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American Whiskey

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  • Balcones Texas Single Malt Classic Edition 53% 75cl
    An award winning Malt from the guys at Balcones. Texas single malt is a robust and strongly flavoured whisky with sweet pear, ripe fruits, chewy toffee and toasted malt character, aged in ex bourdon barrels. It has a beautiful deep mahogany colour with deep spiced wood aromas.
    £86.00
  • Michters US 1 Small Batch Whiskey 41.7% 70cl
    This American whiskey has been aged in casks which previously held Bourbon whiskey so cannot be called Bourbon. It takes on the richness of the Bourbon with deep butterscotch and vanilla notes, with dried fruits and toffee finishing with ripe orchard fruits. Distilled by master distiller Willie P...
    £52.99
  • Michters US 1 Sour Mash 43% 70cl
    Sour Mash is a different style of whiskey which is made by using some previously fermented mash to start the new mash fermentation. Michters stop making this back in 1989 but made a return in 2012 to its original recipe and has gain popularity as one of the best examples of this style.
    £52.99
  • Parkers Heritage 8 years old 54% 9th release
    This is the 9th release in the Parker's Heritage collection which for the first time is a 8 year old Malt whiskey rather than a bourbon. Made up from a mash bill of 65% Malt and 35% corn it is bottled at 54% vol or 108 proof.
    £179.00
  • 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
  • Stranahans Colorado Whiskey 47% 75cl
    Full-bodied as the fire that bore it, this whiskey glowed amber from the start. When volunteer firefighter Jess Graber responded to a neighbor's barn fire down the road, he never imagined any good could come of it. But the barn he made effort to save belonged to George Stranahan, long-time liquor...
    £69.19
  • Roughstock Montana Whiskey 45%
    Roughstock Montana whiskey is made from 100% Montana grown barley, water from streams fed by high elevation montain snowmelt, and aged in carefully selected toasted and charred American white oak barrels. Cultivated from grain to bottle in small batches, this western style whiskey is handmade per...
    £55.86
  • Wasmunds Single Malt Whisky Pot Stilled 48% 75cl
    Wasmunds whisky combines the best of the grand traditions of single malt whisky with creative and unique innovations for aging and flavouring that result in a special spirit that has no peer. Batch No. 39
    £37.91
  • High West Campfire Whiskey 46% 75cl
    High West Campfire was born when Dave Perkins and his wife woke up one morning at the Bruichalddich B&B on Isaly and smelled peat in the air. This borned the idea for a CampFire combining the sweet vanilla flavours of bourbon whiskey and Rye whisky with a peated scotch whisky. Sweet, spicy an...
    £65.99
  • 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
  • Wasmunds Single Malt Spirit 62% 70cl
    Not a malt whiskey as this stuff is less than 30 days old. Made from 100% Malted Barley which had been lightly smoked with 60% applewood and 40% cherrywood and then double pot stilled to between 150-160 proof. Ideal to age in your own oak casks.
    £40.45
  • 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

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!.