Until the 1980s and 90s American Whiskey, especially Bourbon, was somewhat looked down upon. Thankfully, American Whiskey has gone from strength to strength since then, and not just in the USA either.
It’s easy to think of American Whiskey as a single category, however there are a number of different definitions and an ever growing list of locations making many different varieties of Whiskey in North America.
In terms of grains used, Maize is king here, and it adds a degree of sweetness to the Whiskey, along with new White American Oak barrels for aging that have been charred on the inside to a lesser or greater degree, depending on the distillery.
Our list is a small and varied taste of some of these different styles and locations. All are delicious of course, and suit both neat sipping as well as mixing into your favourite whiskey cocktail.