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 Master Blend Edition Premium Whiskey Blend No. 002
97 points
$149
Golden amber color. Inviting, elegant aromas of kirsch, ripe fig, fine leather, caramelized mango, and spice cake with a lightly tannic, vibrant, dry medium-full body and a warming, subtle, very long graham cracker crust, tropical fruit tart, and cafe au lait finish. Fantastic flavor integration and hints of tropical fruit make this a MAMMOTH knockout Tennessee Whiskey.
Awards: 2021 Best Tennessee Whiskey
Uncle Nearest Master Blend Edition Premium Whiskey Blend No. 002
97 points
$149
Golden amber color. Inviting, elegant aromas and flavors of kirsch, ripe fig, fine leather, caramelized mango, and spice cake with a lightly tannic, vibrant, dry medium-full body and a warming, subtle, very long finish with shades of graham cracker crust, tropical fruit tart, and cafe au lait. Fantastic flavor integration and hints of tropical fruit make this a mammoth knockout Tennessee Whiskey.
Town Branch Small Batch Straight Rye Whiskey
96 points
$53
Amber color. Aromas of spiced plums, ginger-peach tea, toasted sesame, and peppermint with an lively, dryish medium-to-full body and a very complex, endless sweet berries, star anise, chocolate shavings, fresh buttered croissant, nutmeg, hints of olives, and marcona almonds finish. A completely delicious Rye Whiskey with exceptional balance and length; skillfully crafted and braggably stylish.
Elijah Craig Barrel Proof Straight Bourbon Whiskey
96 points
$59
Dark amber color. Aromas of dark chocolate shavings, hazelnut, black tea, and mahogany with a round, vibrant, dry medium-full body and a warming, distinctive, very long peanut butter cups, honey-roasted nuts, cocoa butter, espresso bean, and roasted dates finish. Intense, nutty and sophisticated flavors abound in a fantastically-textured liquid; this is definitely a bottle to get your hands on.
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.
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
Uncle Nearest 1884 Premium Small Batch Tennessee Whiskey
95 points
$49
Golden amber color. Aromas of vanilla-almond bark, honey-roasted peanuts, ripe orange, mahogany, and hints of pine with a satiny, lively, dry medium body and a warming, elegant, very long candied cherries, dates, toasted coconut, dark chocolate, and hints of white flowers finish. A delicious Tennessee Whiskey with elegant floral nuances and seamless integration of flavors.
Uncle Nearest 11 Year 1820 Premium Single Barrel Tennessee Whiskey Barrel No. US-53
95 points
$120
Golden amber color. Aromas of fine black tea, cigars, vanilla bean, lily, and speculoos cookies with a round, dryish medium-to-full body and a warming, layered, very long graham cracker crust, spice cake, chess pie, and pecan praline finish. A round, somewhat floral Tennessee Whiskey with luxurious vanilla flavor.
Uncle Nearest 1884 Premium Small Batch Tennessee Whiskey
95 points
$49
Golden amber color. Aromas of vanilla-almond bark, honey-roasted peanuts, ripe orange, mahogany, and hints of pine with a satiny, lively, dry medium body and a warming, complex, very long candied cherries, dates, toasted coconut, dark chocolate, and hints of white flowers finish. A delicious Tennessee Whiskey with elegant floral nuances and seamless integration of flavors.
Uncle Nearest 11 Year 1820 Premium Single Barrel Tennessee Whiskey Barrel No. US-53
95 points
$120
Golden amber color. Aromas of fine black tea, cigars, vanilla bean, lily, and speculoos cookies with a round, dryish medium-to-full body and a warming, nuanced, very long graham cracker crust, spice cake, chess pie, and pecan praline finish. A round, somewhat floral Tennessee Whiskey with luxurious vanilla flavor.