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Award-Winning Whiskeys From United States To Drink This 2020

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10/07/2020 We Bring You Lip-Smacking & Award-Winning Whiskeys From The USA To Upgrade Your Whiskey Collection.

Mark Twain once said, “Too much of anything is bad, but too much good whiskey is barely enough,” and I’m sure all whiskey lovers would agree. We all love whiskey, don’t we? 

Here, we bring you a collection of whiskeys - from bourbon to rye, you need to give these whiskeys a try if you haven’t already.

Early Times Bottled-In-Bond

The US Bottled-in-Bond Act requires Bourbon to be the product of one distillation season, one distiller and from one distillery, aged at least four years in secured federal warehouses and bottled at 50% abv.

Early Times Bottled In Bond

Made from the same original recipe, using pure water, a mash bill composed of 79% corn, 11% rye and 10% malted barley, and a proprietary yeast strain - Early Times Bottled-In-Bond Bourbon is just what you need to try if you haven’t already.

Early Times Bottled-In-Bond is then aged in new charred American oak barrels for a minimum of four years. The resulting liquid offers light caramel corn with hints of citrus rind, honey, and soft oak on the nose, with soft caramel corn, shortbread, chocolate, oak, and cinnamon spice on the palate.

Early Times Bottled-In-Bond grabbed a Gold at the 2019 Bartender Spirits Awards held in San Francisco, USA.

Black Feather American Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Bottled by Black Feather Whiskey this American Bourbon Whiskey is a fairly average, young, bourbon whiskey sourced from MGP. Aged for 2 years, Black Feather American Straight Bourbon Whiskey is made up of 70% Corn, 21% Rye, 9% Malted Barley & comes with 43& ABV.

Black Feather Whiskey

The aromas are on the lighter side and over time the oak in the aroma shifts into a more raw delivery. The flavor of this whiskey is punchier and spicier than the aroma, but the youth definitely slides through with the oak profile being rawer here than on the nose.

Sourced in Indiana and bottled in Texas by a company headquartered in Utah, it’s an interesting grab at a very specific demographic.

Black Feather American Straight Bourbon Whiskey grabbed a Gold at the 2019 Bartender Spirits Awards held in San Francisco, USA.

Whip Saw

The Splinter Group’s Whip Saw is an extraordinarily smooth yet perfectly spiced Rye Whiskey. It is crafted from a blend of whiskeys, up to 7 years old, and finished in seasoned French oak wine barrels - which previously held Bob Cabral’s Williams Selyem Pinot Noir and Napa Valley’s Cabernet Sauvignon.

Whip Saw Whiskey

Whip Saw is a blend of 76% Rye, 21% Corn, and 3% Malted Barley.

Whip Saw has a remarkably deep amber color with aromas of a beautiful vanilla crème brulée, spiced candied fruit-cake, bergamot, banana, earth, wood-smoke with a hint of black truffle. On the palate, it has decadent, complex flavors of citrus, caramel, and butterscotch. Whip Saw also has layered baking spices with a touch of ginger and a silky-smooth lingering spice finish. Serving your guests a delicious cocktail fusion of Whip Saw can earn you some extra brownie points. That is the reason Whip Saw is included in the list of 10 American Spirits You Must Stock In Your Bar.

Whip Saw grabbed a Gold at the 2019 Bartender Spirits Awards held in San Francisco, USA.

Devils River Rye Whiskey

This sinfully smooth whiskey is produced by Devils River Whiskey. At Devils River Whiskey, they say that ‘Great whiskey starts with great water,’ and that is why their award-winning Devils River Whiskeys starts with the exceptionally pure, fresh limestone-filtered water from the Devils River region.

Devil\'s River Rye Whiskey

With just the right amount of rye, the whiskey is balanced out with a perfect blend of corn and malted barley. Devils River Rye achieves the perfect balance of sweet and spice with notes of vanilla, dried apples, and pepper.

At Devils River Whiskey, the whiskeys are finished with their proprietary chill filtration process. Chill filtration removes impurities and softens the finish without compromising the whiskey’s flavor. The result is a deep amber color and award-winning taste.

Devils River Rye Whiskey grabbed a Gold at the 2019 Bartender Spirits Awards held in San Francisco, USA.

To evaluate the entrants, the Bartender Spirits Awards invites a leading panel of top-level experts only; the experts who are involved in direct commercial buying activities for selling spirits to the consumers. They are the professional spirits buyer who selects spirits every day to go on the shelves of the restaurants, hotels, supermarkets, and spirits stores. 

Bartender Spirits Awards, organized by the Beverage Trade Network, is focused on the needs of the U.S. on-premise establishments such as bars, restaurants and clubs and is the only competition of its kind that is judged solely by bartenders, bar managers, bar owners and other professionals within the industry.

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