4 American Whiskeys to Celebrate Independence Day
Set off some fireworks of your own this July 4th with some of these fantastic American Whiskeys. We've picked four of our top picks from our range that showcase the rich character of the "Land of the Free."
Jack Daniel's Triple Mash Blended Whiskey
This fairly new release from Jack Daniel's blends together their Bonded American Malt, Rye, and Tennessee Whiskeys at 100 proof. The expression spent four years maturing before being bottled at 50% abv.
The nose is rich with toasted oak, malt, and dried fruit. The palate is particularly sweet and spicy, with more toasted oak, honey, and grain spice before leading in to the well-rounded and malty finish.
Johnny Drum Bourbon Private Stock
This cask strength expression is the original Johnny Drum expression. Bottled at 50.05%, this is a simply outstanding small batch bourbon.
On the nose, there is plenty of smoky tobacco and thick caramel. The palate is sumptuous with more caramel alongside leather and vanilla before leading the medium sweet and smoky finish.
Westward Stout Cask
Another wonderfully unique whiskey from our friends across the pond at Westward. This expression is made by finishing Westward's signature single malt in stout casks for a year.
On the nose, there is cinnamon, orange peel, and ripe cherries. The palate is slightly bitter with notes of espresso and dark chocolate most prominent before leading into the warm and malty finish.
Balcones Corn Whiskey 2 Year Old Batch 4 That Boutique-y Whisky
Released by That Boutique-y Whisky Company as part of their Wine Cask Series comes an exceptional Balcones dram. This expression spent two years maturing in a Pedro Ximénez sherry cask before being bottled at 50% abv. The result is a spirit full of devilishly spicy, smoky, and surprisingly sweet flavours. There have been just 271 bottles of this fabulous release produced.
The nose brings notes of rich chocolate and barbecue smoke. The palate brings hints of fig, dark berries, and spicy chilli pepper before leading into the dry and smoky finish.