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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.
Michter's US*1 Toasted Barrel Finish
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 45.70% 8 A superb dram with an intriguing oak character.
Thomas H Handy
Rye - U.S.A. - 64.50% 8 An unusual floral profile for a rye. But delightful. What a nose!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Evan Williams 23 Years Old Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 53.50% 8 A lovely bourbon, but I prefer it younger.
Old Rip Van Winkle's 15 Years Old, Family Reserve
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 53.50% 8 Big . Rich. Hearty. Robust.
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.