About American Straight Whiskey

About American Straight Whiskey
An American straight whiskey is one that less than 160 proof (80% ABV) from a fermented mash of at least 51% corn, rye, malted barley, wheat or malted rye and has been age for at least two years in charred oak barrels. Straight whiskies may be produced from a blend of straight whiskies produced in the same state. Offering a coper or amber color and displaying notes of caramel, toffee and baking spices among others, these are generally used for mixing with soda or tonic or used in cocktails.

Top Picks for American Straight Whiskey

Old Wm. Tarr Manchester Reserve 7 Year Small Batch American Straight Whiskey Batch A903
94 points
A delicious and balanced American Straight Whiskey that's all bourbon on the outside with rye kick in the center.
FEW American Straight Whiskey
92 points
Tastes a little bit youthful and grainy but the menagerie of flavors is fascinating and delicious; the tropical fruit notes are almost Rum like.
Storm King Distilling Co. 3 Year Old Side Gig American Straight Whiskey Batch No. 5
92 points
A youthful Malt Whiskey with lively and sweet citrus and cocoa notes that are sure to delight.
Storm King Distilling Co. Side Gig American Straight Whiskey Batch No. 7
91 points
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.
FEW American Straight Whiskey
89 points
A complex Whiskey with sweet, fruity, and bitter flavors to compliment your bittersweet dessert.
Krooked Tusker Distillery The Trouble With Tribbles Oak Aged Triticale Whiskey
84 points
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.