What determines whether a beverage is a whiskey or a bourbon is where it was geographically made. Bourbon is whiskey made in the United States of America, which is mostly in Kentucky. All bourbons are whiskey, but not all whiskey are bourbon.
Top 4 American Whiskeys to Try Now
With so many American whiskey options, we've looked across multiple categories such as Bourbon to rye and single malt to Tennessee whiskey and picked the top four American Whiskeys to try now. Many of the American whiskeys listed are also award winning in their category so you will be sure to pick a winner.
The Old Forester 1920 Prohibition Style Bourbon whisky has aromas of cherry, caramel, dark chocolate, thickened maple syrup and a seasoned oak spice and flavors of dark caramel malt nuttiness and sweet graham cracker all warmed by green peppercorn and coriander spice with a hint of cedar. IT then finishes with a tart apple crisp that gives way to a long smoky toasted marshmallow, with chocolate and graham cracker.
THe Balcones Texas Single Malt Whisky is a malt whisky done in a classic style and distilled in Texas. It opens with aromas of toffee and over ripened fruit, then comes flavors and taste of malt and honey with notes of apples and pears, and Cinnamon and cloves. The Balcones was an gold medal award winner in the Single Malt Ultra Premium category. Judges loved it's flavours of pink pepper, wheat,and mulberry.
The Old Forester Signature 100 Proof Rye Whisky is a favorite of many bartenders. It honors the legacy of it’s founder, George Garvin Brown, who put his signature on every bottle. The bourbon is handpicked from select barrels and is a rich and complex bourbon that is spicy and robust. The Signature whisky is bottled at 100 Proof to maintain its distinct character and full flavor profile. The Old Forester Signature 100 Proof Rye Whisky is award winning and received a Gold medal; described as a cracking rye spice for the spice lovers.
Colonel Edmund Haynes Taylor, Jr. is considered by most as the founding father of the bourbon industry. He started distilling towards the end of the Civil War when he purchased the O.F C. Distillery. He developed many innovative techniques that are still used today. The E.H Taylor Small Batch Bourbon Whiskey is made by hand and has been aged inside century old warehouses and are hand selected to create a perfect blend of distinctive character that is like no other.
This bourbon is a truly award winning and has won a Master in the ultra premium portion of the Bourbon round for it’s aromas of soft vanilla and fudge, with a complex palate filled with flavors of spice and carmelized apple pie.
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