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American Whiskey

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  • Balcones Brimstone Corn Whisky 53% 75cl
    Brimstone from Balcones is a smoky whisky, but not using peat as in scottish whisky, but Texas scrub oak and their own secret process. The result is a whisky which is richly flavoured on the nose your get brown sugar and stewded fruit with barbneque notes. The palate is spiced with sweet fruit ch...
    £76.50
  • Jeffersons Ocean Bourbon 45% 70cl
    A unique Bourbon which began as a fun experiment to see the effect of sea travel on a full aged bourbon. After crossing the equator 4 times and stopping at 30 different ports the result is a complex aged bourbon with a salty caramel notes which has rounded its profile.
    £97.99
  • Westland American Oak Single Malt 46% 70cl
    Westlands American Oak is the distillerys core expression, a reflection of where it is made and the collective intent of those who made it. Westland Distillerys founders had a vision for an entirely new category of whiskey. Distilled from the rich, flavourful barley of Washington State and mature...
    £66.99
  • Westland Sherry Wood Single Malt 46% 70cl
    Westlands Sherry Wood is a new world approach to an old world idea. For decades, the use of ex-sherry casks for whiskey maturation has been a favoured technique in Scotland and beyond. In marrying sherrys richness with Westlands unique grain-forward house style something altogether new is created...
    £69.99
  • Jim Beam Rye Whiskey 40% 70cl
    Aged for 4 years in charred oak barrles using a 51% rye mash bill this Jim Beam is bold and spicy, drier than bourbon with a robust flavour. Ideal for making Old Fashions.
    £27.50
  • Jack Daniels Single Barrel Rye 45% 70cl
    Jack Daniels Single Barrel Rye has been made up from a mash bill containing 70% rye and seasoned in oak barrels in the upper reaches of their warehouses. Big and bold with typical spicy fruit mingle with toasted oak notes and a long lingering finish.
    £62.99
  • St George Reserve Single Malt Whiskey Lot 14 43% 75cl
    An excellent Malt whisky from crfat distillers St George in California. This Batch 14 has been aged in a combination of French oak, Port, Sherry and Bourbon ranging in age from 5 to 15 years old. Voted 'Craft Whiskey of the Year' by the whisky Advocate December 2014. The nose has floral notes fo...
    £78.95
  • Jack Daniels Holiday Select Single Barrel 48% 70cl
    A limited edition Single barrel from Jack Daniel's, this is the first time that Holiday select barrels were selected to be bottled individually, rather than under the single barrel label. Hand selected barrels that were chosen for their depth, complexity and richness of flavour only make the grad...
    £65.40
  • Parkers Heritage Wheat Whiskey 13 years Release 8 63.4% 75cl
    This is the 8th release in the Parkers Heritage collection and has been made with Winter Wheat. This is the first Wheat whiskey made at the Heaven Hill distillery in Kentucky. Distilled in 2000 from softer winter wheat and blended with corn and malted barley. It was first released as Berheim Orig...
    £225.00
  • Willets Straight Rye Whiskey 53.7% 70cl
    This is part of a small release in the UK of just 420 bottles of Willets Straight Rye whiskey which has been bottled at cask strength 53.7%. The nosy has grassy notes, with herbal sweetness. On the palate it is well-balanced, with more herbal notes, before sweetness leading to a spic...
    £57.99

Much like Scotch, the types of whiskey made in America vary a lot when it comes to taste and style. Their origin, production method and ageing process are also protected under federal law, so it’s safe to say that the good people of the U.S of A are serious about their whiskey.

Types of Whiskey Produced in America

In regards to tasting notes, vanilla, oak and caramel flavours form the foundation of American whiskey. However, due to the use of different grains, American spirits can possess a full range of characteristics. It’s for this reason that the varying styles of American whiskey are subdivided into the following categories:

Bourbon

A mash of 51%-80% corn is used to produce Bourbon, which is then aged in charred white-oak barrels. Bourbons tend to have the smooth and sweet taste that’s associated with American whiskey.

Rye

Rye whiskey is made from a mash of at least 51% rye and aged in charred-oak barrels. The result of which is a spicier and fuller-bodied spirit, making it an ideal alternative to bourbon for cocktails that require a bit more of a kick.

Corn/Wheat

In name as in nature, corn whiskey must contain at least 80% corn in the mash, which is then aged in uncharred oak barrels. Wheat whiskey requires a mash of at least 51% wheat and is aged in new, white-oak barrels. Both corn and wheat whiskies tend to be at the softer end of the taste spectrum

Tennessee

Much like Bourbon, Tennessee Whiskey is made from a mash of at least 51% corn and is aged in charred-oak barrels, and this is consistent in two ways. Firstly, the whiskey must be made in Tennessee, and secondly, they generally use the Lincoln County Process — which is where the whiskey is filtered through maple charcoal. One of the most iconic and recognisable examples of this type of whiskey is Jack Daniels.

White Dog

‘White Dog’ is a term used for unaged whiskey, also known as ‘white whiskey’ or ‘moonshine’. Rather than being aged in casks, white dog whiskey is bottled immediately after distillation, often with water added to reduce the drinking strength.

Why Buy Whiskey Online from DrinkFinder?

At DrinkFinder, we not only appreciate everyone’s preference in regards to the style or taste of whiskey — we celebrate it! We stock over 2000 whiskies, many of which are produced stateside, so whether you buy whiskey online or visit our store, variety is something we provide in abundance.

We understand that such a vast array of drinks can be quite daunting if you’re unsure what you what, which is why we’re happy to have a chat over the phone and help you find an American whiskey to suit your needs. You never know, today could be the day that you discover the perfect dram for you!.