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World's Best American Whiskey - The Winners

 

Issue 121 Out Now

Whisky Magazine Issue 121

Rocky Mountain High, Mixo-gastro, India Drinkers' Guide, Four Roses

 

World’s Best American Whiskey

Each year the World Whiskies Awards announces the winner of the Best American Whiskey category. Tasted by an international panel of judges and up against 100’s of competiting whiskies this accolade is hard earnt and treasured.

 

Other great American whiskies

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Thomas H Handy
Rye - U.S.A. - 64.50%
8 An unusual floral profile for a rye. But delightful. What a nose!

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Parker's Heritage Collection Golden Anniversary
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 50.00%
8 Another big whisky from Heaven Hill. A delight as the nights start to drawn in.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Sazerac 18 Years Old
Single Grain - U.S.A. - 45.00%
9 A superb bourbon. As neat and perfectly dressed and combed as Richard Paterson!

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Two Bobs Kentucky Bourbon 1994 Cask No. 65
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 63.70%
8 In line with cask No. 66, but with greater complexity. One for a cigar.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Elmer T. Lee
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 45.00%
8 A superbly balanced giant. More on the sweet side than the spicy one. Should marry so well with my pecan pie! Avoid water.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Bernheim Original Straight Wheat Whiskey
Wheat - U.S.A. - 45.00%
8 At an ‘all you can eat' buffet in Chicago, a woman piling her plate said to me: “isn't this sinful?” This is temptation in a bottle.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Evan Williams 23 Years Old Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 53.50%
8 A lovely bourbon, but I prefer it younger.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Old Rip Van Winkle's 15 Years Old, Family Reserve
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 53.50%
8 Big . Rich. Hearty. Robust.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Wild Turkey 17 Years Old
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 50.50%
8 I like this very much, for its complexity and originality. As a bourbon? The useful phrase ‘something else' comes to mind.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Sazerac 18 Years Old Straight Rye
Rye - U.S.A. - 45.00%
8 A trifle sophisticated for my tastes, but a very fine rye whiskey.

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