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.

Top Picks for American Hybrid Whiskey

Bhakta Spirits Blended Straight Rye Whiskey, Calvados, and Armagnac
96 points
Richly spiced apple flavor that conjures memories of very old Calvados paired with a full bodied Nicaraguan cigar.
Keeper’s Heart Irish + American Blended Whiskey
91 points
A Hybrid Whiskey with youthful grains and balanced oak allowing the vanilla and baking spice to shine through.
Keeper’s Heart Irish + American Rye Blended Whiskey
88 points
A nice jack of all trades Whiskey with grainy sweetness, honeyed fruit, and tea.
Keeper’s Heart Irish + American Cask Strength Rye Blended Whiskey
87 points
A bold Whiskey with sweetness on the nose and spice on the palate; this should make a solid Old Fashioned.
Keeper’s Heart Irish + Bourbon Blended Whiskey
86 points
A very fruity Whiskey on the nose with a sweeter palate.