Our Top American Whiskey Recommendations

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The United States has become a powerhouse in the world of whiskey, with distilleries producing exceptional spirits that rival their counterparts around the globe. From the iconic bourbon of Kentucky to the innovative craft distilleries of the Pacific Northwest, American whiskey has truly come into its own. If you want to begin sippin’ on Stars and Stripes but don’t know where to begin, here’s our list of some top American Whiskeys for you to enjoy with the boys.

Detroit City Distillery Homegrown Rye

  • Origin: Michigan (Detroit!)
  • Type: Rye

To begin, we have to start out rooting for our home team. Representing the heart of the Motor City, Detroit City Distillery Homegrown Rye brings a bold and flavorful addition to the American whiskey landscape. Crafted with locally sourced ingredients, this rye whiskey boasts a distinct character with notes of oak, pepper, and a touch of sweetness. It's a testament to the ingenuity and craftsmanship emerging from Detroit's revitalized distilling scene.

Detroit City Distillery HomeGrown Rye Whiskey
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Pappy Van Winkle's Family Reserve

  • Origin: Kentucky
  • Type: Bourbon

Pappy Van Winkle's Family Reserve is the stuff of whiskey legends. Produced by the Old Rip Van Winkle Distillery in Kentucky, this bourbon is known for its rich and complex flavor profile, with notes of caramel, vanilla, and a hint of spice. Due to its limited production and high demand, finding a bottle can be a challenge, but the experience is worth the pursuit for any whiskey enthusiast.

Pappy Van Winkle's Family Reserve Whiskey
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George T. Stagg

  • Origin: Kentucky
  • Type: Bourbon

Part of the Buffalo Trace Antique Collection, George T. Stagg is a robust and unfiltered bourbon that consistently ranks among the best in the world. With a high proof and a bold flavor profile featuring dark chocolate, coffee, and dried fruits, this whiskey is a true masterpiece that showcases the craftsmanship of Buffalo Trace Distillery.

George T Stagg Whiskey
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Balcones Texas Single Malt

  • Origin: Texas
  • Type: Single Malt

Hailing from Waco, Texas, the Balcones Texas Single Malt challenges traditional notions of American whiskey. Crafted using 100% malted barley, this single malt expression boasts a rich and smoky character, with notes of honey, stone fruit, and a touch of spice. It's a testament to the diversity and innovation present in the American whiskey scene.

Balcones Texas Single Malt Whiskey
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WhistlePig 10-Year-Old Straight Rye

  • Origin: Vermont
  • Type: Rye

Vermont might be known for its maple syrup, but WhistlePig has put the state on the whiskey map. The 10-Year-Old Straight Rye is a shining example of the distillery's commitment to quality. With a high rye content, this whiskey delivers a bold and spicy experience, complemented by hints of caramel, vanilla, and a touch of citrus.


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Woodford Reserve Kentucky Straight Bourbon

  • Origin: Kentucky
  • Type: Bourbon

Woodford Reserve has earned its place as a staple in the world of bourbon. This Kentucky Straight Bourbon is crafted in small batches and aged in new charred oak barrels, resulting in a smooth and well-balanced spirit. With notes of dried fruit, vanilla, and a hint of spice, Woodford Reserve is a go-to choice for both newcomers and seasoned whiskey enthusiasts.

Woodford Reserve Whiskey

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These American whiskeys showcase the incredible diversity and quality that the US whiskey industry has to offer. Whether you're drawn to the rich history of Kentucky bourbon or the innovative spirit of craft distilleries in Texas and Vermont, each of these whiskeys provides a distinct and memorable experience. So, raise a glass to the stars and stripes, and savor the craftsmanship and artistry found in these exceptional American whiskeys. No matter the whiskey you take, or how you take it, you better be rocking a flannel.