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American Whiskey

Whiskies are produced across the United States, though the most well-known states today for American Whiskey production are Kentucky and Tennessee (many would be surprised to learn that the first producers were based in Pennsylvania and Maryland!). American Whiskey is a vast category, including Bourbon, Rye, Corn, Wheat and Tennessee among others. Most American Whiskies are aged in charred new barrels, offering a characteristic toasted component.

The main differentiators have to do with the base cereals. Bourbon must come from 51-80% corn, with the remainder made up of wheat, rye and/or barley) distilled to a maximum of 80% ABV and aged in new charred white oak barrels. The high component of corn is a contributor to the spirit's characteristic sweetness. Rye must be at least 51% rye, resulting in general in a more spicy whiskey than Bourbon. Wheat must be at least 51% Wheat and is often a softer style of American Whiskey. Tennessee Whiskey is at least 51% corn, like Bourbon, but must be produced in Tennessee and goes through maple charcoal filtering ("the Lincoln County Process") before bottling. Perhaps the most unique and trending American Whiskey style is White Dog, also known as "Moonshine", which is an unaged whiskey bottled right after distillation.

171 products found
1776 Bicentennial Tiffany Box
90 cl
Available
1

1776 Bicentennial is an exciting bottling of blended whiskey from Seagram`s, released in 1976 to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the United States. The whisky is presented in a cut glass decanter...

£1,550.00
1792 Small Batch
75 cl
Available
26

A small batch Bourbon made with a "high rye" recipe and blended from selected barrels. Buttered popcorn and butterscotch are joined by a whiff of spice from the rye on the nose and palate. Notes of fr...

Silver at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition Silver at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition
£39.50
A D Laws Small Batch Secale Straight Rye
75 cl
Available
1

A vintage-dated bottling of Aberfeldy from the good people at Connoisseurs Choice.

Silver at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition Silver at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition
£102.00
American Whiskey Advent Calendar 2018 Edition
72 cl
Available
12

Drinks by the Dram present another superb advent calendar. Count down the days to Xmas & enjoy a selection of delicious Bourbons along the way.

£125.00
Balcones 2 Year Old Batch 1 TBWC
50 cl
Available
3

Balcones is a single malt whisky distilled in Texas and matured in a tequila cask. This is the very first independent bottling from That Boutique-y Whisky Company. Aromas of plums emerge from the glas...

£69.90
Balcones 2 Year Old Batch 4 TBWC
50 cl
Available
2

A brilliant Balcones bottling, independently released by That Boutique-y Whisky Company. This unique spirit has been made with corn, and it`s the spirit itself, which was smoked, rather than the grain...

£70.00