel.
Kurvball Barbecue Flavored Whiskey
85 points
$24
Honey BBQ Bourbon that is boldly flavored and spot on; this will be a hit as well as a curiosity for summer cook outs.
Numbskull Cool Mint & Chocolate Flavored Whiskey Spirit
85 points
$24
The mint and chocolate compliment the Whiskey on the nose and become more intense on the palate.
Block Head Popcorn Peanut Caramel Flavored Whiskey
85 points
$27
A caramel nut brittle popcorn ball of a Whiskey for sweet cocktails.
Shelter Distilling Single Barrel Blue Corn Bourbon Whiskey
85 points
$60
A very nice Whiskey that maintains the corn flavors and aromas while balancing deftly with the oak flavor foundation.
Shelter Distilling Peated American Whiskey
85 points
$80
Loads of interesting flavors and aromas, but just shy of bringing those aspects into a harmonious balance.
Black Velvet Apple Flavored Canadian Whiskey
84 points
$10
How about them apples? Green apple caramel candies in your glass.
Bird Dog SMores Flavored Whiskey
84 points
$19
S'Mores Whiskey ice cream that would make a great boozy milkshake or add it to your coffee on Saturday game day when feeling like a treat.
Krooked Tusker Distillery The Trouble With Tribbles Oak Aged Triticale Whiskey
84 points
$35
An interesting Whiskey with a range of complex flavors led by cinnamon and caramel stroopwaffel; the higher proof should lend itself well to cocktail applications.
Montgomery 5 Year Old American Single Malt Whiskey
84 points
$50
Currently an interesting snapshot in time with a lot of potential as the barrels mature.
Ole Smoky Salty Watermelon Flavored Whiskey
83 points
$19
Pleasant candied watermelon aromas that don't quite follow through to the palate and with very faint Whiskey notes.
New Scotland Spirits Helderberg 5 Year Old Single Batch Straight Rye Whiskey Batch #003
83 points
$52
Sweet and boozy with mildly earthy flavors.
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